Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr. MD

Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics 
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 
Department of Pediatrics 
Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory

Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr. MD

Education/Training:
Fellowship-Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University
Residency-Pediatrics, University of Connecticut
Medical School-Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate-Saint Peter's College

Major Research Interests:
Dr. Bocchini developed the Clinical Virology Laboratory serving the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the region. His major research interest is in mutant strains of Coxsackie virus and the host immune response in such infections. In addition to vaccines he has a special interest in neonatal sepsis, and the pharmacokinetics, toxicities, and interactions of antimicrobial agents in children. He is the 2008-2009 Chairperson of the Committee on Infectious Diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics.