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Kristin Moffitt | Medical Services

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Kristin Moffitt | Education

Medical School

University of Vermont College of Medicine

2004, Burlington, VT

Internship

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

Residency

Pediatrics

Rhode Island Hospital

2007, Providence, RI

Fellowship

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Boston Children's Hospital

2010, Boston, MA

Kristin Moffitt | Professional History

Dr. Moffitt joined the faculty of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at Boston Children’s Hospital upon completion of her fellowship training in 2010. In her last year of fellowship, she received the Kass Award for Excellence in Clinical Care from the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society and has since received awards from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Charles Hood Foundation to support her research in bacterial vaccine development and immunity to bacterial infections. In addition to caring for patients seen by the Infectious Diseases consult service, Dr. Moffitt devotes her time to studying how bacteria cause disease. Of particular interest is furthering our understanding of how people develop immunity to infection with several common bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Through several clinical and translational studies, Dr. Moffitt is investigating the role of specific bacterial factors during infection and immune responses in affected patients and hopes that findings from this research will contribute to the development of therapies to prevent and treat such infections.

Kristin Moffitt | Publications

The opportunity to contribute to the care and healing of people during a time that is often one of the most challenging of their lives inspired me to become a physician. When faced with a difficult to diagnose illness or an infection that is challenging to treat, every component of a patient’s underlying health and goals of care should be considered, and every patient is unique. As a pediatric infectious diseases provider, I strive to work collaboratively with each patient, family and care team to offer the most comprehensive and patient-centered guidance possible to diagnose, optimally treat, and prevent infections.