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Mari Nakamura | Medical Services

Programs & Services


  • English

Mari Nakamura | Education

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine

1999, St. Louis, MO


Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

2000, Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

2002, Nashville, TN


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University

2006, Stanford, CA


Pediatric Health Services Research

Boston Children’s Hospital and Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

2009, Boston, MA

Graduate School


Harvard School of Public Health

2008, Boston, MA

Mari Nakamura | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (General)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Mari Nakamura | Professional History

Dr. Nakamura received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed pediatric residency training at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She then pursued fellowship training in pediatric health services research at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, during which she received her Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She joined the Infectious Diseases faculty in 2009.

As Medical Director for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Dr. Nakamura strives to optimize infectious diseases management by improving the safe and judicious use of antimicrobials. She also cares for patients on the General Infectious Diseases and Immunocompromised Host inpatient consult services.

Mari Nakamura | Publications

Infections affect all of us over the course of our lives. Staying a step ahead of potentially harmful microorganisms is a constant and ever-evolving challenge. As a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, I love teaching patients and families about how we interact with microbes and how to avoid infections. When infectious diseases do occur, I work with patients and families to overcome them so they can get back to their usual activities and passions. I can think of no job more fascinating, rewarding, and meaningful.