Dr. Jeffrey S. Kahn is a pediatrician board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. His major areas of interests are viral infections, respiratory infections and newly emerging viral pathogens.


Medical School
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (1991)
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1995), Pediatrics
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1995), Pediatrics
Yale University School of Medicine (1997), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Research Interest

    • Coronavirusus, influenza viruses, parinfluenza viruses
    • Emerging pathogens
    • Respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus
    • Rhabdoviral vectors and vaccines
    • Rhinoviruses, human parvoviruses, human polyomaviruses


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Rhinoviruses are a major cause of wheezing and hospitalization in children less than 2 years of age.
    Piotrowska Z, Vazquez M, Shapiro ED, Weibel, C. Ferguson, D. Landry, M. L. Kahn, J. S. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal 2009 28 25-9
    Seroepidemiology of human bocavirus defined using recombinant virus-like particles.
    Kahn JS, Kesebir D, Cotmore S, et al. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2008 198 41-50
    Role of human polyomaviruses in respiratory tract disease in young children.
    Wattier RL, Vazquez M, Weibel C, Shapiro ED, Ferguson D, Landry ML, Kahn JS. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2008 14 1766-8
    Seroepidemiology of Group I Human Coronaviruses in Children.
    Shao X, Guo X, Esper F, Weibel C, Kahn JS. Journal of Clinical Virology 2007 40(3) 207-13
    Newly discovered respiratory viruses
    Kahn JS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal 2007 26(8) 745-6

    Honors & Awards

    • Pediatric Chair’s Award, Yale University School of Medicine
    • Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Award, Yale University School of Medicine

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Society of Microbiology
    • American Society of Virology
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America
    • Society of Pediatric Research