Stephanie A. Fritz

Stephanie A. Fritz, MD

Specializes In
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Pediatric infectious diseases, staph aureus, MRSA, MSSA, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, orthopedic infections, pediatric infections including lymphadenitis, bone and joint infections, pneumonia, tick-borne infections, anti-microbial-resistant infections, diagnostic medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Co-director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Research Interests

Dr Fritz is especially interested in the etiology and control of community-acquired Staph. aureus infections in children.  She studies the epidemiology, microbial virulence mechanisms, and host defenses against community-asscociated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) colonization and disease.   In addition, she is investigating the efficacy of potential decolonization measures, specifically improved household hygiene measures, mupirocin ointment, chlorhexidine antiseptic, and dilute bleach water, in the eradication of CA-MRSA from the nose and skin of patients with skin and soft tissue infections.

Publications & Research

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MS Clinical Investigation

2008 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


2004 Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowship (Research)

2007 Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Medical School

2001 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


1997 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI