Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Pediatric infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, global antimicrobial resistance, local and international infectious disease control, tropical medicine, medical and public health education
Shamim M. Islam is an expert on pediatric infectious diseases. He can speak to the media about infectious diseases in children, including vaccines, prevention and treatment.
Islam is also an expert in antimicrobials and global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the “One Health” approach to achieving better public health outcomes. His research and clinical interests include stewardship of antimicrobials such as antibiotics and antifungals. He notes that reducing unnecessary prescriptions of such drugs could reduce medical costs, prevent complications and help to prevent pathogens from developing resistance to these medicines.
With colleagues, Islam has studied antibiotic utilization patterns and clinical outcomes of common pediatric infectious conditions, including osteo-articular infections, necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates, sepsis in intensive care units, urinary tract infections and upper respiratory Infections. He has also worked on projects examining drivers of AMR as a global health problem, including the role of international travel and environmental factors in AMR emergence and spread.
Islam can respond to interview requests in English, Bengali and Spanish.
Shamim M. Islam, MD, DTM&H
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital