Allison H. Bartlett, MD, MS

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Allison H. Bartlett, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics Associate Medical Director, Infection Control Program Pediatric

[MUSIC] My name is Dr. Allison Bartlett, and I'm a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases. So that means that, after my pediatric training, I did extra time to become specialized in infections in infants through people in their mid-20s.

I have to say, I didn't really think about anything other than becoming a physician. My parents are both physicians, and never put pressure on me to become a doctor. In fact, quite the opposite. They wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting into.

But some of my youngest memories are going and making rounds with my father, seeing patients of his that he'd seen, and I was a little ray of sunshine when I would go and meet them in the hospital. And seeing how satisfied he was in his work really made me want to do the same.

We're very different kinds of doctors. I found my own niche, but really, it was that-- seeing that passion, and enjoying what I do every day has really made all the difference for me.

I've been here for about a dozen years, and there's so many reasons that I love Comer. First and foremost is that, I love all the people that I get to work with. I have amazing teams of a variety of kinds that I get to interact with. Our patients and their families are amazing, and everyone is so dedicated to making sure that all of our kids get the best care that they can.

As an infectious diseases doctor, I don't have any procedures. All we do is think about patients, and talk to them, and get stories from their families. And we take care of everyone from premature infants in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to kids who come in from the community with fevers, to our cancer patients and other immunocompromised patients who don't have immune systems to help them fight off infections. It's like detective work to figure out what's going on with the patient.

In addition to my clinical practice, I have other responsibilities within the hospital. And so, one of the things I get to do is work with our Infection Prevention and Control Team. So have responsibility for the whole hospital, and how do we keep all of our children safe, and our staff and our families from potentially contagious diseases?

The other thing that I do outside of my clinical practice is, I'm the chief quality officer for the institution. So I work with all of our teams to help make sure that we are providing the highest quality, safest care for everybody.

Allison Bartlett, MD, MS, specializes in the medical management of acute and chronic infectious diseases. She also is working to improve the safety and efficacy of antibiotic use in children.

Dr. Bartlett's research focuses on understanding how and why children process antifungal medication differently than adults, in order to determine the best way to treat children with serious fungal infections.

A dedicated educator, Dr. Bartlett mentors clinical fellows, pediatrics residents and medical students, and gives lectures at national and international conferences on staph infections, influenza, multi-drug resistant organisms and other infectious diseases.

Areas of Expertise

  • COVID-19 in Children
  • Quality & Outcome Improvement
  • Quality & Safety in Teaching Hospitals

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Practicing Since

  • 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • Texas Children's Hospital


  • Texas Children's Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • Baylor University,MS

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  • Cigna POS
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  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
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  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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