Silvana B Carr

Silvana B Carr, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 294-8591
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About Silvana B Carr

Silvana Carr is a consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and director of the pediatric antibiotic stewardship program at University of Florida Shand’s Children Hospital in Gainesville. She has 9 years of experience in the practice of pediatric infectious diseases in academic hospitals, as well Her areas of interest are immunization, infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, anti-microbial resistance and tropical diseases. Her clinical and academic interests include: strategies to improve patient outcome in cases of infection caused by multi-drug resistant micro-organisms and interventions to promote adequate use of anti-microbials in the clinical practice.


Best Doctors in America; nomination code: 0105359
2017 · American Health Council (AHC)
Bonus for Clinical Productivity
2015-2017 · University of South Florida
Fellow in Training Fellowship Award. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Conference, October 22, 2010, Vancouver, Canada.
2010 · Infectious Diseases Society of America
MedImmune Investigator Initiated Research Program Award Grant
2010 · MedImmune
Recognition for Service Excellence; best senior resident of my pediatric residency class at Mount Sinai Children's Hospital
2004-2007 · Mount Sinai Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia,Brasil, 1993
  • Diplomate
    ECFMG Certification Number:; United Sates Medical Examination (USMLE): Step 1,2,3 and CSA, USA, 2003
  • Diplomate
    American Board of Pediatrics. Certificate Number:, USA 2008, re-certification
  • Diplomate
    American Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Certificate Number, USA, 2011

Research Profile

1) Sponsored Research: 1.1 July/202-present A Phase 1, open-label, Single-dose Study to Assess the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of Ceftazidime-Avibactam (CAZ-AVI) in Children From 3 Months to Less Than 18 Years of Age Who are Hospitalized and Receiving Systemic Antibiotic Therapy for Suspected or Confirmed Bacterial Nosocomial Pneumonia, Including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). Pfizer, Protocol Number: C3591025. PI: Silvana Carr, M.D.

2) Additional Research: 2.2 Feb/2019- present CMN Pilot Project Award to perform a retrospective medical record review study. Project title: “Ventilator-Associated Events Related to Infection (Ventilator-associated tracheitis and Ventilator-associated pneumonia) in children admitted to UF Shand’s Children’s Hospital PICU and CICU”. Grant value: $ 25,000. IRB approval granted on 11/20/20. Work in progress.

Areas of Interest
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Antibiotics
  • Tropical Disease
  • vaccines


Life-Threatening Infectious Complications in Sickle Cell Disease: A Concise Narrative Review.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2020.00038. [PMID] 32154192.
“Clinical and microbiological aspects of perinatal group B streptococcal disease”
Allied Academics. 3(1):1-6
Murine typhus as a cause of cognitive impairment: case report and a review of the literature.
Pediatric neurology. 50(3):265-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2013.09.017. [PMID] 24321542.
Clinical and demographic characteristics of seasonal influenza in pediatric patients with cancer.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 31(11):e202-7 [DOI] 10.1097/INF.0b013e318267f7d9. [PMID] 22772169.
Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza. An Overview with a Pediatric Focus.
Book chapter – Advances in Pediatrics. 58:76-90 [DOI] 10.1016/j.yapd.2012.04.016..


Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
2007-2010 · St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children's Medical Center. University of Tennessee. Memphis, USA
Pediatric Residency
2004-2007 · Mount Sinai Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
Combined adult-pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
1994-1996 · Hospital da Beneficencia Espanhola, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
Pediatric Residency – Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
1994-1996 · Hospital Estadual Roberto Santos, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
1988-1993 · Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA). Salvador, Brasil (1993)

Teaching Profile

Teaching Philosophy
Teaching has been one of my major duties since I was a pediatric resident. After I start to work as a PID faculty, initially at USF in 2011, and then at UF in 2018, I strive to provide education to various levels of learners including graduates (fellow and resident physicians), undergraduates (medical and pre-medical students) as well medical staff (nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants etc.). My goals as teaching faculty consist of six main categories: 1. Comprehensive clinical teaching in core pediatric infectious diseases cases in outpatient and inpatient settings. 2. Didactic sessions such as case conferences, journal clubs, PID lectures, research conferences, residents morning report/noon conferences, Grand rounds, CME/CEU talks, 2nd and 3nd years medical student lecture series, pediatric board review lectures etc. 3. Reviewing and publication of manuscripts and abstracts with pediatric residents and medical/pre-medical students. 4. Academic and career advice to pediatric residents, medical and pre-medical students. 5. Preceptor of third year medical student Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). 6. Collaborator of the UF Pre-Med AMSA ( American Medical Student Association) Physician Shadowing Program. 2) Previous work with pre-medical/medical students and residents: 2.1 2018- present Preceptor of Pediatric residents and medical students during rotation at pediatric infectious diseases elective and during my time in the clinical service. 2.2 2018-present Preceptor, Third year Physician Assistant Student, University of Florida. 2.3 2016-2018 Advanced Practice Nursing Student Preceptor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 2.4 2016-2018 The USF Career Advising Program; Residency Mock Interviews Counseling to senior residents. 2.5 2014-2018 BMS 7000.775M17 Doctoring III Preceptor, Third Year Medical Student Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). 2.6 2014-2018 Collaborator of the USF Pre-Med AMSA (American Medical Student Association) Physician Shadowing Program. 2.7 2012-2018 BMS 6826.20M12 Doctoring II Preceptor for second year students on the newborn and pediatric physical examination. 2.8 2011-2018 Preceptor during morning reports, noon conferences and EBM discussions for pediatric residents, internal medicine/pediatric combined program residents, and medical students. 2.9 2011-2018 Preceptor of Pediatric and Med/Peds residents as well medical students and adult infectious diseases fellows during rotation at pediatric infectious diseases service. 2.10 2011-2018 Graduate/undergraduate lecture presentations on Grand rounds, noon conferences and morning reports. 2.11 1999-2000 Preceptor for Doctoring II, Physical Examination at Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Bahia, Brasil). 3) Previous abstracts, publications and ongoing projects with pre-medical/medical students, fellows and residents: 3.1 Project title: ” Epidemiology, Clinical Features and Outcome of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Patients with Central Line -Associated Blood Stream Infection. Medical record review. Submitted to the IRB on 12/31/20. 3.2 Project title: ” Comparison of Procalcitonin and C-Reactive Protein in Assessing Bacteremia in Pediatric Patients Older Than 60 days. Kim, Sara; Saccoccio, F.; Carr, S.; Lew, Judy. University of Florida College of Medicine. Poster presentation on the Pediatric Academic Societies 2020 Meeting in March, 2020. Abstract ID # 3374690. 3.3 An Unusual Bacterial Cause of Infection in a Newborn: A Case Report. Romae Morgan, BS, Nada Al Qaysi, MD; Kenneth Rand, MD; Silvana Carr, MD. University of Florida. Poster presentation on the 2020 College of Medicine Research Poster Session in February 25, 2020. Poster # 205. 3.4 An Unusual Bacterial Cause of Infection in a Newborn: A Case Report. Romae Morgan, BS, Nada Al Qaysi, MD; Kenneth Rand, MD; Silvana Carr, MD. University of Florida. Poster presentation on the 2020 College of Medicine Research Poster Session in February 25, 2020. Poster # 205. 3.5 A Rare but Serious Cause of Early-Onset Neonatal Sepsis. Holly O’ Brien, M.D., Danielle Pierson, M.D., Silvana Carr, M.D. University of South Florida College of Medicine. Poster presentation on the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in September 13, 2019. Poster # 325. 3.6 A review article about “Group B Streptococcus Disease in the Newborn Period”. Allison Riddle and Silvana B. Carr M.D. Allied Academics; Open Access Journal of Pregnancy and Neonatal Medicine Volume 3, issue 1, pages:1-6, 2019. 3.7 Garrett B., Carr S. Salmonella Meningitis in an Infant, Poster Presentation at Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). Eastern Florida State College. February 23, 2018. 3.8 Williams G, Carr S. Lung Abscess in a Child Secondary to Near Drowning – Case Report. Poster Presentation at University of South Florida Health Research Day 2015. February 20, Tampa, Florida. Poster # 399-15738.

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