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E. Stephen Buescher, MD , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Professor of Pediatrics

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • Pediatric infectious diseases

    • Office Location:
    • Williams Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital

    • Residency:
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital

    • Fellowship(s):
    • National Institutes of Health

    • Board Certification(s):
    • American Board of Pediatrics

      Pediatric Infectious Disease

    • Affiliation(s):
    • Research Interests:
    • Anti-inflammatory characteristics of human milk

      Hospital microbiology

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease

    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
    • Current Projects:
    • Bio:
    • Following fellowship training in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Stephen Buescher joined the pediatric faculty at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he conducted laboratory studies examining the anti-inflammatory characteristics of human milk.

      In 1992, he joined the pediatric faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, where he became a professor of pediatrics in 1999.

      At present, Dr. Buescher is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at CHKD, where he also serves as the medical director of infection control and the medical director of the clinical microbiology laboratory. At EVMS, Dr. Buescher is the director of the MSII pathophysiology course and the director of the pediatric infectious disease fellowship training program. He continues to have laboratory interest in the anti-inflammatory characteristics of human milk and hospital microbiology


 Buescher ES. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pediatrics. Curr Op Pediatr 17:67-70, 2005

Coates EW, Karlowicz MG, Croitoru DP, Buescher ES. Distinctive distribution of pathogens associated with peritonitis in neonates with focal intestinal perforation compared with necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatrics 116:e241-246, 2005

Cunnion KM, Buescher ES, Hair PS. Serum complement factor I decreases Staphylococcus aureus phagocytosis. J Lab Clin Med 146:279-286, 2005

Hindo H, Buescher ES, Frank LM, Pettit D, Dory C, Byrd R. West nile virus infection in a teenage boy with acute lymphocytic leukemia in remission. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:659-662, 2005

Bass WT, Buescher ES, Hair PS, White LE, Welch JC, Burke BL. Proinflammatory cytokine-receptor interaction model improves the predictability of cerebral white matter injury in preterm infants. Am J Perinatol 25:211-218, 2008

Stacey M, Fox P, Buescher S, Kolb J, Nanosecond pulsed electric field induced cytoskeleton, nuclear membrane and telomere damage adversely impact cell survival. 2011 Oct;82(2):131-4.Bioelectrochemistry

Brenner MF, Buescher, ES. Breastfeeding: A clinical imperative. J Woman’s Health. 2011 Dec;20(12):1767-73.


Hughes WT, Buescher ES. Pediatric Procedures, 2nd edition, Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1980

Taeusch HW, Christiansen RO, Buescher ES. Pediatric and Neonatal Tests and Procedures, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1995

Buescher ES, Hatcher SW. Breastfeeding and Disease, Amarillo, TX, Hale Publishing Co., 2008.


Book Chapters

Buescher ES. Infectious complications of dysfunction or deficiency of polymorphonuclear and mononuclear phagocytes. Ch 106 in Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease, 4th ed, SS Long, LK Pickering and CG Prober, eds, Churchill Livingstone, 2012, pp 619-626

Buescher ES. Evaluation of the child with suspected immunodeficiency. Ch 103 in Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease, 4th ed., SS Long, LK Pickering and CG Prober, eds, Churchill Livingstone, 2012, pp 600-609

Buescher ES. Neutrophil function and disorders of neutrophils in the newborn. Ch 14 in Neonatal Hematology, 2nd ed., P de Alarcon, E Werner, eds, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp 231-253

 Patents & Inventions

  • Compact Microscope Stage Environmental Chamber, Buescher ES, Seligmann B, and Gallin JI. NIH Form 570, Employee Invention Report, Case No. E-192-85

  • U.S. Patent #6,326,177: “Method and apparatus for intracellular electromanipulation” Inventors K.H. Schoenbach, S.J. Beebe, E.S. Buescher

  • 8/2/00: International Patent Application: “Method and apparatus for intracellular electromanipulation” K.H. Schoenbach, S.J. Beebe, E.S. Buescher