Andrea Shane, MD, MPH

Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Primary Specialty

Infectious Diseases

Other Specialty

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Leadership Titles

Division Chief, Infectious Diseases


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Infectious Diseases), American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School:
Louisiana State University at New Orleans School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program
Univ of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
Epidemic Intelligence Service


Pubmed Profile



Andi L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University in 2006 after completing an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Shane earned a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by residency training with an additional year as a chief resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.

Dr. Shane has broad experience and interests in the field of pediatric infectious disease, including but not limited to the prevention and management of diarrheal disease, neonatal sepsis, vaccine effectiveness, and the applications of probiotics to infectious disease prevention and mitigation. In addition, she is committed to the care of children with infections with special pathogens in protected care environments working with children’s hospital preparedness teams.

In her role as Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, she serves as the Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology for Children’s, collaborating with the Children’s infection prevention and industrial hygiene teams.

Dr. Shane currently serves as the Division Chief of Infectious Diseases. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Hubert Department of Global Health and is an Emory Global Health Faculty Fellow.

When not providing clinical care, performing research or serving in one of her administrative roles to improve the care of children at Children’s, Dr. Shane enjoys running.

Focus of Practice

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

Areas of Interest

  • Applications of probiotics
  • Global health
  • Infection prevention
  • Improving efficacy of immunizations
  • Prevention of enteric (GI) infections


Childrens Physician Group - Infectious Disease

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Featured Media

In the News

Flu cases are high this season. Doctors say this is part of the reason why

If it seems like practically everyone you know has been sick lately, that may be in part because of high rates of flu this season. NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk spoke with Dr. Shane about what she recommended for taking care of sick kids.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

China grappling with spike in respiratory illnesses, U.S. seeing rise in flu and RSV cases

Dr. Shane spoke with NBC News’ Anne Thompson about the rise of flu and RSV cases are also on the rise in the U.S.

NBC Nightly News

Emergency rooms seeing uptick in infant, young children RSV cases

According to the CDC Georgia is leading the nation in RSV cases. Dr. Shane spoke with Atlanta News First about what Children’s is seeing in our emergency rooms.

Atlanta News First

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta seeing ‘significant increase’ in respiratory illness

Dr. Andi Shane spoke with 11Alive about the RSV surge at Children’s and how parents can help prevent respiratory viruses.


Kids’ Covid hospitalizations hit pandemic high, worrying doctors and parents about long-term impact

Dr. Shane was featured in article discussing the impact of the omicron variant of hospitalization rates of pediatric patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Georgia hospitals plead for public to help lower COVID-19 spread

Top doctors at six of metro Atlanta’s largest hospital groups made extraordinary pleas for Georgians to get vaccinated and take steps to reduce coronavirus infections to ensure emergency rooms and hospitals can care for people most in need.


What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

The CDC now recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine series has been approved for children ages 5-11; children are considered to be fully protected two weeks after the second dose. Dr. Shane spoke to the safety and efficacy of the vaccine series.

Atlanta Parent

What Parents Need To Know About RSV

Dr. Andi Shane was featured as an expert on a live HLN segment focused on RSV. She provided insight on what parents need to know about recognizing symptoms of the virus and when children should be taken to the hospital for emergency care.


Better vaccine match likely making flu season easier, experts say

Dr. Andi Shane offered insight on how receiving the flu vaccine has the power to decrease flu symtoms if contracted and what factors determine the severity of flu seasons year-to-year.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Flu season is 3x worse this year; children specifically vulnerable

Dr. Andi Shane contributed key advice to this online article addressing early flu symptoms parents should watch out for. The article also included a Children's flu symptoms graphic.

11Alive News

Flu Statistics Worrisome In Georgia, But It’s Too Early To Predict Impact

Dr. Andi Shane contributed insight into the importance of getting the flu vaccine for the protection of oneself and others.


What Are Early Flu Symptoms In Kids? Experts Explain What To Look For

Dr. Andi Shane contributed key advice to this online article addressing early flu symptoms parents should watch out for. The article also included a Children's flu symptoms graphic.