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Dr Cherry James D.


James D. Cherry, MD, MSc is a Distinguished Research Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chery received his MD degree from the University of Vermont in 1957 and his MSc degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1983. He received his pediatric residency training at Boston City Hospital and Kings County Hospital and his infectious diseases fellowship training at the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Harvard Medical Service at Boston City Hospital. Following his infectious diseases fellowship training, Dr. Cherry established one of the first formal pediatric infectious disease fellowship programs in the world in 1963 at the University of Wisconsin. In 1973 Dr. Cherry started the first pediatric infectious training program at UCLA. During his 43 years tenure at UCLA, numerous trainees have gone on to be leaders in pediatric infectious diseases in the United States and in other countries throughout the world.