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    James D Homans, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressHRA 300 1640 Marengo
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9300
    Phone+1 626 457 5820
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      TitleCo Director, Mca For Infectious Diseases and Virology


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      Dr. Homans completed a combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program in 1992, and subsequently an Infectious Disease Fellowship in 1994, at the LAC+USC Medical Center. He is board-certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Disease. He has worked in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Division/MCA Program since 1997.

      His current research and clinical interests include the management of congenital CMV, HIV in pregnant women, adolescents, and children as well as diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in all ages. His work involves collaboration between the departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Internal Medicine. In addition to his clinical work, he is a Principal Investigator at LAC+USC’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Program and is involved in the teaching and training of medical students, residents, mid-level providers, and foreign physicians involved in HIV care. He is a resource to physicians throughout the Los Angeles area in Pediatric Infectious Disease and HIV.


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      1. Spencer LY, Christiansen S, Wang CH, Mack WJ, Young M, Strickler HD, Anastos K, Minkoff H, Cohen M, Geenblatt RM, Karim R, Operskalski E, Frederick T, Homans J, Landay A, Kovacs A. Systemic Immune Activation and HIV Shedding in the Female Genital Tract. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Feb 01; 71(2):155-62. PMID: 26334738; PMCID: PMC4712091 [Available on 02/01/17].
      2. Kimberlin DW, Jester PM, Sánchez PJ, Ahmed A, Arav-Boger R, Michaels MG, Ashouri N, Englund JA, Estrada B, Jacobs RF, Romero JR, Sood SK, Whitworth MS, Abzug MJ, Caserta MT, Fowler S, Lujan-Zilbermann J, Storch GA, DeBiasi RL, Han JY, Palmer A, Weiner LB, Bocchini JA, Dennehy PH, Finn A, Griffiths PD, Luck S, Gutierrez K, Halasa N, Homans J, Shane AL, Sharland M, Simonsen K, Vanchiere JA, Woods CR, Sabo DL, Aban I, Kuo H, James SH, Prichard MN, Griffin J, Giles D, Acosta EP, Whitley RJ. Valganciclovir for symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 Mar 05; 372(10):933-43. PMID: 25738669; PMCID: PMC4401811.
      3. Escobedo EV, Ho CH, Homans J. An 18-year-old man with bilateral violaceous cervical adenopathy. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 168(8):773-4. PMID: 25090294.
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      4. Ho CH, Bearden A, Lewis K, Sequeira P, Homans J. A 14-year-old girl with hip pain and fever after a skateboard fall. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun; 33(6):667. PMID: 24830518.
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      5. Frederick T, Homans J, Spencer L, Kramer F, Stek A, Operskalski E, Kovacs A. The effect of prenatal highly active antiretroviral therapy on the transmission of congenital and perinatal/early postnatal cytomegalovirus among HIV-infected and HIV-exposed infants. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(6):877-84. PMID: 22675157.
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      6. Homans J, Christensen S, Stiller T, Wang CH, Mack W, Anastos K, Minkoff H, Young M, Greenblatt R, Cohen M, Strickler H, Karim R, Spencer LY, Operskalski E, Frederick T, Kovacs A. Permissive and protective factors associated with presence, level, and longitudinal pattern of cervicovaginal HIV shedding. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 May 01; 60(1):99-110. PMID: 22517416; PMCID: PMC3334315.
      7. Schein R, Homans J, Larsen RA, Neely M. Posaconazole for chronic refractory coccidioidal meningitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Dec; 53(12):1252-4. PMID: 21987729.
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      8. Homans J, Spencer L. Itraconazole treatment of nonmeningeal coccidioidomycosis in children: two case reports and review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Jan; 29(1):65-7. PMID: 19884875.
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      9. Kimberlin DW, Acosta EP, Sánchez PJ, Sood S, Agrawal V, Homans J, Jacobs RF, Lang D, Romero JR, Griffin J, Cloud GA, Lakeman FD, Whitley RJ. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic assessment of oral valganciclovir in the treatment of symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease. J Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15; 197(6):836-45. PMID: 18279073.
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      10. Acosta EP, Brundage RC, King JR, Sánchez PJ, Sood S, Agrawal V, Homans J, Jacobs RF, Lang D, Romero JR, Griffin J, Cloud G, Whitley R, Kimberlin DW. Ganciclovir population pharmacokinetics in neonates following intravenous administration of ganciclovir and oral administration of a liquid valganciclovir formulation. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jun; 81(6):867-72. PMID: 17392728.
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      11. Nikolopoulou GB, Nowicki MJ, Du W, Homans J, Stek A, Kramer F, Kovacs A. HCV viremia is associated with drug use in young HIV-1 and HCV coinfected pregnant and non-pregnant women. Addiction. 2005 May; 100(5):626-35. PMID: 15847620; PMCID: PMC3118993.
      12. Yogev R, Kovacs A, Chadwick EG, Homans J, Lou Y, Symonds WT. Single-dose safety and pharmacokinetics of amprenavir (141W94), a human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) protease inhibitor, in HIV-infected children. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jan; 49(1):336-41. PMID: 15616313; PMCID: PMC538869.
      13. Ahmed J, Homans J. Tuberculosis pyomyosits of the soleus muscle in a fifteen-year-old boy. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Dec; 21(12):1169-71. PMID: 12506952.
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      14. Homans J, Khoo L, Chen T, Commins DL, Ahmed J, Kovacs A. Spinal intramedullary cysticercosis in a five-year-old child: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 Sep; 20(9):904-8. PMID: 11734773.
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      15. Saitoh A, Homans J, Kovacs A. Fluconazole treatment of coccidioidal meningitis in children: two case reports and a review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2000 Dec; 19(12):1204-8. PMID: 11144385.
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      16. HOMANS J. Thrombosis of the deep leg veins due to prolonged sitting. N Engl J Med. 1954 Jan 28; 250(4):148-9. PMID: 13119864.
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      17. BAKER DV, WARREN R, HOMANS J, LITTMANN D. Pulmonary embolism; evaluation of a policy for prophylaxis and therapy. N Engl J Med. 1950 Jun 15; 242(24):923-8. PMID: 15423680.
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      18. HOMANS J. Venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. N Engl J Med. 1947 Feb 06; 236(6):196-201. PMID: 20284112.
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      19. HOMANS J. The late results of femoral thrombophlebitis and their treatment. N Engl J Med. 1946 Aug 22; 235:249-53. PMID: 20996258.
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      20. HOMANS J. Diseases of the veins. N Engl J Med. 1946 Aug 01; 235(5):163-7. PMID: 20993045.
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