Andrea Shane, MD, MPH

Pediatric Infectious Diseases





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 Interim Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is a Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. 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.


Childrens Physician Group - Infectious Disease

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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


Children’s Physicians Answer Parents' Top Flu Questions

Dr. Dan Salinas, our Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Andi Shane, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, broadcasted live on our Facebook from the Emergency department at Egleston to answer your flu questions. Have more questions? Visit

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

'Get the flu shot': Mom warns others after son's flu complications

TODAY online shared the powerful story of 17-year-old patient John and his severe complications from the flu. Dr. Shane commented on this season’s flu trends, prevention tips and the importance of vaccination.

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.