P. Joan Chesney, MD
P. Joan Chesney, MD

P. Joan Chesney, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Vice President and Director, Clinical Education & Training Office



MD – McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Research Interests

  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Graduate medical education
  • Continuing medical education

Selected Publications

Chesney PJ. Co-author on Chapter 16: Lymphatic System and Generalized Lymphadenopathy (P. 127-134) and Chapter 18: Mediastinal and Hilar Lymphadenopathy (P. 148-154): In: 4th Edition: Long SS, Prober CG, and Pickering LK. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2012.

Arnold S, Chesney PJ. Chapter 280: Pneumococcal Infections, p. 1078-1080. In Rudoph’s Textbook of Pediatrics 22nd Edition. Editors Rudolph C, Rudolph A, Lister G, Gershon A. 2011.

Brown ML, Chesney PJ, Ault BH et al. Fever and Rash. Clin Pediatr 47:610-614, 2008.

Chesney PJ. Committee Member and Co-author. FDA Science Mission At Risk: Report of the Subcommittee on Science Technology: Prepared for the FDA Science Board. FDA Publication November, P. 1-57, 2007.

Leslie LK, Newman TB, Chesney PJ, Perrin JM. The Food and Drug Administration’s Deliberations on Antidepressant use in Pediatric Patients. Pediatrics 116;195-204, 2005.

Rodriguez CA, Atkinson R, Bitar W, Whitney CG, Edwards KM, Mitchell L, Li J, Sublett J, Li C-S, Liu T, Chesney PJ, Tuomanen EI. Vancomycin tolerance in pneumococci: Detection with a molecular marker and assessment of clinical impact. J Infect Dis 190:1481-7, 2004.

Chesney PJ. Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: Pediatrics in Review 23:300-309, 2002.

Heffelfinger JD, Dowell SF, Jorgensen JH, et al. Management of community-acquired pneumonia in the era of pneumococcal resistance: A report from the drug-resistant streptococcus pneumoniae therapeutic working group. Arch Intern Med 160:1399-1408, 2000.

Tutor JD, Chesney PJ. Chylothorax associated with histoplasmosis in a child. Ped Infect Dis J 19(3):262-263, 2000.

McCullers JA, Facchini S, Chesney PJ, Webster RG. Influenza B Encephalitis. Clin Infect Dis 28:898-900, 1999.

Dowell SF, Butler JC, Glebink GS, et al. Acute otitis media: management and surveillance in an era of pneumococcal resistance-a report from the Drug Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group. Ped Infect Dis J 18:1-9, 1999.

Chesney PJ, Burgess IF. Louse infestations, resistance and considerations for treatment. Contemp Pediatrics 15:181-192, 1998.

Chesney PJ. Staphylococcal toxic-shock syndrome: In pursuit of needed answers: In European Conference on Toxic-Shock Syndrome. International Congress and Symposium Series 229, Proceedings of a Symposium. Edited by J. Arbuthnott and B Furman; The Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd., London UK. P. 9-14, 1998.

Principal author: Therapy for children with invasive pneumococcal infections. Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 99:289-299, 1997.

Daw NC, Wilimas JA, Wang WC, Presbury GJ, Joyner RE, Harris SC, Davis Y, Chen G, Chesney PJ: Nasopharyngeal carriage of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatrics 99(4), 1997.

English BK and Chesney PJ. Infections caused by drug-resistant pneumococci, enterococci, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Ped Annals 25(9);502-510, 1996.

Chesney PJ. Should you change otitis media management? Ped Prim Care 9:45-46, 1995.

Chesney PJ, Davis Y, English BK, Wang WC: Occurrence of Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis during vancomycin and cefotaxime therapy of septicemia in a patient with sickle cell disease. Ped Infect Dis J 14:1013-1015, 1995.

Abassi SP, Chesney PJ. Pulmonary manifestations of cat scratch disease: A case report and review of the literature. Ped Infect Dis J 14:547-548, 1995.

Chesney PJ, Wilimas JA, Presbury G, Abbasi S, Leggiadro, RJ, Davis Y, SW, Schutze GE, Wang WC. Penicillin and cephalosporin-resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing sepsis and meningitis in children with sickle cell disease. J Ped 127:526-32, 1995.

Geunes PM, Brooks JH, Huttula CS, Chesney PJ. Staphylococcus aureus cellulitis: An unusual presentation. Clin Ped (Phila) 33:319-20, 1994.

Chesney PJ: Cervical Adenopathy. Ped Rev 15:276-285, 1994.

Leggiadro RJ, Barrett, FF, Chesney PJ, Davis Y, Tenover FC. Invasive pneumococci with high-level penicillin and cephalosporin resistance at a mid-south children's hospital. Ped Infect Dis J 13:320-322, 1994.

Robertson KR, James DH, Chesney PJ and Leggiadro RJ. Miliary pulmonary histoplasmosis in a normal child. Arch Ped Adol Med 148:833-834, 1994.

Wilimas J, Wang W, Equiquren J, Chesney PJ, Flynn P, Day S. A randomized study of outpatient treatment with ceftriaxone for selected febrile children with sickle cell disease. N Engl J Med 329:472-476, 1993.

Sloas M, Barrett F, Chesney PJ, English B, Hill B, Tenover F, Leggiadro R. Cephalosporin treatment failure in penicillin and cephalosporin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis. Ped Infect Dis J 11:662-6, 1992.

Chesney PJ. Editorial: The escalating problem of antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae. American J Dis Child 146:912-916, 1992.

McGowan JE, Chesney PJ, Crossley KB, LaForce FM. Guidelines for the use of systemic glucocorticosteroids in the management of selected infections. J Infect Dis 165:1-3, 1992.

Chesney PJ. New concepts for antimicrobial use in opportunistic infections. Sem Ped Infect Dis 2:67-73, 1991.

Sixbey JW, Shirley P, Chesney PJ, Buntin DM, Resnick L. Detection of a second widespread strain of Epstein-Barr virus. Lancet 11:761-765, 1989.

Chesney PJ, Chesney RW. Editorial: Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy: Reflections about a new devasting disorder that affects normal children. J Pediatrics 114:254-256, 1989.

Chesney PJ. Clinical aspects and spectrum of illness of TSS: Overview. Reviews of Infectious Diseases 11:(Suppl. 1):S1-S7, 1989.

Chesney PJ, Crosson FJ. The problem of AIDS in children; An Informational Bulletin of the Infectious Disease Committee, California Chapter 1, of the American Academy of Pediatrics: in Chapter 1 News Update VII (2):February, 1987.

Last update: February 2013