Joseph Cantey, MD

University Medicine Associates
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Neonatalperinatal Medicine
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases
American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina, 2006
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - GME, 2009
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME, 2013
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME, 2015

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
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I am an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia (Go Hoos!) and received my MD at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
After medical school, I completed my pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Then, I completed two fellowships at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and became the first formally dual-boarded pediatrician in pediatric infectious diseases and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
I am heavily involved in clinical research and published more than 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. I authored two textbooks on neonatal infections and was a chapter author for the Red Book. I also serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ editorial board for Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy textbook.
Research Interests:
My particular areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship and responsible prescribing in the NICU and newborn nursery setting. I published my first prospective antimicrobial stewardship study in the NICU and became a leading expert on nursery stewardship.
I am focused on improving the delivery of antimicrobial stewardship to infants born in low-resource settings. Additionally, I am focused on expanding our knowledge of the adverse impact antibiotics have on the normal development of term and preterm infants.
I am interested in infection control and prevention in the nursery. I’m also interested in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and longitudinal follow-up of congenital and perinatal infections, particularly herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus and syphilis.

Journal Articles

  1. Cantey, Joseph B et al..“Remote Stewardship for Medically Underserved Nurseries: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster Randomized Study.” Pediatrics, e2021055686. 12 Apr. 2022, doi:10.1542/peds.2021-055686.
  2. Cantey JB, Prusakov P..A proposed framework for the clinical management of neonatal “culture-negative” sepsis. J Pediatr..
  3. Cantey JB, Hersh AL..Antibiotic stewardship in the neonatal intensive care unit: Lessons from oxygen. Pediatrics 2019; 143(3): e20183902..
  4. Cantey JB..The Spartacus problem: Diagnostic inefficiency of neonatal sepsis. Pediatrics. 2019; 144(5): e20192576..
  5. Cantey JB, Pyle AK, Wozniak PS, et al..Early antibiotic exposure and adverse outcomes in preterm, very-low-birth-weight infants. J Pediatr. 2018; 203: 62-67..
  6. Cantey JB, Huffman LW, Subramanuian A, et al..Antibiotic exposure and risk for death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2017; 181: 289-293..
  7. Cantey JB, Baird SD..Ending the culture of “culture-negative” sepsis in the neonatal ICU. Pediatrics 2017. 140(4): e20170044..
  8. Cantey JB, Vora N, Sunkara M..Prevalence, characteristics, and perception of nursery antibiotic stewardship coverage in the United States. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017; 6(3): e30-35..
  9. Cantey JB, Wozniak PS, Pruszynski JE, et al..Reducing unnecessary antibiotic cuse in the neonatal intensive care unit (SCOUT): a prospective interrupted time-series study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016; 16(10): 1178-1184..
  10. Cantey JB, Wozniak PS, Sanchez PJ..Prospective surveillance of antibiotic use in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from the SCOUT study. Pediatric Infect Dis J. 2015; 34(3): 267-272..
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