Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.

Nizar F. Maraqa M.D.

Associate Professor & Medical Director, UF Cares; Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Department: Department of Pediatrics
Business Phone: (904) 244-3798
Business Email:

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine- Clinical Informatics

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Special Interests: Outpatient antimicrobial use


Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of a Long-Acting Broadly Neutralizing Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Monoclonal Antibody VRC01LS in HIV-1-Exposed Newborn Infants.
The Journal of infectious diseases.224(11):1916-1924[DOI] 10.1093/infdis/jiab229.[PMID] 34009371.
Birth Prevalence of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Children in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy.
The Journal of pediatrics.216():82-87.e2[DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.09.025.[PMID] 31668479.
A Comparison of Metabolic Outcomes Between Obese HIV-Exposed Uninfected Youth From the PHACS SMARTT Study and HIV-Unexposed Youth From the NHANES Study in the United States
Jaids-Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.81(3):319-327[DOI] 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002018.[PMID] .
Third Trimester Vitamin D Status Is Associated With Birth Outcomes and Linear Growth of HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants in the United States
Jaids-Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.81(3):336-344[DOI] 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002041.[PMID] .
Primer in Patient Safety Concepts: Simulation Case-Based Training for Pediatric Residents and Fellows.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources.14():10711-[DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10711.[PMID] 30800911.
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women: Integrating Screening and Treatment into Prenatal Care.
Paediatric drugs.20(6):501-509[DOI] 10.1007/s40272-018-0310-4.[PMID] 30128814.
Congenital Syphilis Masquerading as Leukemia.
AJP reports.7(3):e167-e170[DOI] 10.1055/s-0037-1603955.[PMID] 28845335.
Genomic Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
PloS one.11(10):e0164397-[DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0164397.[PMID] 27732618.
Salmonella Infections in Childhood.
Advances in pediatrics.62(1):29-58[DOI] 10.1016/j.yapd.2015.04.005.[PMID] 26205108.
Clinical practice guideline: the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis.
Pediatrics.134(5):e1474-502[DOI] 10.1542/peds.2014-2742.[PMID] 25349312.
Pneumococcal infections.
Pediatrics in review.35(7):299-310[DOI] 10.1542/pir.35-7-299.[PMID] 24986929.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in patients with congenital heart disease in the pediatric intensive care unit.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery.4(4):344-8[DOI] 10.1177/2150135113493016.[PMID] 24327625.
Gm1 gangliosidosis associated with neonatal-onset of diffuse ecchymoses and mongolian spots.
Indian journal of dermatology.56(1):98-100[DOI] 10.4103/0019-5154.77567.[PMID] 21572805.
Neonatal scalp abscess: is it a benign disease?
The Journal of emergency medicine.40(5):e97-101[DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2009.08.019.[PMID] 19846268.
Prevalence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection among infants at a level III neonatal intensive care unit.
American journal of infection control.39(1):35-41[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.07.013.[PMID] 21281885.
Propionic acidemia mimicking diabetic ketoacidosis.
Brain & development.33(5):428-31[DOI] 10.1016/j.braindev.2010.06.016.[PMID] 20634010.
Pediatric outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: an update.
Advances in pediatrics.57(1):219-45[DOI] 10.1016/j.yapd.2010.09.002.[PMID] 21056740.
Photobacterium damsela wound infection in a 14-year-old surfer.
Southern medical journal.102(4):425-6[DOI] 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31819b9491.[PMID] 19279534.
Tricho-hepato-enteric syndrome: a case of hemochromatosis with intractable diarrhea, dysmorphic features, and hair abnormality.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A.143A(6):581-3[DOI] .[PMID] 17236206.
Higher occurrence of hepatotoxicity and rash in patients treated with oxacillin, compared with those treated with nafcillin and other commonly used antimicrobials.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.34(1):50-4[DOI] .[PMID] 11731945.
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in osteoarticular infections in children.
Journal of pediatric orthopedics.22(4):506-10[DOI] .[PMID] 12131449.
Complications of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in childhood.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal.20(5):541-3[DOI] .[PMID] 11368116.

Office Information

Academic Office
910 N. Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 383-1897
Administrative Manager
Shirley Walker
(904) 244-3798
GME Office
Suite 1130
841 Prudential Drive, L13
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 244-3758
Fax: (904) 244-5341
GME Program Administrator
Ashley Volz, M.S.H.S.
(904) 427-7133


Medical Degree
1993 · University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Pediatrics Residency
1999 · University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
2002 · University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA