Ruth M. Kanthula, MD| Pediatric Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health
Ruth M. Kanthula

Ruth M. Kanthula, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Languages: English

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cellulitis
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Influenza
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningitis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Travel Medicine
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • ACute Cerebellitis (AC)
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Antibiotic Resistant Infections
  • Aspergillosis Infection
  • Babesiosis Infection
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Bartonellosis Diseases
  • Brucellosis
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chagas Disease
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Congenital Herpes
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Cytomegaloviral Pneumonia
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Empyema
  • Encephalitis
  • Enterococcus Infections
  • Enuresis
  • Erysipelas
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fifth Disease
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpes Zoster Encephalitis
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hiv/Aids
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Impetigo
  • Infection From A Cat (BITE-SCRATCH)
  • Influenza
  • Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Jc Virus
  • Joint Infection
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Legionnaires Disease
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Infection
  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Miliary Tuberculosis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Multisystemic Disseminated Toxoplasmosis
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma Infection
  • Mycosis
  • Needle Stick Exposure
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Neutropenia
  • Nevus
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Craniofacial Skeleton
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Foot
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Hand
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Hip
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Lower Extremity
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Pelvis
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Rib
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Scapula
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Spine
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Sternum
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Upper Extremity
  • Otalgia
  • Parainfluenza Infection
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumocystis Carinii
  • Pneumonia
  • Post Infectious Arthritis
  • Primary Immunodeficiency
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Q Fever
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rickettsia Infection
  • Salmonella Infection
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Sepsis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Staphylococcal Meningitis
  • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Meningitis
  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Toxoplasmosis Encephalitis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Encephalitis
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Viral Meningitis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Wound Infection
  • Zoonosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • HIV Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Antibody Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Booster
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP)
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2000
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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Fellowship Program: University of Washington Medical Center (2016)

Residency Program: Jersey Shore University Medical Center (2013)

Medical School: Ben Gurion University (2010)