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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1988
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1986
    UMDNJ - Children's Hospital of New Jersey
  • MD, 1983
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • BS, 1977
    Upsala College-CLOSED

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2020, 2019)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023, 2022, 2021)

National Provider ID: 1255418737


Barbara Jantausch, M.D., is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Children’s National Hospital. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Jantausch’s clinical interests include general infectious diseases, fever of unknown origin, congenital infections, tickborne diseases and tropical medicine.

She is interested in medical education and is a former program director of the pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Children’s National. In 2019 she was awarded the Elda Arce Teaching Scholar Award by her peers, for her innovative teaching and outstanding contributions to the education of students, residents and fellows. Dr. Jantausch is currently a member of the Children’s Academy of Pediatric Educators.

Dr. Jantausch is also interested in global health education, and she teaches in the Children’s National Global Health Course. She is a Pediatrics Section Member of the National Chagas Disease Network.

Research & Publications

Mulkey SB, Ansusinha E, Jantausch B. Complexities of Zika Diagnosis and Evaluation in a United States Congenital Zika Program. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021:0, 1-10.

Rueda MS, Hefter Y, Jantausch B. A Premature Infant with Neonatal Actinomycosis. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Apr 30;10(4):533-535.

Latimer G, Corriveau C, Jantausch B. Cardiac Dysfunction and Thrombocytopenia-associated Multiple Organ Failure Inflammation Phenotype in a Severe Paediatric Case of COVID-19.  The Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Jul;4(7):552-554.

DeBiasi RL, Song X, Jantausch B. Severe Coronavirus Disease-2019 in Children and Young Adults in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. J Pediatr. 2020. Aug;223:199-203.e1.

Alarcon A, Morgan M, Jantausch B. Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Chagas Disease in a Premature Infant. J Pediatr Infect Dis S. 2016. 5(4):  e28-231.