Philip L. Graham III, MD, MSc

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated


Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Women and Children's Health (NYP)
  • Hospital Epidemiologist (NYP Pediatrics/Obstetrics)
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (NYP MSCH)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:


CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1998 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics


Selected Publications

1: Barrell C, Covington L, Bhatia M, Robison J, Patel S, Jacobson JS, Buet A,
Graham PL, Saiman L. Preventive strategies for central line-associated
bloodstream infections in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant
recipients. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Jun;40(5):434-9. doi:
10.1016/j.ajic.2011.06.002. Epub 2011 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 21907455.
2: Smith A, Saiman L, Zhou J, Della-Latta P, Jia H, Graham PL 3rd. Concordance of
Gastrointestinal Tract Colonization and Subsequent Bloodstream Infections With
Gram-negative Bacilli in Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive 
Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Sep;29(9):831-5. doi:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3181e7884f. PubMed PMID: 20539251; PubMed Central PMCID:
3: Graham PL 3rd, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Zhou J, Saiman L. The gastrointestinal
tract serves as the reservoir for Gram-negative pathogens in very low birth
weight infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Dec;26(12):1153-6. PubMed PMID:
4: Patel SJ, Graham PL 3rd. Use of molecular typing in infection control. Pediatr
Infect Dis J. 2007 Jun;26(6):527-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 17529871.
5: Graham PL, LaRussa PS, Kohl KS; Brighton Collaboration Vaccinia Virus Adverse 
Event Working Group for Robust Take. Robust take following exposure to vaccinia
virus: case definition and guidelines of data collection, analysis, and
presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 2007 Aug 1;25(31):5763-70.
Epub 2007 May 11. PubMed PMID: 17537551.
6: Graham PL 3rd, Lin SX, Larson EL. A U.S. population-based survey of
Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Mar 7;144(5):318-25.
PubMed PMID: 16520472.
7: Graham PL 3rd, Begg MD, Larson E, Della-Latta P, Allen A, Saiman L. Risk
factors for late onset gram-negative sepsis in low birth weight infants
hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006
Feb;25(2):113-7. PubMed PMID: 16462286.
8: Graham PL 3rd, Morel AS, Zhou J, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Rubenstein D, Saiman L. 
Epidemiology of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in the neonatal
intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Nov;23(11):677-82.
PubMed PMID: 12452296.