Kenneth Zangwill, M.D.

Kenneth Zangwill, MD

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Development & evaluation of diagnosis of infectious diseases

Research Description

Dr. Zangwill's research interests focus on 1) clinical epidemiology of resistant urinary tract infection in children, 2) cost effectiveness of interventions for antibiotic overuse and adults and children, diagnostic methods for Clostridium difficile infection in adults, and management strategies for neonates at risk for sepsis, 3) testing of innovative approaches to improve antimicrobial stewardship in the Emergency Department and in surgical practice; 4) assessment of physician diagnosis of congenital infection, and 5) rigorous evaluation of methods to prevent healthcare-associated infection.
Research Interests


  • BA, 1984, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, 1988, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Gong CL, Hay JW, Zangwill KM, Meeker D, Doctor JN. Behavioral Economics Interventions to Improve Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections: a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2018 May 8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4467-x.
Nguyen DK, Friedlander S, Fleischman RJ, Zangwill KM. Length of stay and complications associated with febrile infants <90 days of age hospitalized in the United States, 2000-2012. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Dec;8(12):746-752. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0132.
Nguyen DK, Fleischman RJ, Friedlander S, Zangwill KM. Epidemiology of the clinical management of febrile infants <90 Days of age in the United States, 2002-2012. Pediatr Emerg Care, 2017; Sep 5. DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001262 [Epub ahead of print].
Zangwill KM, Belis AD, Ko JK, Landholm JM. Periumbilical skin and soft tissue infections resulting from a newborn tracking device. Infect Cont Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:245-6.
Bizmark RS, Chang R-KS, Tsugawa Y, Zangwill KM, Kawachi I. Impact of the 2007 change in antimicrobial prophylaxis guidelines on infectious endocarditis disease incidence in a nationally representative pediatric cohort. Am Heart J 2017;189:110-19.