Nalini Singh, MD, MPH Infectious Disease Specialist


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Infectious Disease


Nalini Singh, MD, MPH, is in the Division of Infectious Disease at Children's National Health System. Dr. Singh’s research interests include the prevention of healthcare-associated infections, molecular diagnostics related to multi-drug resistant organisms, and global health initiatives related to infection prevention. She is an invited speaker to national and international conferences and is a Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Singh was appointed to membership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and served on the committee from 2003-2008. On this committee, she helped develop guidelines for the prevention of transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms and in the review of the compendium on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. She is a preceptor and advisor for candidates in the Masters in Public Health program and mentors medical students, fellows, and junior faculty. She is chair of Children's Infection Control Committee.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MPH, 1994
    George Washington University
  • MBBS, 1969
    Benares Hindu University
  • BS, Pre-Med, 1969
    Benares Hindu University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Nalini Singh, MD, MPH

Patient story

Emily's Story

"The social worker was great. She held a class for Emily and the other needle phobic kids on the floor. This class allowed the kids to place IV's in stuffed dolls and have some control over the care of someone else, even if it was just a doll."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Epidemiology of Invasive Group A Streptococcus Infections in Children Society of Pediatric Research

(2008) Pediatric Academic Societies

Epidemiology of Clostridium Difficile in Infants Younger than Two Years of Age

(2008) Society of Healthcare Epidemiology

Epidemiology of Infection and Colonization with VancomycinResistant Enterococci and Frequency of Cocolonization with MethicillinResistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Children

(2007) Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology

Changing Epidemiology of Clostridium DifficileAssociated Disease in Children

(2007) Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology

Society of Healthcare Epidemiology

(2008) Clinical and economic impact of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on patients in the neonatal intensive care unit

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Blair's Story

Patient story

"I was blown away by the personalized care that we received. The nurses are incredibly compassionate and kind, and really made every effort to make the journey less painful for everyone."

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