Mikhaela Cielo, MD

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Dr. Cielo received her undergraduate education at UC Berkeley and attended medical school at USC. Dr. Cielo is board certified in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases. She completed her pediatrics residency and infectious disease fellowship at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Since 2012, she has been a faculty member of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Department at LAC+USC, primarily working in the clinic setting, delivering care to HIV positive children, adolescents and young adults, as well as HIV-exposed but uninfected youth, and youth with other infectious diseases. She participates in recruitment for ongoing research projects in the clinic, including studies under IMPAACT. She is working to implement strategies for engaging and retaining youth in care, including smartphone applications and motivational interviewing. She assists with management of Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program.

Deans Scholar, Jr-Sr Curriculum, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 2002-2004


  • J Infect Dis. 2022 12 13; 226(12):2069-2078. . View in PubMed
  • Pharmacokinetics of tenofovir alafenamide with and without cobicistat in pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV AIDS. 2021 03 01; 35(3):407-417. . View in PubMed
  • Live-Attenuated Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine With M2-2 Deletion and With Small Hydrophobic Noncoding Region Is Highly Immunogenic in Children J Infect Dis. 2020 06 11; 221(12):2050-2059. . View in PubMed
  • Live Respiratory Syncytial Virus Attenuated by M2-2 Deletion and Stabilized Temperature Sensitivity Mutation 1030s Is a Promising Vaccine Candidate in Children J Infect Dis. 2020 02 03; 221(4):534-543. . View in PubMed
  • Live-Attenuated Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate With Deletion of RNA Synthesis Regulatory Protein M2-2 is Highly Immunogenic in Children J Infect Dis. 2018 04 11; 217(9):1347-1355. . View in PubMed
  • Assessment of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of early-onset group B Streptococcal disease Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Sep; 30(9):759-63. . View in PubMed
  • A toddler with shivering spells, leukocytosis, and thrombocytopenia Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jan; 27(1):65-691-2. . View in PubMed
  • [Respiratory insufficiency, psychological and psychodynamic aspects: preliminary studies] Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 1996 Dec; 16(6 Suppl 55):101-4. . View in PubMed