Jaquie Toia has been a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago for the past 35 years. The majority of her career was in the practice of oncology, where she was an active member within the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG), then Children’s Oncology Group (COG), as a contributing member of the nursing education and research committees and as the assigned protocol nurse for AAML1331, a large multi-center phase 3 clinical trial.
Dr. Toia completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the College of Saint Teresa in MN, Masters of Science in nursing at DePaul University in Chicago, Masters of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago. Her areas of practice and expertise are Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Transplant Medicine, and Pediatric Oncology. Her research interests include antibiotic use at the end of life for pediatric patients, invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts, norovirus in transplant recipients, and vaccine optimization in pre- & post-transplant patients.
In 2015, she secured the first non-HIV advanced practice provider (APP) position in pediatric ID established at Lurie Children’s and joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. During her time with PIDS she founded and currently leads the Advance Practice Provider Workgroup. Dr. Toia is also a member of several other professional organizations including IDSA and The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.