Mary Prahl, MD

Pediatric infectious disease specialist

Dr. Mary Prahl is a specialist who cares for children with all types of infectious diseases, including those that are present at birth, affect the bones and joints, develop as a consequence of travel, and occur in immunocompromised individuals.

Prahl's research evaluates immune responses to malaria during pregnancy and early childhood, with the goal of developing new disease-prevention strategies in settings with limited resources.

Prahl earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at UCSF.

Prahl is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Academy of Pediatrics.


Infectious Diseases Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax (in advance of appointment): (415) 476-1343
Fax (day of appointment): (415) 353-2466

More about Mary Prahl


University of Minnesota Medical School 2009


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Pediatrics 2012


UCSF, Pediatric Infectious Disease 2016