Evan Facer, DO

SLCH Antimicrobial Stewardship Medical Director

Evan Facer, DODr. Evan Facer is a pediatric infectious diseases physician and antibiotic steward. She completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University, where she obtained a B.A. in Philosophy with a particular interest in logic, cognitive biases and ethics. Driven by her desire to apply her studies to practical healthcare challenges, she decided to pursue a career in medicine.

She obtained her medical degree in 2016 from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, she completed her residency in 2019 and subsequently served as Chief Resident at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for pediatric infectious diseases and the critical importance of evidence-based decision-making in healthcare, particularly as it relates to antibiotic use.

She then completed her fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. During her fellowship, she was the proud recipient of a T32 award to study the predictive value of the MRSA nasal PCR. This opportunity also allowed her to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree with a focus on comparative effectiveness. This has enabled her to explore innovative ways to evaluate and ensure children receive the most effective and responsible care, preserving the efficacy of antibiotics for future generations.

Christine Lockowitz, PharmD, BCIDP

SLCH Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Director

Christine Lockowitz, PharmD, BCIDPDr. Christine Lockowitz is an infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She grew up in the St. Louis area and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2016. Subsequently, Dr. Lockowitz completed a first-year pharmacy practice residency and second-year pharmacy residency specialized in infectious diseases at West Virginia University Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Lockowitz served as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Cancer Hospital where she participated in patient care and research while developing antimicrobial stewardship initiatives primarily for the hematology/oncology population.

Making the transition from adult to pediatric infectious diseases, Dr. Lockowitz joined the team at St. Louis Children's Hospital in late 2020, and imparts the importance of education and application of evidence-based medicine. She enjoys being involved in pharmacy and infectious diseases organizations, and just a few of her interests include the use of rapid diagnostic testing paired with real-time ASP interventions, antifungal and antiviral pharmacology, and immunocompromised infectious diseases.

Jason Newland, MD, MEd, FPIDS

Jason NewlandDr. Jason Newland grew up in southwest Oklahoma, and obtained his B.S. in Pre-professional studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1996 and medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2000. He completed pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska/Creighton Medical Centers in 2003 and fellowship in Pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2006.

From 2006-2015, he was a Pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri where he developed and served as Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Additionally while at Children’s Mercy he was the inaugural Medical Director of Patient Safety and Systems Reliability. Starting in 2016, he joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and is the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.