Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow







Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Nathan Peiffer-Smadja is a physician specialized in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, a fellow of the French Society of Infectious Diseases, a PhD candidate in Public Health and a Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Imperial College London. He has a MS in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on decision science.

He has 8 years of clinical experience in French teaching hospitals and 4 years of experience in clinical research, mainly on the ways to optimize the use of antibiotics. His PhD project is titled "Evaluation and Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Systems for Antimicrobial Prescribing", supervised by Dr Raheelah Ahmad in the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and AMR and Professor François-Xavier Lescure in the Inserm Infection, Antimicrobials, Modelling, Evolution (IAME) laboratory.


Peiffer-Smadja N, Hanslik T, Mordant P, Lescure FX., 2019
Cultural differences between surgical and medical teams: is it time for comanagement? 
Clin Infect Dis

Peiffer-Smadja N, Domont F, Saadoun D, Cacoub P., 2019
Corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents for idiopathic recurrent pericarditis.
Autoimmun Rev

Peiffer-Smadja N, Cohen L., 2019
The cerebral bases of the bouba-kiki effect.

Peiffer-Smadja N, Abbara S, Rizk N, et al., 2018
High-dose daptomycin in patients with infective endocarditis or sternal wound infections.
Clin Microbiol Infect

Peiffer-Smadja N, Lescure FX, Maatoug R, Rohaut B., 2018
Cognitive biases in the decision-making process of antibiotic prescribing.
Clin Microbiol Infect

Peiffer-Smadja N, Ouedraogo R, D'Ortenzio E, et al., 2017
Vaccination and blood sampling acceptability during Ramadan fasting month: A cross-sectional study in Conakry, Guinea.



Maatoug R, Peiffer-Smadja N, Delval G, et al., 2021, Ecological Momentary Assessment Using Smartphones in Patients With Depression: Feasibility Study., Jmir Form Res, Vol:5

Birgand G, Peiffer-Smadja N, Fournier S, et al., 2020, Assessment of air contamination by SARS-CoV-2 in hospital settings, Jama Network Open, ISSN:2574-3805

Peiffer-Smadja N, Ardellier F-D, Thill P, et al., 2020, How and why do French medical students choose the specialty of infectious and tropical diseases? A national cross-sectional study., Bmc Med Educ, Vol:20

Peiffer-Smadja N, Allison R, Jones LF, et al., 2020, Preventing and Managing Urinary Tract Infections: Enhancing the Role of Community Pharmacists-A Mixed Methods Study, Antibiotics-basel, Vol:9, ISSN:2079-6382

Peiffer-Smadja N, Rawson TM, Ahmad R, et al., 2020, machine learning for clinical decision support in infectious diseases: a narrative review of current applications (vol 26, pg 584, 2020), Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol:26, ISSN:1198-743X, Pages:1118-1118

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