Children's Hospital of Richmond/Virginia Commonwealth University

PO Box 980163
Richmond
VA
23298-0163
USA
Phone: (804) 828-1808
Fax: (804) 827-8085

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

  • Beth C Marshall, M.D.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Pathogenesis and transmission of CMV infections

CHIEF OF PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES:

  • Suzanne Lavoie, M.D.

RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric & adult HIV/AIDS

ASSOCIATE: Jeff Donowitz, M.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: GI microbiome

ASSOCIATE: David J. Friedel, M.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric & adult HIV/AIDS

ASSOCIATE: Emily Godbalt, D.O.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antibiotic stewardship

ASSOCIATE: William C. Koch, M.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pathogenesis and transmission of human parvovirus B19 infections

ASSOCIATE: Michael A McVoy, Ph.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Replication of herpes virus

ASSOCIATE: Jose Munoz, M.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Tickborne illnesses, quality and safety

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: None

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 42 Acute Pediatrics, 21 PICU, 40 NICU

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 0-1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J-1

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

  • Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:
    • Microbiology laboratory: YES
    • Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
    • Molecular diagnostics: YES
  • Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:
    • Didactic lectures: YES
    • Hands on experience: YES
    • Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES
  • Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
    • Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES
    • Epidemiology and statistics: YES
    • Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES
    • Immunizations/Public health: YES
    • Mycology/fungal infections: YES
    • Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES
    • Virology/viral diseases: YES
    • Antimicrobial agents: YES
  • Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:
    • Basic (bench): YES
    • Molecular: YES
    • Translational: YES
    • Epidemiologic: YES
    • Clinical: YES
    • International/Public Health: YES
    • Health Services: NO
    • HIV, Basic: NO
    • HIV, Clinical: YES
    • ACTG Site: YES
  • Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES
  • Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES
  • Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES
  • Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:
    • HIV: YES
    • Bone marrow transplantation: YES
    • Solid organ/transplantation: YES
    • Travelers/adoptees: YES
    • Adults: YES
    • Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
  • Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design, and academic careers): YES
  • Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: NO
  • The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES
  • Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 10-20 (excluding HIV)
  • Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 5-10 (excluding HIV)
  • Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 20-25
  • Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 5