Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland

747 52nd Street
Oakland
CA
94609-1809
USA
Phone: (510) 428-3336
Fax: (510) 601-3957

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Ann Petru, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: HIV in children; new antibiotics

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

CODIRECTORS OF PED. INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Ann Petru MD and Brian Lee, MD

CODIRECTOR:  Ann Petru, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clinical investigation of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines for childhood infections. Pediatric HIV and AIDS. 

CODIRECTOR: Brian Lee, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Burden of disease and economic impact of rotavirus infection. Pediatric tuberculosis: epidemiology, diagnosis. Antifungal therapies in children.

ASSOCIATE:  Parvin Azimi, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST:  Clinical investigation of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines; epidemiology of neonatal GBS disease; rotavirus, meningococcal, and other vaccines.

ASSOCIATE: Charlotte Hsieh, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: The use of real-time, quantitative PCR for the detection and identification of infectious pathogens among clinical specimens

ASSOCIATE:  Julie Kulhanjian, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST:  New antibiotics in children:  tigecycline.

ASSOCIATE: Deborah Dean, MD, MPH
RESEARCH INTEREST: Chlamydia: molecular epidemiology, genetics and pathogenesis of chlamydial ocular and STDs around the world, chlamydial STDs among adolescents of color in Oakland; C. pneumoniae with pulmonary disease and stroke in patients with sickle cell anemia

ASSOCIATE: Dan M Granoff, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Discovery and evaluation of novel antigens as candidate meningococcal vaccines for group B disease, evaluation of immune responses to vaccines and trial of new meningococcal vaccines

ASSOCIATE: Alexander Lucas, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Determining primary structures of anti-Hib and anti-pneuomococcal polysaccharide antibodies; use of polysaccharide vaccines as probes to investigate the molecular diversity of protective antibody repertoires

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Molecular ontogeny of the pneumococcal antibody repertoire Characteristics of patients with ADEM reported to the California Encephalitis Project Prevalence of HIV infection in IV drug users in Iran Bakardjiev AI, Stacy BA, Fisher SJ, Portnoy DA. Listeriosis in the pregnant guinea pig: a model of vertical transmission. Infection and Immunity 2004; 72(1): 489-497 Bakardjiev AI, Stacy BA, Portnoy DA. Growth of Listeria monocytogenes in the Guinea Pig Placenta and Role of Cell-to-cell Spread in Fetal Infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2005; 191:1889-97

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: Clinical experience is extensive and diverse, under the supervision of the ID Faculty. Experience includes consultations in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hematology/Oncology, Acute Care, General Pediatrics Ward, Rehabilitation Unit, Surgical Ward, and Emergency Departments. Fellows will participate in the management of HIV-infected and exposed children as part of our active pediatric HIV/AIDS program. Furthermore, fellows are involved with the care of patients with tuberculosis infection and disease through our on-site Tuberculosis clinic and nearby public health pediatric chest clinics. Additionally, fellows gain experience in the management of nosocomial infections, exposures and outbreaks. In the second and third years of training, a variety of clinical and basic science research opportunities are available through the infectious disease department, Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland (CHORI), and local academic institutions.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: About 200-220

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:1-2

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Not guaranteed

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT?YES/NO

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory: YES
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: NO
Molecular diagnostics: YES
Other – Please specify:
 
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: NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify:
 
Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:
 
Basic (bench): YES/NO
Molecular: YES/NO
Translational: YES/NO
Epidemiologic: YES
Clinical: YES
International/Public Health: NO
Health Services: YES
HIV, Basic: NO
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: Not since 1/2007.
Other – Please specify:
 
Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES/NO
 
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/NO
 
Other – Please specify:
 
Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO
                                 
Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:
 
HIV: YES
Bone marrow transplantation: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: NO
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: YES
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
Other – Please specify:
 
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:
 
Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month:
 
Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 
 
Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007): FIVE