Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease

2015 Uppergate Drive, NE, Suite 500
Atlanta
GA
30322
USA
Phone: (404) 727-3796
Fax: (404) 727-9223

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
Research Interest: Adolescent HIV infection, behavioral interventions, HIV clinical trials

INTERIM CLINICAL DIVISION CHIEF

Andrea (Andi) L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc
Research Interest: Hospital epidemiology, enteric infections, probiotics, global health, rotavirus

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS

  • Frank Berkowitz, MD
    Research Interest: Clinical pediatric infectious disease and microbiology
     
  • Larry Anderson, MD
    Research Interest: RSV pathogenesis, diagnostics and vaccine development
     
  • Evan Anderson, MD
    Research Interest: Rotavirus epidemiology, vaccinology, S pneumoniae, viral respiratory pathogens, influenza
     
  • Andi Shane MD, MPH, MSc
    Research Interest: Hospital Epidemiology, enteric infections, probiotics, global health, rotavirus
     
  • Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, PhD
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV, HIV Clinical Trials, Congenital Infections including Zika, Global Health, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Placental Immunology
     
  • Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
    Research Interest: Adolescent HIV infection, behavioral interventions, HIV clinical trials
     
  • Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV infection, HIV cure and perinatal transmission in animal models, immunology of HIV
     
  • Lisa Marie Cranmer, MD
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV/TB infection, infant BCG responses, global health
     
  • Inci Yildrim, MD
    Research Interest: Streptococcal pneumonia epidemiology

  • Christina Rostad
    Research Interest: Vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, infections in Immunocompromised hosts

  • Matt Linam
    Research Interest: Healthcare associated infections, hospital epidemiology, hand hygiene, quality improvement, patient safety
     
  • Preeti  Jaggi
    Research Interest: Antibiotic Stewardship, Kawasaki Disease
     
  • Mehul Suthar, PhD
    Research Interest: Systems Biology of flavivirus infection, RIG-I like receptor regulation of viral immunity
     
  • Jens Wrammert, PhD
    Research Interest: Human B cell responses and immunological memory to viral and bacterial pathogens
     
  • Elizabeth Wright, PhD
    Research Interest: Cryo-EM tomography, Virus-host interactions
     
  • Gregory Melikian, PhD
    Research Interest: Mechanisms of viral entry

  • Bernardo Maniou, PhD
    Research Interest: Reovirus pathogenesis
     
  • LeAnne Fox, MD, MPH* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Tropical and parasitic diseases, Filariasis
     
  • Angela Campbell, MD, MPH* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Respiratory viral infections including influenza, immunocompromised hosts
     
  • David Bell, MD* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Public health emergency response and control of viral diseases
     
  • Athena Kourtis, MD* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV, maternal to fetal transmission
     
  • Julie Gutman, MD* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Tropical and parasitic diseases, malaria, Schistosomiasis, global health
     
  • Frank Richards, MD *(Carter Center)
    Research Interest: Tropical and parasitic diseases, onchocerciasis, malaria, schistosomiasis, filariasis

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOWS RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Current Fellows

  • Dr. Vanessa Raabe
    • Emory Vaccinology Training Program (T32)
    • Global Health Residency Scholars Program
    • TCCN (internal grant)
       
  • Dr. Deb Bloch
    • Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) TL1 Master in Clinical Science Research Tuition Scholarship, Laney Graduate School Emory University School of Medicine
    • Fellow Research Fund, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
       
  • Dr. Su Jin Joo
    • Fellow Research Fund, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Yi J, Anderson EJ. Rotavirus vaccination: short-term indirect herd protection, long-term uncertainty. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2013; Jun 12(6):585-7.
  • Yi J, Humphries R, Doerr L, Jerris RC, Westblade LF. Bergeyella zoohelcum Associated with Abscess and Cellulitis After a Dog Bite. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb;35(2):214-6
  • Yi J, Wahl K, Sederdahl BK, Jerris RR, Kraft CS, McCracken C, Gillespie S, Anderson EJ, Kirby AE, Shane AL, Moe CL. Molecular epidemiology of Norovirus in children and the elderly in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. J Med Virol. 2016 Jun;88(6):961-70
  •  Yi J, Sederdahl BK, Wahl K, Jerris RR, Kraft CS, McCracken C, Gillespie S, Kirby AE, Shane AL, Moe CL, Anderson EJ Rotavirus and Norovirus in Pediatric Healthcare-Associated Gastroenteritis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 30;3(4).
  • Kost K, Yi J, Rogers B, Jerris R, Comparison of clinical methods for detecting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Practice Laboratory Medicine 8(2017) 18-25.
  • Rosebush J, Summers R, Snitzer J, Jerris R, Satola S, Spearman P. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus empyema Necessitatis in a breast-fed neonate. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014; Jun 33(6):668-9.
  • Gleason, R.L., Caulk, A.W., Seifu, D., Rosebush, J.C., Shapiro, A.M., Schwartz, M.H., Eckard, A.R., Wondwossen, A., Abebe, W. Efavirenz and ritonavir-boosted lopinavir use exhibited elevated markers of atherosclerosis across age groups in people living with HIV in Ethiopia. Journal of Biomechanics. 2016 Sep 6;49(13):2584-2592. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.05.018.
  • Eckard, A., Rosebush, J., Lee, S.T., O’Riordan, M.A., Habib, J., Daniels, J., Kinley, B., Labbato, D., Uribe-Leitz, M., Chahroudi, A., McComsey, G.A.  Increased Immune Activation and Exhaustion in HIV-infected Children and Young Adults. PIDJ. 2016 Dec; 35(12): e370-7.
  • Eckard, A., Thierry-Palmer, M., Silvestrov, N., Rosebush, J., O’Riordan, M.A., Daniels, J., Uribe Leitz, M., Labbato, D., Ruff, J., Singh, R.J., Tangpricha, V., McComsey, G.A. Effects of Cholecalciferol Supplementation on Serum and Urinary Vitamin D Metabolites and Binding Protein in HIV-infected Youth. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Feb 1.
  • Rosebush, J., Jerris, R., Stanley, T., Ruthman, M., Pickering, L.  American Academy of Pediatrics. Online Red Book. 2014. Collaborated on and established a pictorial update of clinical microbiology for pediatric practitioners.
  • Eckard, A., Rosebush, J., O’Riordan, M.A., Graves, C., Alexander, A., Grover, A., Lee, S.T., Habib, J., Ruff, J., Chahroudi, A., McComsey, G.A. Neurocognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Infected Youth: Investigating the Relationship with Immune Activation. Accepted to Antiviral Therapy, awaiting publication.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Kharbanda EO, McNeil MM, Naleway AL, Klein NP et al.  Association of Tdap vaccination with acute events and adverse birth outcomes among pregnant women with prior tetanus-containing immunizations.  JAMA.  2015;314(15):1581-7.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Kharbanda EO, Weintraub ES, Vazquez-Benitez G, McNeil MM et al.  Safety of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis and influenza vaccines in pregnancy.  Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2015;126(5):1069-74.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Li R, Weintraub ES, Jacobsen SJ, Hambidge SJ, et al.  Demographic characteristics of members of the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD): A comparison with the United States Population.  Vaccine. 2015;33(36): 4446-50.
  • Sukumaran L, McNeil MM, Moro PL, Lewis PW, Winiecki, SK, Shimabukuro, TT.  Adverse events following measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in adults reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 2003 – 2013.  Clinical Infectious Diseases.  2015;60(10):e58-65.
  • McCarthy NL, Gee J, Sukumaran L, Weintraub E, Duffy J, Kharbanda EO, et al.  Vaccination and 30-day mortality risk in children, adolescents and young adults.  Pediatrics.  2016;137(3):e20152970.
  • McNeil MM, Weintraub ES, Duffy J, Sukumaran L, Jacobsen SJ, Klein NP et al.  Risk of anaphylaxis after vaccination in children and adults.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  2016;137(3):868-78.
  • Nadeem S, Sukumaran L, Siegel DA, Jernigan SM, Greenbaum LA.  Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient: Questions and Answers. Pediatric Nephrology. 2015;30(12):2109-13. [Epub]
  • Vasquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Naleway AL, Lipkind H, Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL et al.  Risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age birth after influenza vaccination during pregnancy: caveats when conducting retrospective observational studies.  American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;184(3):176-86.
  • Adams-Chapman I, Carlton DP and Moore JE (2015).  McGraw Hill Specialty Board Review: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  New York: McGraw Hill. Co-author of Infectious Diseases chapter
  • Thompson AB, Wynn BA, Akerele DO, Rostad CA, Anderson EJ, Camacho-Gonzalez AF, Spearman P, Chakraborty R.  Acute pancreatitis associated with dolutegravir and lamivudine/abacavir administration. AIDS 2015; 29(3): 390-2. PMID 25686687.
  • Rostad CA, Philipsborn RP, and Berkowitz FE. Evidence of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome caused by MRSA in a mother-newborn pair. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015; 34(4):450-2. PMID 25260039.
  • Westblade LF, Rostad CA, Hilinski JA, Stanley T, Jerris RC, Wilkey K, Pincus DH.  Candida quercitrusa candidemia in a 6-year-old child.” J Clin Microbiol 2015; 53(8): 2785-87. PMID 26063864.
  • Rostad CA and Shane AL. Commentary on Fritz SA, et. al. Contamination of environmental surfaces with Staphylococcus aureus in households with children infected with methicillin-resistant S aureus.”  JAMA Pediatr 2013; 168(11): 1030-8. In: Cabana M, ed.  Year Book of Pediatrics.  Elsevier, 2015.
  • Rostad CA and Berkowitz FE. Toddler with fever and grunting.” J Ped Infect Dis 2015; 4(4): 370-2.  PMID 26407254.
  • Collins JP, Westblade LF, Anderson EJ.  Gram-positive diplococci in a cerebrospinal fluid Gram Stain.  Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 28;3(4)
  • Collins JP, Shane AS.  Infections Associated with Group Childcare. In: Long SS, Prober CG, Fischer M, editors. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease. 5th edition. Elsevier. In press 2017
  • Thompson AB, Bilhartz JL, Abramowsky CR, Rapkin L, Karpen SJ, Berkowitz FE.  New-onset scleral icterus in a school-aged female.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 May 17.
  • Thompson, AB., Flowers, L. Human Papillomavirus. In: Hussen S, ed. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood. 1st Ed, New York, NY: Springer, In Press.
  • Thompson, AB, Wrubel D, Berkowitz F: Gram Positive Rods on a Cerebrospinal Fluid Gram Stain. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2017 Dec 11;4(4).
  • Thompson A., Gillespie S., Hood J., Thomas-Seaton L., Hussen S., Camacho-Gonzalez A. Regular marijuana use is associated with poor viral suppression in HIV-infected adolescents and young adults. AIDS and Behavior Nov 1, 2017 PMID: 29094229.
  • Raabe V, Kann G, Ribner B, Morales A, Varkey J, Mehta A, Lyon GM, Vanairsdale S, Faber K, Becker S, Eickmann M, Strecker T, Brown S, Patel K, De Leuw P, Schuettfort G, Stephan C, Rabenau H, Klena J, Rollin P, McElroy A, Ströher U, Nichol S, Kraft C, Wolf T, Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit. Favipiravir and Ribavirin Treatment of Epidemiologically Linked Cases of Lassa Virus Disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, June 2017.
  • Raabe V and Koehler J. Lassa Diagnostics. Journal of Clinical Microbiology May 2017. (Invited Mini-Review)
  • Thompson, AB., Camacho-Gonzalez, AF. Trypanosomiasis. In: Long SS, Prober CG, Fischer M, ed. Principles and Practices of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th Edition. Elsevier Inc, 2018.
  • Prestel, CS., Chakraborty, R. Hookworm. In: Rudolph, C, ed. Rudolph’s Pediatrics. 23rd Ed, New York City, NY: McGraw Hill, In Press

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

We seek to develop leaders in the field of academic Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The program includes a focused clinical year followed by two years dedicated primarily on investigative activities leading to a productive career path. The location of the Emory program in the midst of a thriving infectious diseases community is a huge factor in our success. We have active interactions with a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta , an outstanding adult ID program, CDC, the Microbiology and Immunology Department at Emory, the Emory Vaccine Center, Yerkes Primate Center, Rollins School of Public Health, the Carter Center, and other local institutions. Fellows choose research mentors from the broad community, or from the strong faculty within the division itself. Our division's laboratory strengths are virology, viral pathogenesis, and vaccine development and testing. Our clinical strengths include a thriving children's hospital network in Atlanta, our Vaccine Trials Evaluation Unit (VTEU), strong epidemiology, and many global health opportunities. Our fellows can rotate through a travel clinic, international electives, and a cutting-edge microbiology laboratory. Advanced research training in laboratory-based science or clinical trials/epidemiology is available. Fellows may apply for an NIH T-32 training grant in vaccinology, or a Masters of Science in Clinical Research additional degree. The program is dedicated to producing future leaders who wish to maintain a productive scholarly career in the field.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite, Egleston and Hughes Spalding
  • Grady Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Northside Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 500+

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2

TRAINING FOR: MD; DO; MD, PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? American Board eligibility is required

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
    • Community: YES
    • Epidemiologic: YES
    • Clinical: YES
    • International/Public Health: YES
    • Health Services: YES
    • HIV, Basic: 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: 15

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 100+

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 40

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years:  10