Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease

2015 Uppergate Drive, NE, Suite 500
Phone: (404) 727-5642
Fax: (404) 727-9223


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


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


  • 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
  • Craig Shapiro, MD
    Research Interest: Antibiotic Stewardship, novel molecular diagnostics for microbiology
  • Anita McElroy, MD PhD
    Research Interest: Immunology of emerging viral infections
  • Lisa Marie Cranmer, MD
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV/TB infection, infant BCG responses, global health
  • Jumi Yi, MD
    Research Interest: Vaccinology, viral gastroenteritis
  • Inci Yildrim, MD
    Research Interest: Streptococcal pneumonia epidemiology
  • 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
  • Martin Moore, PhD
    Research Interest: RSV pathogenesis in animal models, vaccine development
  • 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


  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Kharbanda EO, McNeil MM, Naleway AL, Klein NP, Jackson ML, Hambidge SJ, Lugg MM, Li R, Weintraub ES, Bednarczyk RA, King JP, DeStefano F, Orenstein WA, Omer SB. Association of Tdap Vaccination With Acute Events and Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Pregnant Women With Prior Tetanus-Containing Immunizations. JAMA. 2015 Oct 20;314(15):1581-7.
  • McNeil MM, Weintraub ES, Duffy J, Sukumaran L, Jacobsen SJ, Klein NP, Hambidge SJ, Lee GM, Jackson LA, Irving SA, King JP, Kharbanda EO, Bednarczyk RA, DeStefano F. Risk of anaphylaxis after vaccination in children and adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Mar;137(3):868-78.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Kharbanda EO, Weintraub ES, Vazquez-Benitez G, McNeil MM, Li R, Klein NP, Hambidge SJ, Naleway AL, Lugg MM, Jackson ML, King JP, DeStefano F, Omer SB, Orenstein WA. Safety of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis and Influenza Vaccinations in Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov;126(5):1069-74.
  • Moro PL, McNeil MM, Sukumaran L, Broder KR. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's public health response to monitoring Tdap safety in pregnant women in the United States. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(12):2872-9.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Li R, Weintraub ES, Jacobsen SJ, Hambidge SJ, Jackson LA, Naleway AL, Chan B, Tao B, Gee J. Demographic characteristics of members of the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD): A comparison with the United States population. Vaccine. 2015 Aug 26;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. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 May 15;60(10):e58-65.
  • Nadeem S, Sukumaran L, Siegel DA, Jernigan SM, Greenbaum LA. Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient: Questions and Answers.Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Dec;30(12):2109-13.
  • Gee J, Weinbaum C, Sukumaran L, Markowitz LE. Quadrivalent HPV vaccine safety review and safety monitoring plans for nine-valent HPV vaccine in the United States. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 2;12(6):1406-17.
  • Sukumaran L, Omer SB. Repeat Tdap Vaccination and Adverse Birth Outcomes--Reply. JAMA. 2016 Mar 22-29;315(12):1286.
  • McCarthy NL, Gee J, Sukumaran L, Weintraub E, Duffy J, Kharbanda EO, Baxter R, Irving S, King J, Daley MF, Hechter R, McNeil MM. Vaccination and 30-Day Mortality Risk in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar;137(3):1-8.
  • Vazquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Naleway AL, Lipkind H, Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Omer SB, Qian L, Xu S, Jackson ML, Vijayadev V, Klein NP, Nordin JD. "Risk of Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Birth After Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: Caveats When Conducting Retrospective Observational Studies." Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Aug 1;184(3):176-86. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww043. PMID: 27449414
  • "Vergnano S, Buttery J, Cailes B, Chandrasekaran R, Chiappini E, Clark E, Cutland C, de Andrade SD, Esteves-Jaramillo A, Guinazu JR, Jones C, Kampmann B, King J, Kochhar S, Macdonald N, Mangili A, de Menezes Martins R, Velasco Muñoz C, Padula M, Muñoz FM, Oleske J, Sanicas M, Schlaudecker E, Spiegel H, Subelj M, Sukumaran L, Tagbo BN, Top KA, Tran D, Heath PT; Brighton Collaboration Neonatal Infections Working Group..
 "Neonatal infections: Case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunisation safety data." Vaccine. 2016 Dec 1;34(49):6038-6046. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.046. PMID: 2749168"
  • "Moro PL, Sukumaran L. "Cholera vaccination: pregnant women excluded no more"
Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 1. pii: S1473-3099(17)30055-5. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30055-5. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 28161571"
  • Thompson AB, Wynn BA, Akerele DO, Rostad CA, et al (2015). Acute pancreatitis associated with Dolutegravir, and Lamivudine/Abacavir administration. AIDS. AIDS, 2015 29:390-392.
  • Akerele DO, Ljolje D, Talundzic, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi N (2016). Molecular Diagnosis of Plasmodium ovale by Photo-Induced Electron Transfer Fluorogenic primers: PET-PCR. In submission.
  • Akerele DO, Westblade LF, Hilinski JA (2016). Soft tissue infection caused by Mycobacterium Peregrinum. In submission.
  • Mendoza M, Akerele DO, Shane A, Tenjarla G (2014). Gastrointestinal TB: Is It Coming Back To Confuse The Diagnosis Of Crohn’s ? North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Conference; Atlanta, GA.
  • Zarnitsyn V, Rostad CA, Prausnitz MR. “Modeling transmembrane transport through cell membrane wounds created by acoustic cavitation.” Biophysical Journal 2008; 95(9): 4124-4138. PMID 18676653.
  • Rostad CA, McElroy AK, Hilinski JA, Thompson MP, Drew CP, Denison AM, Zaki SR, Mahle WT, Rogers J, Abramowsky CR, Shehata B. “Bartonella henselae-mediated disease in solid organ transplant recipients: Two pediatric case reports and a literature review.” Transplant Infect Dis 2012; 14: E71-E81. PMID 22862881.
  • 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.
  • 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): 390-392. PMID 25686687.
  • 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): 2785-2787. 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): 1030-1038.” In: Cabana M, ed. Year Book of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 2015.
  • Rostad CA and Berkowitz FE. “Toddler with fever and grunting.” J Ped Infect Dis Soc 2015; 4(4): 370-2. PMID 26407254.
  • Rostad CA and Pickering LK. “MMWR in Review: Incidence of malaria rising in U.S.; prophylaxis underused.” AAP News, Apr 2016.
  • Rostad CA and Pickering LK. “MMWR in Review: Mouse infestation likely source of lymphocytic choriomeningitis in teen.” AAP News, June 2016.
  • Rostad CA, Stobart CC, Gilbert BE, Hotard AL, Meng J, Blanco JCG, Moin SM, Graham BS, Piedra PA, Moore ML. “A recombinant respiratory syncytial virus vaccine candidate attenuated by a low-fusion F protein is immunogenic and protective against challenge in cotton rats.” J Virol 2016; pii: JVI.00012-16. PMID 27279612.
  • "Stobart CC, Rostad CA, Ke Z, Dillard RS, Hampton CM, Strauss JD, Yi H, Hotard AL, Meng J, Pickles RJ, Sakamoto K, Lee S, Currier MG, Moin SM, Graham BS, Boukhvalova MS, Gilbert BE, Blanco JC, Piedra PA, Wright ER, Moore ML. "A live RSV vaccine with engineered thermostability is immunogenic in cotton rats despite high attenuation."
Nat Commun. 2016 Dec 21;7:13916. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13916.
PMID: 28000669"
  • "Rostad CA, Currier MC, Moore ML. "Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Reporter Myxoviruses." Viruses. 2016 Aug 4;8(8). pii: E214. doi: 10.3390/v8080214. Review.
PMID: 27527209"
  • Buckle GC, Collins JP, Sumba PO, Nakalema B, Omenah D, Stiffler K, Casper C, Otieno JA, Orem J, Moormann AM. "Factors influencing time to diagnosis and initiation of treatment of endemic Burkitt Lymphoma among children in Uganda and western Kenya: a cross-sectional survey." Infect Agent Cancer. 2013 Sep 30;8(1):36. doi: 10.1186/1750-9378-8-36. PMID 24079452
  • "Collins JP, Westblade LF, Anderson EJ. "Gram-Positive Diplococci in a Cerebrospinal Fluid Gram Stain." Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 28;3(4):ofw206. No abstract available.
PMID: 27699183"
  • 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. pii: 0009922816650599. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 2719334
  • Thompson AB, Wynn BA, O Akerele D, A Rostad C, Anderson EJ, Camacho-Gonzalez AF, Spearman P, Chakraborty R. "Acute pancreatitis associated with dolutegravir and lamivudine/abacavir administration." AIDS. 2015 Jan 28;29(3):390-2. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000542. No abstract available. PMID: 25686687


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.


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








  • 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