Children's Hospital of Michigan

3901 Beaubien Blvd
Detroit
MI
48201
USA
Phone: (313) 745-5863
Fax: (313) 993-8846

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Basim Asmar, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Otitis media; infectious in neonates; antimicrobials; vaccines

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Basim Amar, MD

ASSOCIATE: Nahed Abdel-Haq, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Gastrointestinal infections; antimicrobials; viral infections

ASSOCIATE: Jocelyn Ang, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Vaccines; antimicrobials, neonatal immunity and infections

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Ezike EN, Rongkavilit C, Fairfax MR, Thomas RL, Asmar B. Effect of using two throat swabs versus one throat swab on detection of group A streptococcus by a rapid antigen detection test. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2005 May:159(5):486-490. Ang J, Ezike E, Asmar B. Antibacterial resistance in children. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2004;71(8):1-10.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: This program aims to prepare pediatricians for academic career in infectious diseases. It offers intense and broad-based clinical training for approximately 35% of fellowship training. The division coordinates a 25-bed inpatient infectious diseases unit with additional varied consultations. Experience is provided in diagnostic bacteriology/virology/serology. Bench andor clinical research accounts for approximately 65% of time. The program has strong academic relationship with the adult infectious diseases program.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:

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/NO
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES/NO
Molecular diagnostics: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures: YES/NO
Hands on experience: YES/NO
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES/NO

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES/NO
Epidemiology and statistics: YES/NO
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES/NO
Immunizations/Public health: YES/NO
Mycology/fungal infections: YES/NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES/NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES/NO
Antimicrobial agents: YES/NO
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/NO
Clinical: YES/NO
International/Public Health: YES/NO
Health Services: YES/NO
HIV, Basic: YES/NO
HIV, Clinical: YES/NO
ACTG Site: YES/NO
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/NO
Bone marrow transplantation: YES/NO
Solid organ/transplantation: YES/NO
Travelers/adoptees: YES/NO
Adults: YES/NO
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES/NO
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/NO

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: YES/NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES/NO

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: (20007)