Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics / University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City
MO
64108
USA
Phone: (816) 234-3061
Fax: (816) 346-1328

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

  • Jennifer E. Schuster, MD, MSCIA
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

RESEARCH INTEREST: Resident and Fellow education; Epidemiology of respiratory viral infections, viral infections in immunocompromised hosts, vaccines in immunocompromised host

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:

  • Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division Director

RESEARCH INTEREST: Outpatient antibiotic stewardship, HPV vaccine implementation, curriculum development and assessment

ASSOCIATE: Denise Bratcher, DO
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Graduate Medical Education
RESEARCH INTEREST: Nosocomial infections, Pediatric immunizations, Resident education

ASSOCIATE: Douglas Swanson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, International Adoption Clinic
RESEARCH INTEREST: Seroepidemiology of Streptococcus pneumonaie infections
CLINICAL INTEREST: Mycobacterial infections and international adoption medicine

ASSOCIATE: Robyn Livingston, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Infection Control & Prevention Program
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infection prevention and control, influenza diagnostics

ASSOCIATE: Barbara Pahud, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, ID Research, VTEU
RESEARCH INTEREST: Resident education, vaccine research, vaccine safety, clinical trials, minority health

ASSOCIATE: Susana Chavez-Bueno, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Infectious Disease Research Laboratory
Director of the Vaccine Trials Evaluation Unit
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of neonatal E. coli

ASSOCIATE: J. Christopher Day, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Transplant ID Service
Medical Director, Travel Medicine
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antifungal medications/invasive mold
CLINICAL/EDUCATION INTEREST: Immunocompromised patients (especially solid organ transplnts), travel medicine, tick-borne illness

ASSOCIATE: Rana El Feghaly, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Quality improvement, outpatient antibiotic stewardship, diagnostic stewardship, Resident and Fellow education

ASSOCIATE: Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS-CR
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antimicrobial induced adverse drug reactions; antimicrobial stewardship; variability in antimicrobial utilization; pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in children

ASSOCIATE: Liset Olarte, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical and molecular epidemiology of pneumococcal diseases, pneumococcal colonization in high risk patients; new pneumococcal vaccines

ASSOCIATE: Amol Purandare, MDAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antimicrobial allergy testing, antimicrobial stewardship

ASSOCIATE: Dwight Yin, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Invasive fungal infections; antifungal pharmacokinetcs and pharmacogenetics; HIV/AIDS; epidemiology

ASSOCIATE: Hina Zaidi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Procalcitonin reliability and predictability for infectious risks in hematologic malignant patients with febrile neutropenia

ASSOCIATE: Mary Anne Jackson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Dean, University of Missouri-Kansas City SOM
RESEARCH INTEREST: Strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection, judicious use of antibiotics, prevention of antibiotic resistant infection and vaccine implementation and education

ASSOCIATE: Christopher Harrison, MD Professor of Pediatrics Co-Director, Vaccine Trials Evaluation Unit (VTEU) RESEARCH INTEREST: Vaccines, acute gastroenteritis, antimicrobial resistance, pneumococcus, HPeV, EV-D68, RSV, influenza, molecular diagnostics

ASSOCIATE: Rangaraj Selvarangan, BVSc, PhD, D(ABMM)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Development of rapid molecular tests for laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Sarah King, MS
Email contact: srking@cmh.edu

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

Journal Articles:

  • Norton LE, Curtis SN, Goldman JL. A 9 year old Boy with Chest Mass and Eosinophilia. Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Dec:5(4):476-479 .
  • PMID: 27856771 McCulloh RJ, Norton LE, Goldman JL. Extending antimicrobial stewardship to all hospitalized children: the time is now. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Sept;7(9):559-561.
  • PMID 28814442 Richardson KM, Chen KS, Goubeaux D, Atkinson CS, Poulose A, Woods G, Goldman JL. A 16 year old Girl with Eye Pain. J Pediatric Infect Dis 2018 Apr 21. Doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy037. [Epub ahead of print].
  • PMID: 29688511 Norton LE, Lee B, Harte L, Mann K, Newland JG, Grimes R, Myers AL. Improving guideline-based streptococcal pharyngitis testing: a quality improvement initiative. 2018 Jul;142(1).
  • PMID: 29925574 Richardson KM, Fouquet SD, Kerns E, McCulloh RJ. Impact of a Mobile Device-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool on Guideline Adherence and Mental Workload. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Mar 7. Pii: S1876-2859(18)30688-0. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.03.001. [Epub ahead of print].
  • PMID: 30853573 Abstracts: Norton LE, Harte L, Simmons J, Reddy M, Mann K, Myers A. Quality improvement project to optimize use of rapid antigen detection testing and antimicrobial utilization for Group A Strep pharyngitis in outpatient practice. 56th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research, Oct. 29-30, 2015, Kansas City, MO.
  • Poster Presentation Norton L, Lee B, Harte L, Myers A. Implementation of a Quality Improvement Initiative to Optimize Testing and Improve Antibiotic Utilization for Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis in a Community Pediatric Practice. IDWeek 2016TM, October 26-30, New Orleans, LA.
  • Poster presentation. Waddell J, McCulloh R, Goldman J, Lee B, Teachout W. Comparative Analysis of Initial Antibiotic Dosing among Healthy Weight, Overweight, and Obese Children with Osteomyelitis IDWeek™2017, San Diego, CA, October 4-8, 2017.
  • Poster presentation Waddell J, Goldman J, Lee B, Teachout W, McCulloh R. Clinical course and antibiotic dosing in healthy vs non-healthy weight children with osteomyelitis. 2018 St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference. Memphis, TN, March 9-10, 2018.
  • Poster presentation Waddell J, Goldman J, Lee B, Teachout W, McCulloh R. Clinical course and antibiotic dosing in healthy vs non-healthy weight children with osteomyelitis. 2018 Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Days. Kansas City, MO. May 15-17, 2018.
  • Poster presentation Wilgers K, Waddell J, Tyler A, Altrich M, Hays A, Kleiboeker S, Yin D, Wissel M. Invasive Mucormycosis Management: Mucorales PCR Provides Important, Novel Diagnostic Information. IDWeek 2018 TM, Oct. 3-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA.
  • Poster Presentation Richardson K, Fouquet S, Kerns E, McCulloh R. Assessing the Impact of a Mobile Device-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool on Guideline Adherence and Mental Workload. IDWeek 2018 TM, Oct. 3-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA. Oral Presentation Dahl S, Hurley E, Lee B, Newland J, Bradley-Ewing, Donis-Miranda E, Pina K, Mackenzie A, Goggin K, Myers A. Provider education and rapid antigen detection test use in private and academic pediatric clinics. Jude-PIDS Conference, March 2019, Memphis, TN.
  • Poster Presentation Richardson K, Fouquet S, Kerns E, McCulloh R. Impact of a Mobile Device-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool on Guideline Adherence and Mental Workload Amongst Trainees and Attending Physicians. Jude-PIDS Conference, March 2019, Memphis, TN.
  • Poster Presentation Richardson K, Fouquet S, Kerns E, McCulloh R. Impact of a Mobile Device-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool on Guideline Adherence and Mental Workload Amongst Trainees and Attending Physicians. Pediatric Academic Societies Conference (PAS), April 27-30, 2019, Baltimore, MD.
  • Poster Presentation VanderVelde K, Suppes S, Gibbs K, Latz D, Vanderpool A, El Feghaly RE, Purandare A, Miller C, Goldman J. Optimization of Surgical Prophylaxis in Penicillin-Allergic Labeled Patients. 6th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Kansas City, MO. May 9, 2019.
  • Poster Presentation, 2nd place in Fellows/Resident Presentations VanderVelde K, Suppes S, Gibbs K, Latz D, Vanderpool A, El Feghaly RE, Purandare A, Miller C, Goldman J. Optimization of Surgical Prophylaxis in Penicillin-Allergic Labeled Patients. Children’s Mercy Kansas City Research Days. Kansas City, MO. May 13, 2019.
  • Poster Presentation Richardson K, Fouquet S, Kerns E, McCulloh R. Impact of a Mobile Device-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool on Guideline Adherence and Mental Workload Amongst Trainees and Attending Physicians. Children’s Mercy Kansas City Research Days, Kansas City, MO. May 16, 2019. Oral Presentation Dahl S, Hurley E, Lee B, Newland J, Bradley-Ewing, Donis-Miranda E, Pina K, Mackenzie A, Goggin K, Myers A. Provider education and rapid antigen detection test use in private and academic pediatric clinics. Children’s Mercy Kansas City Research Days, Kansas City, MO. May 16, 2019.
  • Poster Presentation VanderVelde K, Suppes S, Gibbs K, Latz D, Vanderpool A, El Feghaly RE, Purandare A, Miller C, Goldman J. Optimization of Surgical Prophylaxis in Penicillin Labeled Patients. 10th annual International Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship conference, St Louis, MO, May 30-31, 2019.
  • Poster Presentation

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

Children's Mercy Hospital, a 3147-bed freestanding pediatric hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, has a long history of providing excellent pediatric clinical care. All subspecialty areas of pediatric medicine are represented on the faculty, and training opportunities are available in 13 sub-specialties. Recent and ongoing hospital expansion provides child-friendly patient care units and state-of-the-art research facilities. The fellowship is a three-year program which provides the unique opportunity for collaboration with our pediatric clinical pharmacology section. Clinical exposure is extensive and comprehensive surrounding an active inpatient consultation service and busy outpatient continuity clinic experience. Research opportunities include clinical and basic pharmacology investigations and hospital epidemiology. We also have an active Vaccine Trial Evaluation Unit (VTEU) with ongoing clinical vaccine trials with opportunities for fellows as investigators. The overall goal of the program is to train pediatricians for an academic career in pediatric infectious diseases.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: None

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 314

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

All 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

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: NO
  • Virology/viral diseases: YES
  • Antimicrobial agents: YES
  • Other – Please specify: Antimicrobial stewardship;

Clinical pharmacology 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: YES
  • HIV, Basic: NO
  • HIV, Clinical: YES
  • ACTG Site: NO
  • Other – Please specify:
  • Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in 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
  • Other – Please specify: 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: YESBone marrow transplantation: YES
  • Solid organ/transplantation: YES
  • Travelers/adoptees: YES
  • Adults: NOCongenital 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: 60
  • Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 150
  • Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 130 (includes general ID and immunocompromised services)
  • Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years (2015-2019) 5