St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine

One Children's Place
St. Louis
MO
63110
USA
Contact Person: Pamela Wilson
Phone: (314) 286-2778
Fax: (314) 286-2895

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Gregory A. Storch, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Development and application of molecular methods for diagnosis of infectious diseases; antibiotic resistance

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: David A. Hunstad, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Virulence mechanisms of uropathogenic E. coli

ASSOCIATE: Alexis M. Elward, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Epidemiology and diagnosis of nosocomial infections in the ICU

ASSOCIATE: Michele M. Estabrook, MD
AREA OF INTEREST:  Pediatric education; infections in hematopoietic and solid-organ transplant recipients

ASSOCIATE: Stephanie A. Fritz, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Epidemiology, transmission and eradication of pediatric community-associated MRSA

ASSOCIATE: Ericka V. Hayes, MD
AREA OF INTEREST:  Pediatric education; pediatric and adolescent HIV infection

ASSOCIATE: S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular effectors of thymocyte maturation

ASSOCIATE: Audrey R. Odom, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pathogenesis of falciparum malaria

ASSOCIATE: Rachel C. Orscheln, MD
AREA OF INTEREST: Epidemiology of community-associated MRSA infection

ASSOCIATE: Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infections and malnutrition in sub-saharan Africa

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:
NK cell function in children with recurrent herpesvirus infection
Transmission dynamics of community-acquired S. aureus
Antibiotics in management of severe malnutrition in Malawi
Determinants of mucosal colonization by group A streptococcus

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
The program is intended to train physicians for careers in academic pediatric infectious diseases. The first year is an intensive clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient pediatric ID.  Clinical and teaching activities of the division are integrated with the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine.  The second and third years focus on scholarly activity (clinical or basic research).  Research opportunities exist in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology. Opportunities also are available to enroll in graduate courses in molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and study design among others.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Pediatric Scientist Development Program; PIDS – St. Jude Fellowship Program Fellowship; PIDS Fellowship; National Foundation for infectious Diseases Fellowship; Departmental NIH T32 Fellowship Training Grant.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:St. Louis Children's Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:255 (includes 26 PICU, 12 CICU, and 75 NICU beds)

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:2

TRAINING FOR MD; MD, PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:Yes

VISAS ACCEPTED:J1; green card

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: YES
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES

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: NO
HIV, Basic: YES
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: YES

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES (see above)

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: YES (Department)

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 51

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 95

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 47

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