Albert Einstein College of Medicine

111 E 210th Street, Bronx
New York
NY
10467
USA
Phone: (718) 741-2470
Fax: (718) 654-6692

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Nathan Litman, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Pediatric AIDS; nosocomial infections; vaccines

CO-TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: David Goldman, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cryptococcus, Anthrax

ASSOCIATE: Betsy Herold, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Topical vaginal microbicides; sexually transmitted infections; transplant infections; HSV pathogenesis; biologic basis of HSV-HIV synergy

ASSOCIATE: Paul Shurin, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical research in vaccines; diagnostic tests for pertussis, tuberculosis, and other respiratory infections

ASSOCIATE: Marguerite Mayers, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV, tuberculosis, travel medicine

ASSOCIATE: Tsoline Kojaoghlanian, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Adenovirus, clinical research

ASSOCIATE: Rebecca Madan, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infections in transplant patients

ASSOCIATE: Esra Fakioglu, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Mucosal immunity to HSV, topical microbicides

ASSOCIATE: Amy Fox, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Diagnostic virology

ASSOCIATE: Robert Burk, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular biology of Papillomavirus infections and malignancy

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

Incidence and risk factors for genital human papillomavirus infection in women drug users. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:527-529, 2006

Prevalence of hepatitis B and C infection in children infected with HIV. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Sept. 15, 2007

Impact of methamphetamine on HIV replication in vitro and in vivo. (submitted to Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Predictors of seropositivity to human papillomavirus type 53. (accepted for publication in Viral Immunology)

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

This program is designed to prepare pediatricians for a career in academic pediatric infectious diseases as a skilled infectious diseases consultant and as a clinical or laboratory research investigator. The first year of training is spent in a clinical setting and also includes training in the clinical microbiology, diagnostic virology, and parasitology laboratories. A block of time on the HIV service can also be arranged. The second and third year of training is devoted to basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiologic research. The fellow can select from a large array of research projects being done in the department. Weekly Grand Rounds and research seminars are held in conjection with the adult ID division.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Children's Hospital at Montefiore

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 104 plus 30 NICU

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: YES

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other : YES

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
Other – Please specify:

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
Other – Please specify:

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: NO
Health Services: NO
HIV, Basic: YES
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: NO
Other – Please specify: CFAR Center

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

Other – Please specify: Master's in Clinical Research

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
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: NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 25

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 10

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 50

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007) 5