State University of New York Upstate Medical University

750 East Adams Street
Syracuse
NY
13210
USA
Phone: (315) 464-6331
Fax: (315) 464-7564

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES/TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Leonard B Weiner, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Respiratory tract infections; pathogenesis, host response and epidemiology; clinical virology; HIV (PACTG) and Collaborative Antiviral Study Group (CASG) clinical trials; vaccine trials

TRAINING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

ASSOCIATE: Joseph B Domachowske, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular pathophysiology of viral respiratory tract infections; cytokine response and mechanisms of lung injury, HIV, CASG and vaccine clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: Jana Shaw, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: clinical epidemiology/public health; vaccine trials; vaccine and CASG clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: John Bradshaw, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: office-based clinical research; vaccine trials; international health

ASSOCIATE: Jeffrey D Snedeker, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Office-based clinical research; vaccine trials

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


  • Adenovirus Infection Induces a Series of Pro-inflammatory Mediators, but only interleukin-1a and interleukin-8 correlate with illness severity. Moro MR, Bonville CA, Suryadevara M, Faddoul D, Kobayaa H, Branigan PJ, Domachowske JB. Platform Presentation. 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Meeting. May 2008. Honolulu, HI.

  • Low rates of Invasive Community Acquired Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children in Upstate New York. Moro MR, Suryadevara M, Kiska D, Ridell S. Shaw J. Poster presented at the 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Meeting. May 2008. Honolulu, HI.

  • Tracking curbside questions posed to a pediatric infectious disease service: 2007 compared to 1990. Moro MR, DomachowskeJB. Poster presented at the 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Meeting. May 2008. Honolulu, HI.

  • Pediatric adenovirus infection: features at presentation to an emergency room. Moro MR, Bonville CA, Suryadevara M, Faddoul D, Kobayaa H, Branigan PJ, Domachowske JB. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of IDSA. October 2007. San Francisco, CA.

  • The Clinical Spectrum of Adenovirus Infection Encourages Inappropiate Antibiotic Use. Moro MR, Bonville CA, Suryadevara M, Faddoul D, Kobayaa H, Branigan PJ, Domachowske JB.Poster presented at the 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. October 2007. San Francisco, CA. Adenovirus Infection Induces a Series of Pro-inflammatory Mediators, but only interleukin-1a and interleukin-8 correlate with illness severity. Moro MR, Bonville CA, Suryadevara M, Faddoul D, Kobayaa H, Branigan PJ, Domachowske JB. Submitted CID

  • Dengue in Venezuela. Moro MR, Oletta J. 1997. Pediatrics Bulletin of “J.M. de los Rios” Children’s Hospital. Anxiety and it’s Critical Variant’s. Moro MR. 1996. Paper presented at the Psychiatric Symposium of “Jose M. Vargas General Hospital.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: This program provides a balanced approach to the research laboratory, to patient care responsibilities, and to the overall training requirements for an academic career. The emphasis, however, is on supervised, laboratory-based or clinical research with approximately 24 of 36 months dedicated to this endeavor. Clinical training is predominantly in the first year of the fellowship, and occurs on the pediatric services of the Central New York Children’s Hospital. There are usually 10-15 new inpatient consults weekly and a twice per week Infectious Disease/Immunology Clinic, where the fellow will gain experience with outpatient evaluation and management of a wide range of infectious diseases, as well as patients with primary immunodeficiencies and a limited number of HIV infected patients. The first and second year training also includes specific curricular experiences in clinical microbiology, diagnostic virology, clinical immunology, epidemiology, public health, and biostatistics. In addition to preparing our fellows for careers in academic pediatrics, completion of this fellowship will qualify them for the Pediatric Infectious Disease subspecialty board examination.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Crouse Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 75 Pediatric beds; 50 NICU beds

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: all

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other J1

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YESTHE 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:

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:

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: NO
Solid organ/transplantation: NO
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: YES

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 45

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 80

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 50

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007) 1