Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY (North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine)

269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde
NY
11040
USA
Phone: (718) 470-3480
Fax: (718) 470-0887

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES/TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:Lorry G Rubin, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST:Pneumococcal infections: colonization, PCR detection, virulence, vaccine effects; pathogenesis and prevention; clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: Sujatha Rajan, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infections in the immunocompromised host; anti-microbial stewardship; clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: Vijaya Soma, MD (Associate Program Director)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric C. difficile infections

ASSOCIATE: Sunil K Sood, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease - diagnostics and clinical antimicrobial studies

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

Ostovar GA, Kohn N, Yu KOA, Nullet S, Rubin LG. Nosocomial influenza in a pediatric hospital: comparison of rates of seasonal and pandemic 2009 A: H1N1 influenza infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012; 33 (3):292-4.

Ostovar GA, Kohn N, Yu KOA, Nullet S, Rubin LG. Nosocomial influenza in a pediatric hospital: comparison of rates of seasonal and pandemic 2009 A: H1N1 influenza infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012; 33 (3):292-4.

Kimberlin DW, Acosta EP, Prichard
MN, Sánchez PJ, Ampofo K, Lang D, Ashouri N,

Vanchiere JA, Abzug MJ, Abughali N, Caserta MT, Englund JA, Sood SK, Spigarelli MG, Bradley JS, Lew J, Michaels MG, Wan W, Cloud G, Jester P, Lakeman FD, Whitley RJ; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group. Oseltamivir pharmacokinetics, dosing, and resistance among children aged <2 years with influenza. J Infect Dis. 2013;207(5):709-20

Shah RG, Sood SK. Clinical approach to known and emerging tick-borne infections other than Lyme disease Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013; 25(3):407-418.

Rubin LG, Cohn A, MacNeil J, Messonnier N. Infant Meningococcal Vaccination: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations and Rationale. MMWR Weekly Report. 2013; 62(03):52-54.

Leibowitz J, Soma VL, Rosen L, Ginocchio C, Rubin LG. Stools from Patients with and without Diarrhea Test Positive for Clostridium difficile by PCR. (in preparation)

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:There are funds available through a competitive pool of funds within the North Shore-LIJ Health System to support fellow research.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:This program is designed to provide clinical training in pediatric infectious diseases and microbiology, as well as to develop the skills required for laboratory and clinical research. Fellows are exposed to a broad range of infectious diseases. The division sees a large number of ambulatory patients and operates a pediatric travel service. The training program is entirely pediatric although there are combined conferences with our internal medicine infectious disease colleagues and the trainee rotates for one month on the adult consultation service. All fellows are enrolled in a research methods course, the content of which includes the use of computers, biostatistics, research project design, and critical analysis of the medical literature. Fellows receive training in clinical microbiology. Fellows carry out laboratory and/or clinical research projects with one of the faculty as their mentor and/or using the resources of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. A PhD program for fellows is available through the Feinstein Institute.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Cohen Children's Medical Center; North Shore University Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: North Shore University Hospital, 95

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

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: NO
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES
Immunizations/Public health: NO
Mycology/fungal infections: NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify: Molecular diagnostics

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: NO
HIV, Clinical: YES
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

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: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: Limited
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: YES
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
Other – Please specify: ECMO

 

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: 51

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 33

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 60

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007): 4