New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue
New York
NY
10016
USA
Phone: (646) 501-2469

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Rebecca Pellett Madan, MD, MS
Research interests:  prevention and management of infections in transplanted and other immunocompromised hosts, prevention of donor-derived infections in solid organ transplantation, vaccines

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Adam Ratner, MD, MPH
Research interests:  Congenital and perinatal infections, infectious causes of preterm birth, bacterial genomics and pathogenesis, microbiome, vaccines

Jennifer Lighter, MD
Research interests:  infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, MRSA epidemiology

Gail Shust, MD
Research interests:  HIV outcomes and treatment, HIV PrEP utilization, medical education research

William Borokowsky, MD
Research interests:  HIV immunology, clinical trials

Shaffiq Essajee, MBBS
Research interests: global public health, perinatal HIV, diagnostics


MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

The NYU Fellowship Program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases prepares pediatricians for an academic career in pediatric infectious diseases by developing skills in clinical infectious diseases, teaching, and research. The rich clinical experiences and the world-class academic environment of NYU provide a well-rounded and exciting fellowship experience. Inpatient clinical training takes place at NYU/Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the NYU Orthopedic Hospital. This experience provides exposure to a broad range of general, urban, and global pediatric infectious diseases. Outpatient experiences involve participation in pediatric infectious diseases clinic, a comprehensive HIV clinic, and specialty clinics in viral hepatitis and tuberculosis. Formal training in clinical and diagnostic microbiology, virology and immunology as well as epidemiology, biostatistics, research design, grant writing, and infection control are provided. The second and third years of fellowship are primarily devoted to laboratory-based or clinical research supervised by a faculty committee tailored to the needs and interests of each fellow. There are extensive research opportunities within the division, and trainees also have the opportunity to train in other laboratories and research groups throughout NYU School of Medicine and collaborating institutions. Electives are available to further develop clinical and research interests.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:
NYU/Hassenfeld's Children's Hospital
NYU Orthopedic Hospital (formerly the Hospital for Joint Diseases)
Bellevue Medical Center

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: yearly

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

TRAINING FOR: ☒ MD ☒ DO ☒ MD, PhD

FUNDING 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.

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship.

Program provides global health opportunities.

Program Provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • Congenital immune deficiencies

*Our Division collaborates with the NYU Division of Infectious Diseases to offer adult infectious disease electives as needed.

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  • Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  • Epidemiology and statistics
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations/Public health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents/antimicrobial stewardship

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is/are not faculty of the section.

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).

Graduate School courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture and or experiential courses for fellows (epidemiology, statistics, research design, quality improvement and academic careers.)

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents.