The Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

9500 Euclid Avenue S 25
Cleveland
OH
44195
USA
Contact Person: Joanna Saginario
Phone: (216) 636-1077
Fax: (216) 636-3405

 

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: 
Blanca E. Gonzalez, MD

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
Camille Sabella, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
Our 3-year ACGME accredited program provides well-rounded training in both clinical infectious diseases and research. Our goal is to train pediatricians to be outstanding infectious diseases clinicians who are prepared for a career in clinical infectious diseases, research and/or infection control, with a strong emphasis on academic medicine. The inpatient service is very busy and is supplemented with outpatient and travel clinics. Cleveland Clinic Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio that in addition to kidney and bone marrow, performs heart, liver, intestinal and multi visceral transplantation.

Our faculty is experienced and committed to the education of our fellows and includes clinical microbiologists. Fellows learn “hands on” clinical microbiology through weekly rounds in the clinical microbiology laboratory attended throughout the 3 years of training in addition to a 6-week rotation in the microbiology laboratory. Clinical cases and laboratory diagnostics are presented and discussed by the microbiology and infectious diseases staff. Other didactics include weekly pediatric infectious diseases lectures, research meetings and case conferences. Our program has a strong emphasis on transplant infectious diseases, including a shared adult/pediatric weekly conference dedicated to transplant infections and related topics. The curriculum is year-round.

Each Fellow’s research experience is personalized to meet individual career goals and interests. Opportunities include clinical projects (including infection prevention/quality improvement), clinical or basic science laboratory projects. Research opportunities are available within the Cleveland Clinic and the Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, but also at other academic institutions throughout the city. We help each fellow to identify a mentor to guide the research project to ensure that by the end of fellowship each fellow gains expert knowledge in the selected area of interest.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:
Cleveland Clinic Children's
Metro Health Medical Center

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 3

TRAINING FOR: ☒ MD ☒ DO ☒ MD, PhD

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: ☒ J1 ☒ H1B 

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: YES 

  • Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology: YES

  • Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship: YES

  • Program provides global health opportunities: YES

Program provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees

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

  • Epidemiology and statistics
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations/Public Health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents/antimicrobial stewardship
  • Transplant infectious diseases

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

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.)