Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive
Columbus
OH
43205
USA
Phone: (614) 722-4456
Fax: (614) 722-4458

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: William J. Barson, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infections due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitis

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:  Monica Ardura, DO
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Infections in the immunocompromised host and catheter related infections

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Octavio, Ramilo, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Respiratory tract infections

Program Associates:

  • Jeffery Auletta, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bacterial bloodstream infections

  • Michael Brady, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS:  HIV

  • Kevin Cassady, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: HSV, HCMV

  • Juan Chaparro, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Clinical informatics

  • Guliz Erdem, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: Group A streptococcus and S aureus

  • Jonathan R. Honegger, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: Hepatitis C

  • Garrett Hunt, MD, MPH
    RESEARCH INTERESTS:  HSV, CMV

  • Asuncion Mejias, MD PhD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: RSV and respiratory tract infections

  • Christopher Ouellette, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Infections in the immunocompromised host

  • Pablo Sanchez, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Neonatal infections

  • Masako Shimamura, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: Infections in the immunocompromised host

  • Eunkyung Song, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Infections in the immunocompromised host

  • Rebecca Wallihan, MD, FAAP
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: pneumonia

  • Joshua Watson, MD
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: ASP


MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  Clinical experience in infectious diseases (ID) is gained at Nationwide Children's Hospital through rotations on a unique ID ward, in-patient consult service, and in a number of out-patient clinics. Only a small number of pediatric ID programs in the United States offer a ward experience where the fellow is exposed to both primary care pediatric ID and complex referral problems in a setting where he/she will function as the attending physician. The in-patient consult service exposes the fellow to complex ID in a variety of patient settings (e.g. post-operative, CCU/NICU/PICU, immunocompromised/transplant patients), as well as routine pediatric ID. In the out-patient setting the fellow spends time in the General ID, HIV, TB, Immunology, and International Adoption Clinics of Nationwide Children's Hospital and the STI Clinic at Columbus Public Health. The fellow will spend a minimum of 12 months during the 3 year fellowship in clinically related activities. The Research Institute supports research activities on the campus of Nationwide Children's Hospital. The Research Institute is organized into 13 Centers of Emphasis (three of which specifically address research issues in ID - Centers for Microbial Pathogenesis, Vaccines and Immunity, and Gene Therapy) and occupies more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space. Nationwide Children's Hospital has designated Infectious Diseases, and the Centers for Microbial Pathogenesis and Vaccines and Immunity as a Center of Excellence. The Center for Translational Research was established in 2007 with the mission of applying the findings of bench research directly to the patient. The fellow will be introduced to the research faculty early in the fellowship and will select a mentor with whom he/she will work towards completion of the scholarly activity requirement of the fellowship. Fellows interested in a more clinically related experience will spend additional months in these activities. Fellows can also enroll in The Ohio State University College of Public Health working towards the MPH degree. The GME Office offers an annual competitive scholarship that will cover the expenses related to the MPH degree. Arrangements can also be made for interested fellows to spend time in international health settings.

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL(S):
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS:   2/YEARLY 

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 11

TRAINING FOR: MD; DO; MD, PhD

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS.

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT?  NO

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

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.