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 S. pneumoniae and N. meningitis

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

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Katalin Koranyi, MD
    Research Interests:  HIV, international adoption, and Kawasaki Disease
     
  • Dennis Cunningham, MD
    Research Interests:  Vaccines and epidemiology
     
  • Garrett Hunt, MD
    Research Interests:  HSV, CMV
     
  • Preeti Jaggi, MD
    Research Interests:  Kawasaki disease, chronic granulomatous disease, group A streptococci, antibiotic stewardship and adenovirus
     
  • Rob Honegger, MD
    Research Interests:  Hepatitis C
     
  • Asun Mejias, MD
    Research Interests: RSV and respiratory tract infections
     
  • Michael Brady, MD
    Research Interests:  HIV
     
  • Monica Ardura, DO
    Research Interests:  Infections in the immunocompromised host and catheter related infections
     
  • Rebecca Wallihan, MD
    Research Interests: Pneumonia
     
  • Guliz Erdem, MD
    Research Interests: 
    Group A streptococcus and S aureus
     
  • Pablo Sanchez, MD
    Research Interests:  Neonatal Infections 

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Thrasher Foundation grant for 3rd year fellow research on Nissel 1917 strain of E coli in prevention of recurrent UTIs.

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 300,000 square feet of dedicated research space. Nationwide Children's Hospital has recently 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 Collefe of Public Health working towards the MPH degree. The GME Office offers an annual competitive scholarship that will cover the experences related to the MPH degree. Arrangements can be made for interested fellows to spend time in international health settings.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:Nationwide Children's Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:427

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:2

TRAINING FOR:MD; DO; MD, PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:YES

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:

Microbiology laboratory: YES
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
Molecular diagnostics: YES

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

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: YES
Health Services: NO
HIV, Basic: YES
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: YES

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

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: YES
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: NO
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES

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:50

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month:40

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 60

Average number of new inpatient admissions to the ID ward per month:160

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years:6