St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia
PA
19134
USA
Phone: (215) 427-5201
Fax: (215) 427-8389

PROGRAM ASSOCIATES AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sarah S. Long, MD: Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccines; immunization policy; medical education and
    medical writing
  • Jane M. Gould, MD: Infection prevention and control; pediatric tuberculosis
  • Ishminder Kaur, MD: Antimicrobial stewardship; antimicrobial resistance
  • Janet Chen, MD: Multicenter trials and research in perinatally and sexually acquired HIV
  • Emily Souder, MD: Pediatric tuberculosis; outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
  • Alan Evangelista, PhD: Laboratory diagnostics; detection of antimicrobial resistance 

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Sarah S. Long, MD

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Ishminder Kaur, MD

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Sarah S. Long, MD


MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

Extensive experience with severe/complicated common infectious diseases in an urban disadvantaged population
Extensive experience with infections in children under tertiary care for congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies
Engagement in infection control/antimicrobial stewardship policy and research
Expansive, PhD directed microbiology laboratory with continuous opportunities for research
Research/clinical opportunities due to close relationships with Drexel Sch of Pub Hlth and Phila Dept of Health
Extensive clinical/research opportunities in pediatric tuberculosis
Remarkable investment of faculty in mentoring fellows into clinical mastery and individual career achievement
Unusual national networking of faculty permitting fellows’ special roles in national societies/initiatives

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: Yearly

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

TRAINING FOR: MD; DO; MD, PhD

 

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS.

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1

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. (On an individual basis)

Program provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • HIV
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Congenital immune deficiencies
  • Large patient population in oncology, sickle cell diseases, cystic fibrosis

Opportunity to fulfill ABP requirements for scholarly activities 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
  • Pediatric Tuberculosis

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.)