Mayo Clinic Rochester

200 First Street SW
Rochester
MN
55905
USA
Phone: (507) 538-5864
Fax: (507) 284-0160

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND DIVISION CHIEF:

W. Charles Huskins, MD, MSc


TRAINING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:

Elizabeth Ristagno, MD, MSc


ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, PhD

  • Theresa Madigan, MD
  • Bobbi Pritt, MD

  • Nipunie Rajapakse, MD, MPH

  • Raymund Razonable, MD



RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Antimicrobial resistance

  • Antimicrobial stewardship

  • Clinical trial design and methods

  • Diagnostic stewardship
  • HIV
  • 
Immunocompromised host

  • Infection prevention
  • Parasitic infections
  • 
Perinatal infections
  • Placental immunology
  • 
Targeted and unbiased diagnostic metagenomics
  • Vectorborne diseases


DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:

W. Charles Huskins, MD, MSc

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

The fully funded, ACGME accredited three-year Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed to prepare physicians for a variety of careers in pediatric infectious diseases. It provides an excellent opportunity for broad-based, comprehensive clinical and research experiences. Clinical microbiology rotation is with our internationally renowned clinical laboratory. The program features committed faculty, generous and supportive training environment, with global professional connections.

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL(S):

  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 150

AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW OUTPATIENT CONSULTATIONS PER MONTH: 30

AVERAGE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHED OUTPATIENT FOLLOW-UP VISITS PER MONTH: 30

AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW INPATIENT CONSULTATIONS PER MONTH: 50


AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: 2 fellows every 3 years

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 2

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? NO

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:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • Adults
  • 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
  • Yes: Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in 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 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.)
  • No: Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant.
  • Yes: The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents.