Cleveland Clinic Children’s

9500 Euclid Avenue/R3
Cleveland , OH

Phone: (216) 403-7822
Fax: (216) 636-1077

Training Program Director: Blanca E Gonzalez

Coordinator: Alice Ewida

Chief, Infectious Diseases: Camille Sabella

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, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, transplantation or research (with a strong emphasis on academic medicine). The inpatient service is very busy and is supplemented with outpatient clinic. Our fellowship pass rate has been 100%.

Title(s) of Recent Fellows’ Published Research Papers:
1. Optimal Timing of Repeat Multiplex Molecular Testing for Respiratory Viruses. PMID: 31748321
2. Dynamics and predisposition of respiratory viral co-infections in children and adults. PMID: 32540470
3. A comparison of hospitalized children with enterovirus D68 to those with rhinovirus PMID: 28135044
4. Piperacillin-Tazobactam-induced Adverse Drug Events in Pediatric Patients on Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy. PMID: 27749652

Grant Funding Received for Fellow Research Projects: CCF Pediatric Research Committee Internal Grant (2 fellows)

Affiliated Hospitals: Metro Health Medical Center

Number of Inpatient/Outpatient Consults Per Year: 1,200

Fellows Accepted Each Year: 1

Visas Accepted: J1, H1B

Is Funding Ensured for all 3 Years?: Yes

Is Completion of Pediatric Residency Training in the U.S. or Canada a Requirement?: Yes

Program Provides Training, Didactic Lectures, Hands-On Experience, or Antimicrobial Stewardship Meetings/Membership in:
1. Microbiology lab on site
2. Infection control and hospital epidemiology
3. Antimicrobial stewardship
4. Immunocompromised hosts

Opportunities to Fulfill the ABP Requirements for Scholarly Activity is Available in the Following General Areas:
1. Antimicrobial agents
2. Antimicrobial stewardship
3. Bacteriology/bacterial infections
4. Bioethics
5. Epidemiology and statistics
6. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
7. Medical Education
8. Mycology/fungal infections
9. Quality improvement
10. Virology/viral diseases
11. Transplant medicine

Opportunities exist for research outside of the ID Division?: Yes

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology: No

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