Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Kravis Children’s Hospital

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1657
New York, NY
10029
Phone: (212) 241-1442
Fax: (212) 426-4813

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Roberto Posada, MD

COORDINATOR:  Luis Prieto

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Michael Tosi, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The goal of our program is to train clinician-investigators for careers in academic infectious diseases, with expertise in clinical infectious diseases, infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship and epidemiology. Training takes place at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, a major tertiary care center with virtually all pediatric subspecialties represented and situated within the campus of The Mount Sinai Hospital in Upper Manhattan. Among many other services, the hospital has a pediatric solid organ transplant program, a pediatric hematology-oncology program, and an HIV program that cares for patients with HIV off all ages. The catchment area for the hospital includes the greater New York metropolitan area with its very diverse population. As a result, fellows are exposed to patients with a wide variety of underlying conditions and infectious complications, as well as to healthy children with more traditional, community acquired infections.

We have a close working relationship with the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, the Department of Microbiology, the Department of Health System Design and Global Health , and the Arnhold Institute for Global Health, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and with the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Opportunities for mentorship and research exist with these groups and others within the institution.

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Riollano-Cruz M, Akkoyun E, Briceno-Brito E, Kowalsky S, Reed J, Posada R, Sordillo EM, Tosi M, Trachtman R, Paniz-Mondolfi A. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID-19: A New York City experience. J Med Virol. 2021 Jan;93(1):424-433. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26224. Epub 2020 Oct 5. PMID: 32584487; PMCID: PMC7361761.
  2. Jin H, Moss R, Reed JC, Hertzberg E, Cruz MR, Akkoyun E, Tosi M, Bogunovic D, Cunningham-Rundles C. IFN-γ receptor 2 deficiency initial mimicry of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 Feb;9(2):989-992.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.08.053. Epub 2020 Sep 8. PMID: 32916324; PMCID: PMC7477603.
  3. Harrison ER, Posada R. Brucellosis. Pediatr Rev. 2018 Apr;39(4):222-224. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0126. PMID: 29610436.
  4. Bhavsar SM, Dingle TC, Hamula CL. The impact of blood culture identification by MALDI-TOF MS on the antimicrobial management of pediatric patients. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;92(3):220-225. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.05.021. Epub 2018 May 31. PMID: 29934073.
  5. Bhavsar SM, Hamula CL, Dingle TC. Report of two paediatric cases of central line infections caused by species of the genus Kocuria. JMM Case Rep. 2016 Jun 25;3(3):e005040. doi: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.005040. PMID: 28348760; PMCID: PMC5330228.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 600

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

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

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 stewardship
    2. Bioethics
    3. Clinical trials
    4. Global health
    5. HIV
    6. Immunizations
    7. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
    8. Medical education
    9. Mycology/fungal infections
    10. Public health
    11. Quality improvement
    12. Transplant medicine
    13. Virology/viral diseases

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 (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): Yes

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