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:
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:
Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
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