Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

200 North Wolfe Street
Suite 3095
Baltimore, MD
21287
Phone: (410) 614-3917
Fax: (414) 367-3298

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Sanjay Jain, MD

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Candita Polk

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Deborah Persaud, MD (Interim Director)

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is designed to qualify post-residency trainees for board certification in pediatric infectious diseases and to prepare them for a career in academics and research organizations.
The important goals of the program are to take maximum advantage of the breadth of training opportunities in the fields of Microbial Pathogenesis, Virology, Parasitology, Immunobiology, Vaccinology, Hospital Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and International Health at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, while at the same time having the flexibility to accommodate each individual’s career development plan.

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

  1. Rubens JH, Karakousis PC, Jain SK. Stability and Viability of SARS-CoV-2. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 13; 382.
  2. Gordon O, Ruiz-Bedoya CA, Ordonez AA, Tucker EW, Jain SK. Molecular Imaging: A Novel Tool to Visualize Pathogenesis of Infections In Situ. mBio (Internet). 2019 Oct 29; 10(5).
  3. Hanna-Attisha, M., Gonuguntla, A., Peart, N. et al. (2020). “Umbilical Cord Blood Lead Level Disparities Between Flint and Detroit.” Am J Perinatol.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

NIH T32 Training Grant, PSDP

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

Johns Hopkins Hospital

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:  2

VISAS ACCEPTED:  J1

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. Clinical trials
  5. Epidemiology and statistics
  6. Global health
  7. HIV
  8. Immunizations
  9. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  10. Medical education
  11. Mycology/fungal infections
  12. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  13. Public health
  14. Quality improvement
  15. Transplant medicine
  16. 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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