Mayo Clinic Rochester

200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN
55905
Phone: (507) 538-5864
Fax: (507) 538-0232

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Elizabeth Ristagno, MD, MSc

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Melody Ouk

CHIEF, 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.

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

  1. Madigan T, Cunningham SA, Patel R, Greenwood-Quaintance KE, Barth JE, Sampathkumar P, Cole NC, Kohner PC, Colby CE, Asay GF, Fang JL, Baker CA, Heinrich AL, Fjerstad KA, Lujero MJ, Chia N, Jeraldo PR, Nelson H, Huskins WC. Whole-genome sequencing for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak investigation in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec; 39 (12):1412-1418 Epub 2018 Oct 04 PMID: 30282566
  2. Madigan T, Carey WA, Kaemingk BD, Patel R. Low Ureaplasma Polymerase Chain Reaction Positivity Rate Among Newborns in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Intermediate Special Care Nursery. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 May; 38 (5):e111 PMID: 30985550
  3. Levy ER, Yip WK, Super M, Ferdinands JM, Mistry AJ, Newhams MM, Zhang Y, Su HC, McLaughlin GE, Sapru A, Loftis LL, Weiss SL, Hall MW, Cvijanovich N, Schwarz A, Tarquinio KM, Mourani PM, Randolph AG, PALISI PICFLU Investigators. Evaluation of Mannose Binding Lectin Gene Variants in Pediatric Influenza Virus-Related Critical Illness. Front Immunol. 2019; 10:1005 Epub 2019 May 08 PMID: 31139182
  4. Levy ER, Hutchins KA, Schears GJ, Rodriguez V, Huskins WC. How We Approach Central Venous Catheter Safety: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Feb 28; 9 (1):87-91 PMID: 31886510
  5. Levy E, Blumenthal J, Chiotos K, Dearani J. COVID-19 FAQs in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Jul; 11 (4):485-487 Epub 2020 Apr 21 PMID: 32316830

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Understanding COVID-19 among critically ill children in the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator’s (PALISI) Network. Funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL(S):

  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,000

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

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?  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. HIV
  7. Immunizations
  8. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  9. Medical education
  10. Mycology/fungal infections
  11. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  12. Public health
  13. Quality improvement
  14. Transplant medicine
  15. Virology/viral diseases
  16. Other:  Primary immunodeficiencies

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

Improving the health of children worldwide through philanthropic support of scientific and educational programs.