TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Rebecca Pellett Madan, MD, MS
Research interests: prevention and management of infections in transplanted and other immunocompromised hosts, prevention of donor-derived infections in solid organ transplantation, vaccines
DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Adam Ratner, MD, MPH
Research interests: Congenital and perinatal infections, infectious causes of preterm birth, bacterial genomics and pathogenesis, microbiome, vaccines
Jennifer Lighter, MD
Research interests: infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, MRSA epidemiology
Gail Shust, MD
Research interests: HIV outcomes and treatment, HIV PrEP utilization, medical education research
William Borokowsky, MD
Research interests: HIV immunology, clinical trials
Shaffiq Essajee, MBBS
Research interests: global public health, perinatal HIV, diagnostics
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
The NYU Fellowship Program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases prepares pediatricians for an academic career in pediatric infectious diseases by developing skills in clinical infectious diseases, teaching, and research. The rich clinical experiences and the world-class academic environment of NYU provide a well-rounded and exciting fellowship experience. Inpatient clinical training takes place at NYU/Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the NYU Orthopedic Hospital. This experience provides exposure to a broad range of general, urban, and global pediatric infectious diseases. Outpatient experiences involve participation in pediatric infectious diseases clinic, a comprehensive HIV clinic, and specialty clinics in viral hepatitis and tuberculosis. Formal training in clinical and diagnostic microbiology, virology and immunology as well as epidemiology, biostatistics, research design, grant writing, and infection control are provided. The second and third years of fellowship are primarily devoted to laboratory-based or clinical research supervised by a faculty committee tailored to the needs and interests of each fellow. There are extensive research opportunities within the division, and trainees also have the opportunity to train in other laboratories and research groups throughout NYU School of Medicine and collaborating institutions. Electives are available to further develop clinical and research interests.
NYU/Hassenfeld’s Children’s Hospital
NYU Orthopedic Hospital (formerly the Hospital for Joint Diseases)
Bellevue Medical Center
AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: yearly
Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 5
TRAINING FOR: ☒ MD ☒ DO ☒ MD, PhD
FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES
VISAS ACCEPTED: ☒ J1 ☐ H1B ☐ OTHER ______________________
IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES
THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING
Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site.
Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.
Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship.
Program provides global health opportunities.
Program Provides substantial experience for trainee in:
*Our Division collaborates with the NYU Division of Infectious Diseases to offer adult infectious disease electives as needed.
Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is/are not faculty of the section.
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).
Graduate School courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).
Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture and or experiential courses for fellows (epidemiology, statistics, research design, quality improvement and academic careers.)
The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents.