University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital

4800 Sand Point Way NE,
M/S MA.7.226
Seattle, WA
98105

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Phone: (206) 987-6352
Fax: (206) 987-3890

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Tanya Goetz

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Danielle Zerr, MD, MPH

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  We aim to develop future leaders in pediatric infectious diseases research, clinical care, and teaching. Our fellowship training program prepares individuals to excel as academic researchers and leaders by providing exceptional research opportunities, diverse clinical and educational experiences, and individualized mentorship.

Fellows can work with faculty across multiple University of Washington departments; the fellowship program assists each trainee in developing research objectives suited to his/her interests and that can lead to the development of an independent research program.

Fellows acquire clinical expertise in Infectious Diseases through direct patient care as a consultant, didactic teaching, and participation in conferences. Our main clinical site is a >400 bed regional referral hospital serving Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Fellows emerge with extensive experience managing a wide variety of infections in previously healthy children, those with surgical and device-related infections, and immune-compromised children with primary immune deficiencies, malignancies, CAR-T cell therapy, solid organ transplantation, or bone marrow transplantation.

We believe that the diversity of our fellows, residents, medical students, staff and faculty is fundamental to ensuring that all our patients and families receive the highest-quality care. We aim to create a community that encourages participation and connection, and values each individual’s unique contribution.

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

  1. Maternal Microchimerism Predicts Increased Infection but Decreased Disease due to Plasmodium falciparum During Early Childhood. Harrington WE, Kanaan SB, Muehlenbachs A, Morrison R, Stevenson P, Fried M, Duffy PE, Nelson JL. J Infect Dis. 2017 May 1;215(9):1445-1451. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix129.
  2. Implementation of a point mutation assay for HIV drug resistance testing in Kenya. Duarte HA, Beck IA, Levine M, Kiptinness C, Kingoo JM, Chohan B, Sakr SR, Chung MH, Frenkel LM. AIDS. 2018 Oct 23;32(16):2301-2308. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001934.
  3. Antibiotic Prescribing for Children in United States Emergency Departments: 2009-2014. Poole NM, Shapiro DJ, Fleming-Dutra KE, Hicks LA, Hersh AL, Kronman MP. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb;143(2):e20181056. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1056.
  4. Role of Human Bocavirus Respiratory Tract Infection in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients. Ogimi C, Martin ET, Xie H, Campbell AP, Waghmare A, Jerome KR, Leisenring WM, Milano F, Englund JA, Boeckh M. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 9:ciaa1149. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1149.
  5. Mapping diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage in Africa, 2000-2016: a spatial and temporal modelling study. Mosser JF, Gagne-Maynard W, Rao PC, Osgood-Zimmerman A, Fullman N, Graetz N, Burstein R, Updike RL, Liu PY, Ray SE, Earl L, Deshpande A, Casey DC, Dwyer-Lindgren L, Cromwell EA, Pigott DM, Shearer FM, Larson HJ, Weiss DJ, Bhatt S, Gething PW, Murray CJL, Lim SS, Reiner RC Jr, Hay SI. Lancet. 2019 May 4;393(10183):1843-1855. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30226-0. Epub 2019 Apr 5. PMID: 30961907.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. NIH T32 Training Grant (4 fellows per year)
  2. Pediatric Scientist Development Program (2 fellows)
  3. PIDS/St. Jude Award (1 fellow)
  4. PIDS fellowship awards (2 fellows)
  5. Thrasher Research Fund early career award (1 fellow)

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Harborview Medical Center

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS: 1,700

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: No

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? Yes

Program provides training (in 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

Opportunity 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. Mycology/fungal infections
  11. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  12. Public health
  13. Quality improvement
  14. Transplant medicine
  15. 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

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