The University of Chicago

5842 S. Maryland Ave; MC 0654
Ste. C-638
Chicago, IL
60637

Phone: (773) 702-6176
Fax: (773) 702-1196

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Julia Rosebush, DO

ASSOCIATE/CO-DIRECTOR:  Madan Kumar, DO

COORDINATOR:  Tiphani Lenoir

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Daniel Johnson, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF PROGRAM:  The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Chicago is a three-year ACGME accredited program. Upon graduation, our fellows are poised to assume the role in the academic, clinical, or basic research field depending on their interests. Our program provides rigorous exposure to an extremely diverse and medically complex patient population at Comer Children’s Hospital in addition to myriad research opportunities both inside the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and at The University of Chicago at large. Our program offers flexibility in the design of the individual fellowship program so as to address the many different settings in which our trainees may function as subspecialists upon graduation. Academic and research areas of interest include but are not limited to infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement, pediatric/adolescent HIV, Hepatitis C, and basic science and translational research related to toxoplasmosis infections. Fellows are also given the opportunity to gain outpatient exposure via participation in a variety of clinical settings to include general pediatric ID clinic at Comer Children’s, a federally qualified health center focused on HIV infection/prevention, travel clinic, and a community-wide immunization program.

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

  1. Alali M, David MZ, Danziger-Isakov LA, Elmuti L, Bhagat PH, Bartlett AH. Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia: Change in Etiology of Bacteremia, Empiric Choice of Therapy and Clinical Outcomes. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 Aug;42(6):e445-e451. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001814. PMID: 32404688.
  2. Alali M, David MZ, Danziger-Isakov LA, Bartlett AH, Petty LA, Schwartz T, Pisano J. Association Between Depth of Neutropenia and Clinical Outcomes in Febrile Pediatric Cancer and/or Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem-cell Transplantation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Jul;39(7):628-633. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002641. PMID: 32176187.
  3. Christopher J Lehmann, Mai T Pho, David Pitrak, Jessica P Ridgway, Natasha N Pettit, Community-acquired Coinfection in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Retrospective Observational Experience, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2020;, ciaa902, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa902.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

Edward Hospital
Mt. Sinai Hospital
NorthShore University Health System (Evanston)
Friend Health

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  2,550

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:

  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. Bioethics
  5. Clinical trials
  6. Epidemiology and statistics
  7. Global health
  8. HIV
  9. Immunizations
  10. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  11. Medical education
  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

 

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