TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Elisabeth E. Adderson, MD
TRAINING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:
Bindiya Bagga, MD
DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
Elaine Tuomanen, MD
Chair, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sandra Arnold, MD, MSc
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Miguela Caniza, MD
Maria Carrillo-Marquez, MD
John DeVincenzo, MD
Patricia M. Flynn, MD
Aditya H. Gaur, MD
Hans Haecker, MD, PhD
Hana Hakim, MD
Diego Hijano, MD
Julia L. Hurwitz, PhD
Nicholas Hysmith, MD
Suzanne Jackowski, PhD
Katherine Knapp, MD
Gabriela Maron, MD
Elisa Margolis, MD
Sheena Mukkada, MD, MPH
Charles Rock, PhD
Jason Rosch, PhD
Charles Russell, PhD
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD
Richard Webby, PhD
Joshua Wolf, MD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
Le Bonheur and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provide almost all specialist care for children in the Memphis metropolitan and surrounding three-state area. Fellows see a large and diverse patient population in modern and well-equipped inpatient and ambulatory facilities. The program has a unique emphasis on infections in immunocompromised children. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the nation’s largest pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant centers and offers comprehensive care to HIV-infected youth through its Pediatric AIDS Center of Excellence. Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) Transplant Institute host one of the country’s largest solid organ transplant programs, including a new pediatric cardiac transplantation service. Program faculty direct nationally and internationally recognized research programs in respiratory infections, HIV, infections of immunocompromised patients, vaccine and drug development, antimicrobial stewardship, and the microbiome. Unparalleled infrastructure, including research education, molecular, cellular, and tissue resources, biostatistics, data management and analysis, grants and publication assistance, and laboratory services supports fellows’ participation in these efforts. Fellows may participate in advanced degree programs with tuition assistance. Extended protected time for research is offered to highly qualified trainees. All fellows receive personal development and research allowances. Growing ambulatory care and global medicine programs enhance the curriculum by providing opportunities for clinical training and scholarly activity. Fellows are integrated into antimicrobial stewardship programs to obtain expertise in this emerging field.
AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: 1-3/YEARLY
Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 12
TRAINING FOR: MD; MD,PhD
FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS.
VISAS ACCEPTED: J1; H1B
IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE US OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT: NO
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:
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.