TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jeffrey S. Kahn, MD, PhD
COORDINATOR: Mr. Kevin Lynch
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR: Michael Sebert, MD
CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Jeffrey S. Kahn, MD, PhD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has a long tradition of training fellows in the subspecialty. Since 1965, more than 100 fellows from 28 countries have completed training in infectious diseases. Many graduates are leaders in the field of infectious diseases, and some have become division directors and department chairs or deans of medical schools.
The purposes of the training program are to provide a background in laboratory techniques of classical microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology, to provide experience in application of the scientific method to clinical and laboratory research, and to develop competence in diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.
Each trainee is instructed in all relevant basic laboratory methods, including fundamentals of aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology, antibiotic susceptibility testing, serologic techniques, and advanced diagnostic techniques such as MALDI-TOF and nucleic acid amplification methods.
Clinical training is in the form of inpatient consultations and outpatient clinics. There are 2 inpatient consultation services, one dedicated to general pediatric infectious diseases and the other to the immunocompromised host (ICH). The ICH service is focused on oncology and bone marrow and solid organ transplant (our institution is one of the national leaders in kidney, liver and heart transplantations). Outpatient activities include time in the following clinics: general infectious diseases, HIV, congenital infection, and transplant ID.
The three-year program aims to provide individuals with sufficient background to pursue a career of independent research, teaching, and managing patients with wide variety of pediatric infectious diseases.
TITLE(S) OF SOME RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:
NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,200
FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2
VISAS ACCEPTED: J1
FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes
IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT: No
Programs provide training (didactic lectures, hands on experience, or antimicrobial stewardship meetings/membership) in:
Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
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): No