University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Medical Center Dallas

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Department of Pediatrics
Dallas, TX
75390-9063
Phone: (214) 456-2014
Fax: (214) 456-2961

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:

  1. Özkur E, Karadağ AS, Üstüner P, Aksoy B, Eşme P, Çalışkan E, Akoğlu G, Kalkan G, Demirseren DD, Polat M, Ozden MG, Kılınç F, Yalçınkaya İyidal A, Kıvanç Altunay İ, Türkmen M, Uğurer E, Baysak S, Fettahlıoğlu Karaman B, Mammadlı K, Baykal Selçuk L, Türkoğlu Z, Atcı T, Didar Balcı D, Adışen E, Temel B, Aktan Ş, Kaçar N, Gündüz K, Türel Ermertcan A, Özdemir M, Ünal Çakıter A, Çölgeçen E, Uçmak D, Kelekçi H, Ataseven A, Durmaz K, Kaya Özden H, Engin B, Yazıcı S, Alpsoy E. Clinical and demographic features of hidradenitis suppurativa: a multicentre study of 1221 patients with an analysis of risk factors associated with disease severity.
    Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.1111/ced.14478. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33030217
  2. Pancar GS, Kalkan G, Eyupoglu O The effects of 755 nm alexandrite laser on skin dryness and pruritus.
    Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2020 Feb;37(1):29-33. PMID: 32467680
  3. Most ZM, Warraich GJ, James L, Costello K, Dietz S, Lamb GS, Evans AS. Missed Opportunity Encounters for Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection in Adolescents.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Mar 1;40(3):e106-e110. PMID: 33165279
  4. Most ZM, Hendren N, Drazner MH, Perl TM. Striking Similarities of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and a Myocarditis-Like Syndrome in Adults: Overlapping Manifestations of COVID-19. Circulation. 2021 Jan 5;143(1):4-6.PMID: 32787714
  5. Most ZM, Lieu T, Filkins L, Nicolaides R, Rakheja D, Gelfand A, Kahn J. Disseminated Nannizziopsis Infection in an Adolescent With a STAT1 Mutation.
    Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 27;7(9):ofaa390.: 33005702

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    Number of Pediatric Beds: 601
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Number of Pediatric Beds: 90 (NICU Beds)

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:

  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. Epidemiology and statistics
  5. Global health
  6. HIV
  7. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  8. Medical education
  9. Mycology/fungal infections
  10. Public health
  11. Transplant medicine

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

 

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