University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

600 Highland Avenue, H4/450
Madison, WI
53792
Phone: 608-265-6050
Fax: 608-265-9243

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: James Conway, MD 

COORDINATOR:  Taylor Johnson

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Bruce Klein, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship training with 1 position available each year. The goals of our 3-year ACGME- accredited program are to train fellows to become outstanding, independent physicians or physician-scientists and to prepare them for academic careers. We can also accommodate dual training for Med/Peds trained residents in collaboration with our Adult Infectious Diseases program. Our trainees see patients at all major hospitals in Madison, though primary activities are at the state-of-the-art American Family Children’s Hospital, and we draw referrals from a 5 state region. For their scholarly work, fellows may pursue a variety of basic science, translational, clinical, and public health projects. There are scholarly opportunities available within our division, the Department of Medicine, the campus-wide Global Health Institute, and with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and Dept of Health Services. In depth research experience is supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Training Grant. Training here, you will be part of a dynamic team in a vibrant capital city, frequently ranked among the best places to live in the USA. The UW campus is one of the few where health professional programs and primary hospitals are co-located with the state land-grant university, and collaborative opportunities abound! Please feel free to visit our website for further information: https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/edu

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

  1. Schmit, K., Conway, J., & Allen, A. (2017). Fever in Infants: Assessing Variability in Sepsis Evaluation. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 4(Suppl 1), S687–S688
  2. Wald ER, Schmit KM, Gusland DY. A Pediatric Infectious Disease Perspective on COVID-19. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 7:ciaa1095. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1095. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32766824; PMCID: PMC7454399.
  3. Gusland DY, Livermore AT, Sterkel AK, Nguyen JC, Conway JH. Two Cases Illustrating the Diagnostic Challenge of Pediatric Blastomycosis Presenting as Osteomyelitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Oct;36(10):e579-e581. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002084. PMID: 32205801.
  4. Mohr EL. Modeling Zika Virus-Associated Birth Defects in Nonhuman Primates. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 Dec 26;7(suppl_2):S60-S66. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy120. PMID: 30590626.
  5. McBride JA, Binstadt B, Ahmed R, Baskaya MK, Olson AP, Wald E. A Plea to Reconsider the Diagnosis. J Hosp Med. 2020 Feb 1;15(2):111-115. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3348. Epub 2019 Dec 23. PMID: 31869290.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Thrasher Research Fund
Department of Medicine Education Grant
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Training Grant
National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Training Grant

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

Meriter Hospital
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  700

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE US 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. Mycology/fungal infections
  13. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  14. Public health
  15. Quality improvement
  16. Transplant medicine
  17. 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.