TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Isaac Thomsen, MD, MSCI
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR: Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
COORDINATOR: Ms. Suzanne Miskel
CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Mark Denison, MD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
Our trainees go on to pursue a wide variety of careers within pediatric infectious diseases, and recent graduates have selected such diverse paths as developing basic science research programs in bacterial or viral pathogenesis, serving as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officers for the CDC, conducting patient-oriented translational research investigating viral or bacterial pathogens, developing an outpatient antibiotic stewardship program, or obtaining a Masters of Public Health to pursue epidemiologic infectious disease research both domestically and globally.
Our clinical training program provides a rich experience with dedicated services for general pediatric infectious diseases, an immunocompromised host service, and an outpatient ID service. As a tertiary care Children’s Hospital with a wide catchment area and active transplant programs, we have no shortage of interesting cases and learning opportunities.
The Pediatric ID faculty at Vanderbilt are deeply committed to mentorship and to the development of the next generation of the Pediatric ID community, and have a wide range of clinical and research expertise. We have a long history of providing trainees with the critical skills and tools to pursue a productive and enjoyable career in pediatric infectious diseases. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Program Directors with any questions you may have!
Here is a brief video with some highlights of our program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY1HYLoE1cY
TITLE OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS:
GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
NIH T32 awards (numerous); LEAP fellowship (Katz)
PIDS-St. Jude research fellowship award (Vogt).
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2
VISAS ACCEPTED: 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, and 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): Yes