Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Significance of ID
Nationally, third leading cause of death in the United States—170,000 each year Globally, second leading cause of death, over half of which are children under the age of 5 Prevention and treatment
Vaccines New medications or emerging resistance
Significance of ID
In the news:
Emerging and Reemerging
FDA Clears New CDC Test to Detect Human Influenza HHS Announces New Steps in Anthrax Preparedness Chikungunya Outbreak, South India Rise and Persistence of Global M1T1 Clone of Streptococcus pyogenes
CDC Top 10
Flu, MRSA, Vaccines and Immunizations, STDs
Societies, National organizations
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); http://www.idsociety.org Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS): http://www.pids.org/
ID as a career-General thoughts
Of 8,000 ID specialists a high degree of job satisfaction
intellectual challenge and the diversity of their career as the reason for this satisfaction. Recent graduates the most satisfied
High job satisfaction, growing demand, diverse career paths, and the opportunity to work on the hottest issues in medicine today make a career in infectious diseases an exciting and rewarding choice.
Combination of clinical and scholarship Can differentiate as clinical expert
Research Infection Control
Including IT support for protocols Outbreak planning
Including IT support for protocols
Laboratory Director Involvement with National Society Administrative
Division Chief Dean
Practice Based Expert
Combination of general pediatrics and ID
TB/HIV/vaccine clinics State Health
Outbreak Investigations Epidemiology
NIH-research focus CDC-epidemiology focus EIS officer
Clinical Research Director Consultant
Manuel Amieva, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor Research Interests
Intestinal bacterial pathogenesis
Strategies that pathogens utilize to colonize and subvert the epithelial barrier Helicobacter pylori Listeria monocytogenes
Ann Arvin, M.D.
Vice Provost and Dean of Research Professor Research Interests
Molecular virology of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection Functional roles of particular viral gene products in pathogenesis and virus-cell interactions in differentiated human cells in humans and in Scid-hu mouse models of VZV cell tropisms in vivo, and the immunobiology of VZV infections
Sharon Chen, M.D.
Instructor Research Interests
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections and host immune response in different populations: neonates, children, transplant recipients Relationship between CMV infections and allograft rejection
Corry Dekker, M.D.
Professor Medical Director of Stanford LPCH-Vaccine Program Research interests
Human response to natural virus infection and to vaccines
Congenital HCMV infection, Influenza vaccines (seasonal and avian), Malaria vaccine, vaccine adjuvants Children vs. adult responses to flu vaccine
Hayley Gans, M.D.
Assistant Professor Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Research Interests
Ontogeny of the Immune Response to viral vaccines
Viral infections in immunocompromised hosts
Measles, mumps, varicella, IPV Measles in HIV
Aerosol Measles Immunization
Kathleen Gutierrez, M.D.
Assistant Professor Coordinator, Integrated Infectious Disease Program Research Interests
Antiviral therapies of neonatal viral infections
Congenital CMV infection
Epidemiology of pediatric infectious diseases
Neonatal HSV MRSA Influenza
David Hong, M.D.
Instructor Research interests
Novel adjuvants for influenza vaccine
David Lewis, M.D.
Professor Director, Clinical Immunology Research interests
Mechanisms limiting adaptive immunity, particularly that mediated by T cells, during early postnatal life.
Bonnie Maldonado, M.D.
Professor Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Director, Infection Control Research interests
Epidemiologic aspects of viral vaccine development
Prevention of perinatal HIV transmission
Interventional studies Long term natural history
Aerosol route of measles immunization
Philip Pizzo, M.D.
Dean, Stanford School of Medicine Professor
HIV Infections in immuncompromised hosts
Charles Prober, M.D.
Professor Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education Editor, Principles & Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2008 Research interests
Epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children.
HSV, human herpes viruses Respiratory viruses
3 year fellowship minimum
52 weeks clinical service A Scholarship project meeting these criteria -Peer reviewed publication which fellow has played a substantial role -In-depth manuscript describing a completed project -Thesis or dissertation written in connection with the pursuit of an advanced degree -An extramural grant application that has been accepted or favorably reviewed -A Progress report for projects of exceptional complexity
Grant writing Abstract submission and presentation at national meetings Manuscript preparation
Programs recruiting for 18-24 mo in future
Apply in second year to ensure continuous training Application dates are institution specific
Discussion of match
Letter of recommendation are most important
Rotating at desired institution helpful