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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowships

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is designed to qualify trainees for subspecialty training for board certification in pediatric infectious diseases and to prepare them for a career in academic medicine. The training program is three years in duration. Twelve months is devoted to clinical training in infectious diseases, which is divided into several blocks over the three-year period, usually with six months in the first year. Clinical training includes exposure to infectious diseases as applied to general pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric intensive care, hematology and oncology, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, primary immunodeficiency's and HIV infection in both in-patient and outpatient settings.

The fellowship training includes formal training in clinical microbiology, including molecular diagnostics and infection control, as well as participation in courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, or study design offered through the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The remaining 24 months are predominantly devoted to research with protected research time. The important goals of the program are to take maximum advantage of the breadth of training opportunities in the fields of microbial pathogenesis, virology, including HIV, parasitology, immunobiology, epidemiology, antibiotic management and stewardship, and international health at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Hospital), while at the same time having flexibility to accommodate individual needs with respect to career goals. This is fostered by the close alliances with the Bloomberg School of Public Health and by the myriad of opportunities for laboratory and translational research within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and at surrounding academic institutions, including the National Institutes of Health and University of Maryland.

In 2002, we established an NIH/NIAID-supported postdoctoral training program for research training of M.D. fellows in pediatric infectious diseases. All graduates of our fellowship have been successful in their careers, as evidenced by their success in the NIH career development awards, securing research grants from the NIH/foundations, and full-time engagement in activities at academic and/or government (NIH and FDA) institutions.

In combination with the Adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, we also accept candidates interested in a combined Pediatric / Adult Fellowship, which is generally for 4 years.

Please feel to contact the Fellowship Director, Sanjay K Jain, M.D.

Current Fellows

Year 1

Oren Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Residency: Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital
Medical School: Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

Nadine Peart, M.D.
Residency: Hurley Children’s Hospital
Medical School: Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine

Year 2

Rebecca Same, M.D.
Residency: The Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Publications

  1. Li DX, Sick-Samuels AC, Suwantarat N, Same RG, Simner PJ, Tamma PD. Risk Factors for Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Carriage Upon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Admission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):116-118. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.246. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 29202892.
  2. Fox MT, Melia MT, Same RG, Conley AT, Tamma PD. A Seven-Day Course of TMP-SMX May Be As Effective As a Seven-Day Course of Ciprofloxacin for the Treatment of Pyelonephritis. Am J Med. 2017 Jul;130(7):842-845. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.01.025. Epub 2017 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 28216442; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5632565.​

Awards

  • 2018 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Antimicrobial Stewardship Award

Year 3

Anna Sick-Samuels, M.D., M.P.H.
Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Publications

  1. Li DX, Sick-Samuels AC, Suwantarat N, Same R, Simner PJ, & Tamma PD. Risk Factors for Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Carriage upon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Admission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018; 39(1):116-118. PMID: 29202892
  2. Akinboyo IA, Sick-Samuels AC*, Singeltary E, Fackler J, Ascenzi J, Carroll KC, Maldonado Y, Brooks RB, Benowitz I, Wilson LE, LiPuma JJ, Milstone AM. Multistate outbreak of an emerging Burkholderia cepacia complex strain associated with contaminated oral liquid docusate sodium. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018; 39 (2): 237-239. PubMed PMID: 29417919. *Co-first authorship
  3. Tamma PD, Fan Y, Bergman Y, Sick-Samuels AC, Hsu AJ, Timp W, Simner PJ, Prokesch BC, Greenberg DE. Successful Treatment of Persistent Burkholderia cepacia Complex Bacteremia with Ceftazidime-Avibactam. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Mar 27;62(4). pii: e02213-17. Print 2018 Apr.  PMID: 29588357.
  4. Fabre MV, Markou T, Sick-Samuels A, Rock C, Avdic E, Shulder S, Dzintars K, Saunders H, Andonian J, Cosgrove SE. Impact of Case-Specific Education and Face-to-Face Feedback to Prescribers and Nurses in the Management of Hospitalized Patients with a Positive Clostridium difficile Test. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. In press.

National Conference Podium Presentations

  • Sick-Samuels AC, Rapsinksi G, Gilmore J, Norwalk AJ, and Tamma PD. Characterizing Risk Factors for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections in Children. Presented at the Eighth Annual Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference at Washington University. St. Louis, Missouri. June 2017.

National Conference Poster Presentations

  • Sick-Samuels AC, Woods-Hill CZ, Fackler JC, Tamma PD, Gadala A, Voskertchian A, Colantuoni E, Milstone AM. The Impact of a Blood Culture Utilization Intervention on Antibiotic Use in a Pediatric ICU. Presented at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. March 2017
  • Sick-Samuels AC, Goodman KE, Rapsinski G, Colantouni E, Milstone A, Nowalk A, and Tamma PD. A Decision Tree Using Clinical Characteristics to Predict a Hospitalized Child’s Risk of a Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infection. To be presented at IDWeek Conference. San Francisco, California. October 2018.
  • Sick-Samuels AC, Fackler J, Tamma P, Milstone AM. Reasons Pediatric Providers Obtain Endotracheal Aspirate Cultures and How Results Inform Patient Management. To be presented at IDWeek Conference. San Francisco, California. October 2018.

Awards

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2016
  • Baurenschmidt Fellowship Award, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017
  • Jonathan Freeman Scholarship, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 2018
  • ID Week Trainee Travel Grant, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2018

Graduates of Our Fellowship Program

2015–2018

Ibukun Akinboyo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine

2015–2018

Adeline Koay, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases
Children’s National Health System

2014–2017

David Griffith, M.D.
Clinical Associate
Adult Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2013–2016

Nicole Salazar-Austin, M.D.
Instructor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2012–2015

Anna Minta, M.D.
Medical Officer
Global Immunizations Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2011–2014

Swathi M. Gowtham, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist
Janet Weis Children’s Hospital
Geisinger Medical Center

2011–2014

Paul Sue, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2010–2015

Hiwot Hiruy, M.D.
Medical Officer
Division of Anti-infective Products
Food and Drug Administration

2009–2012

Jennifer Jubulis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Director, Pediatric Global Health Experience for Residents
Maine Medical Center

2008–2011

Pranita D. Tamma, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2007–2010

Doran Fink, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Officer, CBER/OVRR/DVRPA,
Team Leader, Clinical Research Branch, Food and Drug Administration

2006–2009

Niranjan Bhat, M.D.
Senior Clinical Officer
Lead, Post-Licensure Clinical Research Team
Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access, PATH

2005–2008

Tafadzwa Vargas-Kasambira, M.D., M.P.H.
Consultant, HealthTap
Independent Contractor, IcoreMed Technology and Service LLC
Senior Editor, American Journal Experts

2004–2007

Aaron M. Milstone, M.D., M.H.S.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

2003–2006

Allison L. Agwu, M.D., Sc.M.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Adult Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2002–2005

Sanjay Jain, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research, Center for Tuberculosis Research
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2001–2004

Miriam Laufer, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Malaria Research Institute for Global Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine

2000–2003

George K. Siberry, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
Pediatric Adolescent Maternal AIDS Branch,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-Time Faculty)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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