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.
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
Rebecca Same, M.D. Residency: The Johns Hopkins University Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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.
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.
2018 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Antimicrobial Stewardship Award
Anna Sick-Samuels, M.D., M.P.H. Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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
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
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.
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.
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
Ibukun Akinboyo, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Duke University School of Medicine
Adeline Koay, M.B.B.S., M.Sc. Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases Children’s National Health System
David Griffith, M.D. Clinical Associate Adult Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Nicole Salazar-Austin, M.D. Instructor of Pediatrics Pediatric Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Anna Minta, M.D. Medical Officer Global Immunizations Division Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
Paul Sue, M.D. Assistant Professor Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department of Pediatrics University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hiwot Hiruy, M.D. Medical Officer Division of Anti-infective Products Food and Drug Administration
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
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
Doran Fink, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Officer, CBER/OVRR/DVRPA, Team Leader, Clinical Research Branch, Food and Drug Administration
Niranjan Bhat, M.D. Senior Clinical Officer Lead, Post-Licensure Clinical Research Team Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access, PATH
Tafadzwa Vargas-Kasambira, M.D., M.P.H. Consultant, HealthTap Independent Contractor, IcoreMed Technology and Service LLC Senior Editor, American Journal Experts
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
Allison L. Agwu, M.D., Sc.M. Associate Professor of Pediatrics Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Adult Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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
Miriam Laufer, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Pediatrics Director, Malaria Research Institute for Global Health University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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