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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.B.B.S.

Current Fellows

2019

Jeanette Beaudry

Jeanette Beaudry, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: The Johns Hopkins University
Research interests: Infections disproportionately affecting underserved populations, epidemiology, Haemophilus influenzae, malaria and global health

Dr. Jessica Rubens

Jessica Rubens, M.D.

Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: The Johns Hopkins University
Research interests: Host immune responses to S. aureus infection

2018

Dr. Oren Gordon

Oren Gordon, M.D., Ph.D..

Medical school: Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
Residency: Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital
Research interests: Bone infection treatment

Dr. Nadine Pert

Nadine Peart, M.D.

Medical school: Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Residency: Hurley Children’s Hospital
Research interests: Immune response to vaccine strain of Measles virus and mechanisms of viral RNA persistence in rhesus macaques, and therapies targeting RNA viruses

2017

Dr. Rebecca Same

Rebecca Same, M.D.

Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: The Johns Hopkins University
Research interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Quality Improvement, Optimizing the Duration of Therapy for Infections in Children and Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Events in Hospitalized Children

Recent Graduates

2016–2019

Anna Sick-Samuels, M.D., M.P.H.
Instructor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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.
Assistant Professor 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.
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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