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.
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
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
Oren Gordon, M.D., Ph.D..
Medical school: Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School Residency: Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital Research interests: Bone infection treatment
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
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
Anna Sick-Samuels, M.D., M.P.H. Instructor of Pediatrics Pediatric Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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. Assistant Professor 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. 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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