ColumbiaDoctors pediatric infectious disease clinicians are internationally recognized experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of complicated childhood infections.
We have specialists in a wide range of pediatric infections, with expertise in congenital and neonatal infections, pneumonia, skin infections, bone and joint infections, meningitis, viral infections, cystic fibrosis, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, antibiotic resistant infections, and infections in immunocompromised children.
We work closely with all of the other clinical services at ColumbiaDoctors Children’s Health in order to provide the highest quality, most scientifically based care for children. Our doctors are board-certified pediatricians with subspecialty training in infectious diseases. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases group provides expert advice to patients and physicians across the country. Our collaborative clinics with other services, including dermatology, pulmonology, and orthopedics, help make your child’s visit as easy and efficient as possible.
Our faculty members are actively involved in research in many areas of infectious diseases. We have particularly expertise in vaccine development and safety, epidemiology and infection control, and viral and bacterial pathogenesis. Our doctors are at the forefront in the area of epidemiology and the appropriate use of antibiotics, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Our pediatric infectious disease doctors have played crucial roles in the development of the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, shaping modern pediatric HIV care, controlling infections in children with cystic fibrosis, and understanding the pathogenesis and management of pulmonary infection.