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OUR EXPERTISE

InfectiousDiseaseGroupShot1_316x210 Infectious disease (ID) physicians at CHAM specialize in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of infections and related clinical problems in children. We provide assistance in the selection of appropriate antibiotic therapy through a comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Program and also provide advice on the most appropriate diagnostic tests.

Our physicians offer particular expertise in the prevention of infections in children who may be traveling abroad such as the need for special immunizations and malaria prophylaxis through our comprehensive Travel Clinic. We also provide coordinated care to prevent and manage infections in children with chronic illnesses including inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and immunodeficiencies, and we participate in the care of children before and after stem cell or solid organ (heart, kidney, liver) transplant through our Transplant ID Clinic. We work closely with our colleagues in cardiology to provide access to the newest treatments for children with Kawasaki Disease. Families may participate in ongoing studies of new vaccines, antibiotics or treatment for Kawasaki disease.

OUR TEAM

Betsy Herold, MD

Infectious Disease specialists at CHAM are expert physicians working at the forefront of microbiology and immunology research to discover new therapies.

Betsy Herold, MD

Chief, Infectious Disease Division
Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology-Immunology, Vice Chair for Research

SERVICES & PROGRAMS

Outpatients are seen by the infectious disease team in our offices at CHAM and at our new site at the Hutchinson Metro Center. The inpatient ID team includes an ID attending, a Pediatric ID fellow, an ID pharmacist, pediatric residents and senior medical students. Attendings and fellows are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Inpatient rounds are conducted daily. In addition, the Infectious Disease team is available for telephone consultations to physicians in the region. Our ID team hosts a weekly clinical case conference in collaboration with the Medicine ID team, as well as numerous research conferences.

The Infectious Disease Division also leads a program in Infection Control, which focuses on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (nosocomial infections), antimicrobial resistance in our hospital and ambulatory settings. Consultations are by referral from primary physician or other specialty providers. 

 

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Education & Training

Graduate_shoot_1-9_316x210.jpgThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Division is committed to educating and training medical students, residents, and fellows and works closely with physician assistants, pharmacists and clinical laboratory directors. Our faculty and fellows have received several mentoring and teaching awards in recognition of their commitment to education.

 

 

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RESEARCH

CHAM_AdCampiagn_Herold_2011_02_031Divison faculty are involved in several basic, translational and/or clinical research projects.  Faculty members collaborate with basic and clinical scientists at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and are assisted in their research efforts by a clinical research nurse and undergraduate, graduate or medical students and residents or postdoctoral fellows. 

 

 

View our list of current projects