Dr. Ann Petru knew Cody, 6, before he took his first step or spoke his first word. For the past six years they have shared the lows of Cody’s chronic illness and the elation of his triumphs. “It’s absolutely clear by just looking at them interact how much they like each other,” said Cody’s father, Michael. Dr. Petru’s expert and nurturing care has helped Cody grow into the outgoing, vivacious, spirited and creative boy he is today.
Infectious Diseases staffers at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland provide treatment for a wide spectrum of bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. They also oversee investigation and prevention of nosocomial infections, exposures, and outbreaks in the hospital.
The Pediatirc HIV Program (PHAP) provides comprehensive treatment for HIV-infected and exposed children.
The Pediatric Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic sees patients referred for treatment and exposure to tuberculosis.
The department also does clinical research, including conducting clinical trials. A three-year accredited Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship program is also available for clinicians wanting specialized training.
Phone: (510) 428-3336
Fax: (510) 601-3957
Where to find us
744 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609 — Map/Directions