The field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases encompasses a broad array of disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Led by Dr. Ann Petru and Dr. Brian Lee, the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland has made major contributions to the health and well-being of children living in Northern California.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland aims to train pediatricians in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases while providing comprehensive, compassionate, and competent care.
In addition to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program goals, all the hospital fellowship programs strive to:
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland provides a unique blend of expert, specialized care in pediatrics for the region and primary care to a needy community. The size of the hospital and training programs affords tremendous opportunity for exposure to a myriad of disease states and education, yet doesn’t compromise the personal relationships between staff members and patients and their doctors.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship is one of 5 fellowship programs based at Children’s Hospital. The others include Hematology-Oncology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Intensive Care. The size of our program allows fellows to develop close team dynamics, leadership skills and interaction with supervisors. The tremendous diversity in our community offers a breadth of infectious diseases that affords fellows many opportunities to attain a broad educational experience and to be able to focus on areas of interest in clinical care and medical research.
The Infectious Diseases Division sees over 500 new consults in the hospital and over 2000 inpatient consult follow-ups per year. We see over 200 new outpatient consults and over 1000 follow-up outpatient consults per year. We care for about 70 active HIV-infected children with over 500 clinic follow-up visits annually in our Pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic. In addition, our Pediatric Tuberculosis Clinic at CHRCO and our Pediatric Chest Clinics at Alameda and Contra Costa Counties evaluate and manage over 500 children annually with tuberculosis infection or disease.
Attending physicians in the Infectious Diseases Division provide coverage of infectious disease issues for the hospital 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The ID attendings and fellows supervise the activities of the pediatric residents from the hospital’s own training program, as well as the activities of rotating residents and some medical students from other programs.
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