The Division of Infectious Diseases provides consultation in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in hospitalized and outpatient children.
Our division is comprised of eight academically and clinically renowned faculty, an Advanced Practice Provider, and dedicated Infectious Disease PharmD who contribute in diverse areas such as:
- basic and clinical research
- antimicrobial and vaccine development
- microbial pathogenesis
- outcomes research in clinical infectious diseases
- hospital infection control and epidemiology
- transplant infectious disease
The research arm of the division conducts basic science, clinical and translational studies of infectious diseases, including surveillance of acute respiratory and gastrointestinal infections; new vaccines and antimicrobials; Streptococcus pneumoniae, cytomegalovirus (CMV), influenza, and other respiratory viral infections; Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD); epidemiology and clinical features of Lyme disease; and prophylaxis and treatment of infections in transplant patients. The Division includes basic researchers focused on diverse topics in microbial pathogenesis, infection and inflammation with collaborations across the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.
The division oversees an Antibiotic Stewardship Program, working with infectious disease pharmacists to streamline and optimize antimicrobial use at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The Division also supervises the Children’s Hospital Infection Prevention Program, which works to develop guidelines to prevent hospital-acquired infections and manage potential outbreaks.
- Excel in clinical care, education, and research
- Conduct and publish basic and clinical research on infectious diseases in children
- Recruit and train outstanding graduate students, postdocs, and clinical fellows
- Serve as a national resource for pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases
Become the leading center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases research, clinical care, and education in the country.
We are the only providers of infectious disease consultation and treatment for children with rare, complicated, and difficult-to-treat infections in the Pittsburgh region.