The Division of Infectious Diseases serves the pediatric population of Pittsburgh and the surrounding regions as the only provider of infectious disease consultation and treatment for children with rare, complicated, and difficult-to-treat infections.
Clinicians in the Division serve more than 3000 inpatients and 1000 outpatients each year for their challenging infectious disease problems, using in person and telemedicine approaches at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Children's North satellite clinic in Franklin Park Borough, Allegheny County.
In addition to treating children with complex infections, the Division is a vital resource for health care providers and the public, both locally and nationally. Locally, the Division of Infectious Diseases is a collaborative partner with Pittsburgh Public Schools regarding influenza vaccination and with the Allegheny County Health Department on matters of communicable infectious diseases in the pediatric population of the Pittsburgh area, especially HIV and tuberculosis (TB).
Faculty members routinely provide educational outreach to community health care providers in the tristate region, such as the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, and educate the public about community-acquired and emerging pediatric infectious diseases through print, television, online and radio media. Nationally, the faculty serves on committees that establish guidelines for institutions, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), American Society for Transplantation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and Society for Pediatric Research.
- The Pediatric HIV Clinic, which provides ongoing care to HIV-infected children in Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state region, as well as expert pre and postnatal consultative services for HIV-infected pregnant women and their newborns
- The Children's North Outpatient Center Lyme Disease clinic, located in Wexford, staffed by faculty and advanced practice providers with expertise in treatment of Lyme disease and post-infectious symptoms
- The Transplant and Immunocompromised Infection Care Clinic, which provides consultative services from world leader in pediatric immunocompromised patients with organ transplant, bone marrow and stem cell transplant, and primary immunodeficiencies