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The Duke Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is comprised of internationally-known experts in diagnosing and treating infections in children. Our division provides comprehensive inpatient consultation for children with unusual or severe infections and assistance with the vast number of immunocompromised children at Duke Children’s Hospital. Our busy outpatient clinic provides specialized care to children referred from North Carolina and the Southeast for a myriad of unique infectious concerns as well as care to HIV-infected children.

The division consists of 20 full or part-time faculty (MD, MD/PhD, or PhD) and has trained pediatric infectious diseases fellows for over 35 years.  Faculty members in the division are active in clinical care, clinical research, translational research, molecular research, and education. Our division faculty have won the prestigious Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award a record four times in the last 10 years, including three former fellowship trainees. In 2016, division faculty led research programs funded through the NIH and other sources with extramural research totaling approximately $34 million from 35 awards, including 25 NIH awards (eight R01s, three P01s, and one U01). Faculty are currently involved in 195 IRB-approved projects and 16 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-approved animal studies. Over the past five years, faculty have delivered 192 national or international presentations and published 447 peer-reviewed publications, 51 book chapters, and co-edited five textbooks. Pediatric infectious diseases faculty also serve as mentors for undergraduates, medical students, basic science graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and subspecialty fellows.      

Our faculty provide complementary expertise on infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, as well as anti-infective pharmacokinetics, epidemiology, and outcomes. Our patients are diverse, including neonates, children with primary immunodeficiency, surgical patients, critically ill children, children with cancers, and pediatric transplant recipients. 

The division consistently has fellows, residents and students participating on the clinical service, with teaching focusing on the diagnosis and management of pediatric infectious diseases. In addition, select fellows and residents work with individual faculty members on independent or collaborative research projects. The faculty and fellow members of the division provide lectures on a variety of infectious diseases topics to medical students, residents and other members of the department and the university. Several division members have received teaching awards from students and residents, demonstrating the importance the division places on quality teaching by our faculty members.

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