Infectious Diseases Fellowship Clinical Training

Centered at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and with close ties to the Adult Infectious Diseases Program at UPMC, the fellowship offers fellows a wide breadth of clinical experience. Because UPMC Children’s Hospital is the major tertiary pediatric facility in a region that includes western Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio, western Maryland, and West Virginia, the clinical problems seen include entities ranging from the common, such as pneumonia and osteomyelitis; to the unusual, such as zoonotic infections. A broad range of rare and mixed infectious diseases in the more complex immunosuppressed patients are seen. With an active microbiology and virology laboratory, and in- and outpatient facilities designed for the care of children, the clinical experience of the trainee is comprehensive. Moreover, the Pediatric Infectious Disease division maintains an exceptionally strong partnership with the solid organ and stem cell transplant, oncology, and primary immunodeficiency services. Thus, the UPMC Children's Hospital fellowship program provides outstanding training in the care of immunocompromised patients, especially transplant infectious diseases. UPMC Children’s Hospital is one of the oldest established pediatric transplant centers in the country with internationally recognized leaders in the field including pediatric transplant infectious diseases.

Since 2015, UPMC Children's Hospital of PIttsburgh has performed a broad range of organ transplants  that include kidneys (n=75), livers (n=170), hearts (n=56), lung and heart/lung (n=10), and intestines/multivisceral (n=38) in children.