We offer a three-year accredited fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The program is designed to prepare the board eligible/certified pediatrician for a career in pediatric infectious diseases and to exceed all requirements set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics for subspecialty certification. Our vision is to provide training that is:
Through our vision, fellows will gain the knowledge they need to practice pediatric infectious diseases while being exposed to all aspects of the growing field. Fellows personalize their path through the fellowship and prepare to be leaders in their field.
Clinical training is at the state-of-the-art Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford, and includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences with opportunities to develop a personal panel of continuity patients. The clinical experience is robust, encompassing the full spectrum of infectious diseases in healthy children as well as infections in children with chronic disorders and a large population of immunocompromised hosts. LPCH is one of the largest transplant centers, and has robust intensive care and surgical populations. The patient population is diverse allowing for exposure to tropical diseases and travel-related infections.
The broader goal of fellowship training is to provide the full spectrum of skills that fellows need for post-fellowship positions, including infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, transplant infectious diseases, global health, quality improvement and diagnostic laboratory techniques, and research. In addition, each fellow is expected to complete both a quality improvement and scholarly project determined by the individual interests of the fellow. The fellowship includes one year of clinical time and two years devoted to scholarship spread across the three years of training.
The faculty are diverse, providing outstanding teaching and research exposures. Importantly, the proximity of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases division to the broader Stanford University and Medical Center allows fellows to benefit from a wealth of research opportunities.