Division of Infectious Diseases/Rheumatology

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases focuses on diagnosing and treating infections. Our division provides inpatient consultation for children with unusual or severe infections, compromised immune systems, pre-transplant evaluations as well as assistance with infection control issues for the hospital and its affiliates. Our busy outpatient clinic provides specialized consultation for children with a variety of infectious concerns, pre travel consultation for children going abroad as well as dedicated HIV care to HIV-infected or HIV exposed children from northeast Ohio. 

Many faculty members in the Division are active in NIH-funded research and are national leaders in HIV, viral and parasitic infections. Areas of interest and expertise range from basic science laboratory-based research to multi-center clinical trials. Many members of the division are involved in international medicine with active leadership on projects overseas.

The division consistently has residents and students participating on the clinical service, with teaching focusing on the diagnosis and management of pediatric infectious diseases. In addition, students and residents work with individual faculty members on research and quality improvement projects. The members of the division provide lectures on a variety of infectious disease topics to medical students, residents, other members of the university as well as extensive involvement in education to community practitioners. Several division members have received teaching awards from students and residents, demonstrating the importance the division places on quality teaching by our faculty members.