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Infectious Disease & Immunology Division

Director: Janak Patel, M.D.
Members: Drs.Tasnee Chonmaitree, Antonella Casola, Lemuel Aigbivbalu and Judith Rowen (Director, Hospitalist Program).

Infectious Disease

  • Comprehensive clinical evaluations of children with infectious disease
  • Run a synagis clinic
  • Provide legal consultations
  • Conduct research in asthma, airway inflammation, burn inflammation,
    otitis media
    , rotavirus, and HIV
  • Participation in medical student and resident rotations

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  • Diagnose and manage serious allergic disorders such as asthma, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, as well as genetic defects of the immune system
  • Research on neutrophil and eosinophil function, molecular basis and role of cellular adherence in disease, mucosal immunity, molecular basis of immunodeficiency disorders, airway inflammation and cytokines including pathogenesis of virus-induced asthma, airway inflammation secondary to burn and smoke inhalation
  • Medical student and resident training, with annual seminars for pediatric residents
  • Combined Pediatric and Internal Medicine Fellowship training program

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Clinical Services

The faculty physicians are well-trained and board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. They provide routine inpatient and outpatient consultations to children with complicated infections. The division also coordinates special clinical programs:

We treat all children from birth (including premature infants) to 18 years of age with complicated infections. Pregnant women with HIV infection are also seen as part of the Maternal-Child HIV Program. In the Travel Medicine Clinic, patients traveling abroad are seen for preventive vaccines and medications.

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