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Children's Health Service Infectious Disease

Our faculty are well-trained and board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. We provide routine inpatient and outpatient consultations to children with complicated infections. We are active in providing clinical services to children, conducting bench and clinical research, as well as in teaching of pediatric infectious disease to fellows, pediatric residents and medical students

  • We provide comprehensive clinical evaluations of children with infectious disease
  • We conduct research in otitis media, respiratory virology, airway inflammation and clinical trials of pharmaceutical agents and vaccines.
  • We are active participants in both medical student and resident education and rotations.

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 Adult & Child Travel Clinic, patients traveling abroad are seen for preventive vaccines and medications.

CLINICAL SERVICES

Our faculty physicians are well-trained and board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. We provide routine inpatient and outpatient consultations to children with complicated infections. We 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 Adult & Child Travel Clinic, patients traveling abroad are seen for preventive vaccines and medications.

OUR MISSION IS TO:

  • Provide inpatient and outpatient consultations for problems pertaining to infectious diseases of children
  • Coordinate special high emphasis clinical programs in pediatric infectious diseases
  • Train medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric infectious disease fellows
  • Conduct basic and clinical research related to pediatric infections


REQUIREMENTS FOR PATIENT REFERRALS

  • The patient must be referred from a physicians or community agency
  • The patients must obtain authorization from their insurance plans 
  • Please call the office secretary at 409-772-2798 to coordinate clinic appointments
  • The Adult & Child Travel Clinic patients are seen on cash-pay

People

A Casola, Antonella


Antonella Casola MD

Professor - Director
Pediatric Infections Disease

AB Aigbivbalu, Lemuel MD


Lemuel Aigbivbalu MD
Professor
Medical Director Inpatient (Galveston) 

Chonmaitree, Tasnee


Tasnee Chonmaitree MD

Professor Emeritus

Nguyen, Diana


Diana Nguyen DO 
Assistant Professor

Patel, Janak


Janak Patel MD

Professor
Director, Department of Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology

FOR APPOINTMENTS, PATIENT REFERRALS, OR QUESTIONS - CALL 409-772-0246

Locations

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialty Care Clinic, Galveston Island East
    Primary_Care_Pavilion_2 400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
    Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
    Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

    Adult & Child Travel Clinic
    Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Maternal - Child HIV Clinic 
    Synagis Clinic

    Clinic Hours
    Wednesday  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialty Care Clinic, League City (Bay Colony)
    Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
    (409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
    Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic
    Adult & Child Travel Clinic

    Clinic Hours
    Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.– 11:30;
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Synagis Clinic, League City (Bay Colony)
    Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
    (409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
    Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

    Synagis Clinic

    Clinic Hours
    Thursday 1:00 - 4:00;
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease HIV Clinic, League City (Bay Colony)
    Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
    (409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
    Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

    Maternal-Child HIV Clinic

    Clinic Hours
    Monday, Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am;
  • John Sealy Children's Hospital
    Dr. Davis with young boy nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
    9th floor
    (409) 772-1011
    Open 24 hours

    The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Critical Care
    Dr. Davis with young boy Part of John Sealy Hospital
    301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 772-1011
    Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

    Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

    We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.  

  • Labor, Delivery and Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms - Clear Lake Campus
    UTMB Clear Lake Campus

    200 Blossom Street
    5th floor

    (832) 632-7539

    UTMB Clear Lake Campus offers exceptional care for mothers and their healthy newborns in spacious LDRP rooms. Here, families stay in the same room throughout their birthing experience and Mother-Baby stay.

    Our new Labor, Delivery, Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms contains:

    • Birthing suites designed with significant input from patients, nursing staff and physicians
    • Oversized room for mom and baby to stay together
    • Large, private bathroom in each room designed to accommodate mom’s personal belongings
    • Free Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa-bed, rocking glider chair, oversized windows
    • Controlled lighting in each area of the room (mom’s bed, bassinet area, family area)
    • Nursery with private “teaching” room
    • Additional counter space for mom’s flowers and gifts
    • Nurse practitioner (Neonatal) on staff 24/7
  • Clear Lake Campus Hospital Pediatric Services
    Dr. Davis with young boy

    nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed

    200 Blossom Street
    8th Floor
    ,
    Webster, TX 77598
    Open 24 hours

    In collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. We offer leading-edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children, and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students, and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children, and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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