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Fellowship Program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The fellowship program within the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center focuses on investigations in infectious diseases that affect our inner-city community of 40,000 children. In our research program Fellows develop skills in epidemiology, research protocol design, laboratory methods, teaching, and diagnosis and management of pediatric infectious diseases.

We focus on diseases that are frequent in these children including:

  • otitis media (epidemiology, diagnosis, genetics, immunology, management)
  • occult bacteremia in febrile infants
  • neonatal sepsis
  • diagnosis and management of infants with HIV infection
  • diagnostic virology and evaluation of antiviral and antibacterial agents

The mission of our program is to train caring, compassionate physicians who are competent to provide the highest level of subspecialty care in pediatrics infectious diseases for neonates, children and adolescents, who are advocates for children and their families in terms of social, emotional and medical needs and who have the requisite medical and scientific background to pursue careers in pediatric infectious diseases.  We aim to stimulate and develop:

  • Excellence and responsibility in patient care
  • Critical thinking and questioning
  • Technical competence
  • Sound medical judgment and professional integrity
  • Commitment to self-directed and life-long learning

Number of Fellows accepted each year: 1-3
Training for: MD
Duration of fellowship: 3 years
Citizenship requirements: None

To request an application, please contact Nancy Ahonen, Fellowship Coordinator, at 617.414.5591 or nancy.ahonen@bmc.org

For Patients

Call: 617.414.7428 (Pedi ID)
Call: 617.414.4841 (Travel/International Health Clinic)

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

For Appointments or to Refer a Patient

Call: 617.414.7428 (Pedi ID)
Call: 617.414.4841 (Travel/International Health Clinic)
Fax: 617.414.7230

Administrative Office

Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases
6th Floor
670 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.5194, 617.414.7408 or 617.414.5591
Fax: 617.414.7230

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