Infectious Diseases Division
Francis Gigliotti, M.D., Chief
Our Mission is to:
Provide prompt diagnosis and comprehensive therapy of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections in children
Perform leading research into the causes, diagnosis, and therapy of pediatric infections with special emphasis on infections in the immunocomprised host
Train tomorrow’s leaders in pediatric infectious diseases practice
Provide evaluation and treatment of children with known or suspected immune deficiency disorders including HIV
Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides inpatient and outpatient services for children with known or suspected infectious diseases. The division is an active participant in the national Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group, which functions to study therapeutic interventions designed to improve our management of children with AIDS.
Recognizing that education is vital, faculty conduct core curriculum conferences and teach electives that provide one-on-one interactions supplemented by diagnostic microbiology, epidemiology, and the pharmacology of antibiotics. Trainees have the opportunity to become involved with the faculty’s bench research and clinical research projects.