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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases at URMC

We have a rich history of clinical practice, education and robust research. In 1996 Drs. David H. Smith and Porter Anderson received the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award for their leading role in developing a conjugated vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b.
Today our work continues at the new Golisano Children's Hospital, a state-of-the-art, free-standing, 8-story, 140-bed medical home located at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

We treat children who are acutely or chronically ill with infections ranging from the common to the complex. We provide infectious diseases consultation for all hospitalized children, including children who are critically ill in the pediatric unit, pediatric cardiovascular unit, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We also see children in Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Adult and Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

The spectrum of inpatient infections we see often reflects the hospital's active programs in pediatric solid organ transplantation, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, dialysis, and neurologic, genetic, and metabolic diseases. It also reflects Rochester's status as a frequent destination for international refugee resettlement. On a regular basis we see children with “classic” infectious diseases, such as bone and joint infections, respiratory infections, meningitis and encephalitis.