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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Welcome from the Program Director

Mary T. Caserta, M.D.

Mary T. Caserta, M.D., Director
Fellowship Training Program

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Rochester comprises 10 faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in both research and clinical care.

Training the New Specialists

Integral to our mission is training new generations of pediatricians and leaders in pediatric infectious diseases. Our group’s commitment to education is reflected in the teaching and mentoring awards that many of our faculty members have received. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship program has trained almost three dozen pediatric infectious diseases specialists in the last forty years. Many of our trainees have faculty positions in pediatrics departments while others have successful careers within government agencies including the FDA. From these graduates come the first woman to become dean of a Canadian medical school, the past president of both the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, division chiefs, leaders in pediatric departments and industry, including the former Chief Medical Officer and Executive VP of Medimmune.

Clinical Service

We treat a broad range of infections, from the common to the complex, in our new, state of the art, free-standing Golisano Children’s Hospital. In addition to our General Pediatric services our new facility houses our regional Level IV NICU, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pediatric Cardiac Care Center (PCCC), and dedicated Pediatric Surgical Center. We serve as an outpatient referral center for a 17 county region including Central NY, Western NY, and Northern PA.


All of our full time faculty members have research programs funded by the NIH or CDC, as well as other organizations such as the March of Dimes and the Doris Duke Foundation. These programs include basic science projects focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of pathogenesis and host immunity, to translational research designed to discover and implement new therapies, to patient-oriented studies of vaccine responses and viral epidemiology.

The University of Rochester Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has a rich history of research contributions including development of the first conjugated vaccine against H. influenzae type b.

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