The sub-specialty training program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is designed to provide advanced training and experience to acquire the knowledge, clinical, and research experience, needed by a consultant to provide optimal care and consultation to pediatric patients with infectious diseases. The emphasis of our program is to train physicians to pursue all three of these areas preparing the trainee for a career in academic medicine. The teaching environment and educational experience for trainees will equip them to become strong clinicians, educators, and investigators. A period of 3 years of progressive educational experience provides sub-specialty residents with the background and experience that will enable them to provide optimal care and consultation for pediatric patients with infectious diseases. To achieve this, the clinical and technical training involves a structured curriculum that provides progressive teaching, research, and consultative experiences. The educational program encompasses basic concepts in immunology, epidemiology, microbiology, clinical pharmacology, statistics, antibiotic stewardship, and infection control as they relate to patient care and training in the prevention of infectious diseases. Research: The Division houses a wide spectrum of research in Infectious Diseases and International Health. The group provides opportunities in HIV research (including Pediatric and Adolescent patients with HIV), group A streptococcus, Vaccines, Meningitis, and antimicrobial resistance from laboratory research to translational research. Studies span from investigations of molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and immunity through clinical trials testing of interventions directed to reducing infection-associated morbidity and mortality. some are made in collaboration with other members of the UTHealth community, universities, and multi-center clinical trials.
Norma Perez, DO
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Fellowship Program Director
Kim Maxcey, MBA