Infectious Diseases Faculty

Under the direction of Gloria P. Heresi, M.D., the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease directs and manages an active in-patient infectious diseases consultation service, an active ambulatory service for children with infectious diseases, including a large clinic for HIV-infected and HIV-exposed children and adolescents at both Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital. In addition, the Infection Control and Prevention Programs are managed at both locations under the direction of Misti Ellsworth, DO.

Excellence in Patient Care

The Division provides an active infectious disease consultation service at Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital, with consultation and care to more than 700 infants and children each year, and at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. Faculty care for patients with inherited or acquired immunodeficiency, including those receiving immunosuppressive therapy for cancer, organ transplantation, bone marrow, and stem cell transplantation, as well as patients with inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatologic disorders and a wide variety of classic as well as unusual infectious disease problems.