A Message from the Director

Gloria P. Heresi, M.D.
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Children give us joy in the present and hope for the future. Here in the McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics, we make sure that future is as bright as possible for every infant, child and young adult struggling with illness. As part of McGovern Medical School, our Department’s mission is three-fold: to educate the next generation of physicians, to deliver excellent clinical care to our patients and to constantly improve treatment options through biomedical research.

McGovern Medical School’s outstanding pediatric infectious disease faculty is the heart of our division. Many members have received national and international recognition for their accomplishments, serve in leadership roles in professional societies, edit major pediatric texts or journals and are among the world’s foremost researchers in their fields of expertise.