The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases focuses on diagnosing and treating infections. All of our diverse clinical, research, and educational activities come together to serve this end. Our division provides inpatient consultation for children with unusual or severe infections, as well as assistance with infection control issues and management of infectious diseases. Our busy outpatient clinic provides specialized HIV care to HIV-infected children from North Carolina and adjacent states. We also offer outpatient consultation for children with a variety of infectious concerns.
All faculty members in the division are active in research, with areas of interest and expertise ranging from basic science laboratory-based research to multicenter clinical trials. Investigators from our group lead multicenter clinical trials in the areas of treatment and prevention of HIV in children, neonatal infection, and infections in immunocompromised hosts. Others are leaders in basic science research in fungal, bacterial and viral pathogenesis.
The division consistently has residents and students participating on the clinical service, with teaching focusing on the diagnosis and management of pediatric infectious diseases. In addition, select students and residents work with individual faculty members on independent or collaborative research projects. The faculty and fellow members of the division provide lectures on a variety of infectious disease topics to medical students, residents and other members of the department and the university. Several division members have received teaching awards from students and residents, demonstrating the importance the division places on quality teaching by our faculty members.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Clinic serves children between birth and 21 years of age with known or suspected infections. When appropriate, we will see pregnant women with concerns regarding infections and their impact on their unborn child. Frequent reasons for referral include: fever of unknown origin, recurrent or severe otitis media, sinusitis, diarrhea, skin infections, HIV, HSV, Hepatitis A, B, C or unknown, bone, joint and deep tissue infections, pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis. Any suspected infections, exposure to an infection or questions about an infection are appropriate for referral.
Physicians and Staff
|Name||Areas of Special Interest|
|Daniel Benjamin Jr., MD, PhD, MPH||Infections in neonates and bone-marrow transplant patients, meningitis, use of diagnostic tests|
|Dennis A. Clements, MD, PhD, MPH||General pediatrics, infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccine research, managed care health issues, global health|
|Coleen K. Cunningham, MD||Infections, unexplained fevers, meningitis, pneumonia, bone and joint infections, viral disease, pediatric HIV|
|Robert P. Drucker, MD||Pediatric infectious diseases, infection in hospitalized children|
|Paul M. Lantos, MD||Tick- and mosquito-borne diseases, including Lyme disease and malaria; tropical and travel medicine; parasitology; pediatric and adolescent HIV|
|Kathleen A. McGann, MD||Pediatric education, pediatric infectious diseases, HIV infection, general pediatrics|
|Ross E. McKinney Jr., MD||Pediatric HIV infection and AIDS, evaluation of recurrent infections, evaluation of fevers of unknown origin (FUO)|
|M. Anthony Moody, MD||General pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections|
|Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD||Pediatric infectious disease, complex infections of hospitalized children, urinary tract infections (acute, chronic, recurrent), multidrug resistant infections|
|Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD||Pediatric infectious diseases; antibiotic resistance; infections of the respiratory tract and central nervous system; tick-borne infections; vaccine development; microbial pathogenesis|
|William J. Steinbach, MD||Immunocompromised pediatric patients, especially children with invasive fungal infections|
|Emmanuel B. Walter, MD, MPH||General pediatrics, childhood and adult immunizations|
|Name||Areas of Special Interest|
|Ann Buchanan, MD, MPH, DTM&H||Third-year fellow conducting research on the diagnosis and treatment of mycobacterial infections in HIV-positive children in Africa.|
|Dorothy Dow, MD||First-year fellow.|
|Luise Rogg, MD, PhD||Third-year fellow conducting research on the calcineurin control of the cell wall in Aspergillus fumigatus.|
|Maria Guadalupe Lopez Marti, MD||Second-year fellow|
|Dwight Yin, MD||Second-year fellow conducting research on HIV antiretroviral resistance in children.|
|Jarrod Fortwendel, PhD||Post-doctoral Associate|
|Brenda Cole||Administrative Secretary|
|Terry Hales||GME Program Coordinator|
|Alice Huang||Financial Analyst|
|Lindsay Johnson||Staff Assistant|
|Cheryl Lucker||Staff Assistant|
|Trevor Pfeiffer||Data Technician|
|Amy Seidel||Administrative Manager|
Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and HIV Research Staff
|Linda Connor||Outreach Social Worker|
|Rachel Dizney||Clinic Social Worker|
|Margaret Donnelly||Physician Assistant|
|Mary Jo Hassett||Nurse Coordinator|
|Carole Mathison||Senior Research Aide|
|Mary McLees-Lane||Outreach Social Work Supervisor|
|Sunita Patil||Clinical Research Coordinator|
|John Swetnam||Research Analyst|
Clinic Hours & Locations
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Hours: Mondays, 8:00 am to 12 noon
Thursdays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Appointments on other days can be arranged, if needed)
Appointments and Contact Information
To serve our patients and referring physicians, faculty physicians covering pediatric infectious diseases are always on call to answer questions and provide consultation.
- For new and return appointments, please call 919-668-4000.
- For urgent calls during business hours, call the divisional office at 919-684-6335.
- For urgent calls after business hours, on weekends, or on holidays, please call 919-684-8111 and ask the operator to page the pediatric infectious diseases fellow on call.
- For physicians requesting consultations or making referrals, please call the divisional office at 919-684-6335 or the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853).
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