About the Division

As pediatric infectious diseases experts driven by curiosity and a commitment to our patients and their families, we solve complex problems. Our dedicated faculty are at the forefront of identifying and treating a broad range of infectious diseases in children, including:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Endocarditis and vascular infections
  • Meningitis and other central nervous system infections
  • Mycobacterial infections, such as tuberculosis and MAC
  • Tropical diseases

Other services and learning opportunities for trainees include travel consultations, outpatient intravenous antibiotic therapy and international adoption medical support.


Medical Students

Medical students frequently join us on inpatient and outpatient rotations. When students express a particular interest in pediatric infectious diseases, we are happy to connect them with research, enhanced educational opportunities and additional support.

Read about electives for medical students


The Department of Pediatrics’ residency program is designed to give trainees ample time to explore subspecialties through elective rotations. Our faculty provide robust, well-rounded and supportive learning experience for residents interested in caring for children with infectious diseases.

Learn about our residency


Accredited by the ACGME, our three-year pediatric infectious disease fellowship accepts one candidate each year. The program exposes fellows to a broad range of clinical training with a diverse patient population and the opportunity to pursue focused research.

Discover our infectious disease fellowship


Research within our division focuses heavily on quality improvement and case management, including faculty involvement in the U.S. Health Resources and Service’s Administration’s Ryan White HIV/Aids Program and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Faculty research areas also include microbiome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and CMV microbiology, including vaccine development.

Explore our pediatric research

Meet the Team

Get to know about our infectious diseases faculty by visiting their bios on the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU website, linked below:

Meet the infectious diseases team »