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Infectious Disease Fellowship

Overview
Infectious Disease Fellowship

Program Goals

Our Vision: To develop the future leaders in pediatric infectious diseases research, clinical care, and teaching.

Our Mission: Our fellowship training program prepares individuals to excel as academic researchers and leaders in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases by providing exceptional research opportunities, diverse clinical and educational experiences, and individualized mentorship.

Research Training

Fellows choose to link with University of Washington faculty members at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of Washington, or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The fellowship program assists each trainee to develop research objectives suited to his/her interests that lead to the development of an independent research program.

Clinical Training

Fellows acquire clinical expertise in Infectious Diseases through direct patient care as a consultant, didactic teaching, and participation in conferences. Fellows emerge with extensive experience in management of a wide variety of infections, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections in previously healthy children, as well as surgical and immunocompromised patients.

 

Welcome message for applicants from the Program Director

Prospective Residents & Fellows

 

 

Clinical Training

Clinical Training Settings

Inpatient Care: The core of the training program is the inpatient service at Seattle Children's Hospital, a quaternary care center with a referral base including five states. Find more data on our patient demographics here. The spectrum of disease is broad, ranging from infections in healthy children to those in bone marrow or solid organ transplantation recipients.

Outpatient Care: Fellows participate in the outpatient management of patients in the General Infectious Diseases, HIV/Virology and Immunology Clinics. Fellows evaluate new consults and provide continuity of care for patients discharged from the inpatient services.

Clinical Laboratory Training: Fellows participate in formal laboratory training sessions in the microbiology and virology labs during their first year. This intensive training experience is complemented by regular interaction with the microbiology labs during the inpatient rotations at Seattle Children's Hospital.

An example clinical schedule during fellowship can be found here.

Clinical Training Elements

The majority of clinical training for fellows occurs in the first year of fellowship, but some clinical training can occur during all three training years. This training includes:

Inpatient Consultative Service:

32-40 weeks on inpatient consult service at Seattle Children's Hospital 4 weeks of training may be spent at University-affiliated hospitals including Harborview Medical Center (where the regional trauma and burn units are located) and University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCRC) Bone Marrow Unit Additional elective rotations are arranged on an individual basis Weekly clinical schedule.

Clinical laboratory training:

  • 2 weeks of rotations in diagnostic bacteriology, mycology and virology laboratories

Outpatient Clinics:

  • 4 months of outpatient virology / infectious diseases & immunology clinics
Didactic Curriculum

Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship offers a comprehensive curriculum integrating clinical case discussions with weekly didactic sessions aligned with the American Board of Pediatrics' Pediatric Infectious Diseases content specifications. Alongside approximately quarterly sessions in professional development, grant writing, and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion initiatives, our program includes weekly clinical cases, city-wide infectious diseases clinical case conferences, and board review topics. Additional monthly activities include journal club and integrated quality improvement/antimicrobial stewardship conferences. Primarily led by faculty and invited experts, fellows also contribute by developing and presenting their own lectures and research conferences, enhancing their teaching portfolio.

Research Training

An individualized program is developed to provide each fellow a strong research foundation to build an investigative career.

Research Training Elements

Mentor Selection: Selection of a research project prior to acceptance to the fellowship program is not required. During the interview process, applicants are exposed to the breadth of faculty expertise available in our program and potential research projects. Upon acceptance into our program, fellows work with the research director to develop their research focus further, identify specific mentors of faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The fellowship director and research director discuss training expectations with both the mentor and fellow to optimize the research project selected by the fellow. The research mentor will foster the ultimate development of an independent research program for the fellow.

Project Scope: Fellows may work with any University of Washington faculty member including our core pediatric infectious disease faculty listed below. Fellows may select projects related to basic research, patient-oriented research or population-based research. Our fellowship is supported by a training-grant from the NIH that supports training of fellows in basic and/or translational research. The research project work should be able to be completed within two years and result in a publication in a peer-reviewed journal by the completion of fellowship. The project should also provide a foundation for a career development grant and future research programs. When needed, our program works closely with fellows to secure funding for a third year of focused research time immediately following fellowship completion.

Coursework: Research is supplemented by coursework at the University of Washington as necessary. Fellows may pursue an MPH if the coursework is appropriate for their career goals. Degree completion takes approximately two years.

Sample Research Trajectory

The following sample assumes a fellow without prior research experience who will complete clinical training over three years.

Before starting fellowship

Fellowship acceptance--December

  • Investigate expertise of interest in Seattle
  • Discuss potential research projects with Fellowship Director/Research Director
  • Contact potential mentors and discuss possible projects (contact facilitated by the fellowship program)
  • Narrow scope of research projects prior to starting fellowship

Year 1:

July/August:

  • Interview potential research mentors if needed and select a research project
  • Begin reading relevant background material to become familiar with the field
  • Begin research and form a scholarly oversight committee
  • Review format and process of grants and papers during orientation

September-December:

  • Continue reading and conducting initial studies
  • Clearly state research questions and specific aims of your project; Begin generating data
  • Present research plan to your scholarly oversight committee
  • Write the background section of future papers/grants
  • Begin career planning

January-June:

  • Present first research conference at Pediatric ID Research Conference
  • Continue to generate data, identify data needed for grants/publications and begin acquiring these data, troubleshoot research approach
  • Begin planning/submission process of abstracts to national meetings
  • Meet with scholarly oversight committee to discuss career progress, presentation at meetings, writing grants and papers

Year 2:

July-December:

  • Continue acquiring data; write methods sections for grants/publications
  • Identify and submit to national meetings appropriate for presentation of research
  • Identify the data required for a publication, and continue acquiring these data

January-June:

  • By the middle of the 2nd year of training, fellows should begin to design their own research plan in conjunction with their research mentor
  • Write a preliminary outline of the publication of work done in fellowship (more if you are able)
  • Submit publication by end of second year if possible
  • Present work at the Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Conference
  • Present preliminary data at a national meeting
  • Begin organizing preliminary data and drafting Hypotheses and Aims for a career development award from the NIH or a private foundation
  • Discuss career plans with program director, SOC and research mentor
  • Plan to submit Career Development Awards

Year 3:

July-December:

  • Submit initial proposal for a Career Development Award
  • Continue to generate data for publications and focused on Aims in grant proposals
  • Submit publication if not done or complete additional papers as appropriate
  • Discuss next steps in career planning with program director, and research mentors
  • Present work at a national meeting, network, continue to explore career opportunities

December-June:

  • Finalize career plans including funding options, additional grant submissions if necessary

 

Research Opportunities

Faculty Mentors
List of Faculty Mentors (.xls) 

Additional Resources

 

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Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that we live and work on the ancestral land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present. We honor with gratitude the land and the Duwamish Tribe.

More information about the Duwamish Tribe can be found at https://www.duwamishtribe.org/

Our Values

We believe that the diversity of our fellows, residents, medical students, staff, and faculty is of fundamental importance in our ability to ensure that all our patients and families receive the highest-quality care – no matter their race, ethnicity, language, literacy, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or finances. Our objective is to create a community that encourages participation and connection, one that seeks out and celebrates the unique contributions of each individual, in every aspect of our practice and mission.

 

Infectious Disease Faculty and Fellows smiling for the camera at a restaurant

Our Community

The Division of Infectious Diseases includes a diverse community with a wide range of backgrounds and identities. Social and professional activities center around the fellows and their training, but also extend to broader affinities beyond the walls of the hospital and research institute. The Division organizes a coffee break every 1-2 weeks for on-service teams and others working in the hospital. Fellows and young faculty gather approximately once a quarter for a happy hour and informal mentoring. As a division we typically come together monthly for holidays, graduation, retirement parties and other celebrations. Additional social and mentorship opportunities are available through the UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and FellowsSeattle Children’s Fellows’ College and the UW School of Medicine GME Office

The larger geographic area of Seattle and King County contains a diverse array of cultural, religious, and affinity-based communities. As pediatric infectious diseases specialists, we both serve and participate in these communities actively. 

 

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Anti-Racism and Health Equity Work

We recognize that structural manifestations of racism and other forms of prejudice exist in the institutions and society around us; as a division and a fellowship training program we are actively working to dismantle systemic injustice and to increase equity. Some of our ongoing projects are listed below.

  • The Infectious Diseases Division incorporates an equity assessment into the development of our clinical care guidelines, quality improvement work and morbidity and mortality conferences. We have adapted a model based on the Equity Impact Tool implemented by King County and others to assess the consequences of our policies and any proposed changes on marginalized groups. 
  • Through research, advocacy, and action, members of the Division are actively engaged in work to improve health equity both in the United States and globally. Some of these projects are listed below.
    • Caitlin McGrath studies the social determinants of health in healthcare-associated infections, investigating racial and language inequities in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections and surgical site infections and strategies for improvement. She was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public Health (LEAP) fellowship in 2022-2023 to continue this work.
    • Jon Mosser studies neglected tropical diseases and vaccine-preventable illness at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, focusing on the use of computer modeling to maximize the effectiveness of targeted public health interventions in low-resource settings. 
    • Ben Gern is a mentor in the TB Scholars Program, which provides research experiences and mentorship for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds in science who are interested in Tuberculosis research. He is also the recipient of a mentored scholars grant from the SCH Center for Diversity and Health Equity.
    • Indi Trehan works with global partners including WHO, UNICEF, MSF, and Action Against Hunger to study and improve the care of malnourished children worldwide. He has extensive experience and interest in training health care providers in austere settings in evidence-based, cost-effective clinical care and public health that maximizes child survival and human potential.
    • Taylor Hendrixson is board-certified in both neonatology and pediatric infectious disease. His work focuses on improving maternal-neonatal health and nutrition in resource-poor settings. 
  • Recognizing the disparity in the racial and economic background between physicians and the patients they serve, the Division participates in several interventions aimed at improving the pathways for individuals from diverse backgrounds to obtain training in medicine. These include the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, the SCRI Summer Scholars Research Program, and Funded Visited Electives for Underrepresented Students in Medicine. We are actively recruiting at all training levels to improve the diversity of our specialty. If you are interested in exploring any aspect of pediatric infectious diseases, please get in touch with us.

Additional Resources

We are fortunate to have a number of outstanding resources for anti-racism and equity work in our community, including the following.

University of Washington

Seattle Children’s Hospital

For fellows who are interested in pursuing research in equity-related areas of infectious disease, the Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity offers grants to defray research costs (up to $15,000) through the Fellows and Residents’ Health Equity Grant Program. Additionally, the University of Washington School of Medicine funds a two-year Child Health Equity Research Program for Post-doctoral Trainees (CHERPP-T) supporting mentored, research project-based training program in health equity research that may be applicable to interested fellows.

We support the University of Washington’s pledge against racism and Diversity Blueprint and the Seattle Children’s Anti-Racism Action Plan to fight and dismantle systemic racism within our institutions, our policies, and our practice of medicine.

Applicants for a position in the pediatric ID fellowship training program should apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our interview dates for 2025 positions will be between August and November 2024. Selection of applicants will be completed by December 2024 for a July 7, 2025 fellowship start date.

All interviews will be virtual this year, and we are offering 2 total positions to begin in 2025. These 2 positions will be offered in 2 different tracks in the match:

  • Academic Research Track: This track can accept up to 2 fellows each year, and is supported by a T32 institutional training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Per the NIH rules, applicants must be either a United States citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this support. The goal of this track is to train fellows in Pediatric Infectious Diseases clinical medicine and research, and support them in establishing academic, research-focused careers. Fellows on this track will complete a scholarly project to meet American Board of Pediatrics criteria for Board-eligibility in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
  • Clinician Educator Track: This track can accept up to 1 fellow each year, and is supported by Seattle Children’s Hospital. This track does not have citizenship eligibility requirements. The goal of this track is to train fellows in Pediatric Infectious Diseases clinical medicine and teaching, and support them in establishing academic careers focused on clinical work and teaching.  Fellows on this track will also complete a scholarly project to meet American Board of Pediatrics criteria for Board-eligibility in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Fellows on this track will be supported in pursuing an additional focus of training if they wish. Additional potential areas include, but are not limited to, infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, epidemiology and public health, global health, and transplant infectious diseases. 

Minorities and those under-represented in academic pediatrics are strongly encouraged to apply to our programs. Seattle Children's Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

Documents to submit via ERAS include:

  • The completed Common Application Form
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (including a program director's letter)
  • A personal statement about why you are interested in a career in infectious disease
  • A photograph
  • USMLE and /or COMPLEX transcripts
  • MSPE/Dean’s letter and medical school transcripts

Applications must be submitted online using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

 

Seattle Children's Hospital

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Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital is both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Northwest providing excellent pediatric care to meet the medical, surgical and developmental needs of children in the WWAMI region. Serving as the main clinical training site for pediatric residents, this 407-bed hospital is conveniently located one and one-half miles from the University of Washington campus in an attractive, residential neighborhood of Seattle. The staff consists of University faculty and Seattle Children's full-time physicians.

Additional Information: Message to Prospective Pediatric Residents and Fellows from Dr. Walker-Harding (YouTube); Resident Tour of Seattle Children’s Hospital (YouTube).

Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI)

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Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI)

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure childhood disease. SCRI has more than 350 investigators researching hundreds of diseases and disorders, and over $138 million in federal research funding for the 2021 fiscal year. The research institute is organized into nine centers, each one specializing in areas that include immunotherapy, tissue and immune transplantation, outcomes research, clinical and translational research, and child health and behavior. Researchers in the centers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and with our health care providers at Seattle Children's Hospital. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

Harborview Medical Center

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Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is one of the nations leading academic medical centers and the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Harborview Medical Center cares for potential neurosurgical cases of abusive head trauma, all serious burns and trauma and adult and child victims of sexual assault. The medical center is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington. Harborview has a specific mission to care for the community's most vulnerable patients. Fellows will see consults at HMC in the PICU, burn unit, ED and pediatric unit.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is one of the world's premiere research institutions, home to three Nobel Laureates (including Dr. Donnall Thomas, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for his contributions to the field of bone marrow transplantation) and many other global leaders in life sciences research. The Center receives more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public or private research institution in the world. The Hutchinson Center, together with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, comprise the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The Consortium is among 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide. More than 2,760 people work for the Hutchinson Center, including over 650 scientific faculty and more than 550 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and other scientific staff.

UW Medical Center - Montlake (UWMC)

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University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

UWMC was ranked among the nation's top ten best general hospitals in recent U.S. News & World Report survey. Patients referred from UW Medicine sites and practitioners from WWAMI regional medical education program, a partnership between the UW School of Medicine and states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that provides medical education for the five-state region.

Every day, more than 5,500 dedicated and compassionate UW Medical Center - Montlake team members bring passion and commitment to the care of our patients and their families.

As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report), UW Medical Center - Montlake is one of the world's foremost academic health centers, delivering exceptional, multidisciplinary care to a vast array of patients who come to us from across the globe.

From first of their kind, life-saving surgical procedures to routine adult, maternal and newborn medicine, we're training the next generation of medical professionals. By using the latest advances in medical technology and patient- and family-centered care, we're building a better future for our community.

At UW Medical Center - Montlake, our care is powered by research and informed by education.

Fellowship Leadership

Program Director

Matthew P. Kronman, MD, MSCE

Professor Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Yasaman Fatemi, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor Associate Medical Director, Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Faculty

Erin Chung, MD

Clinician Researcher

Yasaman Fatemi, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor Associate Medical Director, Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Benjamin Henry Gern, MD

Acting Instructor

Whitney E Harrington, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

David Taylor Hendrixson, MD

Assistant Professor

Rafael E. Hernandez, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Heather B Jaspan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Victoria Konold, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor Associate Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Matthew P. Kronman, MD, MSCE

Professor Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Brandon Maust, MD

Assistant Professor

Caitlin McGrath, MD

Assistant Professor Associate Medical Director, Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jon Mosser, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Caleb Stokes, MD, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

Zheyi Teoh, MBBS, FAAP, MSPH

Assistant Professor

Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Associate Professor Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Surabhi (Sara) Vora, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Alpana Waghmare, MD

Assistant Professor Research associate, Freed Hutchison Cancer Research Center

Thor A. Wagner, MD

Associate Professor

Scott J. Weissman, MD

Associate Professor Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Danielle Zerr, MD

Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease Professor Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Current Fellows

Amin Bemanian, MD PhD

Amin Bemanian, MD PhD

Amin is originally from the Chicago area and completed his medical and graduate education at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed his pediatric residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington and is excited to stay here for fellowship. His research interests include the intersection of public health and infectious disease epidemiology, and he will be joining Dr. Trevor Bedford’s lab for his fellowship research. Outside of work, Amin enjoys hiking, running, and nature photography.

 

Eva Jahan, MD MS

Eva Jahan, MD MS

Dr. Jahan grew up in Bangladesh, Scotland and Brunei in Southeast Asia before immigrating to the US for higher education. She studied Electrical Engineering and worked as a software engineer for many years before pursuing medicine, including working as a research software developer for UW medicine, collaborating with various research labs at the UW, ISB and Fred Hutch to help advance proteomics research.  

During medical school at the University of Washington, Dr. Jahan did a pediatric ID elective with us at Seattle Children’s and loved the rigorous, iterative process of solving challenging infectious disease problems as a team to help children feel better. This passion persisted throughout her pediatric residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas where she cared for children from diverse backgrounds impacted by a wide variety of infectious diseases, e.g. West Nile virus, Dengue and neonatal HIV-2 exposure. 

As a pediatric ID fellow, she will be doing research with Dr. Whitney Harrington, a role model since medical school, and Dr. Heather Jaspan to explore how maternal infections and vaccines impact fetal/infant immunity. In her future career, Dr. Jahan hopes to contribute to the development of vaccines and cures for diseases that pose the biggest challenges to global health, especially to children from underserved communities worldwide.  

Outside of work, Dr. Jahan enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two children, exploring parks, nature preserves, children's museums, and zoos. Her husband and kids love to cook and bake, and she enjoys sampling all their food experiments. Dr. Jahan and her family are very happy to be back home in Seattle for fellowship!

 

Cassie Simonich, MD PhD

Cassie Simonich, MD PhD

Dr. Simonich completed the University of Washington MSTP and pediatrics residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include viral evolution and immune evasion. Outside of work, she can usually be found adventuring with her husband, daughter and dog. She might also be found tending to their “backyard farm."

Sara Kim, MD

Sara Kim, MD

Sara is originally from Los Angeles and is excited to back in the west coast after 8 years in Florida. She completed her medical school at HWCOM at Florida International University in Miami and pediatric residency/chief residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her research interests are in respiratory viruses in immunocompromised children and adults. When outside of the laboratory or hospital, Sara continues to explore the PNW with her family and is hitting up all the local bubble tea/boba spots in the region.

Alumni

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Graduates of our program pursue careers in research and clinical care related to Pediatric Infectious Disease. Approximately 90% of graduates from our program in the past 15 years are conducting research related to infectious disease or are academic pediatric infectious disease physicians. Fifteen of these recent graduates obtained mentored research development awards (K-series from the NIH or their equivalent) in areas related to their fellowship projects.

Publications and Presentations from recent fellowship graduates (2019-2023)

  • Brandon Maust, MD
    • Happel AU, Balle C, Havyarimana E, Brown B, Maust BS, Feng C, Yi BH, Gill K, Bekker LG, Passmore JS, Jaspan HB, Varsani A. Cervicovaginal Human Papillomavirus Genomes, Microbiota Composition and Cytokine Concentrations in South African Adolescents. Viruses. 2023 Mar 15;15(3):758. doi: 10.3390/v15030758. PMID: 36992467; PMCID: PMC10054107.
    • Maust BS, Petkov S, Herrera C, Feng C, Brown BP, Lebina L, Opoka D, Ssemata A, Pillay N, Serwanga J, Seatlholo P, Namubiru P, Odoch G, Mugaba S, Seiphetlo T, Gray C, Kaleebu P, Webb E, Martinson N, Chiodi F, Fox J, Jaspan HB. Bacterial Microbiome and Host Inflammatory Gene Expression in Foreskin Tissue. Heliyon. 2023 Nov 14;9(11)
    • Happel AU, Balle C, Maust BS, Konstantinus IN, Gill K, Bekker LG, Froissart R, Passmore JA, Karaoz U, Varsani A, Jaspan H. Presence and Persistence of Putative Lytic and Temperate Bacteriophages in Vaginal Metagenomes from South African Adolescents. Viruses. 2021 Nov 23;13(12)
    • Maust BS, Feng C, Rametse CL, Mndini M, Alinde B, Ganief Y, Muller E, Maseko V, Lorenzo Redondo R, Amaral Russo T, Gray CM, Hope TJ, Jaspan HB. Urethral microbiome of South African cis-gender men and transwomen with and without bacterial sexually transmitted infections. 2023. IAS Conference on HIV Science: Brisbane, Australia.
  • Erin Chung, MD
    • Chung E, Magedson A, Emanuels A, Luiten K, Pfau B, Truong M, Chow EJ, Hughes JP, Uyeki TM, Englund JA, Nickerson DA, Lockwood CM, Shendure J, Starita LM, Chu HY. SARS-CoV-2 Screening Testing in Schools: A Comparison of School- Vs. Home-Based Collection Methods. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022 Dec 5;11(11):522-524. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piac097. PMID: 36082698; PMCID: PMC9494399.
    • IDWeek, Washington, DC (2022). Poster presentation: “Health Behavioral Trends and Absenteeism Associated with Acute Respiratory Illness Before and During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in a Community Household Study, King County, Washington”
    • Sartorius B, Gray A,…Chung E…Naghavi M (Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators). The burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in the WHO African region in 2019: a cross-country systematic analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2024 Feb;12(2):e201-e216. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00539-9. Epub 2023 Dec 19. PMID: 38134946; PMCID: PMC10805005.
    • Aguilar GR…Chung E…Naghavi M (GBD 2019 Antimicrobial Resistance in the Americas Collaborators). The burden of antimicrobial resistance in the Americas in 2019: a cross-country systematic analysis. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas. 8 August 2023. doi: 10.1016/j.lana.2023.100561
    • Chung E, Hughes JP, Chu HY. Factors and Challenges in Understanding SARS-CoV-2 RNA Levels, Symptoms, and Transmissibility—Reply. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 20, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3579
    • Chung E, Chow EJ, Wilcox NC, et al. Comparison of Symptoms and RNA Levels in Children and Adults With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Community Setting. JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 11, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2025
    • Invited Speaker. “Antimicrobial Resistance by Pathogen-Drug Combination in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Health Working Group Workshop, Seattle, WA (August 2023).
    • Presenter. Seattle Children's Fellow and Resident Research Day (April 2022). Oral Presentation: "SARS-CoV-2 Screening Testing in Schools: A Comparison of In-School vs Home Collection Methods."
  • Caitlin McGrath, MD
    • Invited Speaker. “Pediatric ID Fellow Virtual Clinical Case Conference in the Immunocompromised Child.” Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Transplant Subcommittee. 
    • McDaniel CE, Jacob-Files E, Deodhar P, McGrath CL, Desai AD. Strategies to Improve the Quality of Team-Based Care for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Hosp Pediatr. 2021;11(9):968-981. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2020-003830
    • Bartlett AH, Ravin KA, Rubin LG, McGrath C, de St Maurice A, Linam WM, Logan LK, Muller M, Caughell C,  Ramirez-Avila L. SHEA Pediatric Leadership Council Commentary: Inpatient Visitor Considerations for Pediatric Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jun 11]. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021;1-9. doi:10.1017/ice.2021.243
  • Christine Anterasian, MD
    • Crane C, Loop L, Anterasian C, Geng B, Ingulli E. Balancing B cell responses to the allograft: implications for vaccination. Front Immunol. 2022 Jul 27;13:948379. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.948379. PMID: 35967363; PMCID: PMC9363634.
    • Anterasian C, Warr AJ, Lacourse SM, Kinuthia J, Richardson BA, Nguyen FK, Matemo D, Maleche-Obimbo E, John Stewart GC, Hawn TR. Non-IFNγ Whole Blood Cytokine Responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens in HIV-exposed Infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Oct 1;40(10):922-929. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003254. PMID: 34525006; PMCID: PMC8443847.
  • Caleb Stokes, MD, PhD
    • Hao L, Hsiang TY, Dalmat RR, Ireton R, Morton JF, Stokes C, Netland J, Hale M, Thouvenel C, Wald A, Franko NM, Huden K, Chu HY, Sigal A, Greninger AL, Tilles S, Barrett LK, Van Voorhis WC, Munt J, Scobey T, Baric RS, Rawlings DJ, Pepper M, Drain PK, Gale M Jr. Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 VOC Neutralization and Novel mAb Reveal Protection against Omicron. Viruses. 2023 Feb 14;15(2):530. doi: 10.3390/v15020530. PMID: 36851745; PMCID: PMC9965505.
    • Rodda LB, Netland J, Shehata L, Pruner KB, Morawski PA, Thouvenel CD, Takehara KK, Eggenberger J, Hemann EA, Waterman HR, Fahning ML, Chen Y, Hale M, Rathe J, Stokes C, Wrenn S, Fiala B, Carter L, Hamerman JA, King NP, Gale M Jr, Campbell DJ, Rawlings DJ, Pepper M. Functional SARSCoV-2-Specific Immune Memory Persists after Mild COVID-19. Cell. 2021 Jan 7;184(1):169-183.e17.doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.029. Epub 2020 Nov 23. PMID: 33296701; PMCID: PMC7682481.
    • Chow EJ, Maust B, Kazmier KM, Stokes C. Sinus Bradycardia in a Pediatric Patient Treated With Remdesivir for Acute Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Oct 27;10(9):926-929. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piab029. PMID: 34173663; PMCID: PMC8557381.
  • Benjamin Gern, MD
    • Gern Lab, CGIDR
    • K08 AI166072  “Dissecting the molecular regulation of T cell localization and function within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis granuloma” Role: PI
    • Cohen SB, Gern BH, Urdahl KB. The Tuberculous Granuloma and Preexisting Immunity. Annu Rev Immunol. 2022 Apr 26;40:589-614. doi: 10.1146/annurev-immunol-093019-125148. Epub 2022 Feb 7. PMID: 35130029.
    • Gern BH, Adams KN, Plumlee CR, Stoltzfus CR, Shehata L, Moguche AO, Busman-Sahay K, Hansen SG, Axthelm MK, Picker LJ, Estes JD, Urdahl KB, Gerner MY. TGFβ restricts expansion, survival, and function of T cells within the tuberculous granuloma. Cell Host Microbe. 2021 Apr 14;29(4):594-606.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2021.02.005. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33711270; PMCID: PMC8624870.
    • Gern BH, Adams K, Plumlee C, Gerner M, Urdahl K. TGFβ restricts T cell IFNɣ production in pulmonary tuberculous granulomas. Oral presentation: Keystone Symposia Tuberculosis: Mechanisms, Pathogenesis and Treatment 2019. Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Jonathan Mosser, MD, MPH
    • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (INV-037425) and Gavi. “Geospatial mapping of vaccine coverage to advance the equity agenda” Role: PI
    • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1182474) “High-resolution spatial mapping of childhood vaccine coverage in 95 countries” Role: Co-PI
    • Cutts FT, Ferrari MJ, Krause LK, Tatem AJ, Mosser JF. Vaccination strategies for measles control and elimination: time to strengthen local initiatives. BMC Med. 2021 Jan 5;19(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01843-z. PMID: 33397366; PMCID: PMC7781821.
    • Causey K, Fullman N, Sorensen RJD, Galles NC, Zheng P, Aravkin A, Danovaro-Holliday MC, Martinez-Piedra R, Sodha SV, Velandia-González MP, Gacic-Dobo M, Castro E, He J, Schipp M, Deen A, Hay SI, Lim SS, Mosser JF. Estimating global and regional disruptions to routine childhood vaccine coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: a modelling study. Lancet. 2021 Aug 7;398(10299):522-534. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01337-4. Epub 2021 Jul 17. PMID: 34273292; PMCID: PMC8285122.
Fellowship Director (For questions regarding the Fellowship Program)

Matthew P. Kronman, MD, MSCE

Professor Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

206.987.4096 (phone)
206.987.3890 (fax)

Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sandpoint Way NE, M/S M.A.7.226
Seattle WA 98105

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Fellowship Coordinator

Michelene Nguyen

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Coordinator

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Associate Fellowship Program Director

Yasaman Fatemi, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor Associate Medical Director, Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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