The division of pediatric infectious diseases provides comprehensive consultation services for children with infections. Faculty members are board certified both in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and deliver state-of-the-art care for children with infectious diseases in the academic setting of Georgetown University.
All members of the division are committed to see children through their illness, facilitate consultations with other Pediatric sub-specialists as needed, and remain available by pager or email.
The division of pediatric infectious diseases also provides expertise in Travel Medicine in children and offers comprehensive care for children infected with HIV through the Pediatric AIDS/HIV clinic.
For those who get their care at Georgetown Medical Center, our expert physicians and team members coordinate the visit of mothers and babies to lessen the number of trips to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
In general, for clinic visits, we adjust to the family’s schedules rather than having a fixed clinic-day. One of the three attending physicians from the division of infectious diseases always sees and examines the children personally. During nights and weekends, these dedicated physicians are the ones who answer calls as well. If a child needs to be in the hospital, they are under the direct supervision of these attending physicians. We provide care to these children either as consultants providing close interaction with the primary care pediatrician or as the primary attending physician.
We offer a family-based approach, where we get to know all members of the family as well as offer as much support throughout the “ups and downs” of medical, and sometimes, social problems. Additionally, medical staffers, Georgetown University students and families get together at Christmas time and during the summer to give and share toys, clothes, food and mostly, to have a good time.