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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Chicago is a three-year ACGME accredited program.  Upon graduation, our fellows are poised to assume the role in the academic, clinical, or basic research field depending on their interests. Our program provides rigorous exposure to an extremely diverse and medically complex patient population at Comer Children's Hospital in addition to research opportunities both inside Peds ID and at the University of Chicago at large.

Please note, we will not be able to accommodate combined Med/Peds applicants in the AY25 recruitment cycle.

Julia Rosebush, DO, FAAP

Julia Rosebush, DO - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Comer Children's Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit


Our Program

Our program provides exposure to a diverse and medically complex inpatient clinical consultation service at Comer Children's Hospital in addition to research opportunities within and outside of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Potential scholarly pursuits include Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Quality Improvement, Pediatric/Adolescent HIV, and research involving immunocompromised hosts/pediatric transplant infectious diseases. Fellows gain exposure to ID practice in a variety of outpatient settings to include general pediatric ID and travel medicine at Comer Children’s Hospital, and a federally qualified health center that serves as the site of Care2Prevent, the comprehensive Pediatric/Adolescent HIV Program which also focuses on HIV/STI prevention and sexual wellness. In Year 1, fellows spend 6 months on inpatient clinical consultation service, 1 month in Microbiology, and 1 month on Infection Control/Antimicrobial Stewardship. Years 2 and 3 are dedicated to scholarly activity/research and the submission of a work product that meets the ABP requirements for successful fellowship completion. Three months of clinical service are required in each of these years. The fellowship experience culminates in approval to sit for the ABP Pediatric Infectious Diseases Certifying Examination at program completion.

Madan Kumar, MD

Madan Kumar, DO - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Program AIMS

  1. To produce competent clinical leaders in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases who are capable of treating diverse and medically complex pediatric patient populations.
  2. To develop the next generation of Pediatric Infectious Diseases scholars through the creation of a collaborative and supportive academic mentorship network.
  3. To facilitate the growth and development of Pediatric Infectious Diseases medical educators through fellow participation in University, Department, and Section-wide learning initiatives.
  4. To enhance fellows' utilization and application of a public-health approach to the discipline of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in order to maximize the overall health and well-being of the individuals and communities that they serve.