Infectious Diseases

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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • 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.

Education

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

Residents

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

Fellows

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

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

Faculty

Suzanne Lavoie, M.D. [View Image]

Suzanne Lavoie, M.D.

Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Suzanne Lavoie, M.D. [View Image]

Suzanne Lavoie, M.D.

Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Pediatrics

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

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Suzanne Lavoie, M.D. at CHoR

Jeffrey Donowitz, M.D. [View Image]

Jeffrey Donowitz, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Jeffrey Donowitz, M.D. [View Image]

Jeffrey Donowitz, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Pediatrics

Assistant Professor

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Jeffrey Donowitz, M.D. at CHoR

David Friedel, M.D. [View Image]

David Friedel, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

David Friedel, M.D. [View Image]

David Friedel, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Pediatrics

Assistant Professor

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David Friedel, M.D. at CHoR

Emily Godbout, D.O. [View Image]

Emily Godbout, D.O.

Infectious Diseases

Emily Godbout, D.O. [View Image]

Emily Godbout, D.O.

Infectious Diseases

Pediatrics

Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship

Emily Godbout, D.O. at CHoR

William Koch, M.D. [View Image]

William Koch, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

William Koch, M.D. [View Image]

William Koch, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Pediatrics

Associate Professor

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William Koch, M.D. at CHoR

Beth Marshall, M.D. [View Image]

Beth Marshall, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Beth Marshall, M.D. [View Image]

Beth Marshall, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Pediatrics

Associate Professor

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Beth Marshall, M.D. at CHoR

Michael McVoy, Ph.D. [View Image]

Michael McVoy, Ph.D.

Infectious Diseases

Michael McVoy, Ph.D. [View Image]

Michael McVoy, Ph.D.

Infectious Diseases

Pediatrics

Professor

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Michael McVoy, Ph.D. at CHoR

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