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Pediatric Infectious Disease

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease directs and manages an active in-patient consultation service and an active ambulatory service for children with infectious diseases. A key part of our work includes operating a large clinic for HIV-infected and HIV-exposed children and adolescents at both Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and Plano.

Patient Care
Patient Care

The Division consults with and cares for more than 700 infants and children each year at Parkland Hospital and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Our young patients often suffer from inherited or acquired immunodeficiency, including those receiving immunosuppressive therapy for cancer, organ transplantation, bone marrow, and stem cell transplantation.

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Faculty working with pediatric infectious disease excel at applying modern molecular biologic techniques to clinical problems. In many cases we partner with the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology on collaborative projects. Division faculty publish an average of 10-12 papers yearly in peer-reviewed journals.

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Our Division has been training medical students, residents, and fellows since 1965. More than 100 physicians completed training in the Division’s fellowship training program, and more than 80 percent of UT Southwestern Infectious Disease Fellows garnered academic appointments at universities and children’s hospitals worldwide.

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A fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease gives you a solid background in classical microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology lab techniques. Clinical training includes: Consultations, Rounds, Conferences, Outpatient infectious disease clinics, and HIV clinics.

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Jeffrey S. Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.


Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease


Annual Report

2022 Annual Report