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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Description of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The goal of our three-year Fellowship program is to train competent ID specialists through a broad-based experience in research, teaching and clinical infectious diseases. Our southern California location provides tremendous exposure to a variety of immigrant and through-traveler populations enabling diverse clinical and research opportunities. We also send Fellows to local collaborating institutions for increased exposure to other more focused areas of infectious disease including academic/university-based hospitals and LA County Public Health. Our research strengths include disease epidemiology, vaccine evaluation and implementation, basic science in vitro and in vivo studies of Gram-negative pathogenesis, cost-burden/effectiveness studies, infection prevention and control, HIV clinical trials, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the brain in HIV-infected patients. Other research opportunities are available in collaboration locally with the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (which includes national experts in endocarditis, fungal basic science and vaccine development, bacterial pathogenesis, and outcomes research) and elsewhere throughout the region.

For more information contact:

Kenneth Zangwill, M.D.
Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellowship Training Program

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson Street, Box 467, RB3
Torrance, CA 90509
(310) 781-3636


Sylvia Yeh, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Michael Bolaris, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

ChrisAnna Mink, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Clinical Professor

Jag Batra, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Joel Ward, M.D.
Adjunct Professor

Victor Wong, M.D.
Clinical Professor (volunteer faculty)

Bradley K. Ackerson, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor (volunteer faculty)

Margaret Keller, M.D.
Emeritus Professor