Welcome to Infectious Diseases and Global Health

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the UCSF School of Medicine provides clinical care for children with a wide variety of infections and trains physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases. Members of the division conduct research in clinical, translational and basic science areas.


We offer an ACGME-certified, three-year fellowship program to train pediatricians for academic or public health careers in infectious diseases. In addition, the elective rotation in pediatric infectious disease is consistently filled by pediatric residents, UCSF medical students, and visiting medical students. Click here to learn more.


Our division is involved in a variety of innovative research activities, including outcomes and translational research, basic research in molecular pathogenesis, and clinical investigations in developing countries in Asia and Africa. We also have had long-standing collaborations with scientists in other UCSF clinical and basic science departments.

Clinical Services

We provide consultation for infants and children with infections throughout UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and the pediatric and neonatal services at San Francisco General Hospital. We see conditions ranging from common, community-acquired diseases to opportunistic infections in children with congenital or acquired immune deficiencies. In addition, because of San Francisco's international population, our faculty often treat infections acquired in developing countries.

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