About Us

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health 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 clinical, translational, and basic science research, and serve as leaders in public health and policy implementation.

  • 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. We offer expert care in the management of complex infections related to cancer chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, and solid organ transplant. In addition, because of San Francisco's international population, our faculty often treat infections acquired in developing countries.
  • Our division is involved in a variety of innovative research activities, including outcomes and translational research, basic research in immunology and molecular pathogenesis and host-defense, as well as global health research in low-resource countries in Asia and Africa. Our physician-investigators have long-standing collaborations with scientists in other UCSF clinical and basic science departments.
  • We sponsor an ACGME-certified, three-year fellowship program to train pediatricians for academic or public health careers in infectious diseases. In addition, we offer a popular clinical elective rotation in pediatric infectious diseases for pediatric residents and medical students.