Infectious Disease

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The department of infectious disease offers a diagnostic and treatment program for children and adolescents with acute or chronic infectionious diseases. In addition to direct patient care evaluation, our department also cares for various aspects of pediatric AIDS, antimicrobial therapy, immunization use, hospital infection control and the care of children with evidence of immunologic dysfunction.

Conditions We Treat

  • Any acute infection
  • Recurring infections
  • Chronic infections
  • Unexplained febrile illnesses
  • Immunodeficiency disorders – suspected and proven
  • HIV and related infections
  • Exposure to HIV infection (perinatal or other)
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Unexplained skin rashes
  • Hospital-associated infections
  • Opportunistic infections

Services We Offer

  • Ambulatory evaluation and treatment of physician-referred patients
  • Hospital evaluation and treatment of patients who are admitted from the emergency department or are physician-referred
  • Hospital consultation on any patient with a potential infection or immunodeficiency disorder
  • Evaluation of the internationally adopted child and the pediatric traveler
  • Medical care of HIV-infected children
  • Psychosocial services for HIV-affected families
  • HIV screening (pre-test and post-test counseling)
  • Support groups
  • Outreach education
  • Infection control support

Meet Our Team

Medical Director: Sherman Alter, MD

Ryan Simon, MD


Monday and Wednesday afternoon
Tuesday morning


Appointments are made by referral only from a physician.



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