The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides expert clinical care and generates new knowledge about pediatric infectious diseases.

Education & Training

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota prepares physician graduates of pediatric residency programs for board eligibility and academic careers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. It also trains post-doctoral PhD scientists in microbial pathogenesis and developmental immunology.

Physician trainees pursue patient-oriented or laboratory research, develop medical education skills, and provide clinical subspecialty care to patients. Clinical rotations include two children's hospitals, and emphasize training in diagnosis and management of common childhood infections, infections in the immunocompromised host and pediatric HIV in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Trainees wishing to pursue training in epidemiology or clinical trials may obtain a concurrent MPH degree in the School of Public Health.

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Collaborating Departments

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship training is carried out in close collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine. Shared training responsibilities and opportunities include research seminars and journal clubs.

Contact Us

Appointments: (612) 365‑6777
Provider Referrals: (612) 365-6777

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-103
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Shipping Address:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Academic Office Building
2414 S 7th St AO-103
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Patient Care

What causes ear infections? Can I prevent my child's ear infections? Is there a special clinic for children with ear problems? We provide a full range of services for a variety of infectious diseases. From routine vaccinations to complex diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease, we work as a multidisciplinary team. For children who have serious infections or unusual susceptibility to infections, we have the experience and training to identify and treat infections caused by many different factors.

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Our faculty are committed to discovering new knowledge about pediatric infectious diseases. 

Some of our major areas of research include:

  • Mark R. Schleiss, MD - The Schleiss laboratory research program is described at
  • Patricia Ferrieri, MD - Dr. Ferrieri’s research emphasis has been in the pathogenesis of infections with group B streptococci (GBS) and host immunity to streptococcal antigens, specifically surface-localized proteins. The studies of Dr. Ferrieri and others of the surface-localized proteins have particular translational value because of the consideration of conjugating these proteins to purified GBS polysaccharides for vaccine development.

Program in Infection and Immunity Research