Excellence in clinical care, research and teaching

Activities within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases include the delivery of cutting-edge patient care, biomedical and clinical research in childhood infections and microbial pathogenesis, and teaching of fellows, residents and students.  The ID division received the Outstanding Division Teaching Award from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital residents in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Division faculty oversee the antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, and immunocompromised ID programs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is supported in part by our NIAID T32 training grant in childhood infection and immunity. Our faculty and fellows also participate in a number of programs and activities with the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and with the Department of Molecular Microbiology.  

Now offering virtual visits

Life seems very different during these challenging times, but Washington University Department of Pediatrics is here to care for your child’s needs, just as we’ve always been. With virtual visits, you can see your doctor without a visit to the office. Our staff will walk you through every step of the process.

The health of our patients and staff is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, here is what we are doing to keep everyone safe during your office visit:

  • We require all patients and visitors over 2 years old to wear a mask.
  • Each patient may have only one visitor accompany them.
  • You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 when you arrive for your appointment. You may be asked to reschedule if symptoms are present.
  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart from others when possible.
  • If you have a MyChart account, please complete the online check-in and payment before your visit.

Our Missions

Expert diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in children, and efficient consultation to all patients referred to
St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Excellence in teaching fellows, residents, and medical students about issues relevant to childhood infections.
Field-leading fundamental and clinical research in microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases.