Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is a three-year ACGME-accredited program that provides fellows with an outstanding, state-of the art clinical and research training experience. Established in 1991, our program offers thorough clinical and research training to prepare attendees for an academic career in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. 

David L. Goldman, MDDirector, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

As the primary healthcare provider for children in the Bronx, fellows training at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) gain unique, hands-on experience caring for patients with a wide range of infectious diseases. Our fellowship collaborates extensively with colleagues who specialize not only in pediatric infectious diseases, but also adult infectious diseases, microbiology-immunology and clinical pathology and diagnostics. 

Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship faculty consists of six full-time and two part-time physicians, one full-time doctor of pharmacy and one doctor of philosophy. Fellows train in our 190-bed children’s hospital, a quaternary facility that’s ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the US and functions as the primary training site of Montefiore Einstein’s pediatrics programs. Each year, there are approximately 65,000 visits to our emergency department and roughly 10,000 admissions to our pediatric inpatient service. Along with their clinical experience, fellows have the opportunity to participate in world-class basic, translational and clinical research over the course of their training.

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Located on our Moses Campus, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is a premier academic children’s hospital nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, innovative research and commitment to training the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. 

A world-renowned faculty

David L. Goldman, MD

Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Betsy C. Herold, MD

Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Research
Director, Translational Prevention Research Center
Professor, Pediatrics

Marc D. Foca, MD

Director, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program
Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Margaret L. Aldrich, MD

Director, Pediatric Infection Control and Epidemiology
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Brenda I. Anosike, MD, MPH

Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Philip Lee, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Nathan Litman, MD

Vice Chair, Pediatrics
Professor, Pediatrics

Marguerite Mayers, MD

Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Ambulatory Clinic
Professor, Pediatrics

Michelle Collins-Ogle, MD

Director, Montefiore Adolescent and Youth Sexual-Health Clinic (MAYS)
Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Adolescent Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Current fellows

Kiriam Escobar Lee

Salih Demirhan

Sharlene Sy

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Training Schedule

Clinical training is the primary focus during the first year of fellowship. Fellows spend six months on the pediatric infectious diseases consultation service, one month on the adult infectious diseases consultation service, one month in the clinical microbiology lab, two months in research and one month in a variety of outpatient settings. Throughout the year, fellows attend a weekly pediatric infectious diseases clinic, which sees approximately 60 new inpatient consults each month. Fellows are supervised by an attending physician who is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases and also have the opportunity to supervise one or more residents and fourth-year medical students.

Fellows have the opportunity to give lectures to pediatric residents on a variety of infectious diseases topics. In their second and third years, fellows participate in a small group session for the microbiology course for second-year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Finally, all fellows are required to participate in a quality improvement project under the supervision of a faculty member and have the opportunity to review our fellowship curriculum annually.


During years two and three of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, research is the fellow’s primary focus for 10 to 11 months each year. Fellows work with the fellowship director to select a research focus during their first year of training, choosing from a wide range of basic and clinical activities at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Second- and third-year fellows also spend two months on the pediatric infectious diseases consultation service and attend a weekly half-day infectious diseases clinic. During the second year of training, fellows work in the HIV and STD clinic, and in the third year they work in the pediatric infectious diseases ambulatory clinic at CHAM.


Our fellows’ education comes from a variety of sources, ranging from direct supervision by an infectious diseases attending physician to research mentors. Fellows can partake in various educational experiences, including a core introductory infectious diseases lecture series, weekly grand rounds and a regularly scheduled research series sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics. Fellows participate in a weekly clinical care conference, a monthly journal club conference and weekly board-style question-and-answer sessions with the fellowship director. Fellows may also attend research conferences and meetings focused on infectious diseases, as well as online courses and a yearly in-service exam offered by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Videos

CHAM Virtual Tour & Overview of Fellowship Programs

The Second Annual Einstein-Montefiore Presidential Lecture: Betsy C. Herold, M.D., Lecture (2 of 3)

Betsy C. Herold, MD

A Career in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Michelle Collins-Ogle, MD

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Children

Jyotsna Bhattacharya (Former Fellow)

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, here’s some information to keep in mind.

  • July 1 — First day the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) will accept an application for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.
  • July 15 — First day fellowship program directors view applications of prospective fellows.
  • Our interview season typically opens after Labor Day and continues through early December.
  • Applicants to our program must possess a medical degree or a doctor of osteopathic medicine, be eligible to obtain licensure to practice medicine in the state of New York and be a pediatrics resident or have completed a pediatrics residency.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

David L. Goldman, MD
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program


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