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Infectious Diseases Program

Infectious Diseases Program

Expert care from physicians internationally recognized for their leadership in research and innovative treatments.

Frightening fevers, bacterial infections, travel-related illnesses, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases can be especially devastating when the patient is a child. At Children’s Health, members of the Infectious Disease Team are not only experts in diagnosing, treating, and managing infectious diseases in the youngest patients, they’re experts in helping families live their lives fully - in spite of the illness.

Our specialists also offer medical advice and consultations to other physicians. Those needing medical advice or consultation should call 214-456-6500.

Conditions We Treat

  • Fevers of unknown origin
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Infections and travel-related diseases

Experts in Infectious Diseases

The infectious disease physicians at Children's Health have been recognized internationally for landmark research, including dosing of antimicrobial agents in newborns, bacterial meningitis in infants and children, treatment of bone and joint infections in children, prevention and treatment of infections in newborns, prevention of healthcare-associated infections, and delineation of the pathogenesis of bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Members of the medical staff are chief editors of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Referral Information

The internationally-recognized infectious disease specialists work with pediatric providers throughout Texas and the United States on difficult cases, particularly those involving fevers of unknown origins, bacterial infections, tuberculosis, and travel-related diseases. Consultations and treatments are provided in close cooperation with the patient's referring physician. Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician. A written referral from a physician is usually required, and pre-authorization is required by many insurance plans. To find out more about the referral process, please call 214-456-6500.

Meet the Care Team