Contact Us

Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Ivan A. Gonzalez, MD, MSc
Phone: 305-243-2700
Email: i.gonzalez2@med.miami.edu

Program Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Christopher Garcia
Phone: 305-243-2575
Email: ceg157@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Applicants must be pediatrics board-eligible according to the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines at the start of the fellowship training.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to October. Interviews are conducted from August to November.

Call Schedule

Overnight on call occurs at home, with every other weekend cross coverage based on schedule preference.

Locations

Rotations/consults are mainly done at the following locations:

Jackson North Medical Center

160 N.W. 170th Street

North Miami Beach, FL 33169

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Possible Additional Locations

Fellows may rotate/consult at additional locations, including, but not limited to:

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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Ryder Trauma Center | Jackson Memorial

1800 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 to be considered for an interview.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency in pediatrics.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is to develop and foster the next generation of academically oriented infectious disease specialists by educating fellows to be critical thinkers; lifelong learners; outstanding practitioners and, above all, patient advocates.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is to develop and foster the next generation of academically oriented infectious disease specialists by educating fellows to be critical thinkers; lifelong learners; outstanding practitioners and, above all, patient advocates.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and complies with the current requirements and guidelines established by the ACGME. The specific, long-term objective of the fellowship is to prepare highly motivated candidates for a career in pediatric infectious diseases in either the academic or private practice setting, with the immediate goal of preparing the fellow to be eligible for, and to successfully pass on their first attempt, the Certifying Examination in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

The neonatal service at Jackson Memorial Hospital is one of the largest in the country, with more than 100 committed beds, while the pediatric transplantation service is one of the busiest in the U.S. Holtz Children’s Hospital, in association with the Miami Transplant Institute, conducts 24 percent of all intestinal transplants in the U.S. (top three); five percent of all liver transplants (top five); 2 percent of all kidney transplants performed (top 10); 3 percent of all lung transplants and less than 1 percent of all heart transplants. Fellows thrive on providing consultation for the complex and challenging pediatric cases while on the inpatient consult service. These cases involve a diversity of diagnoses as well as patients with various gender, race and ethnic backgrounds. Patients served by our major tertiary hospital come from Florida as well as several countries in Central and South America, such as Haiti; Honduras; Nicaragua; Peru; Venezuela and more. Fellows provide follow- up visits from their inpatient consults in the fellow-run outpatient clinic on the same campus as the hospital.

Our fellowship training program provides a unique blend of clinical experiences and research opportunities. We offer training in the management of general pediatric infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, bacterial/fungal/viral sepsis; osteomyelitis and pneumonia, as well as specialized care for solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and children with HIV. Areas of interest for our fellows include antimicrobial stewardship; global health; HIV; public health; transplantation and vaccination.

We take great pride in the accomplishments of our fellows with the majority of our fellows having presented their research at a local and national conference by the end of their second year, and having at least one manuscript published in a pediatric journal by graduation. We welcome rising fellows prepared to expand their horizons in clinical practice, systems-based practice and research while enjoying the beautiful skies of the Sunshine State.

-Ivan A. Gonzalez, MD, MSc

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and complies with the current requirements and guidelines established by the ACGME. The specific, long-term objective of the fellowship is to prepare highly motivated candidates for a career in pediatric infectious diseases in either the academic or private practice setting, with the immediate goal of preparing the fellow to be eligible for, and to successfully pass on their first attempt, the Certifying Examination in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

The neonatal service at Jackson Memorial Hospital is one of the largest in the country, with more than 100 committed beds, while the pediatric transplantation service is one of the busiest in the U.S. Holtz Children’s Hospital, in association with the Miami Transplant Institute, conducts 24 percent of all intestinal transplants in the U.S. (top three); five percent of all liver transplants (top five); 2 percent of all kidney transplants performed (top 10); 3 percent of all lung transplants and less than 1 percent of all heart transplants. Fellows thrive on providing consultation for the complex and challenging pediatric cases while on the inpatient consult service. These cases involve a diversity of diagnoses as well as patients with various gender, race and ethnic backgrounds. Patients served by our major tertiary hospital come from Florida as well as several countries in Central and South America, such as Haiti; Honduras; Nicaragua; Peru; Venezuela and more. Fellows provide follow- up visits from their inpatient consults in the fellow-run outpatient clinic on the same campus as the hospital.

Our fellowship training program provides a unique blend of clinical experiences and research opportunities. We offer training in the management of general pediatric infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, bacterial/fungal/viral sepsis; osteomyelitis and pneumonia, as well as specialized care for solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and children with HIV. Areas of interest for our fellows include antimicrobial stewardship; global health; HIV; public health; transplantation and vaccination.

We take great pride in the accomplishments of our fellows with the majority of our fellows having presented their research at a local and national conference by the end of their second year, and having at least one manuscript published in a pediatric journal by graduation. We welcome rising fellows prepared to expand their horizons in clinical practice, systems-based practice and research while enjoying the beautiful skies of the Sunshine State.

-Ivan A. Gonzalez, MD, MSc

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

3 years

Program Highlights

Record of 100% passing board rate in first-time test takers

1 of the busiest pediatric transplantation services in the U.S.

1 of the largest neonatal services in the country

Clinical Experience

Overview

Our program’s patient population spans the gamut from complex primary and secondary immunodeficiencies (bone marrow and solid organ transplant recipients and oncological, perinatally and behaviorally acquired HIV patients); neonates; school-age and adolescent patients with complex infectious disease problems, as well as common pediatric infectious diseases (bacteremia, meningitis, osteomyelitis, etc.).

The breath and wealth of the clinical service ensures that each fellow will have a well-rounded clinical experience. Each fellow rotates through the Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory, an infection control tutorial and Resident Scholarly Activity Project (RSAP) Course, to provide them with the foundations in biostatistics and epidemiology. Each fellow is expected to become involved and complete both a quality improvement project and a research project during their fellowship training.

Year 1

Six months of the year are dedicated to the inpatient service at Holtz Children’s Hospital, in which fellows will be responsible for inpatient consultations on a wide range of infectious diseases, including community acquired infections and nosocomial infections, as well as infections in a diverse array of immunocompromised patients (HIV, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation and oncology patients). In addition, fellows will be expected to choose a mentor and a project in a clinical, basic or translational area of research.
For the remainder of the year, fellow responsibilities will be in the outpatient setting participating in our ambulatory clinics and divisional seminars (fellow case conferences, journal clubs, etc.). Our first-year fellow is encouraged to participate in the Resident Scholarly Activity Project (RSAP) Course, in order to acquire the tools and skills to develop their research project. One, month-long rotation in the Jackson Memorial Hospital Microbiology Laboratory and a one-week infection control rotation are scheduled in the first year, as well. Each fellow is required to participate and present at our twice weekly divisional teaching seminars.

Year 2

Three months of the year will be allotted to inpatient duties as described in the first year, and the remainder will focus on research. In addition, fellows are expected to lead multidisciplinary journal clubs, aid in the development of clinical care guidelines and take an active role in the education of the pediatric house staff, including presentations during “ID week” and board review sessions.

Year 3

As senior fellows, third-year fellows are responsible to schedule divisional meetings and assist the program director with the administration of the fellowship program (on-call schedules and organizing and scheduling divisional conferences). In addition to the presentations as described in the second year, fellows will be expected to give a lecture in pediatric grand rounds as a culmination of fellowship training, and a research project is expected to be completed prior to graduation from the program.

Your Faculty

Aida I. Chaparro, MD
Assistant Professor
Chair, Clinical Competency Committee, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Brandon M. Chatani, MD
Assistant Professor

Ivan A. Gonzalez, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Director, University of Miami Zika Response Team
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Delia M. Rivera Hernandez, MD
Assistant Professor

Gwendolyn B. Scott, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Emeritus Professor, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Alumni Placements Include:

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Alumni Placements Include:

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine