Clinical care in Pediatric Infectious Disease is based primarily at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), routinely ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospital in the nation. Children’s Hospital is ranked in the top 20 Children’s Hospitals in the U.S. in all recognized specialty areas. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is based at Children’s Hospital. The hospital is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, which hosts six other health professional schools.
CHCO has the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in a seven-state region. The hospital has four campuses and hundreds of outreach clinics extending from Montana to New Mexico. There are over 16,000 admissions, 600,000 outpatient visits and 170,000 ED/urgent care visits per year.
Providers in the Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease offer inpatient and outpatient in person consultation for patients hospitalized at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado Springs. The Section provides telehealth consultation to hundreds of providers throughout a multi-state region.
An inpatient team (consisting of an attending physician, Pediatric ID fellow, pediatric resident, Physician Assistant, Antimicrobial steward, epidemiologist, and medical student) offer 24 hour/day consultation. Outpatient clinics are staffed by an Attending Physician, Physician Assistants as well as Pediatric ID fellows, residents, and medical students. An extensive primary HIV care and HIV research program also resides within Pediatric Infectious Disease. ID Fellow teaching sessions are held weekly. Active clinical and research collaboration occurs with the School of Public Health and the Colorado State Health Department. Many of our Pediatric ID fellows and faculty are actively involved in international clinical and research projects through the world.
The Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease plays a critical role in education of clinicians at all levels by participating in morning report and noon teaching conferences and joint conferences with Internal Medicine ID colleagues located on the same campus at CU Anschutz. Our Section of Pediatric ID also sponsors a yearly Pediatric Update conference held in Vail, Colorado as well as multiple other local teaching conferences. Our faculty, fellows and physician assistants regularly receive teaching awards for their commitment to medical education.