Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is very active in academics and research.  Faculty members are nationally recognized in their field and have a variety of interests, including vaccine development, policy, implementation, and education; outcomes research in clinical infectious diseases; hospital infection control and epidemiology; antimicrobial stewardship; and health services research.

The division has an accredited fellowship training program, a fully-equipped and staffed research laboratory, and a dedicated Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit that conducts industry-sponsored clinical trials. The division is also closely related with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit.

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has productive collaborations with the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of the Norton Healthcare system, the Norton Children's Hospital pharmacy, and the Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit.

We provide inpatient and outpatient consultation and management services for children with unusual, complicated, or recurrent infections.  Outpatient office hours are held daily in the Novak Center for Children's Health, Pediatric Infectious Diseases office; all visits are by appointment only and referral by a primary care physician is required.  Urgent outpatient consultation can be arranged at the request of the referring physician, outside of normal business hours.  A special clinic is held twice a month for children with primary immunodeficiencies, in collaboration with clinical and laboratory immunology faculty.

Academic Office

571 South Floyd Street, Suite 321, Louisville, KY 40202
, Unit Business Manager
P. (502) 852-3774 | F: (502) 852-3939

Outpatient Practice:

Novak Center for Children's Health
411 E. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202
Appointments: 502-588-2348

 

Faculty

Gary S. Marshall, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Dr. Marshall joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 1989. 

 


Daniel B. Blatt, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Dr. Blatt joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 2020.

 


Kristina K. Bryant, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
System Pediatric Epidemiologist and Infection Control, Norton Children's
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Dr. Bryant joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 2000.

 


Julianne V. Green, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Dr. Green joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 2016.

 


Gerard P. Rabalais, MD, MHA
Professor of Pediatrics
Emeritus Department Chair, Pediatrics
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Dr. Rabalais joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 1987.

 


Victoria A. Statler, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
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Dr. Statler joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 2014.

 


Navjyot K. Vidwan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director - Antimicrobial Stewardship, Norton Children's
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Dr. Vidwan joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 2013.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Kosair Charities Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows provide medical services to patients with serious or complicated infections, such as HIV, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bone infections and sepsis.  They conduct research that culminates in the publication and presentation of scholarly papers that make a contribution to the field. They also receive specific training in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections in children and are given the opportunity to play a key role in the infection prevention program at Norton Children’s Hospital. Trainees have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science or Master of Public Health degree during their three years of fellowship training.

Clinical teaching occurs at Norton Children’s Hospital, where the infectious disease service sees approximately 900 new patients per year. Research training sites include, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory of the University of Louisville, the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, and the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of Norton Healthcare. There is also interaction with the Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit

 

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