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 held leadership roles in the discipline. 

They 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 transplant and immunocompromised hosts.

ID Group 2021
Pediatric ID Division at Norton Children's and University of Louisville, 2021

Pediatric Infectious Diseases is consistently rated as one of the most engaged and responsive subspecialty services in the Department of Pediatrics, and division faculty have repeatedly been recognized as excellent teachers.

Clinical research efforts are facilitated by the Norton Children's Research Institute, a robust partnership between the UofL Department of Pediatrics and Norton Children's.  The division also works closely with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support (CAHRDS) Unit.  Faculty have productive collaborations with the Norton Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, which services all of the facilities in the Norton Healthcare system, as well as the Norton Children's Hospital pharmacy.  Each of these collaborations is instrumental in the success of our antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention programs.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases team provides inpatient and outpatient consultation and management services for children with unusual, complicated, or recurrent infections, as well as treating children who may be immunocompromised due to primary immunodeficiences, trasnplantation, or immunosuppressive medications.  Outpatients are seen in the Norton Children's Infectious Diseases office at the Novak Center for Children's Health, a state-of-the-art medical office building located in downtown Louisville.  The team is an active part of multidisciplinary clinics serving complex pediatric patients. Most inpatients are seen at Norton Children's Hospital, a free-standing 300-bed facility with a long history of excellence.

The division has an accredited pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program, with a goal to produce outstanding clinicians and scientists who can make major contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through research, clinical service, and teaching.

Academic Office

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

Outpatient Practice:

Norton Children's - Infectious Diseases
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. 

 


Shanna Barton, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Dr. Barton joined the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics in 2021.



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
Associate 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
Medical Director - Pediatric Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases
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

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows provide medical services to patients with serious or complicated infections, such as HIV, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bone and joint infections, and sepsis.  They provide care to children with primary immunodeficiencies and those undergoing both hematopoietic cell and solid organ transplantation. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows also receive training in the prevention of hospital acquired infections in children, antimicrobial stewardship, and are given the opportunity to play a key role in the infection prevention program at Norton Children's Hospital.

Clinical teaching occurs at Norton Children’s Hospital and in the outpatient Norton Children's Infectious Diseases office and multidisciplinary clinics at the Novak Center for Children's Health. The pediatric infectious diseases service sees approximately 600 new inpatients and 1800 outpatient encounters per year.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows conduct research that culminates in the publication and presentation of scholarly papers that contribute to the field. Research training sites include the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory at the University of Louisville, Norton Children's Research Institute, and the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of Norton Healthcare. Fellows have the opportunity to work with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support (CAHRDS) Unit as well earn a Masters of Science or Masters of Public Health at the school of Public Health and Information Sciences during their three years of fellowship training.