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We develop pediatricians into excellent pediatric infectious diseases clinicians, educators and researchers. Our experienced physicians are nationally recognized and offer strong mentorship from 11 board-certified pediatric infectious diseases physicians. Children's Mercy is the regional referral center with over 40 pediatric specialties and offers dedicated training in both general and immunocompromised infectious diseases. We also offer dedicated training in both general and immunocompromised infectious diseases, ASP, IP, micro, QI, grant writing and biostats. We are also are one of the oldest pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Your clinical experience

Fellows provide clinical care on our 2 inpatient consult services: general ID and immunocompromised ID. They also spend 1-2 half days per month in our outpatient ID clinics, seeing new referrals and hospital follow-ups. Our fellows also gain experience in our subspecialty clinics, including travel, antibiotic allergy delabeling, international adoption, and HIV.

More about your clinical experience and rotations

Didactics series

Pediatric infectious diseases fellows, attendings, APRNs, pharmacists and rotating residents and medical students attend divisional conferences.

  • Weekly Case Management Conference
  • Weekly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow Didactics
  • Monthly Kansas City Infectious Diseases Society (KCIDS)
  • Monthly Immunocompromised Didactics
  • Monthly Microbiology Plate Rounds
  • Monthly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal Club
  • Monthly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference
  • Every other month Antibiotics Stewardship Journal Club
  • Every other month Pediatric Infectious Diseases Immunocompromised Didactics

More about the academic curriculum


Each of our fellows will spend almost two-thirds of their three-year training pursing research interests. Fellows will be expected to disseminate their research findings at local, regional, and national meetings. Fellows will submit through manuscript preparation with submission to a peer-reviewed journal and have opportunities for invited manuscripts and book chapters.

Additional training track

Fellows who have an interest in additional ASP have the opportunity for an ASP-focused track. Fellows who have an interest in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology can purse a combined fellowship training program in Pediatric Infectious Disease and Clinical Pharmacology over a four-year time frame. Clinical service time will be with both programs and research will be focused in comment areas between the two subspecialties. This program allows for training with board eligibility for both at the completion.

More about our research

Apply for the program

We accept one fellow each year.

Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). The program also participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Learn more about the application process.