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Faculty and Fellows

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Four physicians in white coats walk through the hallway at Children's Mercy Kansas City.

Our faculty recognize that being mentors and training future pediatric infectious diseases specialists is a privilege. Our fellows gain confidence and independence as they progress through training while surrounded by a collegial, educational environment.

Program Director

Jennifer E. Schuster, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine


Diana Delgado, MD
Edward Lyon, DO
Aaron Shaw, MD

Program Coordinator

Sarah King, MS, C-TAGME

Faculty and staff

Meet the team from the Division of Infectious Diseases.


2021 Dr. Kathryn VanderVelde – Heartland Community Health Center, Lawrence, Ks.
2020 Dr. Steven Dahl – Arkansas Children’s Hospital-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.
2019 Dr. Katherine Richardson – Prisma Health, Greenville, S.C.
2019 Dr. Joel Waddell – UnityPoint Health – Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
2017 Dr. Laura Norton – University of Minnesota Health, Minneapolis, Minn.
2016 Dr. Sanet Torres-Torres – San Jorge Children's Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2015 Dr. Christelle Ilboudo – University Hospital-University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Mo.