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Dr. Richard Oberhelman and Dr. Russell Van Dyke at work to improve healtcare outcomes in Ethiopia.

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Infectious Diseases has a strong faculty with diverse clinical and research interests and substantial NIH funding.  It has a shared faculty with the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Center for Infectious Diseases, which broadens the section and encourages collaborations.Read More

The clinical infectious diseases service offers a rich clinical experience for resident and fellowship training with research opportunities around the world including Peru, Cambodia and Africa.

Our fellowship program provides a wide and diverse range of clinical and research experience with significant integration with public health efforts. The Section participates in the Department of Tropical Medicine, the Center for Infectious Diseases and the Center for Evidence Based Global Health providing ample opportunity for experience in international health and tropical medicine.

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Research

Drs. Garry and Robinson Dr. Robert Garry and Dr. James Robinson

  • Clinical investigations of the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious diarrhea, osteomyelitis, and TB and other infectious diseases in children
  • Evaluating the performance of IGRA (interferon gamma release assay) blood test and the tuberculin skin test in children less than five years of age with latent tuberculosis and active disease
  • Evaluation of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis in children
  • Clinical trials of probiotics for pediatric diarrhea in Peru
  • Pattern recognition for ultrasound diagnosis of pneumonia in Peru
  • Intervention program to improve health outcomes for newborns in Cambodia
  • Defining long-term outcomes of children and youth with perinatal HIV infection
  • Defining and characterizing epitopes of HIV-1, HIV-2, SIV, Lassa fever virus, Ebola virus, and dengue virus utilizing human and primate monoclonal antibodies
  • Clinical trials of therapies and vaccines in HIV-infected children and youth
  • Clinical and laboratory characterization of Ebola virus and Lassa fever virus infections
  • Evaluating the long-term safety of in utero exposure to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-exposed uninfected children
Our Team

Russ Van Dyke, MD - Section Chief
Richard Oberhelman, MD
James Robinson, MD
John Schieffelin, MD
Maggie Silio, MD
Patricia Sirois, PhD

Contact Information

Patient Services:
Children's Pediatrics - Tulane
4740 South I-10 Service Rd W Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-988-6253
Fax: 504-988-6751

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
1430 Tulane Avenue
Mail Code 8637
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax: 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Pediatrics Infectious Disease
1440 Canal Street
Suite 1600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-7158
Fax: 504-988-3805
Section Administrator: Mildred Freemon
Email: mfreemon@tulane.edu