Pediatric Infectious Diseases Patient Care

We integrate basic pediatric care services with state-of-the-art treatment to meet the challenges posed by pediatric infectious diseases. This rapidly changing field requires specialized, innovative approaches to both common infections and more serious infectious diseases.

Our practice provides primary and consultative care for infants and children with illnesses known or suspected to be caused by infections with viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, as required.

Diagnosis and therapy are provided for infections in all major organ systems, including the brain and central nervous system, bloodstream, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, pancreas, all the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and bladder, skin, joints, and bones, as well as infections that involve multiple body systems.

Patients with unusual or severe infections and patients who have infections related to abnormal or weakened immune systems, are also cared for by our Infectious Disease subspecialists. Complex immunization schedules or management of antibiotic treatments are addressed. Members of the division have expertise in the following areas:

  • asplenia associated infections 
  • atypical mycobacterial diseases 
  • bone, joint and soft tissue infections (including MRSA infections)
  • congenital Infections (e.g. CMV, Toxoplasmosis, Zika, Syphilis)
  • COVID-19 infection in children (vaccine counseling, treatment options, long term follow up)
  • COVID-19 exposure in newborns
  • encephalitis 
  • fever of unknown origin
  • fungal infections
  • herpes virus infections (e.g. HSV, varicella)
  • HIV infection in children, HIV exposure in newborns
  • infections in immunocompromised children 
  • infectious mononucleosis (e.g. EBV, CMV) 
  • Kawasaki Disease 
  • Lyme Disease and other tickborne infections
  • meningitis 
  • multidrug resistant organisms
  • periodic fevers, PFAPA
  • post-surgical infections
  • recurrent infections 
  • respiratory infections, complicated pneumonia
  • sepsis in the newborn infant 
  • tuberculosis 
  • vaccine counseling in immunocompromised children
  • viral infections
  • zoonosis (infections transmitted by animals)


Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chair's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437