Department and Faculty
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine includes more than 100 pediatric and adolescent physicians specializing in more than 40 areas and providing care ranging from routine check-ups to complex surgical procedures. Annually Mayo Clinic treats more than 50,000 children and adolescents, including some 5,000 hospital patients. Mayo Clinic pediatric and adolescent surgeons perform more than 8,000 procedures annually.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester has two areas that treat infectious diseases. The Division of Infectious Diseases was established in the 1950s, consists of more than 20 consultants, 10 fellows, eight registered nurses and seven paramedical staff.
The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has four pediatric infectious diseases board-certified consultants who work closely with other division colleagues to treat infectious diseases in children and adolescents.
Both divisions are consultative practices for patients in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. Physicians identify and treat infections that arise from exposure to infectious diseases, or that follow organ transplantation and other surgical procedures.
They offer the following specialized services:
- Hospital-Based Consultation - offers specialized treatment for patients who are hospitalized with infections or who develop infections while hospitalized for other reasons.
- Outpatient Infectious Disease Consultation - offers specialized evaluations for patients referred by their physicians for the evaluation and management of suspected or proven infections.
- The Mayo Clinic HIV Clinic - provides specialized treatment for patients who have been exposed to or diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.
- Travel and Geographic Medicine Clinic - educates and immunizes people traveling to foreign countries and treats patients returning from a foreign country with symptoms of infection.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. All faculty members in infectious diseases have academic appointments in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and teach and supervise medical students and pediatric residents at Mayo Clinic.
Advisors and Mentors
Our graduate education advisory system is designed to provide you with comprehensive educational advice and personal support. During your first few months in the program, you will choose a faculty advisor who will serve as your primary contact.
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine brings in approximately six guest lecturers each year. They present timely topics and have designated lunch dates with residents and fellows, so you can have informal discussions with them. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.