Infectious Diseases

Comprehensive, Expert Care for Children with Infectious Diseases

Children of all ages and states of health can develop bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. Sometimes these diseases require complex treatment approaches. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we're highly skilled in the care of infants, children, and adolescents with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic infectious diseases. We can see your child as an outpatient, or if his or her situation is more acute, we provide a continuum of expert, compassionate care, from hospitalization to follow-up outpatient visits.

  • A Team of Leaders: Your child's healthcare team includes internationally recognized leaders in infectious disease diagnosis, treatment, and research. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health consult us regularly for our expertise.
  • A Depth of Experience: We bring profound expertise to the treatment of children with unusual and complex diseases such as congenital or newborn viral infections, complicated pneumonia, fever of unknown origin, HIV/AIDS, antibiotic-resistant conditions, and tuberculosis. We work together with pediatric specialists and subspecialists throughout NewYork-Presbyterian to treat young patients with even the most complex infectious diseases.
  • Care for the Most Vulnerable: We specialize in preventing and treating infections in children who are having organ or bone marrow transplantation, as well as those with congenital heart disease or lung disease, cancer, or another condition that increases their susceptibility.
  • Keeping You Safe While Traveling: If you and your child are going abroad, we can advise you on how best to reduce the risk of acquiring illnesses during your journey.
  • Ensuring Vaccine Safety: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital's infectious disease team is active in the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network, a collaboration between the CDC and seven U.S. clinical centers to improve vaccine safety and evaluate adverse effects following immunization.
  • A Commitment to Research: We're involved in research projects ranging from basic science to public health, hospital infection control, new antibiotics, vaccines, and infectious disease-related technology to improve the futures of children faced with infectious diseases.