Infectious Diseases

Faculty

Anne Gershon, MD

Academic Title(s):

Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9445
Fax: (212) 342-1578
Email: aag1@columbia.edu

Education

  • Smith College, A.B., 1960
  • Cornell University, M.D., 1964
  • Smith College, DSc (hon) 1993

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Cornell University Medical Center, 1964-1968
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 1995-2001996
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases, 1998-1970

Awards and Honors:

  • Enders Award of IDSA, 1996
  • Honorary DSc, Smith College, 1993
  • Numerous Named Lectureships.
  • Distinguished Physician, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, 2008
  • Award of Distinction, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011

Interests/Specialties

  • Vaccines
  • Varicella zoster virus infections, including latency
  • Prevention and treatment of varicella and zoster
  • Opportunistic infections in children with HIV

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Marc Foca, MD

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-5000
Fax: (212) 305-4739
Email: mdf10@columbia.edu

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, BA, 1986
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, MD, 1995

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University, 1995-1998
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-2001

Interests/Specialties

  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Infections in Transplant Patients

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Philip L. Graham III, MD MSc

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-2790
Fax: (212) 342-5212
Email: Pg143@columbia.edu

Education

  • Trinity College, BA, 1992
  • George Washington University School of Medicine, MD, 1998
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, MSc, 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-200
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2001-2004

Awards and Honors:

  • Housestaff Teaching Fellow of the Year award, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 2002
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America travel award, 2002
  • Jonathan Freeman Scholarship, SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology, 2003
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Mentor Scholar Award, 2003
  • Rustin McIntosh Fellowship, Babies Hospital Alumni Association, 2003-2004
  • Physician of the Year, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Hospital epidemiology and infection control, healthcare-associated infections
  • MRSA
  • Neonatal Infections
  • Quality improvement

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Philip LaRussa, MD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-0898
Fax: (212) 305-1262
Email: plarussa@columbia.edu

Education

  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, B.S., 1970
  • University degli Studi, Faculta di Medicina, Bologna, Italy, M.D., 1978

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, 1978-1981
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, New York University Medical Center, 1981-1983

Awards and Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, Columbia University, Department of Pediatrics, 1991

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric HIV
  • Immunization Safety
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus Infections

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Natalie Neu, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9683
Fax: (212) 342-5218
Email: Nn45@columbia.edu

Education

  • Yale University, BA, 1986
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 1991
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, MPH, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Mott Children´┐Żs Hospital, 1991-1994
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1994-1997

Awards and Honors:

  • Rustin McIntosh Fellowship, Babies Hospital Alumni Association, 1995
  • Department of Pediatrics -- Columbia University First Annual Assistant Professor Research Symposium: Oral Presentation Award, Challenges in the management of HIV prophylaxis in adolescents after sexual assault , 2003

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent HIV
  • Adolescent sexually transmitted infections
  • Pediatric candidemia
  • Pediatric infectious diseases clinical trials

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Paul J. Planet, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-6490
Fax: (212) 342-5218
Email: pjp23@columbia.edu

Education

  • Yale University, BS, 1996
  • Columbia University College of Physicans & Surgeons, MD, 2004
  • Columbia University College of Physicans & Surgeons, PhD, 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian, 2008-2011

Awards and Honors:

  • John M. Driscoll Award, 2011
  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar Award, 2009

Interests/Specialties

  • S. Aureus

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Alice Prince, MD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Pediatrics (in Pharmacology)

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-4193
Fax: (212) 342-5728
Email: asp7@columbia.edu

Education

  • Wellesley College, BA, 1971
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 1975

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1975-1978
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1978-1979
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Microbiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1979-1980
  • Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY Postdoctoral fellow, Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1980-1981

Awards and Honors:

  • Research Scholar Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1987
  • Fellowship, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997
  • Charles Bohmfalk Award for Teaching, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2000
  • Associate Editor, J. Clinical Investigation, 2002 - 2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Pathogenesis of pulmonary infection
  • Airway bacterial pathogens
  • Cystic Fibrosis

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Adam J. Ratner, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9807
Fax: (212) 342-5812
Email: ar127@columbia.edu

Education

  • Yale University, BA, 1993
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD, 1998
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, MPH, 1997

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-2001
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2001-2004

Awards and Honors:

  • Irving Scholar Award
  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar Award
  • John M. Driscoll, MD, Scholar Award
  • Hattie Alexander Lectureship, 2009
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award
  • Section Editor for Infectious Diseases, PLoS ONE

Interests/Specialties

  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Infectious causes of preterm birth
  • Immune responses to colonizing bacteria
  • Neonatal/congenital infections

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Lisa Saiman, MD MPH

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9446
Fax: (212) 342-5212
Email: LS5@columbia.edu

Education

  • Cornell University, BA, 1977
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1983
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MPH, 1999

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1983-1986
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia University, 1986-1989

Awards and Honors:

  • The Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award from CF Foundation

Interests/Specialties

  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Antimicrobial drug resistance

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