Infectious Diseases

Faculty

Alice Prince, MD

Academic Title(s):

Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

John M. Driscoll, Jr., M.D. and Yvonne T. Driscoll, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-4193
Fax: (212) 342-5278
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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Anne Gershon, MD

Academic Title(s):

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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Anne Moscona

Anne Moscona, MD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Pediatrics,
Microbiology & Immunology, and Physiology & Biophysics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-3647
Fax: (212) 305-1468
Email: am939@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Harvard University, BA, 1978
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 1982

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1982-1985
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1985-1988

Awards and Honors:

  • American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
  • Member NIH Virology (VirA) study section (current)
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, mBio (current)

Interests/Specialties

  • Prevention and treatment of viral infections in children and communities
  • Global progress toward reducing respiratory disease in children

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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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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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Philip Zachariah, MD, MS

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-3553
Email: pz2177@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Columbia University, Certificate in Health Information Technology, 2015-2016
  • University of the State of New York, Board of Regents, MD (Conferred), 2015
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MS (Patient Oriented Research), 2014-2015
  • Christian Medical College Vellore, India, MBBS (6-year program) 1999-2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY, 2012-2015
  • Intern and Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, 2009-2012
  • Rotating internship, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.2004-2005

Awards and Honors:

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America recognition for outstanding poster presentation at IDWeek National Meeting, 2015
  • Patient Oriented Research Scholarship (full scholarship for M.S., Irving Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University), 2014

Interests/Specialties

  • Respiratory Infection
  • HIV Infection
  • Infections In Immunocompromised Patients
  • Infections In Organ Transplant Patients
  • Infectious Disease In Immune Disorders
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Opportunistic Infection
  • Pediatric Lyme Disease
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial Drug Resistance

Learn more about Dr. Zachariah

Dr. Zachariah’s research interests lie in two complementary areas: i) prevention of antimicrobial resistance through appropriate antimicrobial use ii) surveillance and prevention of multidrug resistant infections. He has experience in infectious disease surveillance using electronic data, use of EHRs for decision support, use of microbiology testing to guide antibiotic prescribing, and evaluation of healthcare interventions. Currently he serves as a co-investigator on multiple federally funded projects. He also serves as hospital epidemiologist and director of the antibiotic stewardship program at NewYork- Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s hospital.

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