Infectious Diseases

A Look at the Division of Infectious Diseases

The division is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a training program in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and is one of the oldest and largest training programs in Canada. The members of the division are actively involved in teaching at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels at U of T.

One area of research focuses on HIV, including mother-to-child transmission, antiretroviral toxicities in pregnancy, antiretroviral therapies and the application of viral load and genotype testing to clinical management. Other areas include EBV and CMV infections in transplant patients, etiology of encephalitis, infections in Day Care, care of immigrant pregnant women and rotavirus infections.

The Division of Infectious Diseases provides a Consultation Service to all divisions and departments in the hospital providing evaluation and management advice on infections, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control. A major area of involvement the immunocompromised host, particularly those with malignancies, transplants and HIV. Outpatient care is mainly focused on tuberculosis, HIV, congenital infections, and follow-up of osteomyelitis.

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Education Initiatives

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ID) training program at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto offers exceptional depth and breadth of clinical experience for trainees at a variety of learning levels.