Infectious Diseases

This Section of Infectious Diseases (ID) provides expertise in a broad range of infectious conditions to the children of southern Alberta and neighbouring Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

The ID Section is comprised of 8 infectious diseases specialists and is supported by a team of allied health professionals including nursing and pharmacy. We are involved in the education of trainees at all levels. This includes a Royal College accredited Pediatric Infectious Diseases residency training program, as well as an additional training program in Antimicrobial Stewardship that is supported by our team.

We provide consultative clinical care for children with suspected and confirmed infectious diseases. This occurs on a busy inpatient service as well as in outpatient clinics. In addition, our members contribute their expertise to AHS and hospital initiatives including: clinical guideline development, surveillance programs, healthcare epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship and infection risk mitigation related to healthcare construction/renovation projects. Our physicians participate in a number of local, provincial and national committees devoted to the prevention and management of infectious diseases.

List of Ambulatory Clinics

  • Ambulatory Parenteral Therapy Clinic
  • Combined Infectious Diseases / Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • General Infectious Diseases Clinic
  • HIV clinic (Southern Alberta Clinic)
  • Home Parenteral Therapy Clinic
  • International Adoption Clinic
  • Tropical Medicine Clinic
  • Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic
  • Vaccine Adverse Events Clinic

A physician Referral is required for all Clinics. Please contact your physician or family doctor.

Research activities include:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Care of HIV-infected and affected children
  • Congenital infections
  • COVID-19 epidemiology & vaccine evaluation
  • Immigrant and refugee health
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Infections in immunocompromised hosts
  • Internationally-adopted children
  • Invasive pneumococcal infections
  • Pulmonary infections in children with cystic fibrosis
  • Surveillance of antibiotic resistant organisms
  • Surveillance of healthcare associated infections
  • Tropical diseases and travel medicine
  • Vaccine clinical trials
  • Vaccine evaluation
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases

Research

Dr. Cora Constantinescu
Dr. Devika Dixit
Dr. Jessica Dunn
Dr. Tajdin Jadavji
Dr. James Kellner
Dr. Susan Kuhn
Dr. Otto Vanderkooi (Section Chief)
Dr. Joseph Vayalumkal