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Welcome to the Children's National Hospital Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship website. We are proud of our program and its unique training opportunities. Our goals are to provide well-rounded training for fellows in clinical pediatric infectious diseases and in medical research. Successful completion of our ACGME-accredited program will provide the individual with the necessary qualifications for a position as a board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist.

Our program consists of three tracks, including two FDA Tracks affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a Traditional Track. Clinical training is identical for all tracks, with the tracks differing in research training focus only. We also offer a Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

We accept up to three new fellows (one per track) in the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program each year and one possible combined internal medicine-pediatric infectious diseases fellow each year.

Please explore the site to learn more about our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship.

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Nada Harik, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director

Rana Hamdy, M.D.

Rana Hamdy, M.D., MSCE, M.P.H.
Fellowship Associate Program Director

How to Apply

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program accepts fellowship applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service, in the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match.

Applications for the med-peds combined fellowship go through the ERAS and through the NRMP via the Internal Medicine Subspecialty Match at NIH/NIAID. 

Successful matching in the Internal Medicine Subspecialty ID Match at NIH guarantees a spot in the combined med-peds ID program in conjunction with Children’s National, without needing to apply separately for the pediatric component.

For more information, please contact:
Nada Harik, M.D.
Fellowship Director

Frequently Asked Questions

What visas are accepted?

We accept applications to our traditional track from individuals with J1 or H1B visas. FDA and NIH/CNH Med-Peds track applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents per federal regulations.

Is completion of pediatric residency training in the U.S. OR Canada a requirement?

Completion of a United States or Canadian pediatric residency is required.

Are there additional program benefits?

In addition to salary, each fellow receives $1,500 per year for education expenditures (academic meetings, membership dues, textbooks, etc.). D.C. medical license, D.C. CDS, and DEA license fees are reimbursed by the division. The division also covers the cost of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases In-Training Examination.

Explore the Infectious Diseases Fellowship

A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow

Find out what a typical day in our Infectious Disease fellowship program is like.

Clinical Training and Research

Learn about our clinical training program and research opportunities.


We offer a wide range of educational opportunities.

Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the Infectious Diseases Division at Children's National.

Our Current Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows

Meet our current pediatric infectious diseases fellows, find out what recent graduates are up to, and read quotes from alumni.