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The Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's National Hospital consists of nine general pediatric infectious diseases physicians, including individuals who focus on transplant infectious diseases, HIV, Cystic Fibrosis and antimicrobial stewardship. Fellows also work closely with the following individuals:

  • Faculty and staff of the Children's National Infectious Disease Fellowship Program.Natella Rakhmanina, M.D., AAHIVSKathleen Ferrer, M.D. and Lorato Anderson, M.D., who focus primarily on HIV-related care and research.
  • Rachel Falik, DNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner in the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
  • Microbiology Laboratory Director, Joseph Campos, Ph.D., and Microbiology Laboratory Assistant Director, Benjamin Liu, Ph.D.
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Aimee Dassner, Pharm.D., BCIDP.
  • Chief of Infection Prevention, Xiaoyan Song, Ph.D., M.B.B.S, M.Sc., and a team of infection preventionists.
  • The division’s staff assistants: Shenaye Matthews, our fellowship program coordinator, and Princess Ladson, who provides administrative support to our fellows. 
  • Emily Ansusinha, MS, the research coordinator for the division. 
  • Additional faculty participate with the FDA Tracks program, including Yodit Belew, M.D., who oversees training at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), and Mark Connelly, M.D., who oversees training at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

Learn more information about our division’s faculty.