Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago / Department of Pediatrics / Infectious Diseases Division Research

Infectious Diseases Research

Confocal immunofluorescence for
intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies
(ICI, green) and cytokeratin (red) in
Kawasaki Disease ciliated bronchial
epithelium. Nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue).
Image courtesy of Anne Rowley, MD.




Stanford Shulman, MD, Virginia H. Rogers Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 
Ram Yogev, MD, Susan B. DePree Founders' Board Professor in Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal HIV Infection 
Ellen Chadwick, MD, Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Chair in Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics 
Ben Katz, MD 
William Muller, MD, PhD
Sameer Patel, MD, MPH
Anne Rowley, MD 
Julie Stamos, MD 
Tina Tan, MD 

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases strives to develop clinical, translational and basic research programs related to the epidemiology, prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of infections and post-infectious conditions that affect children and adolescents.

The division conducts research with major emphasis on both clinical and bench research. Currently we are investigating:

  • several aspects of Kawasaki Disease, including studies relating to etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment;
  • clinical and laboratory-based studies of maternal, adolescent and pediatric HIV infection;
  • pathogenesis and therapy of Epstein-Barr virus, MRSA, and Streptococcus pneumoniae infections;
  • epidemiology and antibiotic resistance of Group A streptococcal pharyngitis;
  • pharmacokinetics and clinical evaluation of new antibiotics and safety and immunogenicity of vaccines;
  • clinical aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome; and
  • basic biology of herpes simplex virus 

Websites include:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Division of Infectious Diseases

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics - Division of Infectious Diseases

Ram Yogev - Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute - HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials

Anne Rowley - the Feinberg School’s Department of Microbiology-Immunology