The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's provides inpatient and outpatient consultations for children with all types of infections — from acute to chronic, and caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. We also offer a Travel Medicine Clinic for pediatric patients venturing abroad. Our specialists, all of whom are board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, not only provide advanced clinical services for sick children, but also conduct research, teach medical trainees, and play an active role in task forces in the hospital and the community.
Research is a key component of our work. Located at the epicenter of Lyme disease in North America, Stony Brook investigators are developing new diagnostic tests and treatments for Lyme disease and other tickborne infections. We also offer participation in investigations of new vaccines and new therapies for prevention and treatment of many pediatric infections. As Suffolk County's only Pediatric-Maternal HIV/AIDS Center, we also have an extensive basic and clinical research program, bringing cutting edge therapies to the region.