Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training program is jointly administered by the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The mission of the program is to prepare pediatricians for a successful career in academic medicine with an emphasis on training to make scholarly contributions to the field as independent investigators.

We are one of the largest training programs in North America and offer exceptional opportunities for training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research. Fellows rotate at Le Bonheur and St. Jude and provide consltative services to the Newborn Center at Regional One Health. Over the course of the program, fellows spend a minimum of six weeks in HIV medicine and four weeks on the transplant service. Training is individualized and may include electives in antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, global health and other areas.

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Research Interests

  • Prosthetic joint infections
  • Chronic viral infections and viral co-infections
  • Herpes virus family immunomodulation
  • Parasitic infections
  • Clinical features of Clostridioides difficile infections
  • Antibiotic stewardship in the inpatient setting
  • Pathogenesis of respiratory viral infections

Program Staff: Infectious Diseases 

Program Director

Elisabeth Adderson, MD
Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
Residency: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine

Le Bonheur Site Director

Bindiya Bagga, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Science Center,
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Fellowship Coordinator

Trachia Wilson