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Our Division of Infectious Diseases is the major referral center for infectious diseasein the Washington, DC, area, helping thousands of patients each year, and actively promotingprevention through community outreach and education.

The Importance of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Infectious diseases include any disease or illness caused by germs, such as bacteria and viruses.While you can take steps to prevent disease and infection through proper hygiene and otherpractices, children are often at an increased risk for certain conditions while their immune systemsare still developing and simply because of exposure - kids being kids.

Because diagnosis and care for an infectious disease can be complex, it is important for your childto see a pediatric specialist who can accurately diagnose and treat your child's condition.Children's comprehensive services include care for children with infectious diseases andepidemiological tracking that, for contagious conditions, helps limit the spread of infection andprevent further outbreaks:


Many of the division's physicians - dually board certified in pediatrics and pediatricinfectious disease - are involved in both teaching and research in infectious disease andepidemiology at Children's National and at the George Washington University School of Medicineand Public Health in Washington, DC. Several faculty members also participate in governmentcommittees to assist in the development of national infectious disease guidelines.

Infectious Disease Team

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Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.

Meet the Team

Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.

Related Care Services

Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.

Resources for Families

Children’s National offers resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience.