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Welcome to Infectious Diseases

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Infectious Diseases provides clinical services at Children's Hospital Colorado

Please explore our website for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

Patients are seen in the Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic, the CHIP Program Outpatient Clinic, or by the Infectious Diseases Consultation Team. MORE »

We are committed to educating and training medical students, physician assistants, residents, and fellows at Children's Hospital Colorado. MORE »

Infectious Diseases has an active basic and translational research program with more than five million dollars of federal funding yearly. MORE »


  • Elizabeth McFarland, MD, was appointed to the NIH AIDS Research Advisory Committee, the advisory group to the Director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Immunology, Allergy, and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

  • Sarah Parker, MD, has been appointed president elect of Colorado Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and will begin her term as president in April, 2017. She has also been appointed to be an advisor on the national Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Panel for the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS).

  • Sean O’Leary, MD, received the Special Achievement Award from National AAP “for outstanding work on immunization policy in Colorado.”

  • Christiana Smith, MD, received a Research Scholar’s Award​ from the Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute for the study of "The Impact of Early Cytomegalovirus Infection on Immune Development in HIVExposed, Uninfected Infants."