What We Treat

We provide treatment and follow-up care to children and young adults who have a variety of conditions related to infectious diseases, including:

  • Infections with resistant organisms
  • Antiviral and antifungal therapies
  • Fevers of unknown origin
  • Frequent, recurrent or unusual infections
  • Diagnosis and management of HIV and AIDS
  • Serious or life-threatening infections
  • Infections with unusual organisms
  • Medical management of bone or joint infections
  • Recurrent skin and soft tissue infections
  • Infections in individuals with suppressed immune systems
  • Congenital infections

Children with an HIV infection should call the Grady Ponce de Leon Center at 404-616-6323 to make an appointment.

Services We Offer

For children and adolescents who have an infectious disease, we provide:

  • Consultations 
  • Expert treatment 
  • Follow-up care 

Innovative research

Our team is also involved in a variety of clinical research projects with an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Causes of diarrheal illness 
  • Clinical trials of vaccines and antibiotics 
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 
  • Immunity to infectious diseases 
  • Malaria 
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and vaccine advancements 
  • Tuberculosis

Learn more about research at Children's

Meet the Team

Meet our infectious disease specialists

Led by Paul Spearman, M.D., Chief of Infectious Diseases, our team includes the following doctors who specialize in pediatric infectious diseases.

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