The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Foundation supports scientific and educational activities directed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections in children. The Foundation provides the resources for medical studies in basic sciences, translational medicine, and clinical trials to generate new knowledge regarding infections and for its dissemination to physicians, scientists, epidemiologists, and allied health care professionals through educational activities for Society members and students at all levels.

By supporting the Foundation, leaders in philanthropy, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sciences, academia, and the medical community will advance our understanding of infections and their impact on children. This will create new ways to prevent infections, to diagnose infections, and to treat children worldwide with infectious diseases. These goals are synonymous with the humanitarian missions of many professional, commercial, and government organizations and place these institutions at the forefront of new initiatives in pediatric infectious diseases research.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Foundation Board of Trustees

Paul Spearman, MD, FPIDS


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH 


C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN


Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, FPIDS


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

 Board of Trustees

Members at Large

Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, FPIDS (2018-2022)
University of South Dakota - Sanford School of Medicine
Vermillion, SD

Susan E. Coffin, MD, FPIDS (2016-2020)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Ravi Jhaveri, MD, FPIDS (2015-2019)
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Grace Lee, MD, MPH, FPIDS (2015-2019)
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FPIDS (2016-2020)
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Jason Newland, MD, MEd, FPIDS (2017-2021)
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Debra Palazzi, MD, MEd, FPIDS (2017-2021)
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Adam J. Ratner, MD, MPH, FPIDS (2018-2022)
New York University
New York, NY

Andi Shane, MD, MPH, MSc, FPIDS (2015-2019)
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Paul Spearman, MD, FPIDS (2017-2019)
Cincinnati Children's
Cincinnati, OH

William Steinbach, MD, FPIDS (2015-2019)
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC