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
CHAIR
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS
VICE CHAIR
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, FPIDS
SECRETARY/TREASURER
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


Board of Trustees

Members at Large

  • Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, FPIDS (2018-2022)
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
    Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH (2019-2023)
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
  • Adam Hersh, MD, PhD (2019-2023)
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH (2019-2023)
    Children’s Mercy Hospital
    Kansas City, MO
  • Adam Ratner, MD, MPH (2019-2023)
    New York University
    New York, NY