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Charles Foster, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Foster consults on children with general pediatric infectious disease problems. He has a special interest in the management of infections in children with compromised immune systems. He is the Medical Director for Pediatric Infection Control. His research interests focus on Quality and Patient Safety and the prevention of healthcare associated infections.
Dr. Foster received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., in 1986, and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1991. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and of the American Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
From 1991 to 1994, he was Intern and Resident a the Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed a fellowship in general pediatrics a Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
He received subspecialty training in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., from 1994 to 1997.
From 1995 to 2002, Dr. Foster was a Clinical Fellow in the Immunocompromised Host Section/Section of Genomic Variation, at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute. He also received subspecialty training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1999 to 2001.
Dr. Foster was Assistant Professor and Attending Physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, at Johns Hopkins University, from 2002-2006.
Congenital infections, epidemiology, infection control, infections in pediatric cancer patients, infections in immunocompromised hosts, infections in pediatric transplant recipients, pediatric infections, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric viral infections, pediatric bacterial infections, pediatric fungal infections, healthcare associated infections, infectious diseases
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