The Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic Children’s offers a variety of services including:

  • Consultation for the diagnosis and management of children with infectious diseases
  • Laboratory assistance in the diagnosis of infections
  • Treatment of infectious diseases
  • Assistance in the selection of antibiotics, antivirals, or other forms of therapy

Our team, made up of four doctors and one nurse coordinator, is available to provide evaluation and treatment to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. A pediatric infectious diseases specialist is always on-call and available for daily hospital consultations. We treat infants, children, and adolescents who are hospitalized, including those in our intensive care units who are critically ill children after surgery and organ transplantation. Our specialists are available for inpatient consultation at Main Campus, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation.

Our pediatric infectious diseases specialists hold regular outpatient clinics that allow our patients to receive treatment for various infectious issues, while maintaining quality of life outside of the hospital. Some common reasons for referrals to our outpatient clinic include prolonged and recurrent fevers, recurrent infections, and management of home intravenous antibiotics.

Our nurse coordinator holds “virtual” travel clinics where she gives destination-specific travel advice. We recommend that appointments occur one month prior to travel and that information regarding your destination, itinerary, and prior vaccinations are available at the time of the appointment.



Other Providers:

  • Carla Saracusa, RN
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Care Coordinator
Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations


For information or to make an appointment, please call 216.444.5437. 


Members of our Infectious Diseases Team can be seen at the following Cleveland Clinic locations:


    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus – R Building
    8950 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44106



For referrals, please call 216.445.2322.

Note: All patients looking to schedule virtual visits must have a Cleveland Clinic Medical Record Number (MRN). If you do not have a Cleveland Clinic MRN, please call the appropriate number below and they will be able to assist you in getting your record created.

  • USA: 216.444.5437
  • International (including Canada): 216.444.6404

Travel Clinic

To make an appointment for travel clinic, please call 216.444.5517.

Virtual Visits

Patients that participate in Travel Clinic will be seen via Virtual Visit. Patients use the Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool to see our providers online from the comfort of their home. This service allows patients a fast, secure, and easy way to receive care from their healthcare team in a live virtual visit using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The benefits of choosing a virtual visit include no travel or parking, less waiting, significant time savings, no facility fee and the convenience of seeing your physician from wherever you choose.

For Medical Professionals

For Medical Professionals

Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic's Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship is a 3 year ACGME accredited program provides well-rounded training in both clinical infectious diseases and research. Our goal is to train pediatricians to be outstanding infectious diseases clinicians who are prepared for a career in clinical infectious diseases, research and/or infection control, with a strong emphasis on academic medicine. The inpatient service is very busy and is supplemented with outpatient and travel clinics. Cleveland Clinic Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio that in addition to kidney and bone marrow, performs heart, liver, intestinal and multi visceral transplantation.