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Frank Berkowitz


Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Emory University

fberkow@emory.edu


Education and Training
  • Medical Degree: MBBCh, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1972
  • Graduate Degree: MPH, Emory University School of Public Health, 1999
  • Residency:
    • Internships in Internal Medicine, Surgery 1973
    • Senior internships in pediatrics and ophthalmology 1974
    • Residency in Pediatrics, 1975-1978
    • Residency in Neurology, 1979 (6 months)
    • Residency in Pathology (Microbiology, 1980-1981 (18 months)
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1985
Interests
  • Microbiology, Parasitology
Biography
  • While working in South Africa, where I trained and practiced, I undertook several descriptive studies of infections in hospitalized and in malnourished children (this was pre-HIV). I have published on infective endocarditis, rotavirus infection, and antibiotic resistance. I have not undertaken research for many years, but I have published two books: Case studies in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2007), and, together with Robert Jerris,: Practical Medical Microbiology for Clinicians (2016).

    My time is split between primary care pediatrics at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital (about 70%), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases consultation service and outpatient clinic (30%).
Publications / Presentations
  • Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by Dr. Berkowitz (Click here) are available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health publications.