What's Your Diagnosis?

With James H. Brien, DO

A monthly case presentation that includes diagnostic and treatment tips.

Spot the Rash

A monthly case study that tests readers' diagnostic skill in pediatric dermatology.


With Virginia Moyer

Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board members offer opinions on important issues affecting practice.

Cover Stories

An in-depth look at trends and controversies in pediatrics.

Pharmacology Consult

With Edward A. Bell

A monthly column about pharmacotherapy and related informations.

Everyday Pediatrics

With William T. Gerson

A monthly column that touches on issues related to the daily practice of office-based pediatricians.

The Business of Pediatrics

With Richard Lander, MD

A monthly column that discusses the practical matters of pediatric practice.

Health Policy

Updates on regulatory developments from around the world.

Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

With Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP

International law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP analyzes current regulatory and legislative topics for physicians and health care executives


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John D. Kelly IV, MD, is a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses his blog on helping surgeons reduce stress while achieving balance in their practices and families.

BLOG: Patient-related outcomes: A novel way to prevent burnout

November 6, 2017
David M. Glaser, JD, is a health care attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. He focuses his blog on health care legal issues and policy-related health topics, ranging from how to operate ancillary services to methods for shaping the health care reform debate.

BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017

James R. Andrews, MD, is a founding partner and medical director of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He also is a co-founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. His blog adds perspective and commentary on current sport medicine initiatives and other related orthopedic news.


BLOG: Prevent injuries in wrestlers, but still maintain a competitive edge

January 6, 2016
Patellofemoral Update focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The blog is sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee pain through targeted education and research. The Patellofemoral Foundation offers additional online education resources on its website.

BLOG: Surgical intervention for first-time patellofemoral dislocations in pediatric, adolescent patients

October 27, 2015

The blog will present informative and educational content on all aspects of patient financing within health care practices.


BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, is a pediatric allergist with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and voluntary instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is co-founder and content creator of AllergyHome.org, co-author of Living Confidently with Food Allergy, and author of Everyday Cool with Food Allergies.

Opening a new ‘chapter’ on pediatric asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis

May 25, 2015
Lori Kestenbaum, MD

is a fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She graduated with a BS in Psychology from Duke University and received her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012.  She is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Follow her on Twitter @lorikestenbaum.


Confronting our hesitancy to spend time with vaccine-hesitant parents

April 8, 2015

Dr. Brien’s Medical History Moment blog explores the varied origins of infectious disease. James H. Brien, DO, is from the Department of Infectious Diseases at McLane Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas A & M College of Medicine in Temple, Texas. He is also a member of the Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board and a long-time author of the print column What’s Your Diagnosis? seen in the same publication. Brien can be reached at: jhbrien@aol.com.


Plagues throughout history and the doctors who treated them: Part 1

October 22, 2014
Katie Chiotos, MD, is currently a fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and will be completing a dual fellowship in both pediatric infectious diseases and critical care medicine.  She studied biology and art history at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and went on to graduate with a medical degree from  George Washington University, Washington, DC.  Chiotos completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Her research interests include management of sepsis and septic shock, as well as quality improvement. Disclosure: Chiotos reports no relevant financial disclosures.

Potential novel biomarker identified for bacterial pneumonia

June 4, 2014
J. King B. E. Seegar III, MD, is board certified in pediatrics. He received an MD from West Virginia University and completed his residency at the University of Arizona. He has worked internationally with The Mountain Institute in India and Nepal, and worked in Mexico and Peru as well. Currently he is medical director and pediatrician at Pendleton Community Care in Franklin W.Va., a rural primary care Federally Qualified Health Center.

Effects of poverty on children's health

March 7, 2014
Stephen Thacker, MD, is a fellow in the in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Trading a thumb injury for gastroenteritis

March 20, 2013
Federico Laham, MD, MS, is the head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialty Practice at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Laham graduated with honors at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and then completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He subsequently sub-specialized in Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine where he remained until 2010 as an Instructor. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. His clinical interests include the study of the early immune response against paramyxoviruses, the development of biomarkers for prediction of bronchiolitis severity, and the effect of respiratory syncytial virus in human airway epithelium and its role on the development of an allergic inflammatory response.

Amoeba, a silent killer

October 16, 2012
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS, is professor of clinical sciences at Drake University College of Pharmacy, Blank Children’s Hospital, in Des Moines, Iowa. He is also a member of the Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board.

Tanzania medical mission

April 23, 2012