Podcast 2: Fernanda Rodrigues and Sheldon Kaplan

The ESPID Podcast

Episode 2: Fernanda Rodrigues and Sheldon Kaplan

Fernanda Rodrigues and Sheldon Kaplan in Conversation on Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Prof. Fernanda Rodrigues talks to Prof. Sheldon Kaplan on the most important developments in PID he has witnessed over his career – vaccines, instant access to medical research and information, device related infections – challenges for the future and how to tackle them. Plus a few career tips for young PID doctors.

A podcast by ESPID, the European Society for Infectious Diseases.

Fernanda Rodrigues | MD, PhD

Paediatrician in the Emergency Service and Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit at Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra, Portugal.

Coordinator of the Training Programme at Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra.

External offices & memberships:

– President of the Portuguese Society of Paediatrics

– Past ESPID Secretary

– Member of the Vaccine Committee of the Portuguese Society of Paediatrics

– Member of the Panel of Specialists working with the National Vaccine Committee

– Member of the National Verification Committee for Measles and Rubella elimination

– Member of the National Verification Committee for certification of Polio erradication.

Academic activity: Auxilliary Professor at Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra.

Particular areas of interest and research: Vaccines and epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases.

Dr. Kaplan is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia. He was a resident in Pediatrics and a fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Kaplan is Professor and Executive Vice-Chair and Head of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of the Infectious Disease Service as well as the Head of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.

Dr. Kaplan has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, over 140 invited articles,chapters or reviews and is a co-editor of Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Editions. He is Editor-in-Chief–Pediatrics as well as the Co-Editor of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section of the electronic textbook UpToDate®. His current research interests include infections in children caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Dr. Kaplan is a Past President of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and served on the Anti-Infectives Advisory Committee of the FDA. Dr. Kaplan and served for 7 years on the Subboard of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of The American Board of Pediatrics including 2 years as chair. In 2011 Dr. Kaplan received the Arnold J. Rudolph Baylor Pediatric Award for Lifetime Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Kaplan, his wife, two daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren all live in Houston.