Our pediatric infectious disease specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of viral, bacterial and parasitic illnesses. Their expertise includes the full range of acute, recurrent and chronic infections in childhood, including:
- MRSA infections
- Bone infections
- Lyme disease (and other tickborne illness)
- Kawasaki disease
- Parasitic infections
- Antibiotic-resistant infections
Our physicians provide assistance in the selection of antibiotics, antivirals or other forms of therapy. Our physicians are also experienced in caring for children with complicated infections including transplant and cancer patients.
Our program is an important resource for the many pediatric subspecialists at Johns Hopkins All Children's as well as for primary care pediatricians. The Pediatric Infectious Disease department also provides support for hospital Infection Control and Quality of Care improvement initiatives, antibiotic stewardship, and medical education.
Visiting our Practice
Patients are seen by appointment only. A wider selection of appointment times are available if your visit is scheduled weeks in advance. Many parents prefer to schedule visits before or after school. Please understand that these appointments fill up quickly and may not be available if your child needs to be seen sooner.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient during office visits. Occasionally, it is impossible for a parent to attend. If that happens, you must give written permission for medical treatment in your absence.
Our goal is to see every child at the scheduled appointment time. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete all necessary paperwork. Please allow enough time to leave your home or work, pick up your child from school and park at Johns Hopkins All Children's. If this is your first appointment, please make sure you have directions to the clinic.
As a courtesy, we will call your home to confirm each appointment. If you must cancel this appointment please call the office at 800-456-4543, ext. 4160 or (727-767-4160 at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment date. We can assist you with scheduling another appointment at that time. Patients arriving 30 minutes late (or more) for their scheduled appointment time will not be seen that day.
Our Infectious Disease Specialists
Juan A. Dumois III, M.D.
Clinical Practice Director
Chairman, Division of Infectious Disease
Dr. Dumois is the Clinical Practice Director for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Chairman of the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He joined the Hospital in 1993 as Assistant Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease and became the program director in 2003. He also directs our International Adoption Clinic.
Dr. Dumois received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital/USF, serving as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. in a joint program with the National Institutes of Health.
At Johns Hopkins All Children's, Dr. Dumois serves on the Medical Executive Committee and chairs the Infection Control Committee. He plays an active role in continuing medical education, chairing the Planning Committee for the annual Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference and weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds.
A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Dumois is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases. He has received the USF Pediatric Attending Teacher of the Year Award and has been included in Best Doctors in America for more than a decade. Read more >>
David M. Berman, D.O.
Dr. Berman joined Johns Hopkins All Children's pediatric infectious disease program in 2001. A graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Miami, he completed his pediatric residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Children's Hospital, a campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Berman completed his pediatric infectious disease fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Medical Center, where he received the University of Miami Fellow Teaching Recognition Award.
In 2009, Dr. Berman was the medical leader for a project on hospital-acquired infections that earned a second place Race for Results Award from the Child Health Corporation of America (a collaborative of children's hospitals). He has received the USF Pediatric Subspecialty Attending of the Year Award and been included in Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Berman is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society. Dr. Berman also serves on the Vaccine Advocacy Committee and Clinical Affairs Committee of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society.
His research interests include treatment of bone infections, pediatric fungal infections (International Pediatric Fungal Network) and physician attitudes about immunization. Read More >>
Allison Messina, M.D.
Dr. Messina joined Johns Hopkins All Children's pediatric infectious disease program in 2006. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency at University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center/Children's Medical Center, Dallas, followed by a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at UT/Southwestern Medical Center. She was a staff pediatrician at Children's Medical Center Dallas.
A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Messina is board certified pediatrics and pediatric disease. She is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, the American Society for Microbiology and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Messina serves as a reviewer for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Read More >>