Peds Infectious Disease

Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Dr. Chaudhary is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at SIU School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed a pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the Chair of Infection Prevention and Control at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, and served as Chair of Pediatrics at Memorial Medical Center for twenty-one years. Dr. Chaudhary has authored work on Pneumocystis Pneumonia and Group A Streptococcal infections in children.

Dr. Rodriguez is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, specializing in infectious diseases. She earned her medical degree and completed a pediatric residency at Libre University in Cali, Columbia, followed by a three-year fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Dr. Ezzeldin Saleh

Dr. Saleh is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He earned his medical degree from the University of Khartoum in Kharoum, Sudan, and completed his pediatric residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Saleh practiced as a general pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin before joining SIU.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Chaudhary has interest in early diagnosis of infection and prevention and control of infections.

Dr. Rodriguez has interest in clinical research and pediatric antimicrobial stewardship. She is currently involved in clinical research in Community associated S. aureus skin and soft tissue infections and in congenital CMV infections.


Third-year medical students rotate through the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Service during their 4 weeks of Pediatric Clerkship. Fourth year medical students can select a 2 or 4 week elective in our service. Pediatric residents also participate in the Infectious Diseases rotation. They participate in the inpatient consultation service and outpatient clinic service, and in our educational conferences including ID case conference and ID journal club weekly.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division also provides Pediatric Grand Rounds, multiple core conferences to residents and board review sessions for pediatric residents and family medicine residents.