Dr. C hristy Beneri
Christy Beneri, D.O., Fellowship Program Director,
Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious

Director’s Welcome

Infectious Diseases is an exciting, ever changing field. Human interactions with the microbial world are fascinating. With increasing instances of antibiotic resistance, new infectious diseases emerging and old one’s re-emerging, it is critical to invest in this subspecialty. At Stony Brook we provide an educational opportunity in which the trainee is afforded a thorough background in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Our comprehensive, competency-based training in Pediatric Infectious Disease, leads to excellent clinical and research skills and subspecialty board eligibility. Our curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experience in the management of critically ill patients and patients with common and rare infectious diseases as well as congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies. We are an NICHD clinical trials site, participate in many pharmaceutical clinical trials including COVID vaccines and treatment, and have developed a Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center.

With research spanning all around the world, we offer diverse research opportunities that span across the globe. Some of the areas of ongoing clinical research in the division include HIV clinical trials (evaluation of new therapies, opportunistic infection prophylaxis and therapy), clinical trials regarding pharmacokinetic evaluation of new antibiotics, new vaccines for pediatrics including COVID and Lyme vaccines, neglected tropical pathogens and TB, as well as studies on the epidemiology of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne infections. We participate in quality improvement projects regarding antibiotics prophylaxis, prevention of hospital acquired infections and best practices through protocol driven care. We also have many opportunities for translational research as part of a large university with a Center for Infectious Diseases. Our graduating fellows have done translational research in the areas of EBV and Leishmaniasis.

There are outpatient clinics four days a week with a variety of patients and clinical spectrum of diseases such as pre-transplant evaluations, management of latent tuberculosis, bone and joint infections and hospital follow-up visits. We hold regular clinical conferences, board review and research lectures as well as interesting journal clubs. At Stony Brook our learning environment provides a unique training experience offering a challenging fellowship program that will ensure you are successful along your career path.

An upbeat, caring, experienced administrative staff that emphasizes service. I invite you to visit and explore what we have to offer!