Protecting Against Cold and Flu Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Ravi Jhaveri, MD, Associate Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine discusses how parents can prepare their families for this year’s flu season, while navigating alongside a global pandemic.

Dr. Ravi Jhaveri attended Boston University as an undergraduate and Mount Sinai School of Medicine for medical school. He subsequently completed his residency training in General Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Hospitals and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. After having served on the faculty at both Duke and UNC, in October 2018 Dr. Jhaveri became Associate Division Head for Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.Dr. Jhaveri’s research has largely focused on various aspects of Hepatitis C virus. For the past several years, he has focused on the burden, clinical outcomes and treatment of HCV in infants, children and pregnant women. He currently serves on the AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidelines Panel as well as the AASLD Viral Hepatitis Elimination Task Force. Dr. Jhaveri is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the IDSA Standards and Practice Guidelines committee. He is a Fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and served on the PIDS Board of Directors from 2015-2019.He currently serves as one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief for the journal Clinical Therapeutics and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

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