W Garrett Hunt, MD, MPH, DTM&H, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
Medical Director, Special Pathogens Unit, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA
Dr Hunt graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Medical School in 1997, followed by the pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University in 2000. He completed his Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in 2003 and then stayed on as an instructor for one year. He started as faculty at Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2004. In an effort to broaden his public health, global health, and TB training, he completed a Master of Public Health from OSU (2014-2017), the Gorgas Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru (2016), obtaining the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) that same year, and the TB workshop at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO (2015). Most recently, he completed a workshop at the National Ebola Training & Education Center in Atlanta, GA (2018) to help prepare him for his role as Medical Director of the Special Pathogens Unit. He has gone on to create the Pediatric Biocontainment Unit (BCU) Working Group (w/ Baylor, U. Nebraska, and U. Colorado), with its first goal to examine the use of pediatric BCUs in the care of SARS-CoV-2/MIS-C patients.