Children and their families trust the skill and compassionate care they receive from St. Luke’s Children’s specialists in infectious disease and immune deficiency. We care for children with frequent infections, unexplained fever, primary immune deficiency, infectious mononucleosis, viral hepatitis, chest infections, and bone and joint infections. We also manage treatment for acute arthritis, chronic sinus and ear infections, MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections, and CMV, HSV, and HIV infections. If your child has received a bone marrow or organ transplant, we offer local follow-up care.
Pediatric care for frequent infections, unexplained fever, primary immune deficiency, infectious mononucleosis, viral hepatitis, acute arthritis, and more.
Joseph A. Hilinski, MD specializes in inpatient and outpatient infections occurring in children. He has special interest in infections occurring in patients with solid organ and bone marrow transplantations, malignancies, and immunodeficiencies. He also has special interest in periodic fever syndromes.
Prior to coming to St. Luke’s, Dr. Hilinski practiced at Emory University School of Medicine, where he served as associate professor of pediatrics, program director of the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program, clinical director of operations for the division of pediatric infectious diseases, and associate program director of the general pediatrics residency program. He was also a society advisor for the School of Medicine Osler Teaching Society.
Dr. Hilinski has extensive experience in both clinical research and medical education. He has participated in more than 50 clinical trials of vaccines and medications and has co-authored more than 15 papers related to pediatric infectious diseases, with a focus on transplant-related infections. While at Emory University he was a recipient of the Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award for Pediatrics, School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award, and selected as one of Atlanta Magazine's top doctors for numerous years.