Tom Belhorn, MD, PhD

Professional biography for Dr. Tom Belhorn in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Belhorn consults with a patient.
Dr. Belhorn consults with a patient at UNC Children's.
Tom Belhorn MD, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics, has more than 24 years of experience practicing in pediatric infectious diseases. He has been with UNC Children's since 1999.

Dr. Belhorn's clinical specialty is providing care for children with any type of infectious disease. Special interests include pediatric HIV, and he directs the Ryan White Program-funded pediatric HIV clinics at UNC Hospitals and the pediatric HIV clinic at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. Additional clinical interests include MRSA, viral infections, and persistent or recurring fever.

Dr. Belhorn has a strong interest in medical education, has won numerous education awards, and gives frequent lectures on varied pediatric infectious disease topics to wide-ranging audiences. He is annually selected for the Best Doctors in America Award and has been recognized as one of America’s top pediatricians by the Consumers’ Research Council.

Dr. Belhorn has been married to his wife, Linda, an adult rheumatologist, for more than 28 years. They have two children, Chris and Stephanie.