Infectious Diseases Fellowship Education & Training

The mission of the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program is to balance clinical and research activities with education to prepare fellows for their subspecialty boards in Infectious Diseases and careers as the next generation of academic infectious diseases physicians. The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is robust with a broad range of research and clinical infectious diseases experiences for trainees. Our research strengths include a special focus on:

  • Infections in the elderly
  • International research
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Premier HIV and TB programs
  • The epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • The molecular basis of antimicrobial resistance
  • Tropical diseases

Clinical Training

Rotations and infectious disease training at the facilities involved in the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center's Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program provide complementary experiences and expert faculty instruction for our fellows.

The program offers physician scientist, clinical investigator, and clinician tracks.

Training Sites

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center provides exposure to common as well as tertiary and quaternary clinical infectious diseases issues such as stem cell and solid organ transplant-associated infections.

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, which is an acute care hospital, has more emphasis on vascular-associated infectious disease issues and post-operative problems but also serves a large catchment area for veterans in Northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania for infectious disease-related problems, including HIV infection. Additionally, the special infectious disease problems in spinal cord injury patients are encountered at the VA Medical Center.

MetroHealth Medical Center is a county facility and a major level 1 trauma center with a nationally recognized burn unit as well as a county TB clinic. The challenging infectious diseases seen with major trauma and burns are a complementary aspect of rotations at MetroHealth.

Regional and National Conference Opportunities

Fellows have the opportunity to attend local, regional and national conferences and there is robust faculty participation in our weekly, Divisional Educational Conferences. The Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine also hosts local and regional programs quarterly to include the Nancy A. Hagen Northeast Ohio Infectious Diseases Roundtable and the Phillip I. Lerner Infectious Diseases Citywide Conference. In addition, fellows may attend national conferences. Learn more about conference opportunities.