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Education & Training for Infectious Disease Fellows

The foundation of our training program is comprised of a multifaceted clinical experience at our three distinct training sites, in conjunction with a thoughtfully designed two-year curriculum with core topics in HIV, infections in transplant and immunocompromised hosts, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, and microbiology. Fellows also attend one half-day per week of continuity clinic dedicated to the care of persons living with HIV.

  • 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

Training Sites

UH Cleveland Medical CenterUniversity Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a 1000+ bed academic hospital and regional referral center for a network of 20+ hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio. At University Hospitals, fellows see the full breadth of infectious diseases associated with tertiary and quaternary care, including stem and solid organ transplant-associated infections, prosthetic joint and surgical device related infections, trauma, and HIV-associated infections. University Hospitals is the site of the Special Immunology Unit, which has pioneered clinical care and research in HIV for more than 3 decades.

Louis Stokes VA Medical CenterLouis Stokes VA Medical Center provides comprehensive care to >100,000 veterans. At the Cleveland VA Medical Center, fellows see “bread and butter” infectious diseases related to cardiovascular, urologic, orthopedic, oncologic and spinal cord injury conditions. It is also the site of the Infectious Diseases Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where fellows participate in the interprofessional care of veterans living with HIV.

MetroHealth CenterMetroHealth Medical Center MetroHealth Medical Center is a major academic medical center and the public hospital of Cuyahoga County. MetroHealth provides care to the most vulnerable residents of Cleveland since 1837. MetroHealth boasts a strong partnership with its communities, a nationally recognized trauma center, and Cuyahoga county’s TB clinic. Fellows see a wide breadth of infectious disease including complications of advanced HIV, community acquired and post-surgical infections. It is also the site of a dynamic and progressive HIV clinic where fellows learn to care for people living with HIV, supported by social work, pharmacy and mental health specialists.

Case Western Reserve UniversityCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the intellectual glue that unites more than 30 clinical, education and research faculty across Cleveland’s academic medical centers, coordinating transdisciplinary efforts that touch many infectious diseases and backgrounds. Founded in 1843, CWRU School of Medicine is one of the top-25 medical schools in the country and both the #1 medical school and largest biomedical research institution in Ohio.


Fellows participate in an array of didactic conferences that supplement their clinical education. Core curriculum didactics occur every Monday and include core topics in Infectious Diseases as well as a separate curriculum for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control. Every Tuesday fellows participate in the weekly Infectious Diseases Case Conference held at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (combined with the VA Medical Center) and at MetroHealth Medical Center. Fellows prepare cases which are chosen along with the attending faculty member because of their clinical interest, teaching points or complex management issues. Cases are presented to the body of experts for further advice and input. Every Thursday fellows attend either a dedicated HIV lecture as part of the National HIV Curriculum, or ID Board Review.

Fellows also particpate in the following departmental conferences:

  • Journal Club, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic ID Fellowship Program
  • Department of Medicine Morbidity and Mortality and Grand Rounds Conferences
  • Global Health and ID Research Conference

National and Regional Conferences

group of fellows

Support is provided for trainees to attend a national meeting during their fellowship. Attendance at additional meetings within their interest is encouraged and supported financially when feasible, especially for those who are making presentations.

Fellows have attended and presented at the following conferences: