Communities of Practice

Fellowship Training Opportunities In Transplant Infectious Diseases

Below is an updated list (as of 8/25/2016) of fellowship training opportunities in transplant infectious diseases. If you would like to post a clinical or research position for physicians-in-training, please send a brief (200-word limit) announcement to info@myAST.org. The announcement should include contact information (address, phone, fax, e-mail) of the recruiter.

CLEVELAND CLINIC

The Cleveland Clinic Department of Infectious Disease (Adult) is offering a funded, one-year Transplant ID Special Fellowship which runs from July through June of the following year. This position is open to physicians who will have completed at least 2 years of ID fellowship by the start date of the program. This fellowship will combine strong clinical training in all organs (lung, liver, intestinal, pancreas, kidney, heart) and HSCT and leukemia patients with translational and clinical research projects. The Cleveland Clinic is a high-volume, high-quality transplant center with achievements including a record 157 lung transplants in 2009. Cleveland Clinic ID faculty have a strong focus on teaching. Members of the faculty collaborate with the AST ID Community of Practice; co-editor of the first edition and co-authors of the second AST ID Guidelines, and co-authors of guidelines for IDSA and ISHLT.

In addition to the year-long Transplant ID Special Fellowship, the Cleveland Clinic Department of Infectious Disease offers a 4-week elective in adult Transplant ID for visiting ID fellows. Participants should be ID fellows in good standing in accredited programs, and can elect all 4 weeks or 2 weeks/ 2 weeks from among the solid organ transplant ID service and the HSCT/leukemia/oncology ID service. Formal didactic sessions are combined with opportunities to evaluate and manage a wide variety of transplant inpatients with infection-related issues. Candidates for the year-long Cleveland Clinic Transplant ID Special Fellowship are encouraged, though not required, to schedule this elective in advance of submitting their application.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Teresa Hahn, Program Coordinator, at hahnt3@ccf.org.

Please send inquiries to:

Eric Cober, MD
Program Director
Transplant Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue, G21
Cleveland, OH 44195
Telephone: (216) 636-1873
Fax: (216) 445-9446
E-mail: cobere@ccf.org

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Duke Hospital is a major, high-volume, solid organ and stem cell transplant center with an active Transplant/Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease (TxID) Service staffed by six core faculty committed to teaching ID fellows. ACGME-accredited training programs in both ID and Medical Microbiology, state-of-the-art research training under the mentorship of 22 highly successful basic science, translational, and clinical investigators and NIH funding for training in TxID (T23 AI100851-01) provide the infrastructure for unparalleled TxID training at Duke.

Our four year TxID curriculum includes 9 months on the general ID service, 9 months on the TxID clinical services, and 30 months devoted to research. Formal instruction addresses scientific writing, research design, statistical analysis, ethical/regulatory issues, and the art and science of transplantation medicine. Advanced degree options (e.g., Masters in Health Science) are available.

Program completion confers ID board-eligibility. All fellows who have elected advanced training in TxID at Duke hold academic appointments, are involved in the care of immunocompromised hosts, and 78% are active physician-scientists.

Applicants will have earned an MD and completed Internal Medicine Residency in the U.S. (or equivalent). Please send email inquiries to:

Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Duke University
Email: Barbara.alexander@duke.edu

HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is pleased to offer a one-year clinical fellowship in the field of Transplant Infectious Diseases. This is the fourth year of this training program. The position requires successful completion of formal fellowship training (minimum 2 years) in an ACGME-accredited Infectious Diseases program. Candidates from other countries who have ID experience are also eligible.

The fellow in Transplant ID provides consultative services in the inpatient and outpatient setting to solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients and high-risk patients with hematologic malignancies. The training is conducted at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute and the Karmanos Cancer Center. The fellowship will include six months of clinical training and six months of research. There is no on-call or weekend commitment during training.

Henry Ford Transplant Institute housed in Henry Ford Hospital is a certified multidisciplinary transplant program that is recognized for cutting-edge research and high-quality transplantation services to the southeastern Michigan population. The HFH Transplant Institute performs kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, intestinal and multivisceral organ transplantation as well as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

At the end of training, the fellow will have an understanding of the unique anatomical, pathophysiological, and immunological factors that contribute to risk of infection, and be knowledgeable in the management and prevention of infectious complications in this immunocompromised population.

The period of training begins July 1. Remuneration is at the level of a PGY 6 resident.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest and curriculum vitae to:

George Alangaden, MD
Program Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Henry Ford Hospital
Professor of Medicine Wayne State University
2799 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48202
Office: 313-916-2573
Fax: 313-916-2993
Email: galanga1@hfhs.org

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant and Oncology ID (TOID) Program is accepting applications for rotations of six months or longer duration. Johns Hopkins has a comprehensive, cutting-edge transplant program encompassing a broad range of solid organ and HSCT transplants, including composite tissue allotransplantation, haploidentical HSCT, and HLA/ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. The Hopkins Transplant ID Faculty, who include Dr. Kieren Marr (Program Director), Dr. Robin Avery, Dr. Shmuel Shoham, and Dr. Christine Durand, are internationally known for their work in fungal infections, CMV and other viral infections, risks and outcomes, and transplantation in HIV and hepatitis infected recipients. Trainees will be exposed to an extraordinary variety of infectious and immunologic issues on a busy inpatient Transplant ID consultation service, with opportunity to participate in outpatient pre-transplant evaluation and continuity clinics. Teaching is a top priority for the Hopkins TOID Faculty, who utilize (and have co-authored) the current AST- and IDSA-approved curriculum for Transplant ID training. There are ample opportunities to do translational and clinical research for motivated fellows who would like to stay in program for a longer duration (up to 2 years).

The program is considered ACGME- equivalent. Applicants should be current or past fellows in good standing in an ACGME-accredited Infectious Disease Fellowship Program.

Please forward a curriculum vitae and statement of interest to:

Kieren Marr, MD
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Director, Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Ave. Ross 1064
Baltimore MD 21205
Kmarr4@jhmi.edu

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Transplantation Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have trained many leaders in the field of Transplant Infectious Disease in the comprehensive care of immunocompromised individuals. Our faculty and clinical Fellows are integral members of the teams caring for Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Heart, Lung, and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation recipients. Fellows are active members of both the Infectious Disease Division of the MGH and of the MGH Transplant Center. Individualized academic programs are developed for trainees upon acceptance into the program. Applicants will have completed an ACGME-certified clinical Infectious Disease fellowship or the equivalent by the time they start training at MGH. Transplant ID Fellows will participate in both in-patient and out-patient clinical programs. By the end of their training, they will understand:

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to complex patients with organ failure, malignancy, and immunosuppression.

  • The pre- and post-transplantation assessment of critically ill patients and the timeline of infection after transplantation (See, e.g., Fishman JA, NEJM, 2007, 357, 25:59-72.)

  • The optimal deployment of diagnostic techniques in clinical management including radiological and molecular diagnostic tools

  • Development of individualized prophylactic strategies

  • Important aspects of basic science relevant to transplantation immunology and infectious disease. They will participate in a clinical/basic science research project and will contribute to peer-reviewed publications. Additional research training is available for interested fellows.

Applicants can send a CV, statement of career goals, and at least two letters of recommendation by September 1 prior to the year of the fellowship start date to:

Jay A. Fishman, M.D.
Director, Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program
Associate Director, MGH Transplantation Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital Transplantation Center
55 Fruit Street, WH510A
Boston, MA, 02114
(617) 643-4809
jfishman@mgh.harvard.edu

MAYO CLINIC

MAYO CLINIC DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THE MAYO TRANSPLANT CENTER in Rochester, Minnesota are offering two positions for one-year fellowship training in Transplant Infectious Diseases. The eligible candidate should be a highly qualified BC/BE infectious diseases physician with an interest in transplantation. The Mayo Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program offers diverse clinical and research experience in the prevention and management of the infectious complications after solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The training occurs in an environment that promotes teamwork and excellence in clinical practice, research, and education. The trainee, under the direct guidance of an experienced Transplant Infectious Diseases faculty, will participate in a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Included in this 12-month fellowship is a 6-month research time to focus on areas of special interest within transplant infectious diseases.

Qualified individuals for this unique opportunity should send a CV and letter of interest to:

Raymund R Razonable, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Chair, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Associate Chair, Faculty Development and Diversity
Division of Infectious Diseases
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905
Telephone: 507-255-1980
E-mail: razonable.raymund@mayo.edu

Mayo Foundation is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

The Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine offers a fully funded, one-year fellowship in the expanding field of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases (Transplant ID). This clinical fellowship runs from July to June each year and provides specialized training in infectious diseases specific to patients undergoing solid organ (heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas) transplantation, hematopoietic cell transplantation, patients with hematologic malignancies, or those with innate or acquired immunodeficiencies. Stanford Hospital and Clinics has a very robust solid organ transplantation program and a large and growing comprehensive cancer center. We have 8 ID faculty members with a specific interest in immunocompromised host/transplant ID, with opportunity for fellows to conduct clinical or basic research in this area following completion of this clinical year.

Eligible applicants would have completed at least two years of an ACGME-accredited ID fellowship program by the start of the program, and be either board certified or board eligible in infectious diseases, and board certified in internal medicine. We encourage any interested fellows to apply for this unique training opportunity. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and minorities.

To apply, please submit:

  • A brief statement of interest

  • A current curriculum vitae

  • Reference letters from program director and 2 others who know the applicant well

Please send application materials to:

Ms. Karr Hernandez
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Coordinator
300 Pasteur Drive, L-134
Stanford, CA 94305-5107
karrle08@stanford.edu

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. Aruna Subramanian
Chief, Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service
asubram2@stanford.edu

MULTI ORGAN TRANSPLANT PROGRAM
TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA

The University Health Network (UHN) and University of Toronto offer a world-class experience for graduating fellows seeking to develop, or continue developing, an academic career in transplant infectious diseases. We offer a combined clinical/research fellowship that is one or two years in duration.

UHN is one of the largest transplant programs in North America (both solid organ and stem cell) and is a world-leader in clinical, educational, and research aspects of transplantation. The Transplant Infectious Diseases Training Program is based on the curriculum suggested by the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice and is further enhanced under the leadership and guidance of internationally recognized transplant infectious diseases experts: Drs. Shahid Husain, Coleman Rotstein, Atul Humar, and Deepali Kumar. Currently, we offer two training tracks for fellows entering our program: a one-year clinical track for fellows interested in a career as a clinician-educator and a two-year track for fellows interested in an academic research career.

For inpatient consultation, fellows rotate through two sites, one that specializes in solid organ transplant (Toronto General Hospital) and the other in allo- and auto-stem cell transplant/leukemia/solid tumour (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre). For a comprehensive outpatient experience, fellows have a once-weekly outpatient clinic throughout the fellowship. Fellows can also choose to do electives in primary solid-organ transplant rotations, which enriches the transplant experience. In addition, we provide a well-structured weekly, interactive lecture series where invited speakers, core faculty, and fellows review core and advanced topics in transplant infectious diseases. Fellows are also encouraged to attend local, national and international transplant conferences.

Fellows interested in the research track are encouraged to participate actively in the research endeavors of our faculty, and begin their own projects. We pay special attention to developing, clinical, translational, and laboratory research skills through well-funded clinical and lab-based research programs in transplant infectious diseases. Our previous fellows have been successful in their research endeavors and have presented and published widely.

Interested applicants are advised to submit their updated CV, statement of interest and three letters of recommendation by September 1, 2016, to: Shahid Husain, MD, MS Program Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, at Shahid.Husain@uhn.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, CANADA

The University of Alberta is pleased to offer a one-year clinical fellowship in the field of Transplant Infectious Diseases. This position is funded through the support of Alberta Health Services and supported by the Alberta Transplant Institute (http://www.albertatransplantinstitute.ualberta.ca/). The University of Alberta in Edmonton is home to a large, world-class multi-organ transplant program. There is a team of dedicated Transplant Infectious Diseases physicians engaged both in clinical care and active clinical and translational research. Eligible candidates must have completed Infectious Diseases and/or Medical Microbiology training by the start date of the Fellowship. Applications from international trainees are encouraged.

The requirements for medical education registration in Alberta can be found at: http://www.cpsa.ca/eligibility/postgraduate-training/. In addition to clinical training, the Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue clinical, translational, or basic science research in the field of Transplant Infectious Diseases. Fellows are strongly encouraged to carry out a second year of research training following the clinical fellowship.

The start of the training period is July 1, with limited flexibility around this date. The deadline for submission of applications is August 31 of the year preceding the desired start date. Remuneration is at the level of a 6th year resident (R6) as per the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta collective agreement (http://para-ab.ca/para-agreement/).

Interested applicants should email: 1) A cover letter outlining their career goals, 2) Their curriculum vitae, and 3) At least two letters of reference to Dr. Karen Doucette at karen.doucette@ualberta.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER

The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) invites applicants for a funded one-year specialized Transplant Infectious Diseases (TID) fellowship starting July 1 through June 30 of the following year.

UPMC is one of the largest transplant centers in the US and includes longstanding programs in heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, intestinal, and multivisceral transplantations. The TID Fellowship curriculum includes six months of clinical training during which the fellow will be rounding on in-patient service with a dedicated group of TID attendings and will develop expertise in managing bacterial infections (including those caused by multidrug resistant organisms, Nocardia, mycobacteria), various viral infections (including CMV, respiratory viral infections) and invasive fungal infections. The TID fellow will have an opportunity to participate in the TID Clinic that provides pre-transplant evaluations and assessment of infectious risks, vaccinations, evaluation, and follow up of recipients with various infectious issues immediately and long-term after transplantation. For the remaining six months of research period, our TID program is offering exceptional opportunities in basic, translational, and clinical research with a robust and successful mentorship program in place.

Candidates will have completed at least two years of general ID fellowship training at an ACGME-accredited Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. Applicants should submit their CV, personal statement and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Rima Abdel-Massih at abdelmassihr@upmc.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT HOUSTON MCGOVERN MEDICAL SCHOOL

The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas at Houston Mc Govern Medical School offers a funded; one-year Texas Medical Board approved Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship. This position is open to physicians who will have completed an ACGME-certified clinical Infectious Disease fellowship or the equivalent by the start date of the program.

Our fellowship combines outpatient and inpatient clinical training in lung, liver, pancreas, kidney, heart, and HSCT transplant patients under supervision of a dedicated group of transplant infectious diseases attendings. The fellowship is conducted at Memorial Hermann Hospital, a national leader in the field of transplantation and at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the number one cancer hospital in the US. Performing a translational and or clinical research project is encouraged during this year.

For more information, please contact Ms. Sandra Williams at Sandra.R.Williams@uth.tmc.edu.

Applicants should submit their CV and personal statement to:

Karen J. Vigil, MD
Program Director
Transplantation Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
6431 Fannin, MSB 2.112
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 500-6767
Fax: (713) 500-5495
E-mail: Karen.J.Vigil@uth.tmc.edu

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Clinical rotation organized through Graduate Medical Education for Adult or Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows, Adult Critical Care Fellows, and Medicine house staff. It is an elective clinical rotation on a standard hospital consultative training service with the addition of one morning per week in the Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinic and attendance of Transplant Grand Round, ID research seminar, and ID Case of the Week Conference.

Contact:

G. Marshall Lyon
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Section
(404) 712-2051

Or

Aneesh K. Mehta
Assistant Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Section
aneesh.mehta@emory.edu
(404) 727-8435

Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
101 Woodruff Circle, WMB 2101
Atlanta, GA 30033

ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI

The Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital offers infectious diseases fellows who are currently enrolled in ACGME-accredited programs a four-week clinical rotation. Visiting fellows will work as part of the Solid Organ Transplant ID Consult Service and/or the BMT/Oncology ID Consult Service with exposure to a wide variety of infections in kidney, liver, intestine, pancreas, and heart transplant candidates and recipients and/or stem cell transplant recipients. As part of their rotation, fellows will be provided with a curriculum in transplant infectious diseases and will participate in didactic sessions, weekly microbiology rounds, case conferences, and journal club. The program currently provides training to infectious diseases fellows from other NYC-area programs that do not offer an experience in transplant infectious diseases. However, infectious diseases fellows from all accredited programs in the United States and Canada are eligible for application.

Contact: Sarah Taimur, MD at sarah.taimur@mssm.edu.

OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER

The Department of Infectious Diseases at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, is offering a one-month clinical rotation with the Transplant and Immunocompromised Host consultation service. Services are provided for solid-organ transplant recipients (liver, kidney and kidney-pancreas, heart, and lung), as well as hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and patients with hematologic malignancies. Though the rotation primarily focuses on the inpatient consultation service, there are also opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary donor and candidate evaluation processes. This month also includes weekly participation in clinical microbiology rounds, ID case conference, New Orleans Citywide conference, and involvement in medical student and house staff education. The goal of this rotation is to offer diverse clinical exposure and unique educational opportunities specific to these populations and is available to ID fellows who have completed their first year of fellowship in an ACGME-accredited training program. Ochsner Medical Center is the nation's largest Liver Transplant program by volume, performing 237 transplants in 2015, and was the second largest combined kidney-pancreas program by volume in 2014. In addition to the unique patient care experience at Ochsner Medical Center, the city of New Orleans offers world renowned cultural attractions.

Contact:

Jonathan Hand, MD at jonathan.hand@ochsner.org
(504) 842-1191

1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121