Infectious Disease Fellowship
NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship provides outstanding training to cultivate leaders in clinical care, research, and education in the field of infectious diseases. Founded in 1980 as the first infectious diseases training program on Long Island, we continue our tradition of excellence in teaching and clinical practice, preparing fellows to be experts in the specialty through a variety of clinical experiences and extensive one-on-one teaching.
Our fellowship rotations include general adult and pediatric infectious disease consultations, care for patients with HIV/AIDS, medical microbiology, and transplant infections. Hospital epidemiology and infection control as well as antimicrobial stewardship are important aspects of the program at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Outpatient infectious training is centered in our ambulatory office.
Fellows have opportunities to present research and attend national and local scientific conferences, including those of the Infectious Disease Society of America, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited fellowship accepts two fellows per year and involves broad-based clinical infectious disease experience in medical and surgical intensive care units, the medical and surgical inpatient services, the emergency department, orthopedics and surgical, and obstetrics and gynecology services.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship program aims include the following:
- provide training to evaluate patients with acute and chronic infectious diseases across the entire spectrum of the specialty
- teach the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and how to communicate recommendations to other healthcare providers in both written and oral form
- instill a demonstrated commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population and staff
Graduates of our fellowship are prepared with the background and education necessary to pass the American Board of Internal Medicine board certification examinations in infectious diseases. The fellowship is overseen by Diane H. Johnson, MD, program director, and Sigridh A. Muñoz-Gomez, MD, associate program director.
With supervision from our dedicated faculty, fellows assume responsibility for all aspects of medical care for adult and pediatric patients with infectious diseases. Fellows also serve as infectious disease consultants and educators.
The didactic portion of the program includes Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, core infectious disease lectures and board reviews, journal clubs, pediatric and adult infectious disease case conferences, and multidisciplinary conferences. All fellows have dedicated time to pursue clinical and bench research projects in conjunction with faculty mentors, and to attend infectious disease research conferences. Available electives include Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
The first year is focused on infectious disease consultation. First-year fellows are also introduced to all aspects of outpatient infectious disease services including general infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, HIV, medical microbiology, infections in the immunosuppressed host, and outpatient antibiotic therapy. Each fellow develops a major research project with guidance from a faculty mentor.
In the second year, fellows continue to develop clinical skills through outpatient clinics and inpatient consultation. They develop advanced skills in the care of transplant patients and immunocompromised hosts. Fellows also continue their research and scholarly activities with the goal of developing data for scientific publication and presentation at a national meeting.
How to Apply
To be eligible for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship program, you must complete three years of ACGME-accredited training in internal medicine. We only accept fellowship applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), run by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The deadline for Infectious Diseases Fellowship program applications is December 31 each year. Interviews take place each August through November for positions beginning in July. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you via email.
If you have questions about the Infectious Diseases Fellowship, please contact Carole Salvato, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 516-663-2842. Our program is located at 222 Station Plaza North, Suite 432, in Mineola, New York.