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Columbia University and Harlem Hospital Center

Columbia University

Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
Room 3101-A
New York, NY  10037

Phone: 212 939 2936
Fax: 212 939 2968

Training Program Director

Vel Sivapalan MD  Asst. Prof.  

Research Interests:  HIV, TB and Infection Control

Participating Hospitals

  • Harlem Hospital : 500
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center : 

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures
Hands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic Lectures
Continuity Clinic

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplant
Infections in solid organ transplant patients
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine
Infections in children

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Courses Elsewhere

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:


If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?


Training is for:


Are there citizenship requirements?


Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:

2 - 3

Duration of the Fellowship (years):


The Program has a training grant (T32):


Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:


Number of Fellows completing the Program in the last 5 years:


Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

Applications accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)?


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done


Wafaa El-Sadr , MD, MPH , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, TB, Epidemiology, and clinical trials


Judith Absalon , MD

Research Interests: Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, and Epidemiology

Oladipo Alao , MD

Research Interests: Clinical Trials

Sharon B. Mannheimer , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: TB, HIV and Adherence

Tjark Schliep , MD

Research Interests: HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C

Monika Shah , MD

Research Interests: HIV and Women

Cosmina Zeana , MD

Research Interests: HIV

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