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Creighton University

Creighton University

Omaha VA Medical Center
4101 Woolworth Avenue (111D)

Omaha, NE  68105

Phone: 402 995 5219
Fax: 402 977 5601
Website: http://medschool.creighton.edu/
Email: dona.goodrich@va.gov

Training Program Director

Marvin Bittner MD, MSc    

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • Creighton Univ. Med. Center : 300
  • VA Medical Center : 122

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

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:

Yes

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

24

Training is for:

MD

Are there citizenship requirements?

Yes

Citizenship Requirements:

U.S. Preferred

Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:

1 - 2

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2

The Program has a training grant (T32):

No

Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:

350

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

9

Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

 

1-2 years optional in HIV training

 

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

No

Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Assoc. Prof.

Gary L. Gorby , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Gonococcal pathogenesis

Faculty

Marvin J. Bittner , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Travel medicine and nosocomial infections

Stephen J. Cavalieri , PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical microbiology and beta lactam resistance

Paul D. Fey , PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Organ transplantation

Diana Florescu , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Fungal infections and prosthetic device infections

Alison Freifeld , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Management of infections in the immunocompromised cancer patient

Howard E. Gendelman , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Role of macrophages in HIV resistance and pathogenesis, neuronotoxicity in HIV-associated encephalopathy, and AIDS

Martha J. Gentry-Nielsen , PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of pneumococcal pneumonia in rat models of liver disease and ethanol abuse

Edward A. Horowitz , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical infectious diseases

Ziba Jalali , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infections and hepatitis

Andre Kalil , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Management of infections in organ transplant patients

Miguel Madariaga , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and neglected infectious diseases (particularly tuberculosis and Q fever)

Laurel C. Preheim , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Rat models of pneumococcal infections and clinical infectious diseases

Mark E. Rupp , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of staphylococcal and catheter-related infections, molecular epidemiology, and nosocomial infections

Thomas J. Safranek , MD , Asst. Prof., State Epidemiologist

Research Interests: Epidemiology and nosocomial infections

Philip W. Smith , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology and infection control in long-term care facilities

Richard Starlin , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical infectious diseases

Susan Swindells , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection and AIDS

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