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George Washington University

George Washington University Medical Center

Division of Infectious Diseases
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Department of Medicine
Washington, DC  20037

Phone: 202 741 2234
Fax: 202 741 2241

Training Program Director

Afsoon Roberts MD  Program Director  

Research Interests:  HIV/AIDS, Female vaginal tract immune function

Participating Hospitals

  • George Washington Medical Center: 250
  • National Institutes of Health: 200
  • Washington VA Medical Center : 295

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
Option to participate in Infection Control meetings

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

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Clinical Treatment Experience

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?


Citizenship Requirements:

U.S. Preferred

Types of visas accepted:

Green Card, J-1 Visa

Number of fellows accepted each year:

2 - 3

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2 - 3

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):

Antibiotic Stewardship, HIV-HCV co-infection Treatment

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 15th to September 1st

Timeframe when interviews are done

August to October

Professor, Division Director Infectious Diseases

Gary L. Simon , MD, PhD , Professor, Division Director Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts, Surgical Infections, Septic Shock


Fred M. Gordin , MD , Professor, Section Chief, VAMC  Section Chief, VAMC

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, TB, Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology

Debra A. Benator , MD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, STIs, HIV/ TB co-infection, TB Diagnostics, Treatment, and Prevention

Cynthia L. Gibert , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Aging and HIV, Cardiovascular and liver disease in HIV/AIDS, Substance abuse and HIV

Alan Greenberg , MD , Professor, Chief, Dept. Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS epidemiology and prevention

Virginia L. Kan , MD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV testing and resistance, HCV treatment, Medical Mycoses

Angelike Liappis , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Antibiotic Stewardship/MDROs, Inflammation, Cardiovascular/liver disease in HIV/AIDS

David M. Parenti , MD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV, opportunistic infections and hospital-acquired infections

Marc Siegel , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: HCV and HCV/HIV co-infection, HIV/AIDS, HIV-pre exposure prophylaxis

Afsoon Roberts , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, Female vaginal tract immune function

Carmen Tuazon , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Strep/Staph Infections, Endocarditis, Osteomyelitis, Opportunistic infection in HIV/AIDS

Mudit Tyagi , PhD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV latency, HIV/HCV co-infection, Drugs of abuse and Aging

Amy Weintrob , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, HIV/HCV co-infection, Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology

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