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University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health

University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health

2 Medical Park, Suite 502

Columbia, SC  29203

Phone: 803 744 1651
Fax: 803 540 1079

Training Program Director

Sharon Weissman, MD      

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • Medical University Hospital : 500
  • Charleston Memorial Hospital : 50
  • VA Medical Center : 120
  • Specialty Hospital : 50

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
Hands-on Experiences

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
Attendance at STD Clinic

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:


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):


Special clinics for HIV infected mothers; Travel Clinic; K. D. Arden, MD, who supervises the STD clinic at the County Health Department; and L. L. Steed, PhD, who supervises an intensive two-month course for ID Fellows in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at MUH. The Division also has an invasive service for fluoroscopic and ultrasound-assisted placement of long-term central lines in the arm and neck.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

J. Robert Cantey, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of Hospital and Community MRSA; enteric pathogens


Juanmanual Gomez, MD, Instr.

Research Interests: Prosthetic joint infections

Camelia Marculescu, MD, Instr.

Research Interests: Prosthetic joint infections

Cassandra Salgado, MD, Assist. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of Hospital and Community MRSA and C. difficle

Dan Wray, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Infective endocarditis

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