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Division of Infectious Diseases

Ohio State University

College of Medicine
N1137 Doan Hall
410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH  43210

Phone: 614 366 5405
Fax: 614 203 4556

Training Program Director

Mark Lustberg, MD MD, PhD  Program Director  

Research Interests:  EBV Disease, Oncology-related infections

Participating Hospitals

  • Ohio State University Hospital : 963
  • Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute : 306
  • Ross Heart Hospital : 116

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
Continuity clinic for HIV+ patients
Fungal infections, diagnostics, therapeutics
Infections in HIV/AIDS, including opportunistic
Sexually transmitted diseases
Viral Infections (non-HIV), including HSV, CMV, VZ
Emerging pathogens
International Health
HepC Clinic, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Columbus Public Health Rotation

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:

J1 and H1B

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):

Additional Training:

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program


Research Faculty:

Mark E. Drew, PhD Assistant Professor

Research Interests: The study of Plasmodium falciparum, the protozoan parasite that causes the most pathogenic form of human malaria

Jesse J. Kwiek, PhD Assistant Professor

Mother to child in utero HIV transmission

Abigail Norris Turner, PhD Assistant Professor

Research Interests:  Women’s reproductive health in a global context including HIV and STI prevention projects

Chad A. Rappleye, PhD   Assistant Professor

Research Interests: The molecular mechanisms that underlie the virulence of the respiratory fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum, the causative agent of histoplasmosis

Larry S. Schlesinger, MD, Saslaw Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics  Chair, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity

Research Interests: Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

Jordi B. Torrelles, PhD Assistant Professor

Research Interests: study of the human alveolar microenvironment and how this may affect the outcome of lung diseases

Joanne Turner, PhD Associate Professor

Research Interests: Focuses on the changes that take place in the immune system during the natural aging process and the influence that this has on the capacity of the host to control infectious diseases

Daniel Wozniak, PhD Professor

Research Interests: To understand the molecular biology and pathogenesis of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July - September

Timeframe when interviews are done

August 1 - October 31

Division Director

Susa L. Koletar , MD, FACP, FIDSA, Pomerene Professor , Division Director

Research Interests: Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of opportunistic and metabolic complications associated with HIV infection and its related therapies.


Jose A. Bazan , DO , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Furthering the understanding of HIV/Syphilis co-infection, especially diagnosis and management of neurosyphilis in the setting of HIV/AIDS.

John A. Davis , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Immunocompromised host, transplant

Shandra Day , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bacteriology, hospital epidemiology

Courtney Herbert , MD , Assistant

Research Interests: Bioinformatics

Christina Liscynesky , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Catheter related blood stream infections, ambulatory bacteremias and hospital epidemiology

William E. Maher , MD , Emeritus Professor

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology, bacterial resistance, and HIV clinical trials

Carlos Malvestutto , MD, MPH

Research Interests: Cardiovascular complications of HIV

Julie E. Mangino , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Fungal infections, nosocomial infections, and epidemiology

Bradford S. McGwire , MD, PhD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Molecular parasitology; Host Parasite Interactions

Michael F. Para , MD , Emeritus Professor

Research Interests: HIV-virology, HSV, and anti-virals

Stephanie Pouch , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: MDR pathogens, transplant

Kurt B. Stevenson , MD, MPH , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance in the healthcare setting and healthcare-associated infections

Nicole Theodoropoulos , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Immunocompromised hosts, focused mainly on transplant patients

Shu-Hua Wang , MD, MPH, & TM , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology, diagnosis of tuberculosis

David A. Wininger , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Bone and joint infections, HIV infections, metabolic complications, and medical education

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