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University of Florida, Jacksonville

University of Florida, Jacksonville

Division of Infectious Diseases
1833 Boulevard
Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL  32206

Phone: 904 253 1326
Fax: 904 798 2784

Training Program Director

Michael L. Sands MD, MPH, FIDSA  Assoc. Prof.  

Research Interests:  HIV infection, TB, STD, and public health epidemiology

Participating Hospitals

  • University of Florida-Shands Jacksonville Hospital : 500
  • Baptist Medical Center : 750
  • Mayo Clinic Jacksonville : 350

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
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?


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The Program has a training grant (T32):


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Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

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


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Timeframe when interviews are done

Assoc. Prof.

Michael L. Sands , MD, MPH, FIDSA , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection, TB, STD, and public health epidemiology


Christina Bailey , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Travel medicine, Transplantation ID

Jeffrey Lauer , MD

Research Interests: Tuberculosis

Levonne Mitchell-Samon , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection

James M. Toomey , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: STDs and refugee's health

Alexander Vandevelde , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital infection control and epidemiology; Travel medicine

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