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University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Division of Infectious Diseases
1 University of New Mexico
MSC10 5550
Albuquerque, NM  87131

Phone: 505 272 1670
Fax: 505 272 4435

Training Program Director

Samuel A. Lee MD, PhD    

Research Interests:  Molecular fungal pathogenesis, fungal biofilms

Participating Hospitals

  • University Hospital : 545
  • Albuquerque VA Medical Center : 400

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

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

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?


Citizenship Requirements:

U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident

Types of visas accepted:


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):

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Associate Fellowship Program Director

Staci Lee , MD , Associate Fellowship Program Director

Program Coordinator

Jolene Castillo , Program Coordinator


Gregory J. Mertz , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical virology, HSV


Thomas F. Byrd, III , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pathogenesis

Marcos Burgos , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: TB clinical trials

Ravi Durvasula , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Paratransgenic technologies, Leishmaniasis

Wendy Gerstein , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical Best Practices, Medical education

Hattie Gresham , PhD , Adjunct Prof.

Research Interests: MRSA pathogenesis, Immunology

Diane Hanfelt-Goade , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical Virology, Cystic Fibrosis

Deidre Hofinger , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical general medicine and infectious diseases

Susan M. Kellie , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology, MRSA epidemiology

Robert Munk , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: AIDS InfoNet

D.J. Perkins , PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Malaria and HIV, Immunology

Corey A. Tancik , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes

Elaine Thomas , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: AIDS and STD

Karla Thornton , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes research, Hepatitis C

Bruce Williams , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS clinical trials

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