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University of Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico

Department of Medicine
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR  00936-5067

Phone: 787 751 6034
Fax: 787 754 1739

Training Program Director

Jorge Bertran, MD, Asst. Prof.      

Research Interests:  Bacterial pathogenesis and AIDS

Participating Hospitals

  • San Juan VA Medical Center : 450
  • University Hospital : 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
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
Attendence 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. Preferred

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):

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Carlos H. Ramirez-Ronda, MD, FACP, Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial pathogenesis and AIDS


Ramon H. Bermudez, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical problems

Bernard Christensen, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical problems

Miquel A. Colon, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical problems

Javier Fiqueroa, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV disease and gulf illness

Glenda Gonzalez, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV disease and fungal infections

Jose J. Gutierrez, MD

Research Interests: Clinical problems and medical education

Tomas Lugo, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical problems, HIV disease and clinical research

Carlos R. Rivera-Vazquez, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Lower respiratory tract infectious and AIDS

Sonia Saavedra, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical microbiology and infection control

Carlos Sanchez, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Infection control and microbiology of anaerobes

Jorge L. Santana, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology and AIDS

Eva Trinidad, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical research

Guillermo J. Vasquez, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: AIDS clinical trials and microbiology

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