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University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama

Division of Infectious Diseases
2451 Fillingim St.
Mastin 400G
Mobile, AL  36617

Phone: 251 471 7895
Fax: 251 471 7898

Training Program Director

John A. Vande Waa DO, PhD    

Research Interests:  Clinical HIV and parasitology

Participating Hospitals

  • USA Medical Center: 300
  • USA Infirmary West: 250
  • USA Children's and Women's Hospital: 150
  • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center: 600

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
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?


Citizenship Requirements:

J-1 visa

Types of visas accepted:

J-1 visa

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):

 The training program is assisted by Elliott Carter, M.D., Director of Clinical Microbiology plus the clinical faculty. The faculty of the Microbiology/Immunology Department conduct NIH-funded research in the areas of Salmonella, Herpes simplex and Rickettsiology.

The program faculty and trainees staff Ryan White lllb funded clinics for HIV-1 care, participate in a weekly citywide ID conference, and provide comprehensive Healthcare epidemiology services to the South Alabama hospitals and clinics. The Gulf Coast ID Society is based in the Division, with a meeting each Spring.

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

John A. Vande Waa , DO, PhD

Research Interests: Clinical HIV and parasitology


Stephen G. Alsip , MD

Adrian C. Bodet III , MD

Eduardo G. Calderon , MD , Assistant Professor

Okechukwu Ekenna , MD

William Kevin Green , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Healthcare epidemiology and infections in transplants

Patrick E. Nolan , MD

Shannon K. Tyler , MD , Assistant Professor

Barbara H. Wade , MD

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