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University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases 956 Court Avenue, Room H308
Memphis, TN  38163

Phone: 901 448 5770
Fax: 901 448 5940

Training Program Director

Kerry Cleveland     MD, FIDSA

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • Methodist University Hospital : 500
  • Regional Medical Center : 450
  • VA Medical Center Memphis : 450

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

James B. Dale, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of Group A strep infections and vaccine development


Melissa Appleton, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection

Mark Brint, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of pseudomonas

Kerry Cleveland, Asst. Prof.

Cathy Corbett, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital infections

Michael Gelfand, Prof.

Research Interests: Antibiotic resistance

John Norwood, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial studies

Ellen Whitnack, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial pathogenesis

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