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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program

UT Southwestern, Dallas

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Y7.226
Dallas, TX  75390-9113

Phone: 214 648 0234
Fax: 214 648 9478
Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/internal-medicine/divisions/infectious-diseases/fellowships/index.html
Email: paula.blackburn@utsouthwestern.edu

Training Program Director

Paul M. Southern, Jr., MD, DTM&H   Professor of Medicine and Pathology  

Research Interests:  Tropical diseases and travel medicine; Parasite infections (Chagas and Neurocysticercosis); Microbiology diagnostic stewardship

Participating Hospitals

  • Parkland Health and Hospital System : 862
  • Clements University Hospital: 460
  • Dallas VA Medical Center : 853

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
1 month dedicated rotation in hospital epidemiology, infection control, and antimicrobial stewardship. Attendance at annual fellows' training course in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.

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
Continuity clinic for HIV+ patients
Fungal infections, diagnostics, therapeutics
Sexually transmitted diseases
Viral Infections (non-HIV), including HSV, CMV, VZ
Emerging pathogens
Experience in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy clinic and elective experiences in HCV clinic.

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Hands on Experience

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:

Yes

If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?

200

Training is for:

MD
DO
PhD

Are there citizenship requirements?

No

Types of visas accepted:

J-1

Number of fellows accepted each year:

3-4

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2-3 depending on career interests.

The Program has a training grant (T32):

Yes

Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:

650

Number of Fellows completing the Program in the last 5 years:

17

Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

The UTSW Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program provides outstanding opportunities for clinical and research training.  The faculty has diverse interests and is dedicated to proving a nurturing and progressive environment for multi-disciplinary research opportunities and outstanding clinical training in all facets of infectious diseases.

 

The program's training is enhanced by collaborations and research opportunities within the institution including:

  • UTSW Center for Translational Medicine (including Masters of Clinical Science program)
  • UTSW Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • Center for Autophagy Research
  • Center for Genetics for Host Defense
  • Links with Departments of Microbiology and Immunology

Opportunities for transitions to faculty positions include the Disease-Oriented Clinical Scholars Program and the Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science.

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

Yes

Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 1

Timeframe when interviews are done

early September to late October

Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Trish Perl, MD, MSc , Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology; Bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases

Faculty

Arti Barnes, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: HIV and STDs; Interdisciplinary medical education

Roger Bedimo, MD, MHS , Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief of ID, Dallas VA Medical Center

Research Interests: Chronic non-AIDS complications of HIV; HIV and HCV co-infection; Tele-medicine HIV care; Clinical trials of new therapeutics in infectious diseases

Kavita Bhavan, MD, MHS , Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of ID services, Parkland Hospital

Research Interests: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy; Musculoskeletal infections; Hospital epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship

James Cutrell, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate ID Fellowship Director

Research Interests: Chronic non-AIDS complications of HIV; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Medical education in infectious diseases

Henning Drechsler, MD , Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Chronic non-AIDS complications of HIV; Statin therapy in HIV patients

David Greenberg, MD , Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Novel therapeutics for multi-drug resistant pathogens; Infections in immunocompromised patients; Transplant ID

Mamta Jain, MD, MPH , Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of HIV Research Unit

Research Interests: HIV and viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV) co-infection; Clinical treatment trials in HIV and HCV; Hepatocellular carcinoma

Ellen Kitchell, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Medical Director of HIV clinical services at Amelia Court Clinic

Research Interests: Reducing hospital readmissions in HIV patients; Universal HIV testing

Ricardo La Hoz, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Transplant ID; Endemic and opportunistic invasive fungal infections

Abby Lau, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: HIV; Global Health; Disparities in Health Care

Susana Lazarte, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: HIV

Binh-Minh “Jade” Le, MD , Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of ID services, Clements University Hospital

Research Interests: Transplant ID; Novel WU and KI polyomaviruses

Francesca Lee, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship; Quality improvement in clinical microbiology lab

James Luby, MD , Professor of Medicine; Chief of Infection Prevention, Clements University Hospital

Research Interests: Clinical virology of herpesviruses and viral encephalitis; Healthcare associated infections

Amneris Luque, MD , Professor of Medicine; Medical Director of HIV clinical services at Amelia Court Clinic

Research Interests: HIV and women; Hearing in HIV patients; HPV in persons living with HIV

Ank Nijhawan, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical Sciences

Research Interests: HIV and STDs; Correctional Health; Disparities in Healthcare

Aurelia Schmalstieg, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Drug therapy for mycobacterial infections; Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

Michael Shiloh, MD, PhD , Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology

Research Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis; Innate immunity against intracellular pathogens; Mucosal immunity; Role of carbon monoxide (CO) in host-pathogen interactions

Paul M. Southern, MD, DTM&H , Professor of Medicine and Pathology; ID Fellowship Director

Research Interests: Tropical diseases and travel medicine; Parasite infections (Chagas and Neurocysticercosis); Microbiology diagnostic stewardship

Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD , Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief of Infection Prevention, Parkland Hospital

Research Interests: Healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship; Patient safety and quality improvement; Adaptive interventions to change behavior including positive deviance

Nan Yan, PhD , Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology

Research Interests: HIV immunopathogenesis; Autoimmune diseases and innate immunity; Glycoimmunology

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