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University of Texas, Houston

University of Texas, Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center
6431 Fannin, MSB 2.112

Houston, TX  77030

Phone: 713 500 6736
Fax: 713 500 5495

Training Program Director

Charles D. Ericsson MD    

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • Hermann Hospital : 600
  • LBJ General Hospital : 350
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center : 800

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?


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):

 University of TX General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) 
University of TX Center for Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Barbara E. Murray, MD, Prof. and Issam Raad, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance and enterococcal pathogenesis; Catheter related infections, Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Control


Javier Adachi, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in cancer patients, agents of infectious diarrhea

Roberto Arduino, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV clinical trials

Ben J. Barnett, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV clinical trials

Roy Chemaly, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Viral infections in bone marrow transplant patients

Herbert L. Dupont, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Diarrheal pathogens and travelers' diarrhea

Charles D. Ericsson, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Travel related infections, hospital epidemiology and diarrheal pathogens

Kalen Jacobson, MD

Research Interests: Hospital Epidemiology, Nosocomial Infections, Atypical Mycobacteria

Philip Johnson, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in solid organ transplant recipients and HIV

Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical and experimental mycology and antifungal drug resistance

John Mohr, Pharm D., Clin. Instructor

Research Interests: Clinical trials, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics

Luis Ostrosky, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Mycology, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

Randall Prince, Pharm D.

Research Interests: Antibiotic use in cancer patients, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics

Kenneth Rolston, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Outpatient treatment of neutropenic patients with fever and infections in bone marrow transplant recipients

Amar Safdar, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in immunocompromised patients, antimicrobial resistance

Kavindra Singh, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Enterococcus pathogenesis

Cynthia L. Chappell, PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Cryptosporidium pathogenesis, Acanthamoeba and Trypanosomiasis

Joseph B. McCormick, MD

Research Interests: Tuberculosis and Hemorrhagic Fever

Edward J. Septimus, MD, Clin. ID

Research Interests: (Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital)

Carl V. Vartian, MD, Clin. ID

Research Interests: (Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital)

Audrey Wanger, PhD

Research Interests: Clinical microbiology and mycobacteria pathogenesis

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