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The University of Vermont Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Smith Building, Room 275 111 Colchester Avenue, Mailstop 115SM2

Burlington, VT  05401

Phone: 802 847 2264
Fax: 802 847 5322

Training Program Director

Christopher J. Grace     MD, Prof.

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • Fletcher Allen Health Care, Inc. : 500

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):


The Infectious Disease Fellowship training Program has a close working relationship with the Department of Microbiology ad Molecular Genetics.  There is additional training in infection control, hospital epidemiology, antibiotic formulary, medical management, and clinical microbiology.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Christopher J. Grace  MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Rural HIV Epidemiology, Blood Culture Utilization, Anal Cytology in patients with HIV, bioterrorism education, informal consultation practices


W. Kemper Alston  MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital infections, Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia, resistance patterns of Streptococcus pneumonia

Christopher D. Huston  MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of entamoeba histolytica and cryptosporidium

Beth D. Kirkpatrick  MD, Assoc Prof

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunity, Cryptosporidiosis, enteric vaccines

Kristen Pierce  MD, Asst. Prof.

Louis B. Polish  MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital infection control in ICU

Mary B. Ramundo  MD, Assoc Prof

Research Interests: Infections in immunocompromised host, anal cytology in patients with HIV

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