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University of Alabama Medical Center

University of Alabama Medical Center

Division of Infectious Diseases
1900 University Blvd. THT 229

Birmingham, AL  35294

Phone: 205 934 5191
Fax: 205 934 5155

Training Program Director

Nicholas (Nick) Van Wagoner MD  Professor of Medicine  

Research Interests:  HIV/AIDS, HBV/HCV co-infection, drug resistance, drug development

Participating Hospitals

  • University Alabama Hospital : 900
  • Birmingham VA Medical Center: 313
  • Cooper Green County Hospital : 314
  • UAB Highlands Hospital: 73
  • Children's Hospital: 218

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

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
Infections in HIV/AIDS, including opportunistic
Sexually transmitted diseases
Viral Infections (non-HIV), including HSV, CMV, VZ
Emerging pathogens
International Health

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):

2-3 depending on career interests

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

Professor of Medicine

Edward W. Hook III , MD , Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis, diagnostics, outcomes


John W. Baddley , MD, MSPH , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Mycology, fungal diseases, diagnostics and therapeutics

Katie Bar , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV immunopathogenesis, acute HIV infection

Dennis Delgado , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Complicated skin and soft tissue infections

David O. Freedman , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Travel medicine, tropical medicine

William M. Geisler , MD, MPH , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia

John W. Gnann , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Herpes viruses

Paul A. Goepfert , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Retroviruses, biology and structure

Sonya L. Heath , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV immunopathogenesis, acute HIV infection

Craig J. Hoesley , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Human papillomarirus

Michael J. Mugavero , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: STDs, diagnostics, outcomes

Peter G. Pappas , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Mycology, fungal diseases, diagnostics, and therapeutics

Mukesh Patel , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bacterial infections, particularly MRSA, and antimicrobial stewardship

Martin Rodriguez , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Medical education, HIV/AIDS clinical care

Michael S. Saag , MD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS treatment, clinical trials, pathogenesis, database outcomes research

Jane R. Schwebke , MD , Professor

Research Interests: STDs, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

James Willig , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS treatment, medical informatics, outcomes, healthcare cost analyses

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