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Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Section of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine One Baylor Plaza N1319
Houston, TX  77030

Phone: 713 798 8918
Fax: 713 798 8948

Training Program Director

Jose A. Serpa-Alvarez  MD    

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • Ben Taub General Hospital : 578
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center : 550
  • Methodist Hospital : 885
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center : 825
  • St. Luke's Hospital : 594

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):


Infections in children elective.


Beginning in 2009, Baylor will have 2 tracks for adult ID fellowship training.  The first track is the Baylor Traditional ID Fellowship.  The second, new track is the Baylor/ MD Anderson Fellowship Track, a joint training program between Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Two fellows per year will be accepted into each track.  Prospective fellows can apply to both tracks simultaneously.


The Baylor adult ID fellowship program offers a fully-funded, 1 month clinical elective in international health.  Fellows can choose from a variety of locations with academic affiliations to Baylor College of Medicine, including Africa, Mexico, Honduras, Romania, Thailand, and Peru.


Baylor adult ID fellows can do electives in outpatient management of sexually transmitted diseases, travel medicine, and inpatient pediatric infectious diseases.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

David J. Tweardy, MD, Prof. of Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research Interests: Innate immunity; Hematopoietic receptor structure and signaling; and the role of cytokines and peptide growth factors in infection, inflammation and neoplasia


Sarah Allen, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: General infectious diseases; infection in cystic fibrosis; HIV

Roberto Andrade, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV clinical trials, syphilis

Saima Aslam, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Hemodialysis catheter infections

Robert L. Atmar, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Influenza, vaccination, virology basic science

Thomas R. Cate, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Viral respiratory infections-pathogenesis and vaccines

Elizabeth Y. Chiao, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Anal papilloma virus in HIV, HIV-related malignancies, HIV and aging

Robert B. Couch, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Influenza

Rabih O. Darouiche, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Medical device-related infections

Shuo Dong, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Myeloid development

Herbert L. DuPont, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Infectious diarrhea, travelers' diarrhea

Hanaa El Sahli, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis, vaccines

Thomas Giordano, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and HCV outcomes research

Edward A. Gravvis, MPH, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis

Stephen B. Greenberg, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Respiratory infections, viral diseases and antiviral therapy

Richard J. Hamill, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Fungal infections, resistance in E. coli, S. aureus, C. difficile, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome

Penelope A. Jaffe, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS

Naijie Jing, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Novel anit-cancer agents to target STAT3 signaling

Wendy A. Keitel, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Vaccines

Alfred Scott Lea, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: General Infectious Diseases

Ana Moran, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Acute lung injury and nosocomial pneumonia

Daniel M. Musher, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial infections and host response, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Stephylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile

Shital Patel, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Vaccine preventable diseases: epidemiology and vaccination strategies

Karlene C. Reid, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS; Global health

Prema Robinson, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Neurocysticercosis

Maria C. Rodriquez, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV-clinical trials, epidemiology and comorbidities, pneumococcal vaccination

Samuel A. Shelburne III, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Group A streptococci

Richard Sutton, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV basic science

Edward J. Young, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Brucellosis; General Infectious Diseases

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