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UCLA Medical Center Program/David Geffen School of Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles

Division of Infectious Diseases
37-121 CHS 10833 LeConte Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90095-1688

Phone: 310 825 7225
Fax: 310 825 3632

Training Program Director

Matthew Leibowitz MD  Associate Professor  

Research Interests:  AIDS, HIV

Participating Hospitals

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center: 540
  • UCLA Santa Monica Hospital : 266

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
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:

J1 Visa sponsored by ECFMG

Number of fellows accepted each year:


Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2 or more

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


Judith Currier , MD, MSc , Professor

Research Interests: AIDS, HIV


Debika Bhattacharya , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: H Management of HIV and HIV/Viral hepatitis co-infection,predictors of clinical outcomes in HIV/HBV co-infected patients in South Africa

Timothy Brewer , MD, MPH , Vice-Provost, Professor

Research Interests: Prevention and control of multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis, global risk factors for emerging diseases and improvement of worldwide outbreak surveillance programs

Margrit Carlson , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: HIV primary care, neurologic complications of HIV, novel therapies, and treatment of acute infection

Kara Chew , MD, MS , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV, Hepatitis C, complications of HIV/HCV confection

Jesse Clark , MD, MSc , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Partner Management: Partner notification and treatment following STI diagnosis as mechanisms for HIV/STI control among MSM in Peru

Thomas Coates , PhD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV prevention, the relationship of prevention and treatment for HIV, and HIV policies

Roger Detels , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Epidemiology, international health, and public health

Soniya Gandhi , MD, MPH , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV prevention, general infections in immunocompromised populations

Aric Gregson , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Infections of immunocompromised patients, malaria and fungi

Risa Hoffman , MD, MPH , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: HIV

Marcus Horwitz , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Intracellular parasitism, especially the immunobiology of the etiologic agents of Legionnaires' disease, leprosy, tuberculosis, and tularemia

Theodoros Kelesidis , MD, PhD , Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: Role of oxidized lipids in HIV-1 Pathogenesis, Infections in immunocompromised patients, HIV, Innunology, Antimicrobial resistance

Jeffrey Klausner , MD, MPH , Professor

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Travel Medicine

Bernard Kubak , MD, PhD , Professor

Research Interests: Transplant

Jordan Lake , MD, MSc , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Specific needs of HIV-infected women, immigrants, and commercial sex workers

Raphael Landovitz , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: AIDS, HIV, Sexually Transmitted Disease

Martha Blum Lewis , MD, PhD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Reciprocal relationship between the immune system and viruses that cause chronic infections

Ardis Moe , MD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV

Claire Panosian , MD , Emeritus Professor

Zachary Rubin , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bone and Joint Infections, General Infectious Diseases, Infection in Immunocompromised Patients, Travel Medicine, Tropical Diseases

Joanna Schaenman , MD, PhD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Infection in Immunocompromised Patients

Daniel Uslan , MD , Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bacteremia, Cardiac and Endovascular Infections, Medical Device Infections, Neurologic Infections

Otto Yang , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Role of CD8+ T lymphocytes (CTL) in the development of rejection in organ transplant patients

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