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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine 11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44106-5083

Phone: 216 844 3287
Fax: 216 844 1632

Training Program Director

Robert A. Salata, MD, Prof.      

Research Interests:  HIV, epidemiology of ID, nosocomial infections, international health, and sexually transmitted diseases

Participating Hospitals

  • University Hospital of Cleveland : 974
  • Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center : 360

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

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Attendance at STD Clinic

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?


Citizenship Requirements:

U.S. Preferred

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):


Additional training/faculty resources in the program include: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (degree possible), Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Physiology and International Health/Geographic Medicine.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Robert A. Salata, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, epidemiology of ID, nosocomial infections, international health, and sexually transmitted diseases


K. B. Armitage, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Travel medicine, international health, pneumonia, and education

E. Arts, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular biology of HIV

Ann Avery, MD, Instr.

R. Blanton, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Helminthic parasites of the genus Schistosoma

R. Blinkhorn, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Mycobacterial infection

D.A. Bobak, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clostridium difficile infection, hepatitis C, and emerging infections in transplant recipients

R. Bonomo, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Structure function studies of Class A beta-lactamase and epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance of the institutionalized elderly

W. H. Boom, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Immune response to intracellular pathogens, especially tuberculosis

D. Canaday, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: T-cell immunity to mycobacterial infection

M. Cho, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, SARS, Smallpox, West Nile Virus, vaccine development

C. Donskey, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance, infection control

Koh Fujinaga, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular virology

S. Fulton, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Human T-cell responses to M. tuberculosis

R. C. Graham, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Infection in immunocompromised hosts

B. M. Gripshover, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and STD's

J. Hanrahan, DO, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and nosocomial infections

M. Hecker, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Research Interests: HIV, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis

Marion Helfand, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Structural biology of antimicrobial resistance

F. Heinzel, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Cellular immune mechanisms and immunoregulatory events involved in host defenses against complex intracellular parasites particularly Leishmania

N. Helm, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis and HIV

C. Hirsch, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Immune response in tuberculosis

J. Johnson, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis and HIV

R. Kalayjian, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Impact of age on HIV disease progression

J. Kazura, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Cytokine profile in parasite diseases, pathogenesis of lymphatic filariasis, and human population genetics in malaria

C. H. King, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Control of disease in urinary schistosomiasis

C. L. King, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of immunopathology in human helminth infections

M. Lederman, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and immunotherapy for HIV

P. L. Lerner, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical infectious diseases and education

M.V. Lisgaris, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Infection control and HIV

L. B. Rice, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Genetics of antimicrobial resistance

Roxana Rojas, MD, PhD, Instr.

Research Interests: Immunology TB

Scott Sieg, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV immunology

Z. Toossi, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Regulation of immune response to tuberculosis

Peter Wiest, MD, Assoc. Prof.

C. Whalen, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of HIV and tuberculosis

Gopala Yadavalli, MD, Instr.

Research Interests: HIV infection, sepsis, transplant-associated infections, infective endocarditis

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