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Emory University

Emory University

School of Medicine
49 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive SE
Division of Infectious Diseases
Atlanta, GA  30303

Phone: 404 251 8702
Fax: 404 880 9305

Training Program Director

Wendy Armstrong MD  Assoc. Prof.  

Research Interests:  HIV, transplant ID

Participating Hospitals

  • Emory University Hospital : 583
  • Grady Memorial Hospital : 1000
  • Atlanta VA Medical Center : 283
  • Emory Hospital Midtown : 540

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

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 - 4

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):

NOTES: The Emory Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program provides outstanding opportunities for clinical and research training.  The program has a dedicated and talented faculty and a vibrant and progressive academic community, multi-disciplinary research opportunities, and a strong clinical environment in infectious diseases. The program is enhanced through collaborative relationships with the adjacent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Vaccine Center.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done


David S. Stephens , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Microbial pathogenesis, bacterial meningitis, N. meningitidis, population based and molecular epidemiology; emerging infectious diseases; biodefense research; clinical research training


Albert Anderson , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV Immunologic outcomes

Jerry Blackwell , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Vaccine development, gene therapy and immune modulation

Henry Blumberg , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis, Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology, Clinical Research Training

Danny Branstetter , MD , Instructor

Research Interests: Anti-retroviral Therapeutics, Anti-retroviral Resistance, HPV

Angela M. Caliendo , MD, Phd , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular diagnostics, clinical microbiology, and viral load testing

Carlos del Rio , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, clinical trials and international health related to access to care in resource poor settings

Molly E. Eaton , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, clinical trials, syphilis and bartonella

Srilantha Edupuganti , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV vaccines, Vaccine clinical studies

Monica M. Farley , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial meningitis, H. influenzae population-based and molecular epidemiology, emerging infectious diseases

Jessica Fairley , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Travel Medicine

Paula Frew , PhD , Asst. Prof

Research Interests: Infectious Diseases Prevention Research, Clinical Trials

Mary R. Galinski , PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Malariology

Robert Gaynes , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogens & their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns

Arash Grakoui , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Hepatitis C virus

Clifford J. Gunthel , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, AIDS-associated malignancy and clinical trials

James Hughes , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Global infectious diseases, international health, emerging infectious diseases, biodefense

Jesse Jacob , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Healthcare Epidemiology, MRSA, Antibiotic Resistance and Utilization

John A. Jernigan , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic resistance

Colleen Kelley , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV Transmission, HIV Pathogenesis, HIV Treatment Outcomes

Phyllis E. Kozarsky , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Travel medicine, tropical medicine, emerging pathogens

Colleen Kraft , MD , Instructor

Research Interests: Clinical Microbiology, Rhinovirus Phylogeny, HHV-6 in BMT, Genetic Diagnostic Apps for Microbiology

Jeffrey L. Lennox , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and clinical trials

George Marshall Lyon, III , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology & prevention of candidiasis in high risk patient populations; transplantation related infectious diseases

Vincent Marconi , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV Treatment Outcomes and Resistance in Resource-Limited Settings, Cost-Effectiveness Research, Pathogenesis of HIV Treatment Response

John E. McGowan , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial resistance

Aneesh Mehta , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Transplant Infectious Diseases, CMV Infection, Viral Immunology, Herpesviridae

Abeer A. Moanna , MD , Instructor

Research Interests: HIV Pathogenesis

C. Alberto Moreno , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Malaria vaccine development, malaria pathogenesis, parasite immunology

Mark Mulligan , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Vaccine clinical trials, human immune response to pathogens

Minh Ly Thi Nguyen , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV & Tuberculosis

Ighovweha Ofotokun , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical HIV/AIDS research with focus on sex/gender

Walter A. Orenstein , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Vaccinology

Melissa Osborn , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Hepatitis B, HCV Co-Infection

Melody Pratt Palmore , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV women's issues

Susan M. Ray , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis, healthcare epidemiology, emerging infectious disease, food borne infections

Timothy Read , PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Genomics, Chlamydia, Biodefense, Detection

Jyothi Rengarajan , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Host Immunity

Bruce S. Ribner , MD, MPH , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Healthcare epidemiology

David Rimland , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, and Antibiotic Resistance

Nadine Rouphael , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Vaccines, Clinical Trials

Sarah Satola , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of Haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis

James P. Steinberg , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance

Nimalie D. Stone , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Geriatric infectious disease, Staphylococcus aureus

Yih-Ling Tzeng , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Laboratory studies of molecular mechanism of N. meningitides pathogenesis

Jay Varkey , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Utilization, Hospital Acquired Infections, Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms, Patient Safety

Nicholas Vogenthaler , MD , Instructor

Research Interests: HIV, Food Insecurity, Access and Barriers to HIV Care

David Weiss , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Microbial Pathogenesis, Francisella Tularensis

Kimberly A. Workowski , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, HCV and STD’s

Dorothea Zahner , PhD , Senior Assoc.

Research Interests: Microbial Pathogenesis, Antimicrobial Resistance, Drug Design

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