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Department of Infectious Disease

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

School of Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 331C
New Orleans, LA  70112

Phone: 504 568 5031
Fax: 504 568 5553

Training Program Director

Julio E. Figueroa, II MD  Program Director, Section Chief  Fellowship program director for Infectious diseases; education coordinator for medical students and residents in infectious diseases. Course Director, Clinical Microbiology Conference

Research Interests:  Clinical Microbiology/Antibiotic Stewardship

Participating Hospitals

  • University Medical Center: 446
  • Ochsner Medical Center: 473
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner: 110
  • Touro Infirmary: 280

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?


Citizenship Requirements:

US citizen or J1

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:

50 - 70/month

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

August - October

Professor, Section Chief

Julio E. Figueroa, II , MD , Professor, Section Chief

Research Interests: Clinical microbiology/Antibiotic stewardship


C. Lynn Besch , MD , Chief, HIV Division Director of Infectious Diseases; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests: HIV/Aids. Serves as the HIV Clinical Lead for quality management/improvement activities for the 7 HIV outpatient clinics associated with the LSU Health Care Services Division hospitals.

Victoria E. Burke , MD , Asst. Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests: Transplant infectious diseases.

Richard P. DiCarlo , MD , Asst. Dean for Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests: Genital ulcer disease; STD education; Medical education and curriculum reform; STD education.

Lee S. Engel , MD, PhD , Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests: Drug resistant infectious diseases and STDs.

Maria Frontini , DVM, PhD., M.Sc., MPH , Associate Professor, Research

Research Interests: Epidemiology methods of research; study design; translational research; research evaluation; longitudinal assessment of disease risks.

Michael E. Hagensee , MD, PhD , Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology

Research Interests: The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in human malignancies. The role of HPV in anal cancer from basic biology to clinical trials and similar increases in anal cancer rates in HIV+ individuals.

Anne E. Hull , MD , Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests: Investigational therapeutic approaches in HIV/AIDS

Rebecca Lillis , MD , Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Assistant Medical Director, LSU-Crescent Care Sexual Health Center

Research Interests: Sexually transmitted infections.

Fred A. Lopez , MD , Richard Vial Professor Medicine; Vice Chair for Education, LSU School of Medicine; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, LSU School of Medicine

Research Interests: Fever and rash, medical education, impact of disasters on academic medical centers.

Joanne T. Maffei , MD , Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, MCL Infection Control

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology of bacterial infections; nosocomial infections.

David H. Martin , MD , Professor of Medicine Emeritus

Research Interests: C. trachomatis; mycoplasma genitalium infection.

John M. Nanfro , MD , Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bone/Joint infections; clinical infectious diseases.

M. Jacques Nsuami , MD, MPH , Associate Professor of Research

Research Interests: Sexually transmitted diseases.

Lauren E. Richey , MD, MPH, FIDSA , Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: HIV engagement and retention in care, HIV epidemiology and health disparities, Quality improvement in HIV care

Paula S. Seal , MD, MPH , Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Health disparities; HIV prevention, engagement and retention in care.

Stephanie N. Taylor , MD , Professor of Medicine & Microbiology; Medical Director, LSU STD Program, LSU-CrescentCare Sexual Health Center and Louisiana Office of Public Health STD/HIV Program

Research Interests: Sexually transmitted infections; STI Clinical and Diagnostic Trials

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