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Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine – Scott & White Healthcare

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Baylor Scott & White Health

2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX  76508

Phone: 254 724 7633
Fax: 254 724 9280

Training Program Director

Alan Howell   Program Director  MD

Research Interests:  Prosthetic Joint Infections; Endocarditis

Participating Hospitals

  • Scott and White Hospital : 692
  • Central Texas VA Hospital : 108

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures
Hands-on Experience
The Division of Infectious Disease selects two fellows each year from a competitive pool of applicants. Application are accepted through ERAS only.Following receipt of the completed application and letters of reference, etc., interviews will be arranged as appropriate. Applicants should apply in their R-3 year of residency. Before starting the program, the resident must have completed an ACGME residency program in good standing and be eligible for the ABIM Board Examination.

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?


Types of visas accepted:

J1 only

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):

M. D. Anderson, Houston, Texas - Transplant

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July - October

Timeframe when interviews are done

September - November

Division Director Infectious Disease

John Midturi , Division Director Infectious Disease  DO, MPH

Research Interests: HIV and C-Diff


David Allton , Central Texas VA – Infectious Disease Faculty  MD

Research Interests: Infection Control

Karen Brust , Infectious Disease Faculty  MD

Research Interests: EmMulti-drug resistant organism and carbapenem restriction

Lizbeth J. Cahuayme-Zuniga  MD

Research Interests: Infections during treatment for malignancies

Alan Howell , Program Director  MD

Research Interests: Prosthetic Joint Infections; Endocarditis

Richmond L. Hunt  MD

Research Interests: Osteomyelitis, Q Fever

Chetan Jinandatha , Central Texas VA – Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Faculty  MD, MPH

Research Interests: Infection Control, Hepatitis C

Elisabeth Kehler , Central Texas VA – Infectious Disease Faculty  MD

Research Interests: Infection Control

Janice J. Koshy  MD

Research Interests: Hepatitis C, Osteomyelitis

Najma Parvez , Central Texas VA – Infectious Disease Faculty  MD

Research Interests: HIV

Sangeetha Ranganath  MD

Research Interests: TB and Atypical Mycobacterial Infections

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