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Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington Street
Box #238
Boston, MA  02111

Phone: 617 636 3010
Fax: 617 636 8525

Training Program Director

Helen W. Boucher MD, FIDSA, FACP  Associate Professor  

Research Interests:  Transplant infections, HIV, fungal infections, and outpatient antibiotic therapy

Participating Hospitals

  • Tufts Medical Center : 375
  • Lahey Clinic : 350
  • Lemuel Shattuck Hospital : 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

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:

U.S. Strongly Preferred

Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:

4 - 5

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

Two (Clinician Educator Track) or three (Investigator Track) 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):


If applicable, funding for MPH, MS, or PhD in Clinical Research available to take during research years.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 1st to November 1st

Timeframe when interviews are done

August 1st to November 1st


David R. Snydman , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: CMV, transplant infections, gram+ infections, hospital epidemiology, antibiotic resistance, and probiotics


Geneve Allison , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, viral hepatitis, outpatient antibiotics

Michael Barza , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Ocular infections, Antibiotic pharmacology, Meta-analyses of clinical trials

Jose Antonio Caro , MD

Research Interests: HPV and Dysplasia, Infectious diseases, HIV, human papilloma virus, sexually transmitted infections

Jennifer Chow , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Novel risk factors for infections in immunocompromised hosts with a focus on prevention

Shira I. Doron , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Probiotics, antibiotic resistance

Yoav Golan , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical research into hospital-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance, invasive fungal infections, and hospital epidemiology

Sherwood L. Gorbach , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Nutrition and infection, HIV and nutrition, anaerobes, and microbial flora

Jeffrey K. Griffiths , MD, MPH, TM , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Diarrheal diseases, including cryptosporidiasis, and other protozoan infections

Susan Hadley , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in immunocompromised hosts, HIV, and general infectious diseases

James A. Hellinger , MD, MSc , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV Clinical Research

Steven Y. Hong , MD, MPH, MAR , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV clinical research in resource-limited settings, HIV drug resistance in resource-limited settings, antiretroviral therapy adherence and retention in care in resource-limited settings, food insecurity and HIV in resource-limited settings.

Linden T. Hu , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of spirochetal infections

Michael R. Jordan , MD, MPH , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV resistance

Anne Kane , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Intestinal microbiome in health and disease, virulence factors of various enteric pathogens including shiga toxin-producing E. coli, Cryptosporidium parvum, Helicobacter pylori, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Vibrio choler

Laura Kogelman , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical HIV

Rakhi Teena Kohli , MD

Research Interests: HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy, immunocompromised hosts

Debra D. Poutsiaka , MD, PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial infections in immunocompromised hosts with a focus on the prevention of infections in bone marrow transplant patients

David Stone , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HCV and HIV

Cheleste Thorpe , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Enteric host-pathogen interactions, shiga toxin-producing E. coli

Edouard Vannier , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Regulation and role of cytokines in disease

Christine Wanke , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Enteropathogenic E. coli, nutrition, and infection; HIV and lipodystrophy

Honorine Ward , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Parasite lectins and regulation of parasite stage transformation

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