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University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts

Medical School
364 Plantation St.
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology Room LRB 223
Worchester, MA  01655

Phone: 508 856 7513
Fax: 508 856 7525

Training Program Director

Brant L. Viner MD    

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • UMass Memorial Health Care : 701

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. Preferred

Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:


Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2 - 3

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):

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done


Douglas Golenbock , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Toll receptors; pathophysiology of sepsis and pelvic inflammatory disease


Neil R. Blacklow , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular genetic & microbiology etiology & diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis

Irene Bosch , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Gene activation during virus infection

Sarah H. Cheeseman , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Microbiology & pediatrics, clinical trials in AIDS, especially antiretroviral

Jennifer S. Daly , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Raul E. Davaro , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Treatment of HIV

William A. Durbin , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pediatric infectious diseases and HIV

Richard T. Ellison, III , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular genetics & microbiology antimicrobial properties of lactoferrin, nosocomial bacterial infections, the sepsis syndrome stress gastritis, novel antimicrobial compounds

Francis A. Ennis , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Human immune responses to viruses

Robert W. Finberg , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Virus receptor proteins and viral pathogenesis. Viral genes and the host: Induction of virus specific immune responses. Host cell surface proteins and the basis of cellular activation events.

Kate Fitzgerald , PhD , Res. Asst. prof.

Sharone Green , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Viral pathogenesis-immunopathogenesis of dengue hemorrhagic fever, including basic T cell and cytokine studies

Douglas Golenbock , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Toll receptors; pathophysiology of sepsis and pelvic inflammatory disease

Thomas C. Greenough , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: of HIV-1 pathogenesis with an eye toward vaccine development

John E. Herrmann , PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular genetics & characterization of novel viruses involved in gastroenteritis including astroviruses, caliciviruses, and other unclassified viruses

Hardy Kornfeld , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis pathogenesis & vaccine development; role of IL-16 in immunity

Kwan Kew Lai , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Infection control in bone marrow transplantation, nosocomial infections

Daniel Libraty , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical investigations on the immunopathogenesis of dengue hemorrhagic fever

Egil Lien , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Role of Toll-like receptors in microbial infections

Shan Lu , MD, PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Immunogenicity of protein antigens. Vaccine development and immunizations

Katherine Luzuriaga , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of vertical HIV-1 infection, HIV-1 vaccines, and virus-specific immunity in human infants

Brian J. Mady , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Management of individuals with HIV and STDs

Joan Mannick , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Regulation of apoptosis by protein S-nitrosylation

Richard Moriarty , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pediatric HIV and childhood immunizations

Alan L. Rothman , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: The role of lymphocyte responses to viral infections in immunity and pathogenesis of human diseases currently under study are dengue and hepatitis C

Neal Silverman , PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Innate immune recognition and signaling in Drosophila.

John L. Sullivan , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV pathogenesis, therapy, vaccine development, pathogenesis treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infections including combination antiretroviral therapy, and vaccine development

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