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University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

School of Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 250

Minneapolis, MN  55455

Phone: 612 626 9943
Fax: 612 625 4410

Training Program Director

Bryan Rock MD    

Research Interests:  Dr. Rock’s major research interests have been in the area of host defenses and pathogenesis of central nervous system infections. He is currently investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of defense and damage in the brain caused by HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the role of drugs of abuse on these processes.

Participating Hospitals

  • Fairview-University Medical Center : 520
  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center : 400
  • Hennepin County Medical Center : 430
  • Abbott Northwestern: 629

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 Clinical Micro through: Didactic lectures, clinical Microbiology rotation

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Attendance at STD Clinic

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 - 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):

Molecular Medicine Program
Masters in Public Health
HIV-1 basic immunology, opportunistic infections, clinical outcomes; outcomes-based research; and pathogenesis of bacterial and viral infections.

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 1 through October 15

Timeframe when interviews are done

August 1 through October 1


Daniel Anderson , MD , Asst. Prof

Jason Baker , MD , Asst. Prof

Paul Bohjanen , MD, PhD , Professor

Research Interests: T Lymphocyte mRNA stability; inflammatory and immune dysregulation in HIV infection

Winston Cavert , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV-1 pathogenesis and population biology; clinical virology

Kent B. Crossley , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: S. aureus infections: hospital epidemiology

Dimitri Drekonja , MD , Asst. Prof

Gregory A. Filice , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Immune mechanisms of toxoplasmosis

Ashley T. Haase , MD , Professor

Research Interests: HIV-1 pathogenesis and slow viruses

Keith Henry , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV-1 therapy and clinical trials

Ashley Haase , MD , Regents Professor

Research Interests: Animal and human lentiviruses and HIV, including immunopathogenesis and lymphatic tissue effects

Laura Hoyt , MD , Asst. Prof.

Chandy John , MD, MS , Professor

Research Interests: Cerebral cytokine response to malaria and risk of neurocognitive sequelae in African children

James R. Johnson , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical and molecular mechanisms of urinary tract infections

Susan Kline , MD, MPH , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology and tuberculosis

Alan R. Lifson , MD, MPH , Prof..

Research Interests: HIV-1, international health

Vicki A. Morrison , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Fungal infections in cancer patients

Edwin Pereira , MD , Asst. Prof.

Phillip K. Peterson , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of CNS HIV-1 disease and macrophage biology

Meghan Rothenberger , MD , Asst. Prof.

Tim W. Schacker , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Primary HIV-1 disease

Mark Schleiss , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Newborn screening for CMV; molecular epidemiology of CMV infection; hearing loss in newborns

Ronald L. Schut , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV-1 management and clinical trials

Kay Schwebke , MD , Asst. Prof

Jonathan Sellman , MD , Asst. Prof.

Margaret L. Simpson , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV-1 management, STDs, infection control and performance management

William Stauffer, III , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Infectious diseases pathophysiology, epidemiology, surveillance and policy development/evaluation in mobile populations; travel medicine, special populations; emerging infections (zoonosis) in developing countries

Joseph R. Thurn , MD, MPH , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Management of HIV-1 disease and hospital epidemiology

Dean T. Tsukayama , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of bone and joint infections

Patricia Walker , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: International clinical care and medical education and interventions designed to reduce health disparities amongst refugees, immigrants and travelers

David N. Williams , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in travelers and home IV therapy

JoAnne Young , MD , Prof

Research Interests: Infections in bone marrow transplant patients and invasive aspergillus

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