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University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Division of Infectious Diseases
1 University of New Mexico
MSC10 5550
Albuquerque, NM  87131

Phone: 505 272 1670
Fax: 505 272 4435

Training Program Director

Karla Thornton MD    

Research Interests:  Molecular fungal pathogenesis, fungal biofilms

Participating Hospitals

  • University Hospital : 545
  • Albuquerque VA Medical Center : 400

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
Hand-on Experience

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

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
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:

2 - 3

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):

Outpatient parenteral antibiotic (OPAT) clinic

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Wound care rotation

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Standard ERAS due dates.

Timeframe when interviews are done

Associate Fellowship Program Director

Staci Lee , MD, MEHP , Associate Fellowship Program Director

Research Interests: Outcomes in medical education

Program Coordinator

Jolene Castillo , Program Coordinator


Ravi Durvasula , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Paratransgenic technologies, Leishmaniasis


Sarah Allen , MD, Professor

Research Interests: Clinical infectious diseases

Steven Bradfute , PhD, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Ebola virus disease, Ebola vaccine

Meghan Brett , MD, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship and bioinformatics

Marcos Burgos , MD, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Tuberculosis Clinical Trials, TB Molecular epidemiology

Thomas F. Byrd, III , MD , Professor

Research Interests: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pathogenesis

Wendy Gerstein , MD , Associate Professor

Research Interests: Clinical Best Practices, Medical education

Deidre Hofinger , MD, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Clinical general medicine and infectious diseases

Michelle J. Iandiorio , MD, Associate Professor

Susan M. Kellie , MD, MPH, Professor

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology, MRSA epidemiology

Nicole K. Klein , MD, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Clinical infectious diseases

Christophe Lambert , PhD, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Clinical research infomatics, bioinformatics and systems thinking

Gregory J. Mertz , MD, Professor

Research Interests: Clinical virology, Hantavirus, HSV and VZV

D.J. Perkins , PhD, Professor

Research Interests: Malaria and HIV, Immunology

Bruce Baird Struminger , MD, MA, FACP, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Global Health Implementation Science, HIV, and TB program development and evaluation.

Elaine Thomas , MD, Professor

Research Interests: HIV and STD

Karla Thornton , MD, Professor

Research Interests: Outcomes and health care delivery, Hepatitis C

Maria C Vazquez-Guillament , MD, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Infections in critically ill patients

Bruce Williams , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS clinical trials

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