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University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
3601 Fifth Ave, #3A

Pittsburgh, PA  15213-2582

Phone: 412 648 6401
Fax: 412 648 6399

Training Program Director

Rima Abdelmassih, MD     

Research Interests: 

Participating Hospitals

  • UPMC-Presbyterian/Montefiore/Shadyside/WPIC : 850
  • Oakland VA Medical Center : 250
  • Magee Women's Hospital : 

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
Hands-on Experiences

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):


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

John W. Mellors, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Novel treatment for HIV/AIDS, resistance and salvage therapy


Adeel Butt, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and HCV co-infection

Karin Byers, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Surgical infectious diseases

Kelly Stefano Cole, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Characterization of protective immune responses to and vaccination in the SIV/monkey model system

Lee H. Harrison, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology and emerging infections, meningococcal infections

Sharon L. Hillier, PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases

Shahid Husain, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Transplant infectious diseases

Eun J. Kwak, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Transplant infectious diseases

M. Catherine McEllistrem, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology and emerging infections, pneumococcal infections

Deborah K. McMahon, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Antiretroviral therapies and therapeutic drug monitoring

Robert R. Muder, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology, geriatric infectious diseases

Carlene Muto, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology

Gerald Nau, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Functional genomics of human innate immunity, bacterial pathogenesis, immunotherapeutics

Michael A. Parniak, PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of action and resistance of HIV-1 to reverse transcriptase inhibitors

David Paterson, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Transplant infectious diseases, antibiotic management and antibiotic resistance

Sharon A. Riddler, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV dendritic cell vaccines

Ted Ross, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Use of DNA vaccine technology to raise immunity to HIV

Nina Singh, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Transplant infectious diseases

Nicolas Sluis-Cremer, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase

Janet Stout, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of Legionnaires' disease and the microbiology of Legionella pneumophila

Peter Veldkamp, MD

Research Interests: HIV clinical care, Clostridium difficile management

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