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University of Texas, Galveston

University of Texas, Galveston

University of Texas Medical Branch
Division of Infectious Diseases
301 University Boulevard, Route 0435
Galveston, TX  77555-0435

Phone: 409 747 1856
Fax: 409 772 0435

Training Program Director

Juan C. Sarria     MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests:  HIV/AIDS clinical trials, infections in immunocompromised hosts

Participating Hospitals

  • UTMB Hospitals (5, all on campus): 750

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 solid organ transplant patients
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine
Infections in children

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures

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):


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):


Clinical case conference, journal club, research in progress, microbiology plate rounds and global grand rounds (intercontinental video case conference).

Research tools and techniques course, infectious disease core lecture series, intensive course in tropical medicine, and hospital epidemiology/infection control seminars. 

International clinical rotations in Kenya, Nicaragua and Peru. D43 training grant offered for Peruvian physicians with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

UTMB centers and institutes offering additional opportunities for training and research: Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in International Health, Galveston Global Health Consortium, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Galveston National Laboratory.

Advanced studies/degrees: Masters in Clinical Investigation, MPH in Hospital Epidemiology and Global Health, Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Pediatric Infectious Disease and off-campus electives.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

A. Clinton White  MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Parasite immunopathogenesis, tropical medicine, HIV/AIDS


Miriam Alter  PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology, hepatitis

Christine Arcari  PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology, hepatitis

Eric Avery  MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Neuropsychiatric manifestations of HIV infection

Sara Dann  PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: GI mucosal immunology, giardiasis

Monique R. Ferguson  PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of HIV

Phillip Keiser  MD, Prof.

Research Interests: HIV outcomes and clinical trials focused in Africa

Makiko Kobayashi  PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Burn-related host defenses and infection, human-mouse chimeric models

A. Scott Lea  MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Transplant infections, zoonosis, clinical infectious diseases

Dorothy Lewis  PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Human immunology and immunoregulation, HIV

C. Glen Mayhall  MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Healthcare epidemiology and infection control

Joan E. Nichols  PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, viral pathogenesis

David Paar  MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection, outcomes research

Norbert J. Roberts, Jr.  MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Viral pathogenesis, influenza virus,RSV

Nathaniel Smith  MD, Adjunct Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antiretroviral therapy in Africa, tropical medicine

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