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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

1161 21st Ave. S A2200 Medical Center North

Nashville, TN  37232-2582

Phone: 615 322 8972
Fax: 615 322 3171

Training Program Director

Anna Person, MD     

Research Interests:  HIV, TB, transplant infections, H. pylori, infection control

Participating Hospitals

  • Vanderbilt University Hospital : 658
  • Vanderbilt Children's Hospital : 206
  • Nashville VA Medical Center : 300
  • Comprehensive Care Center (an outpatient HIV care program) : 2100

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

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:

J1, H1

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):


Infections in children elective available. Didactic lecture course includes 45 case-based sessions. Duration of 3 or more years is preferred.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done


Karen C. Bloch, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of encephalitis

Timothy Cover, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis

Titus Daniels, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship; nosocomial GNR infections

John Donahue, PhD, Res. Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV pathogenesis

Wonder Puryear Drake, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Etiology and pathogenesis of sarcoidosis

J. Stephen Dummer, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in transplant recipients

Christina Fiske, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Immunopathogenesis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis

David W. Gregory, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical infectious diseases, HIV, Health care for recent immigrants

David W. Haas, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV treatment and pathogenesis trials; HIV pharmacogenomics; HIV pathogenesis in the CNS

Victoria Harris, Ed.D., Assoc. in Med.

Research Interests: HIV clinician education

Todd M. Hulgan, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Prediction of antiretroviral drug response and toxicity

James Johnson, MD, MPH

Research Interests: Staph resistance to disinfectants

Allen B. Kaiser, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Post-surgical infections

Spyros Kalams, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Immunopathogenesis and vaccine development - HIV, HCV, M. Tb

Douglas S. Kernodle, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis pathogenesis relevant to vaccine development; Staphylococcus

John Koethe, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Nutrition and HIV pathogenesis

John M. Leonard, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical infectious disease

John T. Loh, PhD, Res. Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis

Mark McClain, PhD, Res. Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Bacterial toxins

Cathy McGowan, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV medicine, Helicobacter pylori

Geraldine Miller, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Immunobiology and organ rejection

Anna Person, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV and Tuberculosis

April Pettit, MD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine

Research Interests: Development of diagnostic and prognostic testing for tuberculosis

Stephen Raffanti, MD, MPH, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV medicine, HIV outcomes research

Donald H. Rubin, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Infection pathogenesis and human genomics

William Schaffner, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of infections

Scott Smith, MD, Instructor in Medicine

Research Interests: Dengue vaccine development and immunopathogenesis

Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology and infection control

C. William Wester, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Risk Factors for Lactic Acidosis and Pancreatitis Among HAART-Treated Adults; Impact of Global HIV

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