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Columbia University and Harlem Hospital Center

Columbia University

Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
Room 3101-A
New York, NY 10037

Phone: 212 939 2936
Fax: 212 939 2968

Training Program Director

Columbia University and Harlem Hospital Center Vel Sivapalan MD

Research Interests: HIV, TB and Infection Control

Participating Hospitals

Harlem Hospital : 500
Mt. Sinai Medical Center :

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic LecturesHands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic LecturesContinuity Clinic

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplantInfections in solid organ transplant patientsInfections in travelers and tropical medicineInfections in children

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic LecturesCourses 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:

Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:

2 - 3

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 (ERASĀ®)?


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Wafaa El-Sadr MD, MPH

Wafaa El-Sadr


Judith Absalon MD

Judith Absalon

Oladipo Alao MD

Oladipo Alao

Sharon B. Mannheimer MD

Sharon B. Mannheimer

Tjark Schliep MD

Tjark Schliep

Monika Shah MD

Monika Shah

Cosmina Zeana MD

Cosmina Zeana

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