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Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

College of Medicine
200 First Street SW
Department of Internal Medicine
Rochester, MN 55905

Phone: 507 255 1980
Fax: 507 255 7767

Training Program Director

Raymund R Razonable MD, FIDSA

Participating Hospitals

Rochester Methodist : 794
Saint Mary's Hospital : 1157

Program Training Offerings

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

Didactic LecturesHands-on ExperienceState of the art clinical microbiology laboratory

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic LecturesClinical rotation on the infection control and practice service

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 LecturesClinical experience

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:

No restrictions

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):


Strong association with the Department of Clinical Microbiology and other faculty within Mayo Foundation doing Infectious Disease Research.


Department of Clinical Microbiology  

Robin Patel, MD, Prof.

Dr. Patel is the director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory. In the research laboratory, she and her colleagues focus on biofilms. Biofilms cause a large number of infections in modern clinical practice, such as prosthetic joint infection and endocarditis.

Franklin R. Cockerill, III, MD, Prof.

Rapid microbial nucleic acid extraction techniques for clinical specimens and rapid real-time polymerase chain reaction microbial diagnostics
Nancy L. Wengenack, PhD, Asst. Prof. Molecular diagnostics for fungi, mycobacteria and microsporidia.  Molecular mechanism of isoniazid activation and resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Joseph D. Yao, MD, Asst. Prof. Application and development of molecular diagnostic assays for detection and monitoring of HBV, HCVm HDV, and HIV-1 infection
Eric M. Poeschla, MD, Prof The research interests of Eric M. Poeschla, MD, are in the molecular pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS, host cell viral dependency factors, innate immunity to viruses and viral vector-based human gene therapy.
Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, Prof. Interactions of cholangiocytes with Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum), an emerging pathogen important in the development of AIDS cholangiopathy
Andrew H. Limper, MD, Prof. Understanding the pathogenesis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and other fungal pathogens in immune compromised hosts
Gregory A. Poland, MD, Prof. Multiple areas of vaccine research, including immunogenetics, vaccines against agents of bioterrorism, vaccine adjuvants, new methods of vaccine delivery, development of new immune assays to monitor response to vaccines, and safety immunogenicity and reactogenicity of candidate vaccines


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Larry Baddour MD, Professor

Larry Baddour

Raymund Razonable MD, Prof.

Raymund Razonable


Ritu Banerjee MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Ritu Banerjee

Andrew Badley MD, Professor

Andrew Badley

Michael A. Barry PhD, Professor

Michael A. Barry

Bharath Raj Varatharaj Palraj MBBS, Instructor

Bharath Raj Varatharaj Palraj

Elie F. Berbari MD, Professor

Elie F. Berbari

Nathan Cummins MD, Assistant Professor

Nathan Cummins

Ala S. Dababneh MD, Instructor

Ala S. Dababneh

Mark J. Enzler MD, Assistant Professor

Mark J. Enzler

Lynn L. Estes PharmD, Assistant Professor

Lynn L. Estes

Arlen D. Hanssen MD, Professor

Arlen D. Hanssen

W. Charles Huskins MD, Professor

W. Charles Huskins

Mary J. Kasten MD, Assistant Professor

Mary J. Kasten

Michael R. Keating MD, Associate Professor

Michael R. Keating

William F. Marshall MD, Assistant Professor

William F. Marshall

Douglas R. Osmon MD, Professor

Douglas R. Osmon

Robin Patel MD, Professor

Robin Patel

Eric M. Poeschla MD, Professor

Eric M. Poeschla

Gregory A. Poland MD, Professor

Gregory A. Poland

Raymond Razonable MD, Professor

Raymond Razonable

Stacey Rizza MD, Associate Professor

Stacey Rizza

Priya Sampathkumar MD, Associate Professor

Priya Sampathkumar

Irene Sia MD, Associate Professor

Irene Sia

M. Rizwan Sohail MD, Assistant Professor

M. Rizwan Sohail

James M. Steckelberg MD, Professor

James M. Steckelberg

Zelalem Temesgen MD, Professor

Zelalem Temesgen

Rodney L. Thompson MD, Associate Professor

Rodney L. Thompson

Pritish Tosh MD, Assistant Professor

Pritish Tosh

Abinash Virk MD, Associate Professor

Abinash Virk

Randall C. Walker MD, Assistant Professor

Randall C. Walker

Jennifer A. Whitaker MD, Assistant Professor

Jennifer A. Whitaker

Mark P. Wilhelm MD, Assistant Professor

Mark P. Wilhelm

John W. Wilson MD, Associate Professor

John W. Wilson

Walter R. Wilson MD, Professor

Walter R. Wilson

Alan J. Wright MD, Assistant Professor

Alan J. Wright

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