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University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama

Division of Infectious Diseases
2451 Fillingim St.
Mastin 400G
Mobile, AL 36617

Phone: 251 471 7895
Fax: 251 471 7898

Training Program Director

John A. Vande Waa DO, PhD

Research Interests: Clinical HIV and parasitology

Participating Hospitals

USA Medical Center: 300
USA Infirmary West: 250
USA Children's and Women's Hospital: 150
Mobile Infirmary Medical Center: 600

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 ClinicHands-On Experiences

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 ElsewhereAttendence

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:

J-1 visa

Types of visas accepted:

J-1 visa

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):

 The training program is assisted by Elliott Carter, M.D., Director of Clinical Microbiology plus the clinical faculty. The faculty of the Microbiology/Immunology Department conduct NIH-funded research in the areas of Salmonella, Herpes simplex and Rickettsiology.

The program faculty and trainees staff Ryan White lllb funded clinics for HIV-1 care, participate in a weekly citywide ID conference, and provide comprehensive Healthcare epidemiology services to the South Alabama hospitals and clinics. The Gulf Coast ID Society is based in the Division, with a meeting each Spring.

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

John A. Vande Waa DO, PhD

John A. Vande Waa


Stephen G. Alsip MD

Stephen G. Alsip

Adrian C. Bodet III MD

Adrian C. Bodet III

Eduardo G. Calderon MD

Eduardo G. Calderon

Okechukwu Ekenna MD

Okechukwu Ekenna

William Kevin Green MD

William Kevin Green

Patrick E. Nolan MD

Patrick E. Nolan

Shannon K. Tyler MD

Shannon K. Tyler

Barbara H. Wade MD

Barbara H. Wade

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