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University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health

University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health

2 Medical Park, Suite 502

Columbia, SC 29203

Phone: 803 744 1651
Fax: 803 540 1079

Training Program Director

Sharon Weissman, MD

Participating Hospitals

Medical University Hospital : 500
Charleston Memorial Hospital : 50
VA Medical Center : 120
Specialty Hospital : 50

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 LecturesAttendance at STD Clinic

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:


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):


Special clinics for HIV infected mothers; Travel Clinic; K. D. Arden, MD, who supervises the STD clinic at the County Health Department; and L. L. Steed, PhD, who supervises an intensive two-month course for ID Fellows in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at MUH. The Division also has an invasive service for fluoroscopic and ultrasound-assisted placement of long-term central lines in the arm and neck.


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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

J. Robert Cantey, MD, Prof.

J. Robert Cantey, MD, Prof.


Juanmanual Gomez, MD, Instr.

Juanmanual Gomez, MD, Instr.

Camelia Marculescu, MD, Instr.

Camelia Marculescu, MD, Instr.

Cassandra Salgado, MD, Assist. Prof.

Cassandra Salgado, MD, Assist. Prof.

Dan Wray, MD, Asst. Prof.

Dan Wray, MD, Asst. Prof.

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