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Infectious Disease Fellowship

Program Details


Over the course of 2 years, fellows will be exposed to a diverse population of immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients with a variety of infectious diseases in the inpatient and outpatient setting, in addition to regularly scheduled conferences and rotations in the diagnostic microbiology/virology/molecular lab, infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, pediatric infectious diseases and research. Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with the Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship teams, and will have protected time each year for scholarly pursuit. In addition, conferences will be provided on conducting research, becoming a more efficient teacher, performance improvement and bioethics.

First Year

  • Infectious Diseases Consultation Service- 28 weeks
  • Immunocompromised Host Consultation Service- 4 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship- 4 weeks
  • Infection Prevention and Control- 4 weeks
  • Microbiology/Virology Lab- 4 weeks
  • Research – 4 weeks
  • Vacation- 4 weeks
Second Year
  • Infectious Disease Consultation Service- 24 weeks
  • Immunocompromised Host Consultation Service- 4 (if Elective is scheduled) or 8 weeks*
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation Service- 4 weeks
  • Research 12 weeks
  • Elective (optional) 4 weeks
  • Vacation- 4 weeks

Fellows in both years have a weekly continuity clinic and participate in the educational conferences.

Educational Conferences

  • Clinical conference
  • Interdisciplinary conference
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Research Conference

In addition, fellows will attend conferences on:

  • Performance Improvement
  • Bioethics
  • Resident/fellow as educator

Research and Innovation

We believe that scholarly pursuit is important in the training of fellows, and can be accomplished such that it is meaningful and rewarding for the fellow. Protected time and educational conferences will be provided to help maximize this experience. Fellows may devise their own research project with the clinical faculty, work on a clinical or QI project, or take advantage of the unique opportunities for translational and basic science research at the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). CDI has attracted top researchers from academia and industry where a focus is drug resistant bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial infections. With the advent of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the lab quickly changed gears and came to the forefront developing early diagnostic tests, collaborating in treatment trials, and tracking viral mutations.

Clinical Rotations

  • Infectious Disease Consultation Service- 12 months
  • Immunocompromised Host Consultation Service- 8 or 12 weeks
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation Service- 4 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship- 4 weeks
  • Infection Prevention and Control- 4 weeks
  • Microbiology/Virology/Molecular Lab- 4 weeks
  • Elective (optional)- 4 weeks
  • Protected Research Time- 16 weeks
  • Outpatient Continuity Practice- weekly over the course of 2 years

Our Campus

  • Modern 775 bed teaching and research hospital
  • Major teaching affiliate of Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine with internal medicine residents and medical students
  • Located in suburban Bergen County, New Jersey, less than 10 miles from New York City
  • An academic flagship hospital of Hackensack Meridian Health, a 13 hospital network across New Jersey, with referrals from network hospitals
  • Nationally ranked with many awards for excellence
  • New 9- floor building with modern ICUs under construction, scheduled to open in 2022
  • Home to John Theurer Cancer Institute- one of the largest cancer and bone marrow transplant programs in the country
  • Large renal transplant program
  • Collaboration with Center for Innovation and Discovery
  • Collaboration with other fellows and infectious disease Pharm Ds and residents
  • Outpatient Ryan White HIV program
  • Hospital Infusion Center
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