Department and Faculty

The Division of Infectious Diseases includes eight consultants who specialize in orthopedic infectious diseases. Led by Douglas Osmon, M.D., these physicians specialize in bone and joint infections, including those patients who have undergone joint replacement or bone-related or soft tissue surgery or are referred to them by Orthopedic Surgeons.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is a multi-specialty group of 47 surgical, research, and clinical consultants.

Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that strives to provide the highest-quality and cost-effective care for more than 66,000 patients annually. This department consistently maintains an excellent reputation in the orthopedic community and in consumer ratings.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's Infectious Diseases faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge.

The Mayo ID faculty possesses the requisite expertise and competence in clinical care and teaching abilities to instruct and supervise adequately all fellows in our programs. They demonstrate a strong interest in the education of fellows, and support the goals and objectives of Mayo's Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

The staff has published and lectured extensively and are well regarded in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program. Mayo ID faculty have established and maintained an environment of inquiry and scholarship. The Mayo ID Fellowship Program has an active research component as part of the program.

Advisors and Mentors
You are assigned to a faculty mentor at the start of your fellowship. Your mentor will provide career guidance, advice and personal support. Your advisor also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting Professors Many prominent nationally or internationally renowned professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work and share information in many venues. For example, during Grand Rounds, noon and/or morning lectures, hospital rounds, a special Infection and Immunity Research Club, and by meeting with subspecialty fellows. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

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