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Director's Welcome

Elie Berbari, M.D.

Dear Infectious Diseases Fellowship applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the infectious diseases fellowship training program at Mayo Clinic. We're proud to offer an experience designed to provide the best training elements necessary for you to become highly skilled in infectious diseases. It is our mission to create an environment that fosters lifelong learning of infectious diseases for residents, fellows and staff and enables excellence in the provision of patient-centered medicine and the ability to identify and answer fundamental infectious diseases questions in practice, research and education.

Mayo Clinic's infectious diseases division is one of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. It includes more than 30 faculty members and 12 clinical fellows, plus outstanding support staff: nurses, physician assistants and others. Mayo Clinic is committed to providing the best innovative treatments to patients, translating research discoveries to improve patient care, and training expert clinicians and physician-scientists. The infectious diseases division exemplifies Mayo's commitment to patient-centered, integrated multidisciplinary team work.

During the three-year fellowship, trainees will rotate in five inpatient subspecialty consultative infectious diseases specialty services, including:

  • Orthopedic/neurosurgery infectious diseases
  • Intensive care infectious diseases
  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Hematology oncology infectious diseases
  • General infectious diseases.

Mayo Clinic is one of the largest transplant and orthopedic centers in the country. Its infectious disease fellows gain clinical and research expertise in emerging subspecialties within infectious diseases, including HIV, travel and tropical medicine, and general infectious disease. Trainees also rotate in the Federal Medical center to gain expertise in managing complex HIV patients.

Infectious disease trainees spend 12 to 18 months conducting primary research projects during the fellowship. The division provides an array of basic, translational and clinical research opportunities in:

  • Orthopedic infectious diseases
  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Endocarditis and cardiovascular device infections
  • HIV
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Vaccinology
  • Travel and tropical medicine
  • Clostridium difficile associated colitis
  • Mycobacterial diseases
  • Hospital-acquired infections

During research, fellows are encouraged to attend the Certificate or the Masters in Clinical Research program offered by Clinical and Translational Science Activities at Mayo.

This program also offers two fully-funded, one-year, non-accredited advanced training programs, in transplant infectious diseases and orthopedic infectious diseases. The wealth of clinical material in these two fields allows the subspecialty fellow to gain clinical expertise and provide opportunity to conduct meaningful research and scholarly activities. Both one-year advanced fellowships consists of six months of clinical rotations and six months of research time. Fellows are provided opportunity to present their work at local, national, and international meetings, and to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.

Fellows and residents have access to world leaders across many specialty areas throughout their training in Mayo's multidisciplinary care practice. Mayo Clinic offers superb practice and research facilities. You'll use some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools available in the world and learn patient care and scientific discovery that is unsurpassed anywhere in terms of innovation, quality and compassion.

Whether you pursue a career in academic medicine or go into private practice, Mayo Clinic will support you. You'll become a part of the history and heritage of Mayo's division of infectious diseases. We encourage you to learn more about our infectious diseases division fellowship training program and contact us for additional information.

Elie Berbari, M.D. Program Director

Douglas Osmon, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Program Director, Orthopedic Infectious Diseases

Raymund Razonable, M.D. Associate Program Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases

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