Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Division of Infectious Diseases, jointly with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, offers ACGME accredited fellowship training which includes a broad exposure to the complete spectrum of infectious diseases via staffing of a public hospital, private hospital and cancer hospital, and the opportunity for investigation ranging from basic research to clinical studies conducted in hospitals or field stations in the United States and abroad.

Two ACGME accredited fellowship tracks are available:

1. The traditional infectious diseases track

  • Minimum of twelve (12) months clinical
    • Nine (9) months at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center or Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital
    • Three (3) months at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • One (1) month of Microbiology
  • Up to eleven (11) months research

2. The immune-compromised host track

  • Minimum of twelve (12) months clinical
    • Four (4) months at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center or Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital
    • Eight (8) months at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • One (1) month of Microbiology
  • Up to eleven (11) months research

The fellowship program is designed to prepare trainees for academic careers and/or for infectious disease practice. Pathways are available for clinicians, clinical researchers and basic researchers. Together with faculty at the University of Texas School of Public Health, a combined Infectious Diseases/Master of Public Health degree fellowship program is possible. UT also offers a Masters in Clinical Research Curriculum.

In addition to the ACGME-accredited fellowship, a one year Texas Medical Board approved and ABIM compatible fellowship is offered in HIV medicine and in transplantation medicine and a third year of approved advanced infectious diseases fellowship is offered contingent upon acceptance by a research mentor and available funding.

Application Process FAQ

  • How do I submit an application?
    We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Matching Service (ERAS).
  • Is there an application submission deadline?
    We do not have a set submission deadline. We review applications continuously throughout the interview season. The majority of invitations to interview are sent out in July, and our interview season runs from August–October.
  • Do you require a United States Internal Medicine Residency?
    Successful completion of a United States Internal Medicine residency, or its equivalent, is required prior to beginning the ID fellowship.
  • Which visas do you sponsor?
    As a policy of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and The University of Texas System Medical Foundation, we can only sponsor J-1 visas. We specifically cannot sponsor H1 visas.

Note: Information on benefits and policies for residents and fellows can be found here.

Fellow Graduates, 2005–present (includes HIV fellows*)

Graduation Year 2013

Abdussalam Alburki, Nada Fadul, Vandana Karanda Lior Nesher

Graduation Year 2012

Madiha Ashraf, Gilbert El Helou, Aline El Zakhem, Siraya Jaijakul, Sweeya Ramireddy, Tina Shenouda*

Graduation Year 2011

Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga, Maria Nina Chitasombat, Jairo Eraso, Nabil Khoury, Jorge Zuniga

Graduation Year 2010

Fadi Al Akhrass, Leyla Best, Javier Cairo, Marcela Campo*, Sujatha Krishnan, Nicolas Melgarejo, Karen Vigil*, Clay Watson

Graduation Year 2009

Saud Ahmed, Marcela Campo, Jose Flores Figueroa, Georgiana Georgescu*, John Granger, Clinton Haley, Christelle Kassis, Roshan Lewis*, Sherri Onyiego*

Graduation Year 2008

Cesar Arias, Georgios Chamilos, Georgiana Georgescu, Solomon Ghide, Elizabeth Ramos, Karen Vigil

Graduation Year 2007

Danny Ghannam, Kevin Grimes, Andrea Holmes, Roshan Lewis, Harrys Torres, Souad Yousseff

Graduation Year 2006

Halim Aboufaycal, Cesar Arias, Mona Kapadia, Ghazi Ghanem, Charles Sims

Graduation Year 2005

Stephanie Lee, Lisa Armitige, Shoaib Ansari, Gabriel Aisenberg, Padma Kumashi, Mallika Kamana, Samuel Maghidman*


Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
6431 Fannin, MSB 2.112
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 500-6767
Fax: (713) 500-5495
E-mail:, ID Fellowship Coordinator