Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Our Transplantation Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a Texas Medical Board approved program that trains outstanding Infectious Diseases physicians for a clinical and academic career in Transplant Infectious Diseases

The one-year fellowship program combines training in Infectious Diseases in solid organ transplant patients including kidney, liver, lung and heart as well as stem cell transplants, with protected time for research.

CLINICAL TRAINING

All fellows will have the opportunity to rotate on our dedicated Transplant Infectious Diseases Service at Memorial Hermann Hospital. In addition, rotations will be arranged to rotate at MDACC Infectious Diseases Stem Cell Transplant Service.

Outpatient rotations include our dedicated Infectious Diseases Transplant Clinic, located within the main Transplantation Clinic, to obtain expertise in pre-transplant and post-transplant evaluation of patients, as well as opportunities to rotate in the Kidney or Liver Transplant Clinics.

DIDACTIC TRAINING

Our Transplant Infectious Diseases Conference occurs every other Wednesday. Fellows present interesting cases with diagnostic and management challenges for discussion

Fellows are encouraged to attend weekly UT-MDACC case conference that focus on infectious problems of stem cell transplant recipients and the bimonthly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Transplant Meeting.

Additional conference availability are the weekly general ID conference, biweekly HIV conference, and well as journals clubs at UT and UT MDACC.

RESEARCH

There is an abundance of research opportunities for fellows under the supervision of one of our Transplant Infectious Diseases Faculty: Dr. Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Dr. Rodrigo Hasbun, Dr. Karen Vigil and Dr. Masayuki Nigo.

After completing their fellowship, our trainees are well prepared to continue an academic career in renowned centers in the US and around the world:

  • Masayuki Nigo MD

Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School, UT Health

  • Chanunya Srihawan

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Tarek Sulaiman, MD

Infectious Diseases Consultant, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Mohanad Al-Obaidi

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson