Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program

Fellowship Overview

"Our program welcomes individuals who are passionate about infectious diseases and who will contribute to the field in all possible ways."

Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, Division Chief and Program Graduate
Mitrani Professor of Biomedical Research
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center


The Einstein/Montefiore Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, a 2-year clinical training and research experience, is the largest program of its kind in the New York City metropolitan area and one of the largest in the United States.

  • Since its inception in 1970, the Einstein ID Fellowship has trained nearly 250 fellows for illustrious careers as scientific investigators, attending physicians, and private practitioners.
  • With a population of 1.4 million people, 300,000 of whom get their medical care at Montefiore Medical Center, the Bronx's large, diverse patient population is a major strength of the clinical program.
  • Our 70+ affiliated clinical and basic scientists and biomedical researchers provide fellows with a vast array of potential research projects and educational opportunities. Infectious diseases fellows who are open in their research direction are encouraged and supported in exploring different opportunities.
  • The Montefiore/Einstein stewardship program under the leadership of Dr. Priya Nori was awarded the IDSA Center of Excellence distinction in 2018.
  • New in 2017:  Combined Infectious Diseases – Critical Care Medicine Track.  In conjunction with the Division of Critical Care Medicine, we are pleased to offer one position for a three year program that will result in board eligibility in both Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.  Year One will consist of clinical training in Infectious Diseases, Year Two will be focused on interdisciplinary research and Year Three will be spent on Critical Care clinical training.  Training will be integrated throughout the program to ensure that graduates achieve competency in procedures required for the practice of Critical Care Medicine. 


Year One: Clinical Training

"Working in the Bronx, we have large immigrant populations bringing infectious diseases like tuberculosis, parasitic infections, sexually transmitted infections. It's a privilege to take care of these patients--the learning involved is vast."

Priya Nori, MD, Program Graduate
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Each fellow performs about 600 inpatient consultations during the first-year clinical training.

Fellows gain clinical experience across the entire spectrum of infectious diseases, from community-acquired and nosocomial infections to HIV/AIDS and complications of transplantation and cancer, as well as burn-related infections, illnesses from the environment, pediatric infectious diseases, travel medicine, and global health issues.

Year 1 Clinical Training: More Information 


Year Two: Research

During the second year, infectious diseases fellows participate in at least one clinical, translational or basic science research project. Those pursuing careers in academic medicine are encouraged to stay for at least three years of fellowship, with the second and subsequent years dedicated to an intensive investigative research project with a research mentor.

Year 2 Research: More Information 

Einstein/Montefiore's physician and non-physician scientists provide fellows with innovative research opportunities in areas including:

Global Health & Tropical Medicine
Hospital Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship
Immunocompromised Host & Transplant
Women's Health

Faculty, Fellows, and Alumni

Our dedicated faculty mentors conduct leading-edge infectious diseases research and provide fellows with outstanding training opportunities.

Current ID fellows bring a wide array of research interests and unique cultural perspectives to the mix, and our program's graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in academic medicine, governmental and pharmaceutical research, hospital care, and private practice.

Faculty Listing 

Current Fellows 

Program Graduates 



Five fellows are accepted to the program each year.

Candidates are generally graduates of ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency programs.

Application Information 

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Dr. Ira Leviton, infectious diseases specialist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NYIra Leviton, MD (Bio)

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Fellowship Program Director
Weiler (East Campus) Clinical Director


Contact Info

West Campus
Montefiore Medical Center
3411 Wayne Ave
Suite 4H
Bronx, NY 10467
phone 718-920-5438
fax 718-920-2746

East Campus
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room 610
Bronx, NY 10461
phone 718-430-3659
fax 718-430-8968

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