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.
  • Since 2008, Montefiore Medical Center's visionary antibiotic stewardship program has led the nation in judicious antimicrobial use, reduced resistance, fewer healthcare-acquired infections, and improved outcomes.
 

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)
Einstein/Montefiore 

 

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

"There is overwhelming historical evidence that transformative discoveries generally follow a passion for unraveling the mechanism of a curious observation or phenomenon."

Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Program Graduate
W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 

 

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
HIV
Immunocompromised Host & Transplant
Pathogenesis
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 

 

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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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Leadership

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
 


Dr. Marta Feldmesser, infectious diseases specialist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NYMarta Feldmesser, MD (Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Maternal & Fetal Medicine), and Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Fellowship Program Director
 

 
 
 

Contact Info

West Campus
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Monte I Building, 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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