Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Three doctors in white lab coats.

Left to right: Christa Zerbe, M.D., Veronique Nussenblatt, M.D., John Bennett, M.D.


Left to right: Christa Zerbe, M.D., Veronique Nussenblatt, M.D., John Bennett, M.D.

Credit: NIAID

Our Institute is proud to offer an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited, clinical- and research-focused fellowship program for those interested in pursuing academic careers in infectious diseases. We strive to train outstanding clinical infectious disease physicians with a focus on research aimed at understanding and treating infectious disease issues of today and infectious disease challenges of tomorrow. We seek highly qualified internal medicine and medicine-pediatric trained residents for three internal medicine and one medicine-pediatric fellowship positions.

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to training a diverse and inclusive generation of clinician scientists who are able to meet the challenges of a dynamic infectious disease environment.

Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Fellowship

In addition to our adult infectious disease fellowship training, we offer this combined training in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Children's National Medical Center. We are accepting applications from highly qualified graduates of U.S. and Canadian internal medicine-pediatrics residencies for our joint four-year fellowship program. The fellow will spend one year each in clinical pediatric infectious diseases and clinical adult infectious diseases, with the remaining two years of training under a chosen research mentor. Applications are accepted through ERAS. Interviews are arranged with both institutions.

Fellowship Tracks

In addition to outstanding infectious diseases fellowship training and research in an area of interest, we also offer a variety of research tracks aimed at advancing the next generation of physician scientists. We are committed to tailoring your research training to your career goals whether you want to be a physician scientist, clinical researcher, microbiology director or leader in public health policy. Our fellowship tracks are: epidemiology, global health, HIV, microbiology, transplant, and policy.

Read about our fellowship tracks

Also, all of our fellows are eligible to apply to the NIH-Duke Master’s Program in Clinical Research.

Contact Information

You may also contact the NIAID ID Fellowship Program office with questions.

Christa S. Zerbe, M.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Julie Hoehl
Fellowship Program Coordinator

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