The major goal of our fellowship program is to train the next generation of academic clinicians and physician-scientists. Our program provides individualized training through close faculty guidance, flexible clinical rotations, mentored research, and didactic coursework. Graduates of the program are highly qualified for the practice of infectious diseases, bench and clinical research, and for leadership roles in medicine and public health.
We provide a wide variety of clinical training experiences in different venues, including: the inpatient consult services of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (general and immunocompromised), the Hospital for Special Surgery (orthopedics, rheumatology), and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, weekly outpatient clinic experiences encompassing general ID, HIV/AIDS and travel medicine; clinical electives, clinical microbiology laboratory and hospital epidemiology rotations. Interested fellows may also rotate through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Bureaus of Communicable Diseases or Sexually Transmitted Infection and affiliated clinics. All fellows develop a research project in collaboration with one or more faculty mentors from Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Fellows' research projects span basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic research in diverse areas of investigation. The majority of our fellowship graduates seek careers in academia, government, or industry.
- Unparalleled clinical experience by providing care for a culturally diverse patient population spanning the entire socio-economic spectrum of New Yorkers and travelers from around the globe.
- Work at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell: one of the foremost academic medical centers in the world with 862 beds providing emergency, primary, and specialty care in every field of medicine. The larger NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is consistently ranked the #1 hospital in New York City and currently ranked 4th in the nation by the 2020-21 U.S. News and World Report.
- Work and live in New York City! Spacious and conveniently located subsidized housing options on the Upper East Side are available through NYP Housing.
- Access to mentored research projects with internationally renowned investigators at several institutions including Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University (Ithaca), and Hospital for Special Surgery.
- Ability to launch an investigator career through our NIH-sponsored T32 training grant, “Research Training in Infectious Diseases” (1999-2025).
- Access to several Master's degree programs in clinical research and public health.
- Close ties to our pioneering Center for Global Health with established research and clinical sites in Brazil, Haiti, India, and Tanzania.
- International leadership in HIV including laboratory research, an NIH supported clinical trials unit, and an innovative collaboration with the Division of Geriatrics focused on aging-related issues in HIV.
- Exceptional training in healthcare epidemiology with recently appointed editor-in-chief of Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology.
- Robust clinical and research programs in transplant oncology ID.
- Cutting-edge research in SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
- An IDSA-designated Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence and superb educational support from ID clinical pharmacists.
- Community engagement/advocacy and health disparities research opportunities through Weill Cornell Medicine's Diversity Center of Excellence of the Cornell Center for Health Equity.
- Dedicated nurse practitioner to assist hospital to home transitions through Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program.
- Innovative Clinical Microbiology laboratory with expertise in rapid molecular pathogen identification and characterization of antibiotic resistance.
- Outstanding track record of training academic clinicians, physician-scientists, and public health leaders.