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We are incredibly proud of our fellowship alumni and have a long track record of training outstanding physician-scientists and clinicians. Graduates have gone on to successful careers in research, public health, and clinical practice. Many graduates have received independent research awards following their fellowship, primarily from the NIH, including K08 (Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award), K23 (Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award), and KL2 Post-Doctoral Scholars awards.

Of 54 fellows to complete our program in the past 20 years:

  • 22 (41%, over 90% of those who applied) received NIH research career development awards (K08, K23, or KL2).
  • 20 (42%) received other research career development awards.
  • 11 (20%) served as Principal Investigator on research grants (NIH R grants, other federal grants [e.g. Agency for Health Research and Quality, CDC, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration], or foundation grants (e.g. Doris Duke, Gates).
  • 37 (69%) currently are in academics as physician-scientists or academic clinicians, 5 (9%) are in government (CDC, NYC Department of Health), 6 (11%) in pharmaceutical research, and 6 (11%) are in clinical practice.
Infectious Diseases Graduates
Internal medicine residency
Fellowship training period
Research topic
Career awards
Current position
Heidi Torres, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Role of environment in healthcare-associated infections
Instructor in Medicine
Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist
Weill Cornell Medicine
Michael Burkitt, M.D.
Allegheny Health Network
Impact of rapid molecular diagnostics on VRE bacteremia outcomes
Pittsburgh Infectious Diseases, Ltd.
Josef Brejt, M.D.
NYP/Weill Cornell
The Impact of Indoor Air Pollution on Macrophage Immunologic Function and TB Risk
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Alex Trzebucki, M.D.
Stanford Healthcare
Antimicrobial stewardship outcomes with rapid detection of carbapenemases
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
Carrie Johnston, M.D.
NYP/Weill Cornell
Biomarkers of HIV aging
Department of Medicine Pre-K Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Maiko Kondo, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Utilization of rapid molecular diagnostics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Infection Control and ID physician
Lenox Hill Hospital Northwell Health
Reed Magleby, M.D.
NYP/Weill Cornell
Machine learning to predict Pseudomonas resistance
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tina Wang, M.D.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Procalcitonin impact on antimicrobial use
WCM COVID19 Vaccine Study
Research Associate
Weill Cornell Medicine
Christopher Brown, M.D.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Tuberculosis Aerosol Biology
Department of Medicine Pre-K Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Grant Ellsworth, M.D.
University of Utah
HPV in Anal Dysplasia
Department of Medicine Pre-K Award and AIDS Malignancy Consortium Fellowship
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Ayana Morales, M.D.
Boston University
Kaposi's Sarcoma/HHV8
KL2 Post-Doctoral Scholars Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Maroun Sfeir, M.D.
University of Miami
Microbiological characterization of multidrug-resistant bacteria
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Microbiology Laboratory
University of Connecticut
Charles Vorkas, M.D.
UNC Hospital
Mycobacterium TB infection
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Miriam Torchinsky, M.D.
University of British Columbia
Microbiome analysis and mechanisms of colonization
University of British Columbia
Thomas Baker, M.D.
NewYork Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell
Antimicrobial Resistance in GNR
Associate Medical Director
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Spring House, PA
Shashi Kapadia, M.D.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Disparities in HCV care
K-01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Kohta Saito, M.D., M.P.H.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Tuberculosis biology
K-08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Award
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Roy M. Gulick, M.D., Chief

Avi Bueno, Administrator
Tel: (212) 746-4914
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Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Matthew S. Simon, M.D., Program Director
Rosy Priya L. Kodiyanplakkal, M.D, Assistant Program Director
Ole Vielemeyer, M.D., Assistant Program Director

Marisol Valentin, Program Coordinator
1300 York Avenue, A-421
New York, NY 10065
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