"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)
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.
Five fellows are accepted to the program each year.
Candidates are generally graduates of ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency programs.