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 is a 2-year clinical and research training experience at its core. Montefiore/Einstein’s ID fellowship is one of the largest of its kind in New York City and the United States. The training experience is enriched by an abundance of cases in all areas of infectious diseases, including HIV, hepatitis C, transplant infections, multidrug resistant infections, tropical medicine, and a number of others.

A 3rd year intensive research opportunity is available to eligible fellows wishing to pursue a career dedicated to clinical, translational, or laboratory research under the mentorship of a funded investigator on faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Funding sources include an NIH grant, training grant, or other external sources.
   
A Masters in Clinical research is also available to eligible fellows within the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) 
 
Highlights: 
  • Since its inception in 1970, the Einstein ID fellowship has trained > 250 fellows for illustrious careers as scientific investigators, attending physicians, and private practitioners
  • With a population of 1.4 million people, 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.
  • The Montefiore/Einstein Antimicrobial Stewardship Program under the leadership of Dr. Priya Nori was awarded the IDSA Center of Excellence distinction in 2018.
  • Combined infectious diseases – critical care medicine track. In conjunction with the Division of Critical Care Medicine, we are pleased to offer one position for a three year program that will result in board eligibility in both infectious diseases and critical care medicine. Year one consists of clinical training in infectious diseases, year two will be focused on interdisciplinary research in infectious diseases and critical care medicine, and year three will be spent on critical care clinical training. Training will be integrated throughout the program to ensure that graduates achieve competency in procedures required for the practice of critical care medicine.  
 

Year One: Clinical Training

"Working in the Bronx, we care for populations with infectious diseases from all over the world, like tuberculosis, parasitic infections, and sexually transmitted infections. We also see a large number of very complex infections in patients who have undergone solid organ or hematologic transplant. It's a privilege to take care of these patients--the learning and academic opportunities involved are vast"

Priya Nori, MD, Program Graduate 

ID Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Einstein/Montefiore

 

 

Each fellow performs > 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 malignancies, infections with multidrug resistant organisms, pediatric infectious diseases, travel medicine, and global health.
 
 

Year Two (and beyond): Research

During the research year(s), infectious diseases fellows participate in at least one clinical, translational or basic science research project, as well as quality improvement projects. Fellows receive training from faculty members in both biostatistics and quality improvement methodologies. Those pursuing a career in intensive research 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 an experienced research mentor.

The following academic tracks are available for senior fellows to pursue. Depending on the track, fellows will conduct several research and QI projects in addition to learning operational management, leadership and programmatic skills of distinct areas of ID. Advanced certifications are also available within certain tracks. There are ample opportunities to attend regional and national meetings within the fellows area of interest such as CROI, IDWeek, SHEA, etc. 

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
To view curricula for individual training tracks, please contact Dr. Priya Nori at pnori@montefiore.org.

Opportunities in Medical Education for Aspiring Clinician-Educators:

2nd year fellows participate as instructors in the microbiology/infectious diseases course at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Fellows participate in small and large group discussions on HIV, STIs, MDROs, Stewardship and Infection Control.
 
2nd year fellows are also invited to give core lectures to the Medicine Residency Programs at Montefiore/Einstein and Wakefield on a variety of infectious diseases topics, under the mentorship of Dr. Priya Nori.
 
 

Faculty, Fellows, and Alumni

Our dedicated faculty mentors conduct leading-edge infectious diseases research and provide fellows with outstanding training opportunities.

Current ID fellows have a wide array of research interests and unique cultural perspectives, and our program's graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in academic medicine, public health, pharmaceutical research, hospital leadership, and private practice.

Faculty Listing 

Current Fellows 

Program Graduates 

Fellows Dinner 2019 

 

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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 

Case of the Month

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A 59 year old man with HIV infection, COPD, and heart failure developed shortness of breath.

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 ID Grand Rounds Schedule 

  

 

Leadership

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ID Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Director, Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Department of Medicine

 

 
 

Contact Info

West Campus
Montefiore Medical Center
3411 Wayne Ave
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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