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Infectious Diseases Fellowship

The Indiana University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited subspecialty training program in clinical infectious diseases and related clinical and basic science research. This multi-campus program has overall goals are providing trainees with skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in the consultive and primary care of patients with infectious diseases; nurture behavior necessary to become an outstanding clinician; give trainees good experiences so they may contribute meaningfully to a hospital’s infection control and epidemiology activities; offer trainees research experiences to help them understand the role of research in advancing medical care; provide a foundation for a successful career to those interested; ensure trainees demonstrate competency in the six core areas outlined by the ACGME.

In addition to the basic ACGME requirement of 12 months of clinical rotations, the program offers excellent opportunity to choose and focus on different infectious diseases tracks.

Begin Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training

Interested applicants should apply for this fellowship program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


(left to right) Omar Elshiekh, Amanda Agard, Courtney Myers, Saira Butt (Program Director), Neha Alang, and Jack Schneider

  • Two Year Tracks
    Infection Prevention; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Medical Education; Global Health; HIV/STD/Viral hepatitis; and Private Practice
  • Three-Year Tracks
    Bench/Basic science research; Clinical research; and T-32 Fellowship
  • Four-Year Track
    Combined Med/Peds infectious diseases

Application Requirements and Process

Applicants to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program must have completed a three-year accredited internal medicine residency program in the United States and have U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or J1 Visa.

To apply, interested physicians must complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and submit three or four letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s residency program director. Selected candidates are contacted directly, and interviews are conducted each year between July and November. More information is available through the Fellowship Coordinator.

Teaching Hospitals

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship program offers trainees the chance to learn at multiple hospitals located downtown Indianapolis. 

  • Indiana University Health
    IU Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. It has ranked nationally in the U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years. IU Health University Hospital is a referral center with 300 beds, 3 ICUs and general teaching wards. IU School of Medicine’s partnership with this hospital gives patients access to a full range of innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health has the only NCI-designated cancer center in the state and the only comprehensive transplant center in Indiana. IU Health commits itself to education and research and provides the fertile ground for collaborations and growth of the next generation of clinicians, physician-scientists, and physician-educators.
  • Riley Hospital for Children
    Riley is Indiana’s largest and most skilled pediatric system, with over 50 locations across the state. As one of the nation’s leading healthcare networks for children with expertise in all areas of pediatric health. We have the only pediatric research hospital in the state, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in 10 categories of specialized healthcare for children.
  • Richard L Rousebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center
    Roudebush has been serving Indiana Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, Indianapolis VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, IN, and from Danville, IL. Indianapolis VA Medical Center provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. It is in the forefront in using emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. It was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership (VISN 11) Network Polytrauma Center and is providing ongoing support to the returning Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn. ​
  • Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital
    Eskenazi is one of America’s largest safety net health systems, providing care to nearly 1 million outpatient visitors each year. Eskenazi Health’s mission is to Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County of Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health is one of the leading providers of health care in central Indiana. IU School of Medicine physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services within the 315-bed hospital as well as 11 community health centers located throughout Indianapolis. It is home to the first of two adult Level I trauma centers in Indiana and the region’s only adult burn center.

Program Leadership

26763-Butt, Saira

Saira Butt, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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1779-Beeler, Cole

Cole Beeler, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Kenya Clinical Elective

School of Medicine has a long-standing educational, clinical and research collaboration with Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya. This mutually beneficial program allows trainees and faculty at IU School of Medicine to visit Kenya and gain outstanding experience in providing first-hand clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Infectious Diseases fellows have an opportunity to undertake a one-month elective rotation in Kenya under the direction of Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD.

Throughout this elective, fellows provide clinical care at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as well as one or more HIV outpatient care venues. Fellows are expected to teach Moi University School of Medicine house officers and students during inpatient rounds. In addition, opportunities are available to learn and understand the unique challenges of performing clinical research in international settings.

Fellows participating in this elective would stay at the IU House near Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. While there, they can interact with other trainees and faculty from IU School of Medicine and also with visitors from other North American institutions and elsewhere. 

Fellowship Faculty

Bradley L. Allen, PhD, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

Teresa A. Batteiger, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kassem Bourgi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Darron R. Brown, MD

Professor of Medicine

Virginia A. Caine, MD

Bicentennial Professor

Lana Dbeibo, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Andrew T. Dysangco, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Aaron C. Ermel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Adrian Gardner, MD

Associate Dean for Global Health

Mitchell Goldman, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Suzanne Goodrich, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Samir K. Gupta, MD

Professor of Medicine

Stephen J. Jordan, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Amy B. Kressel, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Haley A. Pritchard, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Lindsey J. Reese, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Stanley M. Spinola, MD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Tuan M. Tran, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Bree A. Weaver, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases

Current Fellows

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship at IU School of Medicine has four fellows. Graduates have moved on to practice in both private and academic settings.

First year

Second year

Fourth year Med/Peds

8895-Schneider, Jack

Jack G. Schneider, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Recent Graduates

Recent graduates include Smrity Upadhyay, MD (2018, Private Practice); Cole Beeler, MD (2017, Academic ID Practice); Luke Raymond-Guillen, MD (2017, IM Practice); Lana Dbeibo, MD (2016, Academic ID Practice); Andrew Dysangco, MD (2016, Academic ID Practice); and Patrick Milligan, MD (2016, ID Private Practice).