Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program

The Medical College of Wisconsin provides comprehensive training in clinical aspects of infectious diseases and offers experience in research. The two-year ACGME accredited program is designed to provide excellent training for fellows, whether interested in clinical practice or academic infectious diseases.

Those interested in applying to the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin should apply via ERAS. We begin reviewing applications in December of each year and conduct interviews through April preceding the match. Our program participates exclusively in the NRMP to select candidates.

View Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliatied Hospitals Contract & Terms of Employment.

 Our Facilities

Clinical training takes place at three main facilities, Froedtert Hospital (FH), the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (VAMC), and at a community hospital affiliate, St. Joseph's Hospital. During the two years, fellows rotate through the clinical services at these hospitals. The rotation at the VAMC includes significant time in the microbiology lab where fellows become adept at preparation and interpretation of a variety of culture techniques and stains. Further clinical training includes regular participation in outpatient clinics at FH and VAMC one-half day per week and experience at two community STD clinics in Milwaukee.

 Education and Research Opportunities

Other integral aspects of our training program include regularly scheduled didactic conferences, journal clubs, clinical conferences, and a board review course. Fellow's performance is evaluated monthly by the supervising staff physician and every six months by the Program Director. Those successfully completing the program are presented with a certificate and board-eligible in Infectious Diseases.

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in research projects both in the Division of Infectious Diseases and other departments at the Medical College. Ongoing areas of research in the Division include the study of immune mechanisms in fungal infections, antimicrobial clinical trials, expanded access and phase III HIV trials, and surveillance activities of the Infection Control Program. For further information, visit our Research page.

 Application Information for U.S. Medical Graduates

Please provide the following in your ERAS Application:

  • Common application form
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • Complex scores (DO)
  • MSPE
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (one has to be from your current Program Director)
    • if you are more than 3 years removed from training, please provide letters of recommendation from your current supervisors
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
 Application Information for International Medical Graduates

Please provide the following in your current application:

  • Common application form
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • Complex scores (DO)
  • MSPE
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (one has to be from your current Program Director)
    • if you are more than 3 years removed from training, please provide letters of recommendation from your current supervisors
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Visa sponsorships that will be accepted:
    • J-1 visa candidates (visa has to be sponsored by the ECFMG)
    • H-1B sponsorship may be allowed, but only under special circumstances
 Clinical Infectious Disease Training

The Division of Infectious Disease has three main missions: public service, education, and research. Our public service mission is manifested primarily through our clinical care of patients with infectious diseases, but also through interactions with hospitals and other health care providers, and with public health departments and other community agencies.

Our education mission includes efforts across a broad range of learners, including medical students and other professional students, residents and fellows, and education of practicing physicians, as well as education in areas of infectious diseases. Our research includes basic and clinical research in the areas of bacterial infectious, fungal infectious, hospital and epidemiology and infectious control, transplantation, tropical medicine, and bio-terrorism.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • HIV prevention and care
  • Infectious in immuno-compromised hosts
  • AIDS care
  • Endocarditis
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Staphylococcal Diseases
  • Mycobacterial Disease
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Infection Control
  • Nosocomial Infections

The Division is composed of 12 full-time faculty. The division is ACGME approved for 5 Fellowship positions. The primary practice sites are Froedtert Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Clinical care at Froedtert Hospital is under the auspices of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin. We also have affiliations with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, all located in Milwaukee.

The clinical program at the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin has grown rapidly recently. Our faculty members offer an array of clinical services for the diagnosis and management of patients whose problems are difficult to diagnose or hard to treat. We draw upon our skills and expertise as educators and researchers to develop the most appropriate and often unique solutions to patients' problems.

 Training Program Rotations

The Infectious Disease training program at Froedtert Hospital provides the following rotations:

  • Inpatient Consultation
  • Fellows Continuity Clinic
  • Research Opportunities

The Infectious Disease training program at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center provides the following specific rotations:

  • Inpatient Consultation
  • Microbiology Lab experience
  • Continuity Fellow Clinics
 Research Training

The purpose of the research block or concurrent research time is to provide fellows with structured exposure to clinical research, basic or translational research, and education in research methods. It is also designed to promote resident interest and participation in research activities by providing time and resources for the initiation and completion of research projects.

For additional information on our research activity, please see our Research web page.

View the remaining research conferences for this academic year (DOCX).

 2014-2015 Fellows

Kartikey Acharya, MD
Second Year Fellow

Ezza Khan, MD
Second Year Fellow

Zouyan Lu, MD
Second Year Fellow

Javeria Haque, MD
First Year Fellow

Adi Puplampu, MD
First Year Fellow

Frequently Asked Questions

 When will you start reviewing applications?

We will start reviewing applications on December 1st.

 When will you stop reviewing applications?

We will stop reviewing applications by the end of February.

 When do you interview candidates?

We have several interview dates from January through March.

 How many fellowship spots are available?

We typically have 2 fellowship spots available per year.

 Do you accept applications outside of ERAS?

No, we do not accept applications outside of ERAS.

 Do you accept applicants outside of the match?

No, we do not accept applicants outside of the match.

 Do you participate in the NRMP Match?

Yes, we participate in the NRMP match.

Fellowship Contacts

Jessica Kaho
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary, Geriatrics
(414) 805-0437

Mary Beth Graham, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Infectious Diseases
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 805-0746
(414) 805-0748 (fax)


Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
Directions & Maps
© 2015

Page Updated 03/31/2015