Education

Infectious Disease Fellowship

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At the University of Miami our mission is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. Within the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Programs, we take this mission to heart in our research, clinical care, and community outreach.

General Infectious Diseases Fellowship

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases throughout South Florida and the Caribbean region through physician education and training. Graduates of our fellowship program occupy many leadership positions in the clinical, academic, and public health arenas throughout the region.  
 
Fellows are exposed to extensive inpatient and outpatient experience in general infectious diseases, travel and tropical diseases, infections in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients, hospital epidemiology and infection control, antibiotic stewardship, and HIV disease and prevention.  
 
In 2019 the State of Florida launched the _Getting 2 Zero_ initiative in conjunction with national efforts to reach zero new infections for HIV/AIDS. As South Florida is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, fellows have a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the latest research and clinical efforts targeting HIV/AIDS. 
 
Through careful mentoring, our faculty provides valuable education and insight to prepare fellows for vibrant careers as physicians and researchers. 
 
Duration: 2 years  
ACGME Accredited: Yes  
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes 
U.S. Citizenship Required: No 

For application information, quick facts, and additional requirements click here.

Leadership

Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, MD

Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, MD

Clinical Director of Infectious Diseases 
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine  
 

Dr. Paola Lichtenberger, MD

Dr. Paola Lichtenberger, MD

Fellowship Training Program Director  
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Jose Gonzales-Zamora, MD

Dr. Jose Gonzales-Zamora, MD

Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Contact Sandy Acosta for additional information.   
 
Sandy Acosta

Sandy Acosta

Residency Coordinator  
Infectious Diseases & Infectious Diseases Transplant Fellowship 
Office: 305-585-5215 
sxa1268@med.miami.edu




Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and the Miami Transplant Institute offer 2 fully funded one-year fellowship positions in Transplant Infectious Diseases each year.

The fellowship includes 6 months of inpatient clinical rotations covering both the solid organ and malignant hematology/stem cell transplant infectious diseases services, as well as outpatient clinical care of pre- and post-transplant patients. Fellows will be exposed to rotations at the local organ procurement organization and have the option to spend focused time in the microbiology laboratories, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control programs.

The Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship also includes 6 months of research time with opportunities for mentorship in basic, translational, and clinical research with established investigators in hematology, transplant medicine, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, tropical medicine, and opportunistic infectious diseases. Active clinical research programs in both solid organ and stem cell transplant and ongoing laboratory research projects focused on CMV infection and transplant immunology are available.

The Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) based at Jackson Memorial Hospital has more than 50 years of solid organ transplant experience, and is the highest volume transplant center in the United States with a total of 747 transplants performed in 2019. In addition, the stem cell transplant program at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics performs over 200 hematopoietic stem cell transplants and over 25 CAR-T cell infusions annually giving fellows the rare opportunity to work in a high-volume, specialized transplant center.

Duration: 1 year
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
General Infectious Diseases Fellowship Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Applications for fellowship positions in the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted starting in April 2020. The application must include a letter of interest, updated CV, and 2 letters of recommendation on medical center letterhead. Applicants must be board eligible or board certified by July 1, 2021. For application information, quick facts, and additional requirements contact Sandy Acosta or Anaili Figueroa.

Leadership

Dr. Michele Morris, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Dr. Michele Morris, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST


Director, Immunocompromised Host Service, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship, UMHC/SC

Contact Sandy Acosta or Anaili Figueroa for additional information

Sandy Acosta

Sandy Acosta

Residency Coordinator
Infectious Diseases & Infectious Diseases Transplant Fellowship
Office: 305-585-5215
sxa1268@med.miami.edu


Anaili Figueroa

Anaili Figueroa

Clinical Business Operations Representative
Infectious Diseases Division
Office: 305-243-9767
axf1291@med.miami.edu




Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship

The long-term objective of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is to prepare highly motivated candidates for a career in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in either the academic or private practice setting after successfully passing the Certifying Examination. In this fully accredited program, fellows will be challenged to develop knowledge and patient care skills at the Miller School of Medicine in partnership with Jackson Health System/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Past graduates of this program have gone on to obtain positions at Harvard University, University of South Florida, and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Duration: 3 years
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

For application information, quick facts, and additional requirements click here.

Dr. Ivan Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Ivan Gonzalez, MD

Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

For application information, quick facts, and additional requirements contact Christopher Garcia.

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Christopher Garcia

Pediatric Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Office: 305-243-2575
ceg157@med.miami.edu




Mentoring

Are you a student, junior faculty, or established physician looking for mentoring services? Our division works closely with mentoring programs provided through the University of Miami’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI); the Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR); Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM); and the South Florida SE AIDS Education Training Center (SF SE AETC), the largest HIV education effort in Florida.

Whether continuing education, receiving grant writing support, discussing study design, or building clinical research networks, take the next step towards developing your career.

Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

CTSI Logo The CTSI accelerates research discoveries into solutions to improve the health of our community. It is critical the scientific and healthcare professionals of tomorrow have the skills to translate fundamental processes of health research and discoveries into treatments. To prepare this future workforce, a wide range of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research education, training, career development, and mentoring opportunities are offered for those seeking mentoring and skill development.

Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Miami CFAR Logo The Miami CFAR is a national network focused on leading, innovative HIV/AIDS research and clinical efforts specialized in co-morbidities, HIV and women, AIDS malignancies, and prevention and cure efforts. Through the Miami CFAR mentoring program junior faculty, fellows, and students are advised on study design, grant writing, pre- and post-grant activities, recruitment strategies, IRB submissions, and general career development services.

Submit a mentor request here.

Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM)

Charm Logo CHARM is a cross-campus collaboration to address mental health and minority health disparities in behavioral and bio-behavioral research approaches and to strengthen mental health-related HIV prevention and care. Established researchers and early-career investigators can seek support and mentorship to design, implement, and analyze culturally competent studies that address mental health disparities under the guidance of leading behavioral health-related HIV/AIDS researchers at the University of Miami.

Submit a mentor request here.

South Florida SE AIDS Education and Training Center (SF SE AETC)

South Florida SE AIDS Education and Training Center logo The South Florida SE AETC Program is a national network of leading HIV experts who provide locally based, tailored education, clinical consultation, and technical assistance to healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations to integrate high quality, comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV.

Through web-based education, telehealth technologies, and the University of Miami training center, the AETC offers an easy and convenient way for participants to increase their knowledge and skills to provide quality HIV/AIDS patient care.