TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Ankita Desai, MD
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR: Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, DO
COORDINATOR: Ms. Kimberly Bolt
CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Grace McComsey, MD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is designed to prepare pediatricians who have completed three years of residency for careers in academic pediatric infectious diseases.
The program is three years in length, with the first year devoted to clinical training and the second and third years focused on research training in clinical epidemiology, basic science or translational research. The goal of this fellowship program is to prepare graduates to be effective clinicians and independent physician scientists.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Trainees who successfully complete the three-year fellowship will have met the training requirement to take the subspecialty board certification examination in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:
GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, MetroHealth
NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,000
FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1
VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B
FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes
IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT: N0
Program provides training (didactic lectures, hands on experience, or antimicrobial stewardship meetings/membership) in:
Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
Opportunities exist for research outside of the ID Division: Yes
Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): No