Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Welcome to the MedStar Georgetown University Infectious Diseases Program!

Our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a two-year accredited program that provides comprehensive training to fulfill and exceed all requirements for Infectious Disease board eligibility. Fellows train at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital with an option to rotate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and internationally in our Global Health Track. We are accredited for 5 fellows and have two first-year fellows and two second-year fellows. Our fifth fellow is often a fellow who chooses a combined track such as critical care/infectious diseases.

We participate in combined training for critical care and infectious diseases fellowship.  Generally, applicants have applied to the National Institutes of Health for critical care training and then apply to Georgetown the following year for the Infectious Diseases training.  Alternatively, we have had fellows completed their infectious diseases training at Georgetown University Hospital and after graduation complete an additional year of critical care medicine.

MedStar Health is the largest healthcare provider in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region, encompassing 10 hospitals and MedStar Health Research Institute. Our fellows receive intensive training in the inpatient consult service which takes place at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital with over 600 inpatient beds and 1300 physicians. As the tertiary care facility for MedStar, Georgetown University Hospital provides care for a diverse and complicated range of patients including solid organ transplant, general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, urology, hematology and oncology, bone marrow transplant, obstetrics and gynecology, critical care, and general medicine. Our fellows also train in the Georgetown Hospital Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic for ambulatory training. Our clinic provides care for over 900 persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In addition, the fellows have a dedicated clinic in hepatitis, solid organ transplant infections, HIV continuity care, and travel medicine. The fellows gain competence in HIV-STD care, managing home infusion services, and treatment adherence counseling.

Research highlights from Dr. Joseph Timpone

The faculty and fellows in the Division of Infectious Diseases contribute as well to the medical community through volunteer work at the Gift of Peace (Mother Teresa‚Äôs Missionaries of Charity) by providing care for indigent patients residing at the Gift of Peace.  Fellows are instrumental teachers for the Georgetown School of Medicine students and Internal Medicine residents during clinical rotations and through noon lectures series. In addition, our fellows are full voting members on the MedStar Georgetown Hospital Infection Prevention Committee and Antibiotic Utilization Committee. Fellows gain valuable experience in infection prevention practices, policies, outbreak investigation, antibiotic stewardship, and selecting antimicrobials for the hospital formulary.

The Division of Infectious Diseases enjoys a close working partnership with the NIH. Georgetown ID fellows spend a month at the NIH on the consultation service, two weeks at the NIH microbiology course, and participate in a weekly interactive inter-city conference.  The NIH ID fellows also rotate for several months at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on the inpatient service.

Our fellows are eligible to participate in the Georgetown Department of Medicine Global Health Track. This program trains participants in syndemics, global health ethics, law, policy, tropical diseases through a longitudinal curriculum, elective rotations, and domestic and international electives. For more information please see the link. Read about the global health track.

We are excited to train talented and motivated physicians in the art and practice of infectious diseases. We look forward to the opportunity to meet and share with you our comprehensive, academic clinical training program.