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Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in postdoctoral training in Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine. The Program Director of the Yale ID Fellowship Program is Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta. The Associate Program Director is Dr. Ann Fisher. The Fellowship Program Coordinator is Mary Ellen Wilson. All inquiries regarding the ID Fellowship Program should be directed to Ms. Wilson via email at maryellen.wilson@yale.edu.

Our training program is designed to prepare postdoctoral fellows for careers as clinicians, clinician educators, and investigators in the discipline of Infectious Disease. We offer a clinical/clinician educator fellowship that is two years in duration for individuals who intend to pursue clinical or educator careers in infectious disease. We recruit three fellows per year to this track. The first year is focused on inpatient ID consultation. In the second year of training, fellows can focus their clinical and research efforts on HIV, HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection, transplant ID, and hospital epidemiology/antimicrobial stewardship. We also offer an academic/research fellowship that is three (or more) years in duration and includes one year of full-time clinical training and two (or more) years of clinical or laboratory research. We recruit two fellows each year for this track. Research training is supported by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health. Infectious Disease fellows may participate in the Investigative Medicine Ph.D. Program, the National Clinician Scholars Program, and other didactic training programs within the Department of Medicine as part of their research training. Coursework is also available through the Yale School of Public Health.

The section of Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine is committed to the training of academically oriented Infectious Diseases specialists. The Infectious Diseases section at Yale provides unique opportunities for fellows to:

  1. develop diagnostic and management skills of an Infectious Disease consultant
  2. develop and complete patient-oriented research projects
  3. investigate the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in laboratory or translational research projects
  4. train clinician educators by participation in the FAME (Fellows as Medical Educators) program

Infectious Diseases research fellows at Yale are introduced to and can choose to participate actively in the research endeavors of many laboratories and clinical research programs. This page was designed to provide you with an overview of training in Infectious Disease at Yale. If you would like to learn more about our program, we urge you to submit an application and visit us. Faculty members and current fellows would welcome the chance to talk with you about the opportunities in Infectious Disease at Yale.


Infectious Diseases Fellowship Leadership

  • Ann Fisher

    Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Associate Hospital Epidemiologist VA CT Healthcare System; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, VA CT Healthcare System

  • Manisha Juthani

    Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Associate Program Director for Career Development, Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program; Director of Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs

    Dr. Juthani is an Infectious Diseases physician at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, attended Cornell University Medical College, completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Campus, and was a Chief Resident at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She arrived at Yale School of Medicine in 2002 for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training and joined the full-time faculty in 2006. She assumed the role of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director in 2012. Her federally funded research has focused on infections in older adults, specifically urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most notably, she was the Principal Investigator of an R01-funded research project that resulted in the 2016 JAMA publication entitled, “Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” This publication received widespread attention in the lay press, including The New York Times and CNN to name a few, and achieved an Almetric Attention Score of 1564 that keeps on rising, placing it in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. In December 2016, The New Yorker identified this research as one of the most notable medical findings of 2016, and Dr. Juthani was interviewed and featured in the GeriPal and Gastropod podcasts. Additionally, in her parallel work with pneumonia prevention, she was the first author on the 2015 Clinical Infectious Diseases publication entitled, “A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention Protocol for Pneumonia Prevention Among Nursing Home Elders.” In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Juthani enjoys about writing about medical topics in the lay press. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, and Next Avenue. Her most recent area of interest is at the interface of infectious diseases and palliative care, specifically the role of antibiotics at the end of life. Additional areas of interest include antibiotic resistant organisms, the emergence and spread of resistant organisms, hospital epidemiology, and medical education.

  • Program Coordinator, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

    Senior Administrative Assistant Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases

    Mary Ellen Wilson is a Program Coordinator at Yale School of Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College and has been employed with Yale School of Medicine since 2007.  Mary Ellen joined the Department of Internal Medicine in 2009 and assumed her current role as Program Coordinator of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program in 2015.  Mary Ellen's other roles within the Section of Infectious Diseases include Elective Program Coordinator and Continuing Medical Education Coordinator.