Fellowship Program

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

ID Faculty and Fellows
Dr. Tom Ward with ID Fellows

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Oregon Health & Science University places a major emphasis on preparing highly motivated trainees for academic careers as well as providing competency to enter private practice ID.  Three fellowship positions are open yearly.

Twelve months of the fellowship is devoted to clinical training, both on inpatient consultative services and in the ambulatory infectious disease clinics. The clinical program is integrated between the University Hospital and affiliated Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center, providing a superb clinical experience with a broad and varied patient base.

Clinical training includes a one-month rotation in the clinical microbiology laboratory, a pediatric ID elective at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and weekly participation in the infectious disease clinics, including specialized clinics that provide care for large numbers of patients with HIV infection. There are a variety of conferences and didactic series, focused at developing ID clinical skills and scientific knowledge.

In-depth, year-long research experiences are available in three pathways:

  • Basic laboratory research
  • Clinical investigation
  • Clinical epidemiology

Infectious disease fellows participate with other Department of Medicine fellows in the Human Investigations Program (HIP), a program that is a partnership between OHSU and Kaiser Permanente and supported by the National Center of Research Resources. The HIP curriculum provides a foundation for training researchers on the competencies of clinical and translational research, with the potential for a degree tract offering a Certificate in Human Investigations or Master of Clinical Research.  A Master of Public Health degree program is open to fellows who desire formal training in epidemiology and biostatistics.

The close integration of the Division of Infectious Diseases with the Basic Science Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Molecular and Cell Biology is a significant strength of the program, with the opportunity for pursuit of mentored basic science research by a renowned Basic Science faculty, as well as availability of specific didactic course work at the graduate student level.  

How to Apply

Applications for fellowship in Infectious Diseases at OHSU are now only accepted through ERAS for Fellowships.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the OHSU Infectious Diseases Fellowship, please contact:

Fellowship Coordinator: 503 418-8920
Email inquiries may be sent to .

Contact Address

Oregon Health & Science University
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Attn: Gina Touger
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Mail Code L-457
Portland, OR 97239
tel: 503 418-8920 | fax: 503 494-4264

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