The Division of Infectious Diseases offers a highly competitive fellowship training program with a successful track record placing trainees on academic, public health and private practice career paths. We currently offer 3 positions through the NRMP match.
Our clinical experience is broad and robust, balancing complex patient care across diverse in- and outpatient settings with daily instruction and supervision by our talented teaching faculty. Core inpatient rotations and outpatient clinics take place at the two major teaching hospitals on our campus, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Hospital (a 522-bed hospital) and the Portland VA Medical Center (a 277-bed hospital). The training program offers numerous options and opportunities for mentored scholarly work in clinical, epidemiology, public health, global health, and basic science. The Program leadership and faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases are strongly committed to fellow education and mentorship with the goal of excellence in clinical care and research.
- OHSU has an active stem cell and solid organ transplant programs (liver, kidney, pancreas, heart) and the Portland VA is a regional transplant center for livers and kidneys. Our Division faculty includes 5 ID physicians with expertise in Transplant ID who staff a dedicated Transplant ID clinical service. These faculty have roles in Transplant ID on a national level, staff fellows on the Transplant ID consult service, and mentor fellows in Transplant ID scholarly work.
- OHSU is a regional referral center for mycobacterial diseases. We have a cadre of ID physicians who are national leaders in non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases. These faculty staff and supervise fellows at the NTM outpatient clinic and mentor fellows in NTM scholarly work.
- A number of our ID Division faculty are leaders in medical education on both local and national levels, serving as course directors for undergraduate and graduate medical education at OHSU, acting as innovators and thought leaders in the field, and fulfilling prominent “Med Ed” leadership roles in National ID societies. Our fellows have rich and varied opportunities for mentorship and experience as a clinician educator.
- The intersection of substance use disorder and ID is a critically important focus area in addressing the opioid epidemic. The OHSU ID Division has clinical and scholarly collaborations with OHSU IMPACT (Improving Addiction Care Team), a unique and nationally recognized substance use disorder intervention and treatment program.
- OHSU has a fully supported outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) team, staffed by an ID medical director, 3 full-time RNs and an ID pharmacist. All patients discharged from OHSU Hospital on IV antibiotics are followed by the OPAT team, providing a consistent and safe discharge support structure for these vulnerable patients. Our OPAT team provides clinical support, educational leadership, and mentorship in scholarly activity for our fellows.
- OHSU ID Division faculty have a tradition of active, productive collaboration with the Acute and Communicate Disease Public Health Division at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), an Emerging Infections Program (EIP) network site. A number of our fellows have found outstanding mentorship with the OHA, launching successful careers in public health.
For questions regarding the OHSU Infectious Diseases Fellowship, please contact:
Fellowship Coordinator: 503 418-8920, Email inquiries may be sent to Gina Touger.
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