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Transplant Infectious Diseases Concentration

Fellows interested in developing additional expertise in transplant infectious diseases will be interested in our Transplant Infectious Disease Concentration.


All fellows in our program participate in the care of people who are undergoing or have undergone transplantation of solid organs or bone marrow. By participating in this concentration, you will gain extensive expertise in caring for people who have had solid organ or stem cell transplants while becoming board-eligible in infectious diseases. You will receive additional specialized training in transplant infections, such as management of ventricular assist device infections, pretransplant screening and post-transplant infection prevention and management.

We currently manage heart, liver, kidney and stem cell transplant patients, and as a division, we are actively involved in their care with our clinical specialty colleagues.

Fellows who choose this concentration will be able to provide the highest level of transplant infectious disease care at after their training and will be highly competitive for jobs in which transplant infectious disease experience is desired. Several alumni of the fellowship provide transplant infectious disease services at institutions worldwide.

You will have the opportunity to see a variety of patients who are being screened for solid organ transplantation and will manage patients with infections following transplantation.

Our program performs renal, liver, heart and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in several subspecialized services for transplant infections, including:

  • Ventricular assist device infection clinic
  • Pre-transplant evaluations
  • Post-transplant infection management 
  • Developing and implementing guidelines for care in the pre-and post-transplantation period
  • Multidisciplinary meetings for transplant evaluations and management

Educational experience

You will receive focused education on the management of transplant patients with:

  • Didactic lecture series focused specifically on transplant infections
  • Quarterly inter-city transplant infection conference 
  • Focused curriculum of reading regarding transplant infections
  • Participation in multidisciplinary conferences for renal, cardiac and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation


Many opportunities exist in transplant infectious disease research for 2-year fellows and for fellows who are interested and eligible for our 3-year Physician-Investigator track. Recent studies include the role of iron in infection in liver transplant recipients, the prognostic significance of the pre-transplant lymphocyte count on invasive infections in liver transplant recipients, the clinical significance of early neutropenia in liver transplant recipients and invasive fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients. Two-year fellows in this concentration will choose a research project in this area.

Teaching opportunities

Fellows in this track will have specific opportunities to develop their expertise as clinician educators. Teaching opportunities include leading small group discussions with pre-clinical medical students and lecturing to medical students on clinical rotations and house staff.

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