Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Training Infectious Diseases Experts
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program seeks to train future leaders in Infectious Diseases who excel in clinical care, research and education. The resources and mentorship available to our fellow trainees throughout BIDMC and our Harvard affiliations are unparalleled and we have close scholarship oversight and advising to ensure fellows accomplish highly successful and productive research endeavors throughout their fellowships and are ultimately prepared to build careers in clinical or basic science research as independently funded investigators. For trainees interested in careers in medical education research or leadership, our affiliation with the BIDMC Shapiro Institute for Medical Education and the Fellows’ Clinician Educator Track provides unique opportunities for fellow trainees to develop careers as national and international leaders in ID medical education. Above all, our program aims to produce innovators in infectious diseases science and research and master clinicians who are respected for their clinical skills, knowledge and compassionate patient care.
In our fully ACGME accredited fellowship, our fellows care for an extremely diverse patient population with a broad and complex spectrum of infectious diseases, including infections related to bone-marrow and solid organ transplantation, cancer therapies, diabetes complications, HIV, other immunocompromising conditions and therapies, surgical procedures, implants and prosthetic devices. Various fellowship ambulatory infectious diseases training opportunities at Cambridge Health Alliance, Dimock Community Health Center, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Outer Cape Health Services, and Fenway Community Health Center further expand fellow opportunities to care for patients from the LGBTQ+ community and diverse ethnic backgrounds as well as people struggling with substance use disorders, low health literacy, and food or housing insecurity.
In our Infectious Diseases fellowship, we create the space for our learners to follow their passions, shape their educational experiences, and become the infectious diseases clinicians, scientists and educators that they hope to become.
Interested applicants should take our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Video Tour below.
Get To Know Our Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Interested in learning more about our Infectious Diseases Fellowship?Watch the Video
Hear From One of Our Faculty Members
“This is a supportive environment where you can follow your own path.”
Faculty member Dr. Rebecca Zash shares her first-hand account of her time in Infectious Diseases at BIDMC, which she joined as a fourth-year medical student.Watch the Video
Get to Know One of Our Fellows
“The opportunities are endless, and our faculty help you forge the path to the infectious disease doctor you want to become.”
Samira Reyes Dassum, MD, reflects on her fellowship experience and how it prepared her for a career in Infectious Diseases.Watch the Video
Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity in Infectious Diseases
Our Fellowship, together with BIDMC's Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive training environment.
Listen to our URM faculty and trainees share why they chose to join BIDMC.Watch the Videos
A Focus on Medical Education
Our faculty are recognized nationally as leading medical educators in Infectious Diseases and our program has numerous opportunities for fellows to build careers in medical education. Read an interview with Program Director Dr. Wendy Stead, Infectious Diseases Society of America’s October 2022 Featured Educator.Hear from Dr. Stead
Did You Know?
BIDMC’s unique Clinician-Educator Track for Fellows allows subspecialty fellows to develop the skills necessary to launch careers as leaders in medical education.Learn More