Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. As an institution, it is committed to excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and education and to the health and wellness of our patients and our communities.

BIDMC's 1,250 full-time physicians constitute almost a quarter of Harvard Medical School's faculty. As a training hospital, BIDMC is committed to training the next generation of doctors and have raised medical education to a higher level with a uniquely strong and deep program that attracts top faculty and residents. Learning flourishes within the medical center's hallways, as students learn from the best of the best in an open environment that produces leaders of tomorrow.

BIDMC is also the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, a partnership that promotes BIDMC’s community outreach and provides joint sponsorship for a youth scholarship program. BIDMC employees are eligible for $5, first-come-first-serve tickets to Red Sox games as well as volunteer opportunities at Red Sox-BIDMC sponsored community health events.

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Department of Medicine

In the words of Department Chair Dr. Mark Zeidel, “We train residents and fellows to provide the type of care they would want their families to have: compassionate, comprehensive, high quality and cutting edge.” With 300 diverse trainees, the Department of Medicine supports the graduate medical education of clinicians, teachers and investigators.

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Led by an outstanding team of nationally prominent educators, the department provides highly innovative and effective residency and fellowship training programs, exceptional CME courses and teaching for Harvard medical students. The department has over 400 full-time faculty members. Among them are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The department is highly regarded throughout Harvard Medical School for its teaching, and its faculty has garnered more teaching awards in recent years than any other department in the school. The department is proud to be part of a hospital that values education and is home to the Shapiro Institute for Medical Education as well as the first fully-accredited hospital-based simulation center.

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Division of Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases at BIDMC has a national reputation for providing state-of-the-art consultative services to hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients in a caring and compassionate manner.

Our staff have expertise in all areas of the subspecialty, including acute and chronic bacterial diseases, viral diseases, infections caused by parasites and infections occurring in immunocompromised patients (transplant recipients, cancer chemotherapy patients, diabetics, and patients with IADS or other intrinsic immunosuppressive diseases). Infections at unique sites are also of special interest, including feet of diabetic patients, heart (endocarditis), implanted foreign devices (heart valves, prosthetic joints and vascular grafts) and infections on bones and joints.

The division is also home to research faculty whose interests span all aspects of the subspecialty including basic science, translational, and epidemiological research in HIV, influenza, herpesviruses, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, resistant bacteria, prosthetic joint infections, and endocarditis in addition to research in global health, antibiotic stewardship, health care epidemiology, QA/QUI, and medical education. Our close working affiliations with network partners and other Harvard hospitals provide vast opportunities for fellows to devise their own research initiatives with careful mentorship making the fellowship at BIDMC a rich educational environment for training the future leaders of infectious diseases.

Learn more about the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Read more about the fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

Related Links

  • About BIDMC
  • Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Annual Report
  • Medical Grand Rounds
  • Global Health at BIDMC