Infectious Diseases Training Program (MD)
Below: ID clinical fellows Vincent Covelli, DO, and Kate McManus, MD. Read an interview with Vince here.
UVA's Infectious Disease Fellowship for MDs is a three-year program that aims to produce world-class physicians dedicated to a career in academic infectious diseases. Our program offers rigorous training and supervised experience with faculty members who have broad clinical and research expertise.
- UVA Medical Center is the only major tertiary care center in a
catchment area of approximately 4,000 square miles offering
comprehensive infectious diseases specialty services. Thus we see a
variety of interesting and challenging infectious disease cases.
- The Charlottesville-Albemarle region has a population of
approximately 100,000, and UVA Medical Center receives referrals from a
number of nearby cities, including Lynchburg, Roanoke, Staunton and
Waynesboro. Trainees thus see patients with infections common to urban
settings, including those related to drug use (hepatitis B and C,
HIV); bloodstream infections; endocarditis; and infections
acquired through close contact in crowded environments, such as
influenza, pertussis, and all etiologies of community-acquired
- The rural surroundings produce a variety of ID cases arising from
the environment, such as endemic mycoses, soil-borne infections like
endocardiosis, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, tickborne infections like
ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and
animal-borne infections like Q fever, cryptococcosis and rabies.
- A large local population of immigrants and migrant workers, as well
as the many international travelers affiliated with UVA, produce a
variety of travel-related illnesses, including common ones such as
malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever and hepatitis A, and less-common
ones such as ascariasis, fascioliasis, tick typhus, and lepromatous
- Close affiliation between the UVA Ryan White HIV Clinic and the ID Inpatient Consultation Service give trainees experience with an array of HIV-related illnesses related to opportunistic infections, malignancies, and HAART-related complications.
Fellows benefit from training and close collaboration with one of the most distinguished faculties in infectious diseases in the country. For more on our program, go here.