Welcome to the Vanderbilt Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Infectious diseases is one of the most exciting and challenging fields of medicine. The faculty members of the Division are committed to providing fellows with an exceptional fellowship experience to serve as the building block for a successful career in infectious diseases.

The Division’s strengths include NIH-funded programs in basic and translational research of HIV, H. pylori, drug hypersensitivity, and mycobacteria. Epidemiology and patient oriented research initiatives are also flourishing in vaccine development (for HIV and other pathogens), hospital epidemiology, and emerging/re-emerging infections.

The Division has a history of strong collaborations, including those with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

Outstanding clinical programs are in place at the Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Nashville Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center. These include inpatient consultative services at each hospital and a dedicated Transplantation Infectious Diseases team serving both Vanderbilt and the Nashville VA.

Outpatient consultative care includes general infectious diseases, orthopedic infections, tuberculosis, and travel medicine. Division faculty and fellows provide longitudinal primary care at one of the largest HIV outpatient programs in the country, the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic, and also supervise the inpatient team caring for hospitalized patients with HIV.

Fellowship Opportunities:

  • Medicine-Pediatrics ID Training

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a combined Medicine-Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship training track. This four-year program offers robust clinical training and research opportunities in both pediatric and adult Infectious Diseases.

The first year of fellowship is spent primarily in adult clinical infectious diseases with an adult HIV continuity clinic. One month will be spent in outpatient pediatric ID. The second year of training is spent primarily on inpatient pediatric ID with additional time in the outpatient adult ID clinic, outpatient pediatric clinic as well as a month spent on pediatric stewardship and microbiology. The third and fourth years are primarily research with a minority of clinical experiences.

The Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Infectious Diseases track meets all clinical and research requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply to both categorical ID fellowship programs through ERAS and indicate in their personal statement that they are interested in pursuing combined training. The program directors, Dr. Christina Fiske and Dr. Isaac Thomsen, work together closely to coordinate interview invitations for eligible candidates. The program directors have agreed upon the details of the combined fellowship program, including call schedules, didactics, and continuity clinics. 

Adult Infectious Diseases Program Coordinator: Nora Gilgallon-Keele
Email: nora.m.gilgallon-keele@vumc.org

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program Coordinator: Suzanne Miskel
Email: suzanne.m.miskel@vumc.org 

  • ID/EIS Joint Fellowship Program

Funded by CDC and in partnership with IDSA, Vanderbilt is excited be a part of the joint ID/EIS fellowship program pilot. The joint fellowship provides a structured career opportunity for ID physicians to expand their training in public health, by combining our ID fellowship program with the two-year CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service.

Joint fellows at Vanderbilt will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Metro Nashville Department of Health as well as the Tennessee Department of Health. Applications for the first cohort will open in spring of 2023. Selected fellows begin the four-year program with an ID fellowship in July 2024 and continue to the EIS fellowship in July 2026. Learn more about ID/EIS on IDSA's site.  


The Division of Infectious Diseases is deeply involved in teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and our colleagues in practice.

Thank you for considering the Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program!

ID Fellowship Leadership:

Dr. Christina Fiske, Fellowship Program Director
Norwood, Jamison
Dr. Jamison Norwood, Associate Fellowship Director