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Fellowship Program


The University of Pennsylvania Health System provides a tremendous platform for clinical training with a wide variety of experiences and patient populations through our four hospitals, home care services, long term care facilities, and 300 physician practices. We endeavor to make the most of every training opportunity and to that end offer electives throughout our system and beyond including pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, outpatient HIV clinics at the Jonathan Lax Center, and public health offerings at the Philadelphia Department of Health. Our busy ambulatory care clinics get referrals to see patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases and our association with the Infectious Diseases Division's AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and the University's Center for AIDS Research insures a strong outpatient experience with an emphasis on HIV treatment.



Learn more about focused training opportunities:

Infection and Antimicrobial Stewardship Track

Transplant ID Track

Critical Care Track

HIV/Viral Hepatitis Track


The University of Pennsylvania is a world-class research institution that has consistently ranked as one of the top 5 institutions in the country receiving NIH funding (currently we are number 2). The medical school and hospital are located adjacent to the undergraduate campus, the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Nursing facilitating interactions and collaborations among investigators in all basic science and clinical research departments on campus. Please see links under Training and Research Opportunities to get an idea of the depth and breadth of both basic and clinical research on campus, or see our page highlighting Basic Sciences in the Infectious Diseases division. Training grants are available for those individuals who seek careers with a focus on becoming an independent investigator in either basic science or clinical research. World-renowned investigators throughout the University participate as mentors.


The educational opportunities during the fellowship program are also rich and deep. You will round with and teach Penn medical students and residents, who are among the finest in the country. The Infectious Diseases faculty is committed to providing high quality teaching. Our reputation for training is evidenced by our success in attracting our own house staff into our fellowship training program.

International Health

In collaboration with the Government of Botswana, the U.S. Government, and the Merck and Gates Foundations, the Penn ID faculty has established an international medicine program in Botswana, Africa. Penn fellows currently have the opportunity to obtain clinical and patient-oriented research training in Botswana. Please see the link to the Botswana-UPenn Partnership for more information.


All applications are processed through Electric Residency Application Services (ERAS):   

The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by August 1 of the year preceding the appointment date. The academic year begins in July.


The application requires:

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • One dean's letter and at least three other letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from a medical school outside of the United States)




Emily Blumberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director

Alishah Ammons
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Phone: (215) 615-4724


Our Current Fellows

(Fellows shown above 2014-2015)


First Year Fellows (2016)

  • Jillian Baron, MD (Residency: Johns Hopkins University)
  • Lauren Dutcher, MD (Residency: University of Pennsylvania)
  • Jessica Meisner, MD (Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
  • Leslie Stewart, MD (Residency: University of Pennsylvania)
  • Kathryn Whitaker, MD (Residency: University of Washington)


Second Year Fellows (2015)


Upper Year Fellows


(Second year fellows shown L-R: Dagan Coppock, Judith Anesi, Sarah Longworth, Sharon Tsay, Katherine Frasca)