Advanced Immunocompromised Host Fellowship
“One of the highlights of UNC is working with amazing ID physicians with strong partnership among multidisciplinary fields – to round with microbiologists, pharmacists, radiologists, and the different transplant teams. It makes a positive training experience when you are surrounded by people who will support you and are invested in your education.” – Daphne Villanueva, 2020-2021Care and Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Immunocompromised Host
The Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a 12-month fellowship program (July 1- June 30) which focuses on inpatient and outpatient consultative services for immunocompromised hosts combined with education and training in one of 3 tracks: 1) antimicrobial stewardship and hospital epidemiology, 2) clinical trials, or 3) quality improvement and research.
Training consists of:
- 24 weeks of inpatient consultation with UNC ICH ID Service, which provides care for patients with solid organ (heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant, hematological malignancy, and burn injury
- 1 half-day per week providing outpatient ID care in either the Transplant Clinic and/or the Hematology Oncology Clinic
- 24 weeks of service with 1) the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Department of Hospital Epidemiology, 2) the ID Inpatient Studies Team, and/or 3) the Institute of Healthcare Quality Improvement to learn about additional approaches to improving care for immunocompromised patients.
Fellows will participate in selection meetings for organ and stem cell transplantation. Fellows may also chose to take part in the Anti-infective Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, attend workshops on stewardship practices and infection control, act as a sub-investigator for clinical trials, and/or perform quality improvement or research projects.
These positions are open to physicians who will have completed an ACGME-certified clinical infectious disease fellowship or the equivalent by the start date of the program. We review applications as they are received beginning July 1st one the year prior to the start of the fellowship. We are able to sponsor J-1 visas for applicants who are certified or obtaining certification from the ECFMG. Interested applicants may request further information or submit a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2-3 letters of recommendation, including one from your program director, are also requested prior to scheduling an interview.
“I look forward to hearing from you about your interest in our program.” – Anne Lachiewicz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
130 Mason Farm Rd, CB#7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
“ICH ID at UNC is an amazing training opportunity – some brilliant clinicians and researchers to work with, a great atmosphere, stunning clinical cases, and a wonderful environment to work and learn in. Highly recommended!” – Jeremy Nel, 2018-2019
2021-2022 ICHID Fellow
Hareesh Singam, MD
ID Fellowship: University of South Florida