University of Wisconsin-Madison Infectious Disease

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University of Wisconsin - Madison Infectious Disease
Specialty Type
Hospital affiliation(s)
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Academic affiliation
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Established 1973
Director Jeannina Smith, MD
Director email
Sara Bakken, MS
Administrator email
Program email
Current trainees
Trainees per year
Location Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Language English
Website UW Infectious Disease
Telephone (608) 263-1546
NRMP Number
1779146F0 (Overall Program Number)

Program Description

The Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is devoted to training the world’s top academically-oriented infectious disease specialists. By combining comprehensive training in the field of infectious diseases with unique opportunities for fellows to focus on their own specific areas of interest, the program provides both a strong foundation and customized learning experiences. Fellows collaborate closely with leading physician-scholars to pursue their clinical, research, and educational goals in a nurturing environment. Trainees in the UW Infectious Disease Fellowship Program have opportunities to:

  • Develop diagnostic and management skills needed as an Infectious Disease consultant
  • Develop and complete patient-oriented research projects
  • Investigate the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
  • Investigate drug discovery and development of anti-infectives

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 2 years (with options for additional year(s) of research training)
  • Number of protected research months: 12
  • Overall Size: 4 (total students;) 2 (students per year)
  • Research Track Size: Variable
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: No
  • Research Opportunities: Campus wide
  • Benefits: Diverse : Central to our Program is the ability for fellows to work side-by-side with faculty mentors to pursue their specific clinical and research interests. Fellows may develop and participate in clinical or basic science projects in laboratories of Division members or any other investigators on campus. Our diverse research training opportunities include clinical ID, transplant ID, epidemiology and infection control, bacterial/viral/fungal pathogenesis, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial discovery and development, antimicrobial stewardship, and public health. All fellows have the opportunity to attend and present at several annual infectious disease conferences including ICAAC, ASM, IDSA, SHEA and others.
  • Career Development Opportunities: Trainees displaying an aptitude for research may be offered additional training dedicated to full-time investigation, including our NIH funded T32 research training program.


  • ABIM Board pass rate: 100%
  • Job Placement: Since 1980,  87% of our fellows entered academic careers upon completion, and five are considered international authorities in a major area of infectious disease or microbiologic research
  • Funding success: 100% NIH K award success rate in the last 15 years

Program Tracks

Our Program tracks are tailored specifically to each fellow and may include infection control/hospital epidemiology, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, stewardship, transplant medicine, basic sciences, HIV, and global medicine.

Pertinent Fellowships

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