Clinical Microbiology


Note: The Clinical Microbiology Fellowship position for 2017-2018 has been filled. No new applications are being accepted at this time.

The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine offers a two-year fellowship for training in a joint fellowship program with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) covering all aspects of clinical microbiology, including bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, anaerobic bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, virology and molecular infectious diseases testing. Additional training is provided in clinical infectious diseases, hospital epidemiology and public health. The fellow interacts with other areas of Laboratory Medicine, is an active participant with the Infectious Diseases divisions at HUP and CHOP, and is involved in clinically oriented research. The program is accredited by the American Academy of Microbiology and graduates are board eligible for certification by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).


Candidates must have completed training in pathology, infectious diseases, or medical microbiology. A doctoral degree including MD, MD/PhD or PhD or equivalent is required. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or Canadian citizens at the time of application.


Paul Edelstein, MD, D(ABMM), Director, Clinical Microbiology, HUP
Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), Co-Director, Fellowship Program, HUP
Kevin Alby, PhD, D(ABMM), Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology, HUP
Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD, Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology, HUP
Ana María Cárdenas, PhD, D(ABMM), Co-Director, Fellowship Program, Interim Director, Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory, CHOP
Erin H. Graf, PhD, D(ABMM),  Assistant Director, Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory, CHOP