Clinical Microbiology


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. Applications are accepted through the ASM CPEP website (Apply for a CPEP Clinical Fellowship | ASM.org). 


Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), Director, HUP Clinical Microbiology Laboratory; Co-Director Fellowship Program

Rebecca Harris, MD, Director, CHOP Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory; Co-Director Fellowship Program

Kyle Rodino, PhD, D(ABMM), Assistant Director, HUP Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Kenneth Smith, PhD, D(ABMM), Assistant Director, CHOP Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Emeritus Faculty

Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), Director Emeritus, HUP Division of Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, HUP Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Paul Edelstein, MD, D(ABMM), Director Emeritus, HUP Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Current Fellows

Courtney Comar, PhD, 2021-2023 Clinical Microbiology Fellow

Nicole Loeven, PhD, 2022-2024 Clinical Microbiology Fellow