Clinical Microbiology Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

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. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States without the University of Pennsylvania's sponsorship. If you are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, you must verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. by providing documentation of your immigration status before your application can progress to the interview stage. Applications are accepted through the ASM CPEP website (Apply for a CPEP Clinical Fellowship | ASM.org). 


Kyle Rodino, PhD, D(ABMM)
Assistant Director, HUP Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Co-Director, Fellowship Program

Kenneth Smith, PhD, D(ABMM)
Assistant Director, CHOP Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory
Co-Director, Fellowship Program

Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director, HUP Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Rebecca Harris, MD
Director, CHOP Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Emeritus Faculty

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

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

Current Fellows

Nicole Loeven, PhD
2022-2024 Clinical Microbiology Fellow

Erin Boulanger, PhD
2023-2025 Clinical Microbiology Fellow