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Deadline extended for transplant infectious diseases fellowship

Jan. 9, 2020, 1:49 PM


by Paul Govern

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking applicants for its new Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

The 12-month program, directed by Gowri Satyanarayana, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, plans to induct its first fellow on July 1.

The fellow will interact with all transplant teams. Clinical duties will include six months on the inpatient transplant infectious diseases service and two half-days of transplant infectious diseases clinic.

Research can be tailored to the fellow’s interests, with opportunities ranging from antimicrobial stewardship and multi-disciplinary database analysis to bench microbiology and translational microbiomics. Additional opportunities include writing scientific manuscripts and presenting at multidisciplinary conferences.

Each year VUMC performs more than 500 solid organ transplants — heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas — 200 hematopoietic cell transplants (establishing marrow and immune function), 200 induction chemotherapy treatments (a first-line cancer therapy), and, for patients with weakened hearts, 80 ventricular assist device placements.

The successful candidate will have completed an accredited infectious diseases fellowship program. Applications are due Jan. 31. Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter and letters of recommendation to Nora Gilgallon Keele at Send inquires to Satyanarayana at

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