Department of Internal Medicine

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Steven D. Burdette, M.D., FIDSA, Director

The Infectious Disease Fellowship program is fully accredited and two years in duration. The primary emphasis is on training infectious disease experts in clinical infectious diseases. As part of the fellowship, trainees will study a wide variety of infectious diseases at the primary teaching institutions, including the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), a 338-bed referral facility, and Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), a large community teaching hospital affiliated with Wright State University. In addition, fellows rotate at the Dayton Children's Hospital (DCH) to gain experience in pediatric infectious diseases.

Qualified fellowship candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interviews are scheduled by invitation in September or October. Fellowship positions are filled through the match (NRMP).


Fellowship Documents (PDFs)


Sample Rotation Schedule

Month

 

July

VA (F1)

August

MVH (F2)

September

MVH

October

MVH

November

VA

December

VA

January

VA

February

MVH

March

Transplant

April

MVH

May

Research

June

VA

July

VA


  • Clinical rotations are divided between the VAMC and MVH. One month of pediatrics is done during the first year at the DCH.
  • During the first month, the fellow will have a two-week clinical microbiology/research rotation.
  • The fellow has three months for research in the first year and four months in the second year.
  • During the second year, a one month transplant rotation is scheduled at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
  • Each fellow will have a continuity clinic at Five Rivers Health Center, encompassing a half day per week. A majority of this clinic is focused on the management of HIV. There will be secondary continuity clinics as well. In the first year, it will be comprised of four consecutive months in each of the following: TB clinic, wound care clinic and VA ID clinic. In the second year, there is a VA ID clinic which is about 60 percent HIV and 40 percent general infectious diseases.
  • There are two main conferences each month: a journal club and a citywide clinical conference. Fellows present at both.
  • Faculty are divided between the main training sites. There are 10 adult medicine fully-affiliated faculty and one pediatric infectious diseases physician.

Full-time faculty

Faculty Member

Hospital Affiliation

Sherman Alter, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics

Dayton Children's Hospital

Catherine Bacheller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center

Jack M. Bernstein, M.D., Research Director, Professor of Medicine and Pathology

Dayton VA Medical Center, Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center

Steve Burdette, M.D., Program Director and Professor of Medicine

Miami Valley Hospital

John Czachor, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Miami Valley Hospital

Laila Castellino, M.B.B.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dayton VA Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center

Thomas Herchline, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Miami Valley Hospital

Hari Polenakovik, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Dayton VA Medical Center

Shruti Patel, M.B.B.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dayton VA Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center

 

Last edited on 09/11/2018.