Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital trains clinician-investigators for a career in academic infectious disease medicine.

Training takes place at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, which offers a large pediatric organ transplant program, a busy pediatric hematology-oncology program, and an HIV program for patients of all ages. The Division of Infectious Diseases participates in an antibiotic stewardship program and an infection control program and fellows have the option to rotate through our teaching affiliate, Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York.

Our three-year training program is dedicated to clinical service and research activities. Fellows are also encouraged to attend conferences and other academic activities. Learn more about our curriculum and schedules

Our program has a number of research opportunities available to those interested in basic, translational, clinical, or global health research. Past fellows have had a wide variety of research interests, including evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescent living with HIV in Kenya, investigating new modalities for diagnosis of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections in children, characterizing the manifestations of MIS-C, developing strategies for identification of children born to women with Hepatitis C, evaluating the impact of PCR based diagnostics for respiratory viruses on the care of febrile infants under two months of age, evaluating new treatment agents for hepatitis C, comparing strategies for preventing cytomegalovirus (CMV) following liver transplantation, evaluating how to best manage bloodstream infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing organisms, and investigating the duration of immunity against measles in adolescent with HIV who acquired the infection perinatally.

Mentorship and research opportunities are available within the Division of Infectious Diseases and in other departments and institutes, including but not limited to the Department of Medicine’s Division of Adult Infectious Diseases; the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences’ Division of Sexually Transmitted and Infectious Diseases; the Department of Microbiology; the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute; and The Arnhold Global Health Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and within the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

To apply to our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, you must submit your application online via ERAS––the Electronic Residency Application Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Fellowship positions are offered through the fall specialty matching service of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). 

Your application should include three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, indicating your career goals and interests, and your USMLE transcript. A letter from your program director is highly desirable. If you have had relevant experiences in infectious diseases during medical school, one letter related to those activities is also acceptable and encouraged, although it is not required. Applications are accepted starting a year before the fellowship start date in July. Interviews are held from September through November, and positions are offered in December. In the interest of equity, all interviews are currently being held virtually. J-1 and H-1 visa holders are eligible to apply. Preference is given to applicants with prior residency training at an ACGME accredited program, however we will consider applicants who have completed residency training outside the United States at a non-ACGME accredited program on a case-by-case basis.