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Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Christine HayWelcome to the University of Rochester Department of Infectious Disease Fellowship website.  Our goal is to train future Infectious Disease specialist and to further develop and accelerate their career path.  Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH), which is the main teaching hospital for the University of Rochester, is an 800 bed, level one trauma center that serves the greater population of Western New York and the surrounding areas that includes Buffalo, Syracuse and the Southern Tier.  The School ranks in the top quartile of U.S. academic medical centers in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, attracting nearly three times the federal funding received by the medical schools in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo combined. The faculty is composed of 12 Infectious Disease physicians who have dedicated their career to education, research, and patient care. 

In addition to being a level one trauma center, SMH provides medical, surgical, burn trauma and neurosurgical intensive care units, the Wilmot Cancer Institute, which is the region’s only bone and marrow stem cell transplant program, and a solid organ transplant center which includes liver, pancreas, heart and kidney transplant programs.  This vast array of medical and surgical services allows for our fellows to have maximal exposure to a wide variety of infectious disease processes in the immunocompetent and immunocompromised patient population all in a single institution.  Our outpatient clinic has a dedicated outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) program, with a clinical pharmacist, and nurse that allows for optimal utilization of antibiotic therapy.  Our HIV clinic, has dedicated faculty to provide mentorship and guidance, along with social work to provide assistance.  In addition, our faculty run the Monroe County Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic and Passport Health, a travel medicine clinic offering both pre and post-travel services.

The Department of Infectious Disease has a strong history in clinical research, especially in the research and development of vaccine.  The Department is affiliated with the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE), the Respiratory Pathogens Research Center, and the Center for AIDS research.  The Vaccine Research Unit designs and conducts vaccine studies, which have previously included investigational vaccines to protect against seasonal pandemic and avian flu, pneumococcal disease, anthrax, herpes, malaria, human papilloma Virus (HPV) and smallpox.

Thank you for visiting our website, please do not hesitate to call our office for further information.

Christine Mhorag Hay M.D.

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Director