The Infectious Disease (ID) Fellowship program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the ACGME. Each year we welcome three new fellows. The program provides comprehensive training in infectious disease through diverse clinical training experiences, dedicated research and career mentorship and an enriching educational environment. Our graduates are community infectious diseases physicians, academic clinician educators, physician-scientists, and thought-leaders at the local, national, and international levels.

Program Goals

  • Develop competence in the clinical practice of infectious diseases in both the ambulatory and inpatient consultative care settings
  • Provide opportunities to develop skills in antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, public health and global health such that graduates have the option to focus on and become leaders in one of more of these areas
  • Develop research knowledge and experience encompassing the areas of research design and methodology, issues of informed consent, analysis and interpretation of data and critical appraisal of research trials
  • Acquire and foster necessary skills for life-long learning
  • Develop a humanistic approach to patient care and professional attitudes toward patients and colleagues
  • Develop skills in leadership and education to foster a career in hospital leadership, public health and/or medical education

Message from the Director

"Some of my favorite features of the ID fellowship program include the diverse patient population, our section’s enthusiasm for fellowship education, the highly collegial atmosphere and dedicated mentorship."

Vera P. Luther, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Read the Infectious Diseases Fellowship director's welcome message.

Welcome from the Section Chief

"The strength of our program is built around our clinical care.”

John W. Sanders, MD, MPH 
Section Chief, Infectious Diseases 

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Program Highlights 

Our fellowship consists of a core 2-year program with three ACGME approved positions per year of training. An optional, additional year of training is available in research, critical care, or addiction medicine. 

Strengths of our program include:

  • Diverse, collegial, collaborative faculty and fellows with a wide range of interests who are dedicated to excellence in patient care, education and scholarship
  • Superb programs in:
    • Antibiotic stewardship
    • Infection prevention
    • Transplant ID
    • HIV infection 
    • Public Health and sexually transmitted infections
    • Aging and infectious diseases
  • Robust infrastructure (infectious diseases-specific nursing, pharmacy, navigators, social work, clinical trials coordinators) for both clinical and research programs
  • Strong public health presence
  • Specialty certificate programs for Infectious Diseases fellows in antimicrobial stewardship, global health, patient safety, and translational sciences