Infectious Disease Subspecialty Residency Program


Donald J. Kennedy, M.D. F.A.C.P.
Program Director
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Phone: 314-977-5500
Fax: 314-771-3816
Email: kenneddj@slu.edu

Erica Kaufman West, MD
Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine Associate Director Program Director
Infectious Disease Fellowship

Tonya Vernon
Administrative Assistant/Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy & Immunology
Center for Vaccine Development
1100 S. Grand Blvd., 8th Floor
Edward A. Doisy Research Center
St. Louis, MO 63104
Ph 314-977-9044 / Fx 314-771-3816
Fellowship Program Contact
Ph 314-977-9044 / Fx 314-771-3816
Email:vernonta@slu.edu

The Saint Louis University Infectious disease Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the ACGME. The overall goal of the program is to prepare the trainee for a career as an Infectious Disease subspecialist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The duration of the subspecialty training is two years and consists of clinical and research training. Additional research training is available.

All application must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application service (ERAS). Interviews are scheduled by invitation from August - October. Fellowship positions are filled through the match (NRMP).

    The Division of Infectious Diseases utilizes the
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
  • Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
  • New Hope Clinic
    and other clinics for selected rotations.

The patient population includes a wide variety of infectious disease problems. At Saint Louis University Hospital, active programs in transplantation (heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow) provide a broad experience in unusual and opportunistic pathogens in addition to routine medical problems of general internal medicine inpatients. Additional experience in surgical infectious diseases is gained by consultation on the trauma, neurosurgical, orthopedic, and general surgery services.

Conference Schedule
Monday 8:00 am Current Topics in Infectious Diseases
Wednesday 8:00 am Infectious Disease Research Conference
Thursday 11:00 am Clinical Infectious Disease Conference
Friday 7:30 am Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Program Schedule

Clinical Track Research Track
Rotation 2 yrs 3 -4 yrs
Consultation Service 12 months 12 months
Infectious Disease Clinic 1/2 day/wk 1/2 day/wk
Clinical Microbiology 1 month 1 month
Infection Control / Peds ID 2 months 2 months
Research/Elective 9 months 21-33 months