The ID division at Stony Brook is an ACGME-approved fellowship program. The two-to-three-year program encompasses both clinical and research activities to physicians who wish to specialize in infectious diseases.
Fellows see inpatient consultations in a tertiary care teaching hospital (Stony Brook University Hospital) and the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A major strength of the clinical program is that fellows are exposed to a wide spectrum of diverse infectious diseases including rare diseases, which are unique to Long Island. Cases ranging from community-acquired and nosocomial infections to HIV/AIDS and complications of trauma, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation and cancer, as well as burn-related infections, illnesses from tick-borne diseases, hepatitis C and tropical diseases imported from around the world.
Divisional conferences include a weekly Core Review (Journal Club), a weekly Clinical Case Conference, monthly Research Conferences and a yearly lecture series on immunology, biostatistics, research design and public health.
In addition to working with members of the Infectious Disease faculty in the Department of Medicine, arrangements can be made for postdoctoral fellows to work in laboratories of members of the basic science departments, such as Microbiology and Pharmacology, the Center for Infectious Disease of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Biology and the recently inaugurated Graduate Program in Public Health of our Medical School. In addition we work closely together with the Pediatric Infectious Disease Division under the leadership of Dr. Sharon Nachman and encourage our fellows to do electives. Fellows have the opportunity to attend local, regional and national conferences.