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The combined Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) and Cook County Health (CCH) Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program provides a two-year curriculum with an optional third year of training that is dedicated to training successful Infectious Diseases physicians with the essential building blocks for any desired career path in the field. We have more than 40 faculty who specialize in 12 areas of divisional expertise and are world leaders in HIV, Transplant ID and healthcare epidemiology research. We’re also excited to announce we have become 1 of 11 programs in the country to offer a new joint ID/EIS fellowship opportunity, for fellows to train on ID for 2 years, followed by 2 years of EIS (Epidemiology Intelligence Service) training. Situated in the amazing city of Chicago, fellows can enjoy all of our program advantages and explore all that the city has to offer.

Thank you for your interest in our program! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@RushCCH_ID) and Instagram (@rushcchid)!


A Message from the Chiefs

A brief message from the Infectious Disease Chief Fellows for the year 2022-2023, Dr Benjamin Goldenberg and Dr Annette Abraham, as well as our special guest Dr. Glaucomflecken!


Rush partners with CDC and IDSA for the new ID/EIS Fellowship!

We are grateful and excited to be recognized by the CDC as one of the 11 programs nationwide uniquely equipped to train the next generation of public-health-focused ID physicians. More information here…  

ID Fellows!

We welcome our new Infectious Disease Fellows!

We are thrilled and excited to welcome the new fellows on July 1st! As a welcome to the 2024 class, we planned to have lunch in Room 500 at Rush for our division and incoming fellows to enjoy. We also anticipate further activities as a way to get to know each other better. (such as Whirley ball, escape room, etc. )

Fellow Class 2024!

IDWeek 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing IDWeek to remain virtual, our second-year fellows class 2022 had the opportunity to participate in the 2021 annual conference and learn from internationally recognized experts in the field of infectious diseases and interact with other aspiring infectious diseases professionals. The current class 2023 is looking forward to participate in-person in IDWeek 2022 at Washington D.C. 
IDWeek Trainee Award 2021:

    Fellow Publications and Presentations 

    Recent Publications:

    Recent Presentations:

    • Christopher Szewcyzk, Hemil Gonzalez. A Severe Case of Lupus Cerebritis. Poster presentation accepted at the AAN Summer Conference on July 15-16, 2022, in San Francisco, CA.

    • Sansom SE, Lin M, Schoeny M, Fukuda C, Shimasaki T, Dangana T, Moore N, Yelin R, Rhee Y, Tabith L, Sheng J, Cornejo Cisneros E, Murray J, Chang K, Lolans K, Ariston M, Rotunno W, Ramos H, Li H, Aboushaala K, Iwai N, Bassis B, Bell P, Young V, Hayden MK, for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. Admission and Discharge Sampling Underestimates Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO) Acquisitions in an Intensive Care Unit. SHEA Spring 2021. April 16, 2021. 

    • SHEA Spring 2021. “SHEA’s Role in Leadership during COVID-19.” Virtual conference, April 13-16, 2021. Invited opening plenary speaker. 

    • 6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections: Decennial Day. “Attacking healthcare transmission of AMR on multiple fronts: antibiotics, the microbiome, and containment.” Virtual conference, April 12, 2021. Invited symposium speaker.

     How to apply

    Positions are currently available for five first-year fellows. Find full details and begin your application