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Welcome to our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Website

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.

RUSH was selected as a pilot site for the new joint ID/EIS Fellowship Training Program!

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

ID Fellows!

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Fellow Publications and Presentations

  • Jung, JH, Bhaimia E, Reau N. Use of tecovirimat for mpox infection followed by JYNNEOS vaccination postinfection in a liver transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis. 2023; 25:e14030.
  • Dbeibo L, Lucky C,  Fadel WF, Sadowski J, Beeler C, Kelley K, Williams J, Webb D, & Kara A (2023). Two-step algorithm-based Clostridioides difficile testing as a tool for antibiotic stewardship. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases29(6), 798.e1–798.e4.
  • Lee ES, Chang H, Soto PF, Zhang Y and Shankaran S  Positive Sputum Cultures in Ventilated Patients with COVID19: Utility of Antibiotic Use at a Single Academic Center. Priv. Pract. Infect. Dis., 2022, 1(1): 4;
  • Bhaimia EJung JH, Chan EL, Shah NN, Santos CAQ. Breakthrough Hepatitis B Virus Infection in a Liver Transplant Recipient on Lamivudine Prophylaxis for Donor Hepatitis B Core Antibody Seropositivity: A Review of Practices to Prevent De Novo Hepatitis B Virus Infection After Transplant. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2021;18(1):22-25. Published 2021 Aug 30. doi:10.1002/cld.1102
  • Kim DY, Lin MY, Jennings C, Li H, Jung JHMoore NM, Ghinai I, Black SR, Zaccaro DJ, Brofman J, Hayden MK; CDC Prevention Epicenter Program. Duration of replication-competent SARS-CoV-2 shedding among patients with severe or critical coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Clin Infect Dis. 2022 May 24:ciac405. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac405. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35607802; PMCID: PMC9213867.
  • Santos Abigail C, Varughese Christy A, Shankaran Shivanjeli. Something Odd and Something New: A Case of Shewanella putrefaciens Peritonitis and Bacteremia Treated with Intraperitoneal Cefepime. Private Practice Infectious Disease. 2021; 1(2):6.
  • Wallace, J., Gonzalez, H., Rajan, R., Narasipura, S. D., Virdi, A. K., Olali, A. Z., Naqib, A., Arbieva, Z., Maienschein-Cline, M., & Al-Harthi, L. (2022). Anti-HIV Drugs Cause Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Monocyte-Derived Macrophages. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy66(4), e0194121.
  • Sansom SE, Logan LK, Green SJMoore NM, & Hayden MK (2021). Whole-genome sequencing for neonatal intensive care unit outbreak investigations: Insights and lessons learned. Antimicrobial stewardship & healthcare epidemiology : ASHE1(1), e2.

Snapshot of Faculty 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 SELin 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. David Henderson, MD, Consultant to NIH and Mary Hayden, MD
  • Mary Hayden. 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