The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health offers exciting training opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows.

Fellowship Program Overview

Our pediatric infectious disease fellowship program is a three-year ACGME-accredited training program. Our goal is to train leaders in the field of pediatric infectious disease. Graduates from our program have developed successful careers in clinical and basic/translational research, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control, public/global health, and education.  We aim to train pediatric infectious disease providers who champion diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of our community.    

Clinical learning occurs through complementary experiences at two main sites - UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. 

Research opportunities are vast and include:

  • Global Health in HIV, TB, and malaria;
  • Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis;
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship;
  • Molecular Diagnostics;
  • Medical Education;
  • Many others

Our goal is to tailor our fellowship program to the needs of our trainees. To help each fellow achieve their goal, we offer two training tracksa research track and a clinician educator track. Within these tracks, we offer an individualized curriculum on medical research, clinical education, antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention and control. We support applicants who desire to combine their fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Disease with fellowship training in Adult Infectious Disease or other pediatric subspecialties.

Tracks and Pathways

The combined UCSF Benioff Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship program offers two fellowship positions per year. Fellows will have applied and will be accepted into the position in their desired track prior to starting fellowship.

Physician Scientist Track

Fellows in this track should have a career interest in infectious diseases research and obtaining and furthering those research skills during fellowship.  While all pediatric subspecialty fellows must complete an academic project, it is the goal of this track to create physician scientists with a career focus in grant supported research involving clinical, basic science, or translational research. Through this track, research in many different areas of infectious diseases is supported, from clinical/epidemiological/global health research to bench science in immunology and microbial pathogenesis.  Fellows interested in the research track may also receive training in medical education, antimicrobial stewardship, and/or infection prevention.

Clinician Educator Track

Fellows in this track should be interested in an academic career as a clinician educator, clinician administrator, leader in antimicrobial stewardship, or infection prevention.  Their academic project can accordingly be focused on those areas, satisfying the American Board of Pediatrics fellowship requirements. With funding independent of federal grants, the clinical educator track can accept international medical graduates and J1 visa holders.

Program Administration

Our Pediatrics Fellowship Program Coordinator is Catherine Le.