Massachusetts, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Medical Microbiology Fellowship
The Franz Von Lichtenberg Fellowship in Infectious Disease and Molecular Microbiology is an ACGME-accredited one-year training program in Medical Microbiology based at Brigham and Women's Hospital (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School), with options for elective rotations at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The fellowship is designed to train the next generation of leaders in infectious disease diagnostics and combines the traditional curriculum of medical microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, virology, and parasitology) with hands-on experience in anatomic infectious disease pathology and advanced molecular diagnostics, including pathogen genomics. The curriculum includes formal rotations in all areas of clinical microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and incorporates dedicated time for clinically-related research projects. Trainees review all anatomic cases with infectious etiologies and correlate case findings with clinical microbiology data. Fellows are also directly involved in the use, design and implementation of molecular, phenotypic and computational methods to diagnose infectious diseases, and to gain hands-on knowledge regarding the development and management of clinical workflows. Fellows have opportunities to teach in the microbiology and infectious diseases courses at Harvard Medical School, and in hospital-based conferences with the BWH Infectious Disease Division.
Opportunities for research collaboration with faculty are encouraged and include topics in clinical microbiology, pathogen biology, host-microbiome-pathogen interactions, and immune responses to infectious agents.
Candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in anatomic and clinical pathology or in clinical pathology, or an ACGME-accredited residency program in internal medicine and an ACGME-accredited fellowship in infectious diseases. Candidates must be eligible for a Massachusetts medical license.
Manfred Brigl MD, Program Director and Director Clinical Microbiology Laboratory,
Andrew Onderdonk PhD, Lynn Bry MD PhD, Fred Wang MD, Isaac Solomon MD PhD,
Sanjat Kanjilal MD MPH, Sankha (Bobby) Basu MD PhD,
Alvaro C. Laga MD MMSc, Francisco Marty MD.
Applications - Accepting for 2021; also still accepting for 2020!
Ruth Sieck, Fellowship Program Manager
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Pathology
75 Francis Street, Amory 360H
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: (617) 732-4699
Fax: (617) 278-6934