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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Disease


Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The UK Fellowship Program in Infectious Diseases is a two-three year program designed to provide trainees with the necessary tools to launch a successful academic medical career. A handbook about the Fellowship Program can be downloaded by clicking here (pdf document). Click here to download the Universal Application for Fellowship. Include your phone number or email address with your completed form and send to:


Michael Young, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Kentucky
Kentucky Clinic
740 S. Limestone St., K512
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

The UK program, directed by Dr. Michael Young fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine for certification in Infectious Diseases. This program is further enhanced by the research and mentoring contributions of Beth Garvy, Ph.D., who holds a joint appointment with the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics.

Fellows: First Year: Inski Yu, M.D.,  Second Year: Praveen Gundelly, M.B.B.S.

Recent Fellows:   2013: Nicole Leedy, MD; 2012: Thein Myint, M.B.B.S. and Saima Mahmood M.B.B.S., 2010: Iad Naji, M.D.; 2009: Raymond Khan, M.D.; 2008: Vidya Sundareshan,M.D.2007: Punit Baveja, M.D.; 2006: Takako Schaninger, M.D.; 2005: Brian Murphy, M.D.; 2004: Wael Shams, M.D.

Clinical Component
Comprehensive clinical training is offered over a 2-year period in both inpatient and outpatient settings at the UK Chandler Medical Center, Lexington Good Samaritan Hospital and the adjacent Lexington VA Medical Center.

Fellows receive 11 months of inpatient consultation service at the UK Hospital and VA Medical Center.

Fellows spend 1 half day/week over a 2-year period at the UK and VA outpatient clinics, which collectively treat about 600 HIV-seropositive patients.
A 1-month rotation in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is required, and supervised by a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist.
One month of fulltime training is provided in Diagnostic Microbiology in the UK and VA Microbiology Laboratories.
A comprehensive hospital epidemiology rotation is offered during the first year. Alternatively, fellows can attend a one-week course offered by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Inc./Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During non-consult months, fellows are free to engage in scholarly activity (e.g., conducting epidemiological or clinical research, writing case reports, attending classes).

Fellows rotate on the national award winning Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. This rotation provides an opportunity to understand the policies and programs that guide hospital formularies and utilization of antimicrobials.

Research/Scholarly Componentpseudomonas ae
During non-consult months, fellows engage in scholarly activity (e.g. multi-disciplinary research projects, writing case reports, attending classes, etc). Fellows may opt to conduct basic laboratory research, epidemiological research, or clinical research under the mentorship of a member of the Infectious Diseases faculty or members in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Public Health or College of Pharmacy, Faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases are involved in a diverse array of basic and clinical research projects funded by the NIH, Veterans Administration, and pharmaceutical companies.

The research component of the fellowship program provides fellows the following valuable opportunities:

To select an area for in-depth research,
To plan a research project,
To develop technical skills, including those needed in writing scientific papers and grant applications, and
To present their research results before a national forum.

Graduate Study and Postdoctoral Fellowships
In addition to the clinical fellowship program, opportunities exist for graduate study and postdoctoral fellowships in the basic sciences. Research faculty in the Division maintain secondary appointments in several basic science departments including Physiology; Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; Nutrition; and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and are able to train students in any of these disciplines.

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