Fellowship Overview

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides world-class, comprehensive training in the clinical management of infectious diseases and research. Since its inception in 1957, the program has maintained a rich tradition of training clinical and scientific thought leaders in the field of ID.

Our Chief of Infectious Diseases, Trish Perl, M.D., is a nationally recognized leader in health care epidemiology and infectious diseases who is committed to maintaining and expanding our program’s tradition of excellence.

The strengths of our program are built on three core principles:

  • An unsurpassed breadth and variety of clinical experience in ID
  • A strong faculty with excellence in clinical and translational research
  • An aspirational commitment as a “learning organization” that is both skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge and at modifying to reflect new insight and knowledge in ID education


  1. To train fellows for excellence in the knowledge and management of infectious diseases
  2. To develop leaders in ID in academics, community practice, or industry
  3. To advance scientific knowledge and practice in infectious diseases

Fellowship Structure

The Clinical Training consists of two years of clinical ID training with protected time for scholarly activity or research.

The Research Training consists of at least 12 months of clinical ID training followed by one to three years of research training. Research training may be in basic science research or patient-oriented clinical investigation. Research training may be supported by an NIH T32 training grant or additional funding mechanisms are available for qualified individuals who are not eligible for T32 support.