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General ID Fellow Education

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.

2023-24 Infectious Diseases First Year Fellows

2023-24 Infectious Diseases First Year Fellows

2023-24 Infectious Diseases Second Year Fellows

2023-24 Infectious Diseases Second Year Fellows


Program Aims

  • Train fellows for excellence in the clinical knowledge
  • Develop a diverse workforce of future leaders in academics, community practice, or industry
  • Advance scientific knowledge and practice
  • Prvide the opportunity to see an unsurpassed breadth and variety of clinical cases
  • Promote individualized training pathways
  • Access to faculty with excellence in clinical and translational research

What Our Program Offers

Clinical Pathway
Research Training Pathway
HIV Medicine Fellowship

Training Sites

What Our Fellows Have to Say

Richard Lueking, Class of 2022

UTSW has been an amazing place to learn and to see a wide range of pathology that I would not have seen elsewhere. The faculty is amazing and always supportive. There is no question that fellows leave the program prepared for their future practice no matter the setting. Dallas is an amazing place to live with a wide range of things to do and see. Whether your interests are in food, art, culture, or sports, there is something for you.

Apple Long, Class of 2022

I was lucky to train at UTSW both for residency as well as ID fellowship. I chose this program primarily to work at Parkland, a safety-net hospital for the under-insured of Dallas County. As it turned out- I have found breadth and diversity of diseases and patient population in all 3 hospitals that the UTSW program serves. On any given week, expect to see rare cases of invasive GI Mucorales, start someone with a new diagnosis of AIDs on ART (while treating them for a few OIs) as well as see the bread and butter of diabetic feet and bacteremias. The volume of patients and managing mega teams can be challenging but has been invaluable in preparation for any future career. Faculty here have your back but will encourage you to fly. Overall, Dallas has been an amazing place to live and train. I got married and started my family here (during a pandemic!). All of this could not have been possible without the support of our fearless program director, Dr. Cutrell, a lot of help from family and the myriad of top-notch restaurants available on Uber Eats.

Brian Hopkins, Class of 2022

UTSW is one of the best places to train for ID fellowship! We truly see the full breadth of cases, and the three training sites yield a variety of culture, socioeconomic status, and pathology. Volume is high, yet work hours are reasonable due to large teams with very motivated students, residents, and APPs. Staff and co-fellows are supportive, always looking to improve the program, and research opportunities are abundant with dozens of faculty. Dallas is a convenient, accessible, and affordable place to live with plenty to offer, and travel is easy with a major airport two miles from the hospital and several large cities within a few hours' drive. And of course other than the rare snowstorm, there is always an opportunity for outdoor activities!

John Hanna, Class of 2022

UT Southwestern ID fellowship program is empowered by training in different sites. Clements University Hospital where you get exposure to transplant/immune-compromised patients, Parkland Hospital which is the safety net county hospital that still has an inpatient HIV service, the second biggest VA Medical Center in the states, and Access Clinic with >5000 HIV patients. This wide array of clinical exposure guarantees a rich educational experience in diverse settings. Moreover, the big program size with diversity of Faculty's interests allows varied research interest match.

In Dallas, TX, you don't have to choose between affordability and quality of life. You can also option for walkability if you choose to live in downtown or uptown that are only 10–15-minute drive from all training sites.