Program Director: Varsha Moudgal, MD
Program Coordinator: Karyn Rosinski
The Infectious Diseases fellowship program at St Joseph Mercy hospital is an ACGME accredited two-year training program. The program offers one fellowship position per year.
The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is an integral part of the Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. The program is designed to provide training and a supervised experience for the ID fellow to acquire competence in providing clinical care and consultative services consistent with the standards for sub specialists in adult infectious diseases as defined by the subspecialty board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. All RRC and ABIM requirements are in the first two years of training.
The fellowship program is a well-rounded comprehensive program, and affords fellows the opportunity to be experts in caring for patients with serious infections both in the inpatient as well as the outpatient settings. One year of the fellowship-training program is structured toward clinical training and the second year is designed to allow fellows to pursue a clinical research project or a basic sciences research project.
The ID fellowship program is set in the context of a large 537 bed community based academically oriented hospital with a wide variety of clinical cases including infections in neutropenic patients, HIV positive patients and patients with infections involving the GI, GU, CVS, CNS, pleuro- pulmonary, skin and soft tissue, bone etc. Fellows also receive training in other specialty areas such as infections in bone marrow and solid organ transplant hosts, infections in cancer patients, TB, sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases in pregnant women and in the peripartum period, and pediatric infectious diseases. All ID fellows spend 2-4 weeks in the clinical microbiology laboratory rotation at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and will gain hands-on experience at the bench and attend didactic lectures. A comprehensive series of weekly didactic lectures serves to enhance fellow education.
At SJMH we provide care for over 300 HIV patients. SJMH is closely affiliated with the regional AIDS service organization, the HIV/AIDS resource Center (HARC) of region 2 (Michigan). Our fellows establish a cadre of patients with HIV and follow them longitudinally through the two years of fellowship training. HARC Social Workers are on site during fellow clinics to assist with care of HIV positive patients. Fellows interact with HARC in education programs, prevention and outreach activities, and participate in testing and counseling of newly diagnosed patients and learn the skills of 'case management in HIV patients and employ those skills.
Varsha Moudgal, MD, CPE, FACP, FIDSA – Program Director
Dr. Moudgal serves as the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She completed her training in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan and went on to complete her Infectious Diseases Fellowship training at Wayne State University, Michigan. Following completion of her training, Dr. Moudgal joined the teaching faculty at the Medical College of Ohio as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and then subsequently was on the full time faculty at Wayne State University and remains an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University. Dr. Moudgal has a strong interest in Medical Student, Resident and Fellow training. Dr. Moudgal is a dedicated clinician and is actively involved in clinical and translational sciences studies. Her research interests include HIV, Hepatitis C, and C. Difficile Colitis.
For further information regarding the application process or the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, please contact:
Karyn Rosinski, MBA
ID Fellowship Program Coordinator
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Reichert Health Center
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 3009
Ypsilanti, MI 48197