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Welcome to the Infectious Disease Fellowship

The Infectious Disease Fellowship offers an active training program in all aspects of this specialty. The fellowship is fully accredited and is offered under guidelines set by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The postdoctoral fellowship is a 2-year intensive program with rotations on the consultative services at Maimonides, which averages 100-150 new inpatients per month. Fellows also participate in rotations at Coney Island Hospital, Long Island College Hospital, and the transplant service at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Consultations range from infections in the elderly and opportunistic infections of the immune-compromised patient to classic infections, such as endocarditis, hepatitis, malaria, and tuberculosis. Twice weekly, fellows see patients in the outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinic or division facilities. Fellows have an opportunity to see patients on the Travel Medicine Service and to provide primary care to an HIV-infected adult patient population.

Research

The division maintains an active research program, resulting in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national meetings. Fellows are expected to participate in our ongoing clinical or laboratory-based research projects, as well as to originate at least 1 study of their own. They are also required to prepare interesting clinical cases for presentation and publication.

Current research projects include:

  • Antibiotic resistance in Brooklyn
  • Gum Arabic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Perinatal infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Polymyxin vs. tigecycline for resistant grain negative infections

The future of medical care is you

Our program strives to provide the best educational experience in an environment that assures a balance between academic and clinical activities. We take great pride in our success in preparing fellows to become the next generation of expert practitioners. For more information, contact Monica Ghitan, MD, Program Director, at (718) 283-6017 or Geraldine Rich, Residency Coordinator, at (718) 283-7974.

Apply to the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program today!

Meet Our Physicians

Edward Kurt Chapnick, MD

4802 Tenth Ave.

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Monica Ghitan, MD

4719 Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Margaret L. Kuhn Basti, MD

4802 Tenth Ave.

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