Welcome to Our Fellowship Program

Welcome to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). The goal of our fellowship program is to train outstanding clinicians and physician-scientists in the subspecialty of infectious diseases.

All of our program’s graduates receive excellent training in inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases. Many graduates become physician-scientists who perform high quality laboratory-based research or investigators who engage in clinical research. Others become successful educators, epidemiologists, administrators, or private infectious disease clinicians.

Our faculty are engaged in a wide range of research that include

  • HIV, through the AIDS Clinical Trial Unit
  • Hospital epidemiology, through the CDC-Hospital Acquired Infections Prevention Epicenters Program
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Neurologic infections
  • Invasive fungal infections (Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Candida, etc.)
  • Viral infections (influenza, hepatitis B and C, dengue, chikungunya, zika, etc.)
  • Immunology
  • Transplant-related infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Parasitology (filariasis, malaria, etc.)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emerging infections
  • Global health

At WUSM, we strive for excellence in clinical care, education, and research. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about our Infectious Diseases Fellowship and invite you to explore our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or we can provide further information.


Nigar Kirmani, MD

Professor of Medicine
Program Director

Gerome Escota, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director

Stephanie Montgomery, BS

Fellowship Coordinator