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Indiana University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Program is a two-year fellowship program designed to train outstanding infectious diseases clinicians.

Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Indiana University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited two-year program designed to train outstanding infectious diseases clinicians. Our goal is to provide skills and knowledge to nurture lifelong learners and critical thinkers.

Fellows work with highly qualified faculty who foster their academic development at five different hospitals. In addition to the basic ACGME requirement of 12 months of clinical rotations, our program offers excellent opportunity to choose and focus on one of the various different infectious diseases tracks (infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, medical education, global health, etc.). This unique set up helps the fellows succeed in their chosen clinical infectious diseases career.

As the fellows’ clinical future is our focus, we provide schedule flexibility to accommodate individual needs. We have developed a customizable fellowship program, to provide building blocks for a successful infectious diseases career. We expect our trainees to be life-long learners, evidence-based teachers and compassionate patient-care givers.

Begin Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training

Apply for this fellowship program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Fellowship Incentivization Program

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Incentivization Program is designed to support fellows who choose to further their education with the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at IU School of Medicine. Eligible program participants will be paid $10,000 total in addition to their salary.

Fellows starting the Infectious Diseases Fellowship program on or after July 1, 2024 who are in good standing are eligible.

The $5,000 will be added to the December paycheck of their first year of fellowship. 

The $5,000 will be added to the May paycheck of their second year of fellowship. 

The funds will be received via IU Payroll.

This payment is considered taxable and will appear on W-2s as reportable income.

If you leave the program prior to that year’s completion, you must repay the funds.

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 2023 Infectious Diseases Fellows

(back row left to right) Cody Jinnette, Kevin Smith, Ibrahim Shah, Kelsey Hilaire

(front row left to right) Kirsten Prabhudas-Strycker, Joey Jose

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Fellowship Tracks

Infection prevention; antimicrobial stewardship; medical education; global health; HIV/STD/viral hepatitis; and private practice

Extended research training

Combined Med/Peds Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Building on Indiana University School of Medicine’s widespread community of Med/Peds trainees, our combined Med/Peds ID fellowship was started in 2016 and provides comprehensive educational, clinical, and research opportunities that will enable our fellows to become well-rounded physician-scientists in infectious diseases. Our integrated training program over a four year period meets all the requirements required by both ABIM and ABP for eligibility to take both board exams.

Interested applicants are accepted to the Combined Med/Peds ID Fellowship at IU through the NRMP and are encouraged to email our Program Management Specialist, Elizabeth Hutton, to coordinate potential interviews and determine program availability (average of one Med/Peds ID fellow per year).

Visit our Combined Med/Peds Infectious Diseases page to learn more.

Meet the Faculty 

In this short video, learn more about what to expect from the Infectious Diseases fellowship from some of our faculty and fellows to see what sets this program apart from others.

Application Requirements and Process

Applicants to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program must have completed a three-year accredited internal medicine residency program in the United States and have U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or J1 Visa.

To apply, interested physicians must complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and submit three or four letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s residency program director. Selected candidates are contacted directly, and interviews are conducted each year between July and November. Please contact the Program Management Specialist for more information.

Teaching Hospitals

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship program offers trainees the chance to learn at multiple hospitals located downtown Indianapolis.

IU Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. It has ranked nationally in the U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years. IU Health University Hospital is a referral center with 300 beds, 3 ICUs and general teaching wards. IU School of Medicine’s partnership with this hospital gives patients access to a full range of innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health has the only NCI-designated cancer center in the state and the only comprehensive transplant center in Indiana. IU Health commits itself to education and research and provides the fertile ground for collaborations and growth of the next generation of clinicians, physician-scientists, and physician-educators.

Riley Hospital is Indiana’s largest and most skilled pediatric system, with over 50 locations across the state. As one of the nation’s leading healthcare networks for children with expertise in all areas of pediatric health. We have the only pediatric research hospital in the state, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in 10 categories of specialized healthcare for children.

The VA Medical Center has been serving Indiana Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, the VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, IN, and from Danville, IL. The VA Medical Center provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. It is in the forefront in using emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. It was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership (VISN 11) Network Polytrauma Center and is providing ongoing support to the returning Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn. ​

Eskenazi Health is one of America’s largest safety net health systems, providing care to nearly 1 million outpatient visitors each year. Eskenazi Health’s mission is to advocate, care, teach and serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health is one of the leading providers of health care in central Indiana. IU School of Medicine physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services within the 315-bed hospital as well as 11 community health centers located throughout Indianapolis. It is home to the first of two adult Level I trauma centers in Indiana and the region’s only adult burn center.

Methodist Hospital is 802 bed level 1 trauma center which provides excellent cardiovascular and neurosurgical care. Infectious Diseases fellows will rotate one on one with a faculty at Methodist Hospital for a month in their second year of training. They will have the opportunity to see complicated Infectious diseases cases including cardiovascular infections, neurosurgical infections, orthopedic infections, opportunistic infections and solid organ transplant infections.

Program Leadership

26763-Butt, Saira

Saira Butt, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Elizabeth Hutton

Elizabeth Hutton

(317) 278-3466

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1779-Beeler, Cole

Cole Beeler, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

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two residents examine a chart together during the kenya electiveKenya Clinical Elective

IU School of Medicine has a long-standing educational, clinical and research collaboration with Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya. This mutually beneficial program allows trainees and faculty at IU School of Medicine to visit Kenya and gain outstanding experience in providing first-hand clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Infectious Diseases fellows have an opportunity to undertake a one-month elective rotation in Kenya under the direction of Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD.

Throughout this elective, fellows provide clinical care at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as well as one or more HIV outpatient care venues. Fellows are expected to teach Moi University School of Medicine house officers and students during inpatient rounds. In addition, opportunities are available to learn and understand the unique challenges of performing clinical research in international settings.

Fellows participating in this elective would stay at the IU House near Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. While there, they can interact with other trainees and faculty from IU School of Medicine and also with visitors from other North American institutions and elsewhere. 

Fellowship Faculty

Bradley L. Allen, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

Nicolas Barros, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Virginia A. Caine, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Lana Dbeibo, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Aaron C. Ermel, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Adrian Gardner, MD

Associate Dean for Global Health

Samir K. Gupta, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases

Christine L. Heumann, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Amy B. Kressel, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Mitchell McClean, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Haley A. Pritchard, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Lindsey J. Reese, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Jack G. Schneider, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Stanley M. Spinola, MD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Carmen Tichindelean, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Tuan M. Tran, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Bree A. Weaver, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin Professor of Global Health Research

Current Fellows

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship at IU School of Medicine has six fellows. Graduates have moved on to practice in both private and academic settings.

First Year

Hamed Chehab, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 5

Aneesha Kamath, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Second Year

Ibrahim A. Shah, MBBS

Shifa College of Medicine

Kevin A. Smith, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Kelsey D. Hilaire, DO, MS

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Fourth Year

Six fellows in masks and white coats stand together for a group photo

Recent Graduates


Matthew Stack, MD, 2023

Kanupriya Gulati, DO, 2023


Mitchell R. McClean, MD, 2022

Jane E. Turner, MD, 2022

Courtney E. Myers, MD, 2022

Aleena Zia, MD, 2022


Amanda L. Agard, MD, 2021

Omar Elsheikh, MD, 2021


Neha Alang, MD, 2020


Madiha Tahir, MD, 2019

Madhukanth Reddy, MD, 2019