Transplant ID Fellowship Program



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The Transplant Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a one-year fellowship program that is designed to prepare accomplished physicians with prior training in general infectious diseases for a career in infectious diseases among immunocompromised hosts including solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. Two positions are offered each year.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a premier transplant referral center for the Rocky Mountain region and is the world’s longest-running liver transplant program. As a high-volume transplant center, we provide multidisciplinary care for complex patients and perform over 500 solid organ transplants (including liver, kidney, heart, lung and pancreas) and around 30 LVADs annually. The stem cell transplant program at the University of Colorado performs over 160 hematopoietic stem cell transplants and 30 CAR-T cell infusions annually and has an active research program with excellent opportunities for collaborative research.

 

Transplant Infectious Diseases Faculty

Our transplant infectious diseases focus group is composed of 9 to 10 faculty members who bring a diversity of experience with them and are committed to education and training of the fellows in the management of infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients.

 

Core Transplant ID Faculty:

Curriculum

During the 12-month fellowship, fellows will receive intense clinical exposure to various infectious diseases among immunocompromised hosts including solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients, patients with hematologic malignancies as well as ventricular assist device recipients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Fellows will spend 5 to 6 months of clinical time on inpatient transplant infectious diseases consult services and are expected to attend half a day weekly outpatient session where they will perform pre-transplant evaluations of potential transplant candidates as well as manage a variety of post-transplant infectious diseases complications. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in elective rotations and will have protected time to pursue clinical or laboratory-based research in collaboration with transplant infectious diseases experts. Fellows are expected to participate in various solid organ transplant selection committees.  There are opportunities for the fellowship curriculum to be individually designed to fit the applicant’s interests.

 

Rotation Schedule
Combined solid organ transplant and bone marrow transplant inpatient consultation services5-6 months
Transplant infectious diseases clinicsHalf a day session per week
Clinical electives4 weeks
Research4-5 months

Didactics

Fellows will be expected to participate in clinical case conferences, journal clubs, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality presentations, micro rounds, Infectious diseases fellows core curriculum lecture series as well as transplant infectious diseases bootcamp lectures.  In addition, the transplant infectious diseases fellow will be expected to attend the weekly transplant infectious diseases focus group meeting where challenging cases are presented and discussed.

Pre-requisites
The position is open to candidates who have successfully completed formal fellowship training of at least 2 years in an ACGME-accredited Infectious Diseases training program and who are either board-certified or board-eligible in Infectious Diseases. 

Application process
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled but we would appreciate receiving applications prior to September 15. Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of interest and three letters of recommendation to:

Poornima Ramanan MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine – Infectious Diseases
Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus
Email: Poornima.Ramanan@cuanschautz.edu
Address: 12700 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045

Kelly Rico, BA
Education and Communications Coordinator
Department of Medicine – Infectious diseases
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus
Email: kelly.rico@cuanschutz.edu

 

 

Fellows will receive formal evaluation by faculty both on inpatient and outpatient rotations on a regular basis. The program director will meet with the fellow biannually to review the evaluations. Fellows will also get an opportunity to evaluate the faculty and discuss any concerns regarding the training program.