Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in our Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In this section, you will find an overview of our program, rotation descriptions, a listing of our current and former fellows, as well as information on how to apply to our program.


The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program is three years in duration and includes a balanced and well-organized experience in teaching, research, and clinical training. Primary teaching and clinical training are based at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and research training opportunities are available in laboratories of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine or at other laboratories in Chicago. The program provides education in immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, clinical pharmacology, and infection prevention and control as they relate to patient care and training in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The development of teaching skills is emphasized, with fellows being given opportunities to develop public speaking and didactic skills.

This experience encompasses clinical and research exposure integrated throughout the three years of fellowship, including 1 month of clinical microbiology during the first year of fellowship, 12 months of clinical inpatient, consultative and outpatient services, and 23 months (minus vacation time) of research activities, as required by the American Board of Pediatrics. Fellows are encouraged to present their research data at national/international meetings and to publish in peer-reviewed journals. Fellows may also participate in Masters in Public Health or Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation degree programs. After successful completion of our fellowship program, fellows become eligible to sit for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases sub-board examination of the American Board of Pediatrics to become Board-certified. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


William J. Muller, MD, PhD

Division Head

Patrick C. Seed MD, PhD 

Contact Information

Amy Diaz
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Infectious Diseases
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue #20
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-227-4080
Fax: 312-227-9709

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.