Department of Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Fellowship Program

Current Fellows (L-R): Jack Schneider MD, Smrity Upadhyay MD, Madiha Tahir MD, Madhukanth Reddy MD.

The overall goals of the Indiana University fellowship training program in Infectious Diseases are:

  • to prepare trainees with the knowledge and skills, and to nurture the behaviors, necessary to become proficient in the consultative and primary care of patients with infectious diseases
  • to provide sufficient background for trainees to contribute meaningfully to a hospital's infection epidemiology activities
  • to provide trainees with sufficient research experience to understand the role of research in the advancement of medical science and clinical care and to determine whether a fellow would desire a research career
  • to provide the base for development of such a career for fellows interested in such a career pathway

Application process


  • American citizenship, permanent residency or J1 VISA.
  • Completion of a 3-year accredited internal medicine program in the United States.
  • Completed ERAS application, including 3-4 reference letters, with one letter coming from your residency program director.


Nichelle Turentine, Fellowship Coordinator
☎ : (317) 274-7936
Fax: (317) 274-1587

Saria Butt, MD, Fellowship Director
☎ : (317) 274-7936

Cole Beeler, MD, Assistant Fellowship Director
☎ : (317) 274-7936

Kenya Clinical Elective

The Indiana University School of Medicine has long had an educational, clinical, and research collaboration with the Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya. This mutually beneficial program allows trainees and faculty at the IUSOM to visit Kenya and have an outstanding experience in providing first-hand clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Infectious Diseases fellows at Indiana University have the unique opportunity to undertake a one month elective rotation in Kenya under the direction of either Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Dr. Adrian Gardner, Dr. Suzanne Goodrich, or Dr. John Humphrey, all of whom are faculty in the IU Division of Infectious Diseases and are internationally known research leaders in providing HIV care in resource-limited settings. During this one month elective, fellows will have an opportunity to provide first-hand clinical care at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as well as in one or more HIV outpatient care venues. ID fellows also will be expected to teach Moi University School of Medicine house officers and students during inpatient rounds. In addition, there are opportunities to learn and understand the unique challenges of performing clinical research in international settings. Fellows participating in this elective would stay at IU House near Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. While there, they can interact with other trainees and faculty from IU and also with visitors from other North American institutions and elsewhere. For more information, please contact either Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Dr. Adrian Gardner, Dr. Suzanne Goodrich, or Dr. John Humphrey (you may find their contact information under the Division of Infectious Diseases Faculty listings). In addition, more information on the IU-Kenya partnership and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program may be found at

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Kudos to the Fellows

From L-R: Joseph Wheat, Jack Schneider, Richard Kohler.

Jack Schneider is the first recipient of the Richard B. Kohler Fellowship in Infectious Disease.

The Kohler Fellowship, established in 2017 is awarded an ID fellow most likely to influence the future of Academic Infectious Diseases either through recognized strengths in clinical care, education or research.

*Dr. Richard B. Kohler is professor emeritus of medicine, and of pathology & laboratory medicine.  He joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1977, and served as the ID Fellowship Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, and the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine.  He was instrumental in the development the Legionella Urine Antigen test. He has contributed greatly in the advancement of medicine and has inspired countless trainees during his time. Dr. Kohler is a great example of a highly-accomplished clinician, educator, and researcher.

Graduated fellows

  • 2017
    • Cole Beeler, MD
    • Luke Raymond-Guillen, MD
  • 2016
    • Lana Dbeibo, MD
    • Andrew Dysangco, MD
    • Patrick Milligan, MD
  • 2015
    • Shrishti Ganguly, MD
    • Mariam Younas, MD
  • 2014
    • Travis Hays, M.D.
    • Takashi Shinha, M.D.
  • 2013
    • Teresa Anderson, M.D.
    • Sana Arif, M.D.
    • Mona Desai, M.D.
  • 2012
    • Vera Rosado-Odom, M.D.
  • 2011
    • Suzanne Goodrich, M.D.
    • Aaron Ermel, M.D.
    • Alireza Farabi, M.D.
  • 2010
    • Henry Selke, D.O.
  • 2009
    • Christina Genske, D.O.
    • Monica Sharma, M.D.
    • Bree Weaver, M.D.
  • 2008
    • Keith Banks, M.D.
    • Danielle Osterholzer, M.D.
  • 2007
    • Sheila Neese, M.D.
    • Michele Weiberg, M.D.
  • 2006
    • Diane Janowicz, M.D.
    • Eva Muloma, M.D.
  • 2005
    • April Morrison, M.D.
    • Erika Young, D.O.
  • 2004
    • Chadi Hage, M.D.
    • Adnan Khan, M.D.
    • Ayesha Khan, M.D.
  • 2003
    • Samir Gupta, M.D.
    • Seema Lagvankar, M.D.
  • 2002
    • Clifton Bong, M.D.
    • George Mathew, M.D.
  • 2001
    • Marina Arbuck, M.D.
    • Royden Young, M.D.
  • 2000
    • Satish M. Mocherla, M.D.
    • G. Matthew Vail, M.D.
  • 1999
    • Jaffar Al-Tawfiq, M.D.
    • Mitchell Krathwohl, M.D.