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The two-year Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides you with an excellent opportunity as a trainee to be involved in the management of a broad array of infectious diseases in patients who reside in Arizona and those referred from other parts of the United States and around the world.

Mayo Clinic — with campuses in Minnesota, Florida, and Arizona — is a major tertiary medical center in the United States and a leader in patient care, medical education, and research. Mayo Clinic's diverse patient population; state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities; and faculty members with a wealth of clinical, research, and educational experience combine to create a truly integrated educational experience.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience

The subspecialty adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship offers:

  • Strong didactic curriculum that is patient-centered and learner-focused
  • Full-time faculty with strong clinical, research, and teaching experience
  • Clinical infectious diseases training in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Exposure to the world-renowned Mayo clinical microbiology and serology laboratories through rotations and weekly microbiology rounds
  • Training in the management of a wide spectrum of infectious diseases in a diverse population, including but not limited to: infections in the immunocompromised host (recipients of solid-organ and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants, CAR-T therapy, and people with HIV), coccidioidomycosis, endovascular and cardiac device infections, prosthetic joint infections, infections in the intensive care unit, travel medicine, fecal microbiota transplantation, and outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
  • Opportunities to teach internal medicine residents, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students, and visiting medical school students through bedside instruction and formal didactic lectures
  • Ample time for research
  • External rotations at the Maricopa County TB and STI clinics, Department of Public Health, and Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Robust Antimicrobial Stewardship Program with opportunities for research and QI projects

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Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of campus to promote wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Sandhya Nagarakanti, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Director's welcome

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona is one of two infectious diseases fellowship programs in the state of Arizona and the only ACGME-accredited infectious diseases fellowship in the Phoenix area. I encourage you to learn more about our program and what we have to offer.


The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is the only ACGME-accredited infectious diseases fellowship in the Phoenix metropolitan area.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Infectious Disease Certification Exam offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Program history

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona began training its first fellow in July 2015. As of July 2022, our fellowship has been approved to expand and recruit two fellows per year for our two-year fellowship.

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