Director's Welcome

Holenarasipur (HR) R. Vikram, M.D., FACP, FIDSAWelcome to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona. We have structured a two-year fellowship tailored to specifically train the next generation of physician experts, leaders, educators, and clinical researchers in the field of infectious diseases.

Mayo Clinic training programs foster lifelong learning, create a conducive environment to deliver outstanding patient care in multidisciplinary teams, and provide unparalleled opportunities for research and education. Mayo Clinic celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014.

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (MCSGME), one of the largest and oldest in the nation, reached its centennial year in 2015. The school has more than 1,700 residents and fellows at any given time and is home to more than 270 individual training programs that cover every medical and surgical specialty across the three Mayo Clinic campuses. MCSGME oversees the largest number of ACGME-accredited programs in the United States.

Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus was established in 1987. Since our inception, we have grown into a tertiary care institution with more than 500 physicians, along with more than 220 residents and fellows. Our campus in Arizona is also one of the largest transplant centers in the southwestern United States, with programs dedicated to kidney, pancreas, liver and heart transplantation. We also have an active blood and bone marrow transplant program housed in the new Mayo Clinic Cancer Center building in Arizona. In 2017, we welcomed our first class of medical students at the new Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine campus in Arizona.

For the past three years, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona has been ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the state of Arizona by U.S. News & World Report. It was also recently recognized for being the safest teaching hospital in the U.S. and has earned numerous high-profile accolades for quality and patient safety.

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus 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 metropolitan area.

Our program has been designed to provide an exceptional learning experience in all aspects of clinical infectious diseases. Our faculty members have years of experience training students, residents and fellows. Several are world-renowned for their research and expertise and have many active and ongoing clinical trials.

You have the opportunity to participate in the three-site case conferences in which faculty and fellows from the three Mayo Clinic campuses present and discuss challenging cases. You also benefit from clinical microbiology, infection control and travel clinic rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Other valuable offsite rotations include an HIV continuity clinic at McDowell Healthcare Center, pediatric infectious diseases at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Maricopa County sexually transmitted infections and TB clinics. You have access to patient medical records across Mayo Clinic's campuses to facilitate coordinated patient care and collaborative clinical research. Opportunities for elective rotations and ample time for research will result in a well-rounded educational experience.

At the end of your fellowship, I am confident that you will be fully equipped to pursue your chosen career path in infectious diseases.

I encourage you to learn more about our fellowship program and what we have to offer. Do not hesitate to contact me or my fellowship coordinator, Julie, if you have any additional questions.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

HR Vikram, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director

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