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Department and Faculty

More than 35 physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric infectious diseases. The Division of Infectious Diseases offers hospital-based consultation and specialized treatment for patients with infections or who develop infections while hospitalized. Mayo Clinic's large inpatient practice has a census of at least 100 patients at any given time.


There are several specialized facilities at Mayo Clinic that enhance learning opportunities for infectious diseases fellows. The HIV Clinic provides specialized treatment for more than 400 patients who have HIV or AIDS. Mayo Clinic's HIV Research Laboratory studies the effects of viral proteins and viral infections on the regulation of the immune system and clinical HIV disease course. Find out more about research in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Mayo Clinic's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic educates and immunizes people traveling to foreign countries and treats patients who return from foreign countries with an illness.


Mayo Clinic faculty members participate in clinical focus groups that provide specialized care to subgroups of infectious disease patients and academically help staff develop expertise in focused areas of infectious diseases.

Fellows work with a dedicated faculty member while rotating on a variety of consultative services.

From the program directors

Dr. Raymund Razonable, director of Infectious Diseases Fellowship (MN) programDuring this three-year fellowship, you rotate in five inpatient consultative infectious diseases subspecialty services, three outpatient services, and clinical microbiology. You also gain clinical and research expertise in emerging subspecialties within infectious diseases, including HIV, travel and tropical medicine, infection control, and antimicrobial stewardship. You have the opportunity to present your research at local, national, and international meetings, and to publish your work in peer-reviewed journals.

During research, you are encouraged to complete the Postdoctoral Certificate Program or Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program in clinical research offered by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS). All fellows participate in a quality improvement project during the fellowship and are asked to obtain the bronze certification in safety and quality improvement offered by the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy.Elena Beam, M.D.

Mayo Clinic's Division of Infectious Diseases is one of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. It includes more than 35 faculty members and 21 clinical fellows, in addition to a cast of outstanding support staff that includes nurses, midlevel providers, and assistants. The division sponsors two fully funded, one-year, nonaccredited advanced training programs in transplant infectious diseases and orthopedic infectious diseases. The wealth of clinical material in these two fields allows the subspecialty fellow to gain clinical expertise and provides an opportunity to conduct meaningful research and scholarly activities. 

As a trainee, you have access to world leaders across many specialty areas throughout your training in Mayo's multidisciplinary care practice. Mayo Clinic offers superb practice and research facilities. You use some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools available in the world and learn patient care and scientific discovery that is unsurpassed anywhere in terms of innovation, quality, and compassion.

Whether you want to pursue a career in academic medicine or private practice, Mayo Clinic will support you. We encourage you to learn more about our Infectious Diseases Fellowship and contact us should you have additional questions.

Raymund Razonable, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director

Elena Beam, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Associate Director

Career council

Faculty mentors are available to serve on a fellow's career council. This council — which consists of the faculty career mentor, research mentor, program director, and associated program director — provides career guidance, advice, and personal support. You choose a mentor at the beginning of the training program. Your mentor also serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.