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Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Welcome to the Children's National Hospital Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship. We are very proud of our program and its unique training opportunities. Our goals are to provide well-rounded training for fellows in clinical pediatric infectious diseases and in medical research. Successful completion of our ACGME-accredited program will provide the individual with the necessary qualifications for a position as a board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist.

Our program consists of three tracks, including two FDA Tracks affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a Traditional Track. Clinical training is identical for both tracks, with the tracks differing in research training focus. We also offer a Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health /National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Please explore our site to learn more about the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship.

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Nada Harik, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director

Rana Hamdy, M.D.

Rana Hamdy, M.D., MSCE, M.P.H.
Fellowship Associate Program Director

How to Apply

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program normally accepts fellowship applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service, in the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match.

For more information, please contact:
Tyesha (Ty) Williams
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

What visas are accepted?

J1, H1B (for non-FDA track only). FDA track applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents per federal regulations.

Is completion of pediatric residency training in the U.S. OR Canada a requirement?

Completion of US or Canadian pediatric residency is required.

Are there additional program benefits?

In addition to salary, each fellow receives $1,000 per year for education expenditures (academic meetings, membership dues, textbooks, etc.). Fees for your medical license are covered by the division. The division also covers the cost of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases In-Training Examination.

Tuesday Academic Conferences


The Infectious Diseases Fellowship offers a wide range of educational opportunities.

Infectious Disease Group 2017

Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the Infectious Diseases Department at Children's National.

Quotes From Our Alumni

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“Looking back on my training, Children's National/FDA was the perfect combination for me. I saw a tremendous volume of patients presenting with both common and uncommon infectious diseases and learned from amazing attendings on the wards and in the microbiology lab. Through my time in the FDA CDER track, I developed an understanding of drug development, clinical trials and labeling that has proven invaluable in my interactions with patients and in my pursuit of scholarly activity.” - Dr. Kimberly Martin, Alumna 2015

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Quotes From Our Alumni

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"D.C. is a cool city. It has a bit of everything; history, architecture, food, art, culture, politics, you name it. It also makes an interesting place to work. We have a fun group with lots of fellows and engaging faculty and staff. There is always the potential of a rural, urban and/or exotic differential being on your list of patients to see daily. We see and do a lot, but never feel overwhelmed!” - Dr. Amol Purandare, Alumnus 2018

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