School of Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Welcome to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Our fellows learn from the rich clinical landscape afforded by the culturally diverse patient population of the New Orleans metropolitan area. As a training program, we feel strongly at LSU that it is our mission to provide exceptional and compassionate care to the underserved population of our city for whom we are the major safety net provider. Fellows predominantly care for our patients at University Medical Center and its affiliated broad network of clinics. At this site, they learn the practical management of advanced HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis, tropical infections, and endemic mycoses. As the level I trauma center for the region, fellows are also exposed to the interdisciplinary management of complicated trauma and surgical subspecialty infections as well as the advanced principles of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control.  We feel that the diverse clinical exposures at these training sites provide our fellows with an unparalleled clinical training experience.

We offer a flexible yet comprehensive two-year training program designed to foster clinical mastery, intellectual curiosity, and professional development for future clinicians and educators in both the academic and private practice setting. The first year of training affords broad exposure to the various subspecialties of infectious diseases through a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations. Second year fellows are afforded more flexibility for elective rotations, independent clinical research, quality improvement endeavors, and other scholarly activity focused on their individual chosen career paths. Clinical and research experiences are supplemented by a rich didactic curriculum throughout training.  Longitudinal mentorship is provided along the way by a diverse group of faculty dedicated to training the next generation of physicians.

We look forward to sharing more of what makes LSU and New Orleans so special for applicants to our program. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Faculty & Staff



Victoria Burke, MD
Program Director,
Assistant Professor






Questions about our program may be directed to:

Krystal Fisher, Fellowship Coordinator

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