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Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Geisinger’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship program prepares you to solve medical mysteries for your colleagues, care for individual patients and have an impact on global health.     

Infectious diseases

The need for infectious diseases specialists — and the impact you could have on global health — have never been more apparent.

As a Geisinger Infectious Diseases fellow, you’ll train at an integrated health system with a reputation for innovation and cutting-edge research and an affiliated medical school.

Our program is based at Geisinger Medical Center, a community-based hospital with more than 600 beds and a Level 1 trauma center — the hub for a system of hospitals and clinics across northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Thanks to our unique location, you’ll gain experience in both rural and urban areas, training in diverse settings that range from smaller hospitals to a state-of-the art referral facility. 

As our Infectious Diseases fellow, you’ll also have access to:

  • A microbiology laboratory with dedicated educators and leading-edge technology
  • A CDC-designated biocontainment unit ready for patient care and training for highly infectious diseases such as Ebola, smallpox, SARS and other viral hemorrhagic fevers

Message from the program director

Educating the future generation of infectious diseases specialists and investigators.

Infectious diseases specialists often help solve diagnostic dilemmas that are challenging for other clinicians, which makes it a perfect field for those who are curious and enjoy taking on challenges.

Our interests and passions encompass research, individual patient care, hospital epidemiology and public and global health. Despite this variety of opportunities, the overall shortage and uneven distribution of infectious diseases specialists is becoming more severe — while the demand is higher than ever. Not only do we face new infections, but infections that we once deemed controlled are re-emerging.

To mitigate these issues, the Geisinger Infectious Diseases Fellowship program will prepare you to be an effective consultant and outstanding, compassionate clinician with advanced clinical skills and scientific knowledge. You’ll also have the chance to have a positive impact on community health and the hospital environment.

CARE is at the center of the Geisinger Infectious Diseases Fellowship program:

  • Community – To enhance the quality of life by bringing world-class patient care and tailored education to surrounding communities
  • Altruism – To cultivate a sense of commitment to serving humanity compassionately
  • Research – To promote vigorous scholarship, striving for innovation for better patient care and public health
  • Education – To prepare fellows, residents and medical students to advance their clinical skills and scientific knowledge and become the best clinicians and leaders

Our Infectious Diseases Fellowship program is innovative, dynamic, comprehensive and part of an exciting learning environment.

Are you ready to be part of our team?

About Geisinger

Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.


Danville, Pa., is a unique and wonderful place to train. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless, the cost of living is low and traffic is almost nonexistent. In addition, we are close enough to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., to make weekend getaways easy. 

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