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Infectious Disease

Message from the Chief

NYU Winthrop Hospital's Infectious Disease Fellowship Program provides an intensive training program in clinical infectious diseases. Since 1980, the Infectious Disease Training Program continues its tradition of excellence in infectious disease teaching and clinical practice.

This Infectious Disease Fellowship training program is for you if you are passionate about Infectious Diseases and are committed to achieving clinical excellence in Infectious Diseases. This program is designed to train Infectious Disease consultants for an academic/clinical practice.

For Infectious Disease Fellowship application questions, please contact Carole Salvato, Infectious Division's Academic Coordinator, at csalvato@nyuwinthrop.org. After reviewing the site, if you have further program questions, please contact, Dr. Diane Johnson, Program Director, email: dhjohnson@nyuwinthrop.org

Thank you for your interest in the NYU Winthrop Hospital Infectious Disease Fellowship program.

Program Overview

  • The goal of the Infectious Disease fellowship program is to optimally prepare our fellows for clinical/academic positions.
  • Our Infectious Disease fellows have a varied and intense clinical experience with extensive one-on-one teaching.
  • Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control are an important aspect of the program.
  • Outpatient infectious disease training is centered in our ambulatory office facility. In addition to general adult infectious diseases consultation, we have a International Travel Clinic.
  • In addition to our HIV inpatient/outpatient experience, rotations in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Medical Microbiology and Transplant Infections are part of the Infectious Disease training program.
  • An integral part of the Infectious Disease training program is clinical research.
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Infectious Disease Fellowship is an ACG ME accredited 2-year training program that combines clinical experience and clinical research.

Program Strengths

  • First Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program on Long Island (since 1980).
  • National reputation for clinical and teaching excellence in infectious disease.
  • The Infectious Disease fellowship program consists of a broad based clinical infectious disease experience in medical/surgical intensive care units, the medical inpatient service, Emergency Department, Surgical and OB/GYN Services.
  • Extensive clinical exposure also includes surgical infectious disease (including neurosurgical and TCV related infections) tropical infections, infections in compromised hosts and transplant infections.
  • High publication rate by Infectious Disease Fellows.
  • Infectious Disease fellows actively participate in Quality Assurance activities, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control as well as medical student/house staff teaching.
  • The Infectious Disease Faculty is committed to teaching and mentoring Infectious Disease fellows.

Teaching Faculty

Burke A. Cunha, MD, MACP

dr. cunha Chief, Infectious Disease Division
Hospital Epidemiologist
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate Studies University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
(AB - Microbiology)
Medical School Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania (MD)
Medical Residency Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
Infectious Disease Fellowship Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut

Clinical and Research Interests: Clinical syndromic diagnosis, FUOs, Pneumonias, Legionnaires' disease, Infections in Critical Care, Hospital Epidemiology, Zoonoses, and Antimicrobial Therapy

Achievements: Castle Connolly Guide: America's Top Doctors
Master Teacher-Clinician, American College of Physicians

Selected Publications (Infectious Disease fellows names are underlined in pertinent publications)


Natalie C. Klein, MD, PhD

dr. klein Associate Director, Infectious Disease Division
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Undergraduate Studies Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
(BA - Liberal Arts)
New York University, New York, New York
(PhD - Microbiology)
Medical School Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (MD)
Medical Residency Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
Infectious Disease Fellowship Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Clinical and Research Interests: HIV, Lyme Disease, Tuberculosis

Achievements:
Castle Connolly Guide: Best Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area

Selected Publications (Infectious Disease fellows names are underlined in pertinent publications)


Diane H. Johnson, MD

dr. Johnson Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Assistant Director, Infectious Disease Division
Director, Ambulatory Infectious Disease
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate Studies State University of New York School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York
(BS Biology)
Medical School University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont (MD)
Medical Residency Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York
Infectious Disease Fellowship Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York

Clinical and Research Interests: STDs, Infections in Women, Prenatal Infections

Achievements:
Castle Connolly Guide: Best Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area

Selected Publications (Infectious Disease fellows names are underlined in pertinent publications)


Adina Claudia Musta, MD

dr. musta Director, Transplant & Immunocompromised Host Services

Undergraduate Studies
Medical School University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, Romania (MD)
Medical Residency St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Infectious Disease Fellowship St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Transplant Infectious Disease Fellowship Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Clinical and Research Interests: Infections in organ transplant and compromised hosts, MRSA, Legionnaires’ disease

Achievements:
Jonathan Freeman Scholarship, SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology, Seattle, Washington.

Award for Outstanding Resident Research, Department of Internal Medicine
St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.

Selected Publications (Infectious Disease fellows names are underlined in pertinent publications)


Leonard Krilov, MD

dr. krilov Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease Division
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics

Undergraduate Studies Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
(BS - Biology)
Medical School Columbia University, New York, New York
(MD)
Medical Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Infectious Disease Fellowship Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Clinical and Research Interests: RSV, Lyme Disease, enteroviruses

Achievements:
Castle Connolly Guide: America's Top Doctors
National Consultant on RSV for the American Academy of Pediatrics

Selected Publications (Infectious Disease fellows names are underlined in pertinent publications)


Rodger Silletti, PhD

rodger silletti Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Undergraduate Studies Manhattan College, Bronx, New York (BS Biology)
Graduate Studies C.W. Post College/Long Island University, Greenvale, New York (M.S. Medical Microbiology)

St. John's University, Queens, New York, (PhD., Molecular Biology)

Research Interests: Clinical value of laboratory testing

Achievements: Board Certified, Clinical and Public Health Microbiology American Board of Medical Microbiology

Selected Publications: Silletti, R.P., E. Ailey, S. Sun, and D. Tang.1997. Microbiologic and Clinical Value of Primary Broth Cultures of Wound Specimens Collected With Swabs. J Clin. Microbiology. 35:2003-2006.

JAaveri, M., R.P. Silletti, and M. Gertner.1997. 'Bacteroides fragilis'? Resurgence in Neonatal ICU. Neonat Int Care.10:16-18.

Silletti R.P., V. Glezerov, and I. Schwartz.1996. Pulmonary Paracoccidioidomycosis Misdiagnosed as Pneumocystis Pneumonia in an Immunocompromised Host. J Clin. Microbiology.34:2328-2330.

Silletti R.P., G. Lee, and E. Ailey.1996. Stool Screening Tests in Diagnosis of Invasive Bacterial Enteritis and in Selection of Specimens Likely to Yield Invasive Enteric Pathogens. J Clin. Microbiology.34: 1161-1165.

Weekly Schedule

Infectious Disease Weekly Schedule

Time:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 am - 10:00 am

ID Clinic

ID Clinic

Grand Rounds

ID Clinic

Travel Clinic

10:00 am - 11:00 am

ID Clinic

ID Clinic

ID/OP Clinic

ID Clinic

ID Board Review for IM Residents

10:00 am - 10:30 am

ID Clinic

ID Clinic

Microbiology Plate Rounds

Microbiology

Laboratory

ID Clinic

Infection Control Committee

Every 3rd Friday

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ID Clinic

ID Clinic

Microbiology

Lecture Series

ID Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ID Journal Club/Case

Conference

ID Clinic

ID Board Review

ID Clinic

ID Board Review

1:00 pm - 6:00 p

ID/OP Clinic

ID Hospital Rounds

ID Clinic

ID Hospital Rounds

ID Hospital Rounds

ID Clinic

ID Hospital Rounds

Travel Clinic

ID Hospital Rounds

Revised 8/7/2015

All fellows are expected to attend all conferences and lectures

 All meetings are in the Infectious Disease Division Conference Room, (Suite #432), unless otherwise noted

Recent Fellow Graduates

Joseph Chandrankunnel, MD West Islip, New York
Sara Nausheen, MD* Hanford, California
Stephanie Strollo, MD Charlotte, North Carolina
Marianne Laguerre, MD Fort Pierce, Florida
Azfar Chak, MD Raritan, New Jersey
Brian McDermott, DO* Glens Falls, New York
Miled Pherez, MD St. Louis, Missouri
Lawrence Eisenstein, MD† Mineola, New York
Vitaliy Krol, DO Manhasset, New York
Naveed Hamid, MD Orlando, Florida
Eric Hansen, DO Cape May, New Jersey
Venkat Minnaganti, MD* Decatur, Illinois
Subha Parchuri, MD Anderson, South Carolina
Sowjanya Mohan, MD* Augusta, Georgia
Anita Jose, MD Queens, New York
Jean Hage, MD* Urbana, Illinois
Andrew Petelin, MD* New York, New York
Uzma Syed, MD West Islip, New York
Nardeen McKail, MD Setauket, New York
Sigridh Munoz-Gomez, MD* Springfield, Massachusetts
Arthur Gran, MD Smithtown, New York
* Infectious Disease fellow graduates in hospital teaching programs.
† Health Commissioner, Nassau County Department of Health