University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

University of Wisconsin Infectious Disease Fellowship

Program Contacts

Jeannina Smith, MD
Program Director

Jessica Tischendorf, MD, MS
Associate Program Director

Rachel Filipiak, MHA
Program Manager

The University of Wisconsin Infectious Disease fellowship program cultivates academic infectious disease physicians of the future in an environment that celebrates continuous innovation, collaboration and diverse perspectives.

You'll develop diagnostic and management skills as a consultant; gain leadership skills in public, global health, and medical education; conduct ethical clinical research and investigate disease pathogenesis, and actively engage in drug discovery to advance care for patients with infectious diseases.

Train with us and learn cutting-edge science that prioritizes social responsibility and equity—with the goal of improving human health.

We are one of 11 programs that offer the ID/EIS joint fellowship supported by IDSA and the CDC.  Apply now!


“The training in antimicrobial stewardship I received at UW was second to none. They have a highly integrated, well-established program, including dedicated ID clinicians and ID pharmacists. Fellows are included in daily stewardship decisions with ample opportunity for research."

—Buck Scholtz, DO, fellowship alumnus

Closeup of fellow in gloves doing a simulated procedure

Why You'll Love Our Program

  • A Center of Excellence for infection control and antimicrobial stewardship, co-located training at a top-rated VA Hospital, and a wealth o opportunities in private practice, public health and skilled nursing facilities
  • Distinct training pathways to develop an individualized training experience and graduate with a distinction in a specific infectious disease area of interest
  • Unparalleled research opportunities through resources at our university, clinic centers, and international research networks
  • Individualized mentoring from division faculty and collaborators at a top 10 public research institution

“The research training and mentorship I have received as an infectious disease fellow at UW-Madison has supported me in each step toward becoming a physician researcher....The environment has been both rigorous and supportive, and I am excited to continue my research with the support of the T32 training grant."

—Lindsay Taylor MD, MS, fellowship alumna

Meet Our Program Director

“We look forward to working with all of the brilliant minds seeking training in the vast field of infectious disease. We are excited to welcome you into our program and support you in your individual career goals.”

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