Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Program Overview

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is designed to provide advanced training and broad-based experience for individuals seeking a career in academic pediatric infectious diseases or public health. This is a carefully balanced, 3-year program that provides an optimal experience in fundamental laboratory skills, clinical infectious diseases training and clinical research training.

The diversity of the hospital is consistent with the multicultural population that is in Los Angeles and Southern California. Because of this diversity, Infectious Diseases Fellows have an extraordinary opportunity to develop state-of-the-art clinical expertise as well as superior capabilities in providing care and in performing bench, translational and clinical research with appropriate recognition of cultural diversity.

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Clinical Experience

Over a 36-month period, Fellows will have responsibilities for clinical service for 12 months. Clinical service includes providing consultations in inpatient work for the 495-bed hospital. Sub-specialties include the neonatal ICU, HSCT and solid organ transplant programs, pediatric ICU units and the CT ICU program. In addition to inpatient service, fellows will attend outpatient Infectious Diseases clinic responsibilities for one half day a week for follow up of inpatient as well as for new referrals. The faculty within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides meticulous supervision on all these clinical rotation.

Research Experience

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows will develop relationships with experienced and committed mentors within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Such faculty may include basic science researchers, clinicians, and specialists in Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship. The Faculty will facilitate the identification of areas of interest for the Fellow to proceed with identifying research questions to study. Twenty- four months of research are allotted for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Research may vary from fundamental basic science questions to translational research, clinical research or to Public Health questions. The Public Health research is often facilitated by our close relationship with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Fellowship Program accepts applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) . We are delighted to carefully review the application for all applicants so as to identify excellent candidates to train in our subspecialty. 

Fellows per year: 3
Program duration: 3 years
Application Deadline:
Salary Minimums:  
Post Graduate Year 4: $71,550 minimum
Post Graduate Year 5: $73,150 minimum
Post Graduate Year 6: $74,900 minimum
Post Graduate Year 7+: Compensation will be at the discretion of each division
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation+ 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, monthly meal stipend, and 401(k) matching up to 3%