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ACGME-accredited Medical Microbiology Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited program provides advanced training for physicians who wish to subspecialize in clinical microbiology. Comprehensive training is provided in bacteriology, antimicrobial testing, anaerobic bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology and virology. Fellows actively participate in the diagnostic activities of these sections and participate in rounds and conferences of the Section and of the Infectious Diseases Services of the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Infection Control.

Fellows are an active participant in management of the laboratories and consults with clinicians relative to use of the laboratory and interpretation of results. During the one-year fellowship the trainee is expected to pursue a research project or projects. Research interests include enteric and anaerobic bacterial diseases, antimicrobial testing, infections in immunocompromised patients, fungi, Pneumocystis, free-living amoebae, rapid methods and instrumentation, and molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases. Molecular diagnostic methods include microbial identification by nucleic acid amplification including 16S rRNA gene sequencing and real-time PCR, peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization, molecular methods for detection of antimicrobial resistance, bacterial strain typing, HPV DNA-typing and viral load testing and genotyping of HIV and HCV.

Program Faculty

27663-Emery, Christopher

Christopher L. Emery, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Program Director

Read Bio Christopher L. Emery, MD

13549-Davis, Thomas

Thomas E. Davis, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Read Bio Thomas E. Davis, MD, PhD

60670-Gavina, Kenneth

Kenneth Gavina, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Read Bio Kenneth Gavina, PhD

21552-Relich, Ryan

Ryan F. Relich, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Read Bio Ryan F. Relich, PhD

44432-Lavik, John-Paul

John-Paul Lavik, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Read Bio John-Paul Lavik, PhD, MD


Candidates must be qualified for certification or certified in clinical pathology or combined anatomic pathology-clinical pathology or infectious diseases or meet fellow eligibility requirements for ACGME Medical Microbiology fellowship programs. Candidates must hold (or be eligible for) a permanent license to practice medicine in the State of Indiana. If candidates are not citizens of the US, they must hold a valid visa. Stipends are commensurate with the year of postgraduate training in pathology.

To apply, applicants should complete the CAP Standard Fellowship application and email it, along with their CV and personal statement, to Beverly Jarrett, pathology fellowship coordinator. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. Christopher Emery, MD

IU Health Pathology Laboratory
350 W 11th Street, Rm 6027
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion

The ACGME-accredited Medical Microbiology Fellowship program is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment to train future medical microbiologists. We invite all eligible applicants (please contact the program director for more information) to apply.

Email Beverly Jarrett, pathology fellowship coordinator