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Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

About the program

Program Directors:
Nitin Bhanot, MD, MPH (Infectious Disease)
Tariq Cheema, MD (Critical Care Medicine)
Accreditation: ACGME
Program Length: 3 years (PGY4 / PGY5 / PGY6)
Fellows per year: 2

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Under the guidance and supervision of clinical faculty in both Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine, this three-year training program cohesively combines the core training framework of these two medical specialties. Trainees get the opportunity to care for patients at Allegheny General and Western Pennsylvania Hospitals.

The ID Division comprises a group of dedicated physicians who care for a wide variety of patients with infectious diseases. Our faculty members have interests spanning Solid Organ/Bone Marrow Transplant, HIV, Surgical Site Infections, Inclusion Health, Infection Prevention, Hospital Epidemiology, and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Our inpatient ID consultation services are complimented by robust specialty care clinics. The faculty and fellows within the Critical Care Medicine Division provide services in the Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Neurology, and Trauma Intensive Care Units.

While focused in ID, the first two years of the ID-CCM training program is regularly punctuated by ICU call responsibilities and dedicated Medical ICU rotations. The third year of medical training is heavily CCM focused, but some time is provided for supplemental training on the ID service. Our trainees are board-eligible for Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine after completion of their second and third years, respectively.

Program Director's statement 

Welcome to the Steel City!

Our three-year combined training program in Infectious Disease (ID) and Critical Care Medicine (CCM) is the result of close collaboration between our two services at the Allegheny Health Network. The overlapping interests in the workup and management of infections in our ICU patients have blossomed into this unique clinical opportunity, further reflected over the years by our joint publications in ID and CCM. We strive to mold perceptive, thoughtful, and compassionate clinicians who can navigate this increasingly complex and growing patient population. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge to manage a wide spectrum of infectious diseases in non-acute and critical care settings, as well as acquire proficiency in Quality Improvement and Antimicrobial Stewardship practice initiatives. At the conclusion of the training program, our fellows become well-rounded clinicians who can truly apply a global approach to patient care.

We look forward to your visit.


Nitin Bhanot, MD, MPH
Tariq Cheema, MD

Contact us

Infectious Disease-Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program

Sara Coulter, Program Coordinator

Mailing address:
Allegheny General Hospital
320 E. North Avenue, 4th Floor, East Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: (412) 359-4008

Fax: (412) 359-4136

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