Welcome from the Infectious Diseases Chief

UMMC's Robert R. Redfield MDI would like to welcome you to the University of Maryland Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. In the current environment, getting into an infectious diseases training program is not the big challenge – rather finding the program that fits your personal and long-term career goals is the real challenge.

I believe that we have an exceptional program for Infectious Diseases training and encourage you to carefully look at our program to make sure that it is the right program for you. Our patient population is diverse and includes people from all walks of life drawn from inner city Baltimore, eastern and western Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC. 

The diversity of our patient population and clinical experience, size of our faculty and fellowship, opportunities for research, and our large international program give our fellows an unparalleled training experience. The Institute of Human Virology, the Center for Vaccine Development and the Department of Epidemiology are just a few of the reasons that the University of Maryland is an exciting place to take the next step in your training.

Clinically, our faculty are among the best in general and surgical infectious diseases, infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host, trauma, and critical care infectious disease. 

The University has a large solid organ transplant program, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Institute of Human Virology. At the IHV, we have a large clinical and research program focused on HIV and Hepatitis C that encompasses 3 hospitals, 6 clinics, and over 60 laboratories.

The Institute of Global Health and the Center for Vaccine Development has a world-renowned vaccine program which conducts basic and clinical vaccine research as well as epidemiology and public policy. The Department of Epidemiology has a program focused on hospital acquired infections and resistant bacteria. To attain excellence in research, we demand that our faculty and fellows maintain clinical excellence as well.

I hope that you will find the University of Maryland to be an exciting and vibrant institution to work as I and all of the faculty do.

Robert R. Redfield, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Director, Institute of Human Virology
Associate Chair of Medicine, Finance and Hospital Relations