Our Program offers fellowship training and many research opportunities to postdoctoral fellows who wish to specialize in Infectious Diseases. Our fellowships (aside from the one-year ICHS fellowship) are an ACGME-accredited programs with an emphasis on clinical care and research.
The clinical experiences and faculty center around three sites: Stanford University Medical Center, one of the best academic medical centers in the country, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, a flagship VA health care system, and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a large public county hospital.
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University Medical Center, a 663-bed quaternary care facility, serves local and regional populations and receives referrals nationally and internationally. Most patients are referred by internists, surgeons and community physicians. Patients with complex diseases that present major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges are often seen at Stanford. The Stanford University Hospital has a large transplant and oncology service, and the immunocompromised host service is an integral part of the care of these patients.
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is a 900-bed, multi-campus integrated facility of hospitals and clinics, and a tertiary referral center. It is also one of the largest VA centers in the country and has won multiple VA distinctions such as designated Centers of Excellence in six programs and is one of the four Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Centers in the nation. The Palo Alto campus, located four miles from the Stanford University Hospital, has active medical, psychiatric and surgical services, a spinal cord injury center, blind rehabilitation unit, geriatric research and education center and two clinical research centers. All teaching services are fully integrated with Stanford University Medical Center, and the two hospitals share a common housestaff.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, located in San Jose, is the main county hospital for Santa Clara County. The main campus is located at San Jose, with several outreach sites throughout San Jose as well as in Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and Gilroy. SCVMC hosts the Level 1 trauma center for Santa Clara County, the regional Burn Center as well a 76-bed Rehabilitation Center specializing in adult and pediatric rehabilitation for trauma, spinal cord injury, brain injury and burn patients.