Medical Microbiology Pathology Fellowship


The Department of Pathology offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Medical Microbiology. The next available opening is for July 1, 2022.

The Medical Microbiology Fellowship training program is a one-year program designed for pathology residents and infectious diseases fellows from the U.S. or Canada. The objective of the fellowship is to prepare individuals for a career as a medical director of a clinical microbiology laboratory and leadership positions in industry.

After completion of Medical Microbiology Fellowship, the fellows have an opportunity to transition to a non-accredited research training in global health diagnostics. The objective of the  research fellowship is to provide interested candidates with a practical opportunity to develop, field-test, and measure outcomes of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases of global health importance. For more information go here: Global Health Diagnostics Fellowship Program


Fellowship positions for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 have been filled. The next available opening is for July 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


To apply, provide your CV, a personal statement describing your interests and your qualifications for the fellowship, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent.

Send the application (via email) to the following:

Niaz Banaei, MD
Director, Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine
3375 Hillview Ave, Room 1602
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tel: (650) 724-1599



Fellowship Program Coordinator

Gabby Barela
300 Pasteur Dr., R309
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 721-5755

Current Fellow

Cristina Costales, MD (2020-2022)
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine 

Incoming Fellows

Hannah Wang, MD (2021-2022)
Case Western Reserve University


Previous Fellows

Carlos Gomez, MD (2016-2017)
University of Pittsburgh

Catherine Hogan, MD MS (2017-2018)
McGill University

Jana Broadhurst, MD (2018-2019)
University of California, San Francisco

Bryan Stevens, MD (2020-2021)
University of Toledo, College of Medicine