Program description

Drs. Morley & Fritz

Program Co-Directors
S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD
Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI (email) (Twitter)

Our pediatric infectious diseases fellowship is a nationally recognized, fully ACGME-accredited three-year program that provides fellows with a broad and deep clinical experience and strong grounding in basic or clinical investigation. The program structure is flexible and is tailored to suit each individual’s interests and experience. The primary goal is to prepare fellows for academic careers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Since its inception, the program has achieved a 100% pass rate on the American Board of Pediatrics certification examination in pediatric infectious diseases.

The Infectious Diseases division was selected for the Outstanding Division Teaching Award from the SLCH house staff for four consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). Divisional faculty also won individual awards for 2019: Jason Newland, MD, MEd, (Outstanding Subspecialty Teacher) and Patrick Reich, MD, (Commitment to Teaching).

Clinical training is predominantly performed at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, a nationally recognized 390-bed pediatric quaternary referral center on the campus of the Washington University Medical Center that is among the nation’s elite children’s hospitals. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all subspecialties.

A number of prior trainees have pursued American Board of Pediatrics-approved combined subspecialty training, including rheumatology, emergency medicine, critical care and newborn medicine. We have also trained dual Medicine-Pediatrics fellows in adult and pediatric infectious diseases. 

Medical students entering our Pediatric Residency Program with an interest in ID research careers can “fast-track” via the ABP Accelerated Research Pathway. MD/PhD applicants for residency who wish to pursue research-based faculty careers in academic pediatrics should apply through our Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program.

Our fellowship program currently accepts two fellows per year. J1 and H1B visas are welcome.

Please contact the program directors (links above) with any questions!


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