ACGME Fellowship Program

Cardiology

The Pritzker School of Medicine of The University of Chicago is an academic medical institution of national and international renown with a mission of excellence in research, education, clinical care. The purpose of the Cardiology Training Program, under the direction of R. Parker Ward,MD, is to educate medical scientists, teachers and clinicians of distinction in the context of this mission, while at the same time providing indispensable clinical service of the highest quality. This program, since its inception 1986 has been highly successful in its mission.

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Dermopathology

The Dermatopathology Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago, under the direction of Dr. Vesna Petronic-Rosic, Section Chief and Professor of Medicine, is dedicated to training expert consultants in the microscopic diagnosis of diseases of the skin and mucosae. The Program strives to enhance the overall field of dermatopathology by encouraging graduates to devote a large part of their careers to dermatopathology, to apply their knowledge compassionately and ethically and to contribute their work to the field's scientific foundations.

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Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

The training program in Endocrinology and Metabolism at The University of Chicago provides advanced training for qualified applicants in a broad area of hormone and metabolic research. Funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health through an Endocrinology Training grant, the program provides physician scientists with an integrated training in basic and clinical endocrine research preparing them for academic research careers. The enormous expansion of knowledge of the molecular basis of endocrinology and endocrine related diseases in the past ten years has made it imperative for physician-scientists to develop expertise in the techniques of clinical and basic biomedical research to allow them to translate findings from the research laboratory to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine disorders.

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Gastroenterology

The University of Chicago Training Program in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, directed by Dr. David T. Rubin, Assistant Professor of Medicine, offers training across a spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases. The training program provides a broad, practical and scholarly exposure to clinical problems of Gastroenterology as well as in-depth investigative training. Our program has a long and consistent history of graduating physicians that are scholarly clinicians, national thought leaders, as well as prominent laboratory and clinical investigators. Direct and continuous contact with a large, full-time faculty including senior and junior members offers a personal approach to the trainee's educational, clinical and scientific development. The training program utilizes the extensive clinical and laboratory facilities found at the University of Chicago Medical Center and at our affiliate hospital (Weiss Memorial). Because of the University of Chicago's reputation as a top rated referral center and our location in the heart of the City of Chicago, there is a broad exposure to common gastrointestinal conditions, as well as unusual and difficult to manage clinical cases.

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Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

The Geriatrics Fellowship Program at The University of Chicago is led by Fellowship Director, Dr. Katherine Thompson, Assistant Professor of Medicine. Fellows may train in one of the following programs:

  • Clinical Geriatric Medicine (Year 1)
  • Geriatric Oncology Combined Program (Geriatric Medicine Year 1)
  • Optional 2nd and 3rd year research in Geriatric Medicine (Years 2 and 3 with an emphasis on research)
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The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is led by Fellowship Director, Dr. Stacie Levine, Associate Professor of Medicine.

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Hematology/Oncology

The Pritzker School of Medicine of The University of Chicago is an academic medical institution of national and international renown with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and education. The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is designed to educate physician scientists, teachers and clinicians of distinction in the context of this mission, while at the same time providing indispensable clinical service of the highest quality. The program admits six first year fellows each year.

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Infectious Diseases and Global Health

The Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Jean-Luc Benoit, is recognized as an outstanding clinician and educator, and a graduate of the combined University of Illinois/University of Chicago fellowship program and a faculty member at The University of Chicago for the past 10 years. In July 2004, the ACGME approved the Section of Infectious Diseases and Geographical Medicine recently for its own independent fellowship program which accepts applications for two fellowship positions annually.

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Nephrology

The University of Chicago Fellowship Program in Nephrology prepares physicians for careers in clinical nephrology and/or basic or clinical translational investigation. The program best suits the needs of physicians whose long-term interests lie within academic medicine.

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Pulmonary/Critical Care

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program at The University of Chicago, under the direction of JP Kress, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, draws upon the enormous resources and diversity of our University. Fellows may train in one of the following programs:

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (3 years in the ACGME program plus 1 additional year as a post-doctoral fellow)
  • Post-doctoral Research Programs
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Rheumatology

Active for over three decades, the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at The University of Chicago, under the direction of Richard Keating, MD, provides a fellowship experience aimed at combining the acquisition of subspecialty clinical expertise with the development of a critical approach to the understanding of this discipline. During the course of the basic two-year program fellows have increasing responsibilities for inpatient consultative work, outpatient management, preparation of conferences, student and resident teaching and development and initiation of clinical and laboratory research projects. These responsibilities are supervised by the faculty, all of who have full-time academic appointments and act as clinical and research preceptors.

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Sleep Medicine

The Department of Medicine under the section of Pulmonary and Critical Care offers three ACGME-approved positions per year for its one year clinical fellowship training program in Sleep Medicine. The Sleep Fellowship program at the University of Chicago, under the direction of Dr. Babak Mokhlesi, Associate Professor of Medicine, draws upon the enormous resources and diversity of our University. We take pride in our multidisciplinary approach to Sleep Medicine with faculty members with expertise in pulmonary, neurology, pediatric pulmonology and pediatric neurology, endocrinology, pediatric and adult ear nose and throat surgery, and dentistry.

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