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Fellowship Overview

Phil Yeon, MD

Welcome to the Tulane Infectious Diseases fellowship Program!

Infectious Diseases (ID) is one of the most intellectually stimulating specialties in Medicine: we have the opportunity to be a disease detective, searching for clues to unlock the mystery of the patient's illness. Hence the moniker "A doctor's doctor" is bestowed to the ID specialists, as we are consulted on a wide variety of patients and become familiar with a range of other disciplines, such as surgery, transplantation, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, and even psychiatry.

 ID specialists are often involved in infection control, antibiotic stewardship, public health, tropical medicine, indigent care, medicolegal consultation, foreign travel and international human rights. All the above skills are increasingly relevant in our world.

The ID Fellowship at Tulane is a two-year curriculum with at least 12 months of inpatient consultation divided in two years, and 6 -10 months of advanced clinical, research, or tropical medicine/public health coursework.  A popular career path at Tulane has been for our 2nd-year fellows to pursue a Diploma in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health, or the MPH in Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM). Some of our fellows go on to join the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at CDC after fellowship. This is a 2-year program that has trained many of the top U.S. medical epidemiologists at CDC, WHO, state public health departments and in academia.

Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of being an excellent clinician, an inquisitive thinker and a compassionate human being. We seek to work with physicians who are not only smart, but also have excellent bedside manner.

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Sincerely,

Phil Yeon, MD
Director, Adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-3606 medsch@tulane.edu