Infectious Disease Fellowship

Clinically-Oriented and Fellow-Centric Program

The Infectious Disease subspecialty fellowship at Baystate Medical Center has been continuously operative since 1985. This 2-year fellowship is available to those who have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited program in internal medicine or combined medicine-pediatrics.

Since you can't visit us in person

Firsthand Experience in all Aspects of Clinical Infectious Diseases

You will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of infectious disease specialty practice.

We are proud of our program's features and accomplishments:

  • Fellow-focused curriculum based on career goals
  • Consistently positive feedback from graduates with 100% ID board first-take pass rate in the last 15 years
  • Protected learning environment with dedicated academic ID consult service and faculty
  • Diverse clinical experience (inpatient and outpatient) including pediatric ID, dedicated clinics for HIV, viral hepatitis, wound care, travel medicine and TB

Availability of advanced microbiology laboratory and excellent training in antimicrobial stewardship with dedicated ID pharmacy, infection control, quality improvement and clinical research

You Are Here to Learn—Not Churn Out Consults

We want to provide the best training possible for our fellows.

Our faculty: fellow ratio is 5.5:1. You'll have ready access to all Infectious Disease faculty—and the opportunity to develop rewarding personal relationships.

Education is a high priority here. And we are proud of the uniformly excellent teaching evaluations we receive from our fellows.

Questions? Please Ask Us!

We invite you to consider our fellow-friendly program when choosing a program that best suits your career goals.

We are happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have! 


Our 2-year Infectious Diseases Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate has been continuously operative since l985. This clinically oriented, fellow-centric program is available to those who have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited program in internal medicine or combined medicine-pediatrics.

You will receive comprehensive training in the practice of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our ten readily accessible faculty have expertise in all aspects of clinical infectious diseases, microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, serology, and virology), clinical research and quality improvement, infection control/hospital epidemiology, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Meet our team

Program Director:

Armando Paez, MD

Associate Program Director:

Durane Walker, MD

Fellowship Coordinator:

Jonathan Provost | email: | phone: 413-794-5604

By the numbers

Program & department metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 1
  • Number of Faculty: 10

Baystate Medical Center statistics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Inpatient ID consults: 350 per month with 3 inpatient services | Fellows average 65 new consults per month when on inpatient consult service
  • Residency programs: 10 ACGME-accredited residencies
  • Fellowship programs: 20 ACGME-accredited fellowships plus several sponsored fellowships
Fellow benefits & facilities
  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • 4 weeks of vacation/year, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • First and second year fellows share their own office
  • Each fellow has his/her own computer
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Well-supplied, on-campus hospital library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, VisualDx, Clinical Key, etc.)

(Curriculum is modified to meet each Fellow's individual needs.)

  • PG4: adult inpatient consultations (6 months); research (3 months); pediatric consultations (1 month); microbiology/infection control (1 month); multispecialty month (1 month)
  • PG5: adult consultations (6 months); research (4 months); transplantation (1 month); multispecialty month (1 month)
  • Outpatient Clinics: General ID Clinic, HIV Clinic, OPAT clinic and Hepatitis clinic
  • Weekly Conferences: core curriculum series, microbiology, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Conferences: case presentations, fellows' presentations, journal club, HIV conference
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Infection Control Program
  • Quality Improvement Project
Revolutionary fife and drum parade

A Wonderful Place To Be

Western Mass is a popular place to work, play and live - in every season!

Back to Top