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Program Director's Statement

Nitin Bhanot, MD
Nitin Bhanot, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

We welcome you to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Web site of Allegheny General Hospital and the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS). The health system supports over 30 ACGME accredited post-graduate programs and has a longstanding tradition of and commitment to excellence in patient care and graduate medical education.

Infectious Disease represents a critical aspect of patient care and is an integral component of physician training. We are committed to provide the utmost educational experience to the fellows during their training period and to lay a solid foundation and fundamental basis for a career within Infectious Diseases.

Our division consists of 7 faculty members, an Infectious Disease pharmacist, a robust Infection Prevention program, system CORE microbiology laboratory, and a fully staffed Ryan White (HIV) Clinic. WPAHS boasts a strong, solid organ transplant program at Allegheny General Hospital as well as a bone marrow transplant program at West Penn Hospital.

A wide variety of clinical experience among diverse patient populations will be seen at this tertiary care referral hospital. We serve patients in the Pittsburgh metropolitan region and surrounding states including West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with Internal Medicine residents and medical students from Temple University School of Medicine and the Drexel College of Medicine. Opportunities for independent and collaborative research will be available within the areas of General Infectious Disease, Transplant related infections, Infection Prevention and Control, Biofilm related research (in conjunction with the Allegheny Singer Research Institute), as well as HIV related research.

The program is dedicated to train fellows attain the professional, cognitive, and technical skills necessary to provide competent, high quality, and compassionate patient care in the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases. The program strives to promote an environment of self-directed and lifelong learning that will help prospective infectious diseases physicians acquire knowledge, skills and confidence to independently practice as experts and establish a career in this field of medicine.

We thank you for your interest in our program.

                                                                – Nitin Bhanot, M.D., M.P.H.

West Penn Allegheny Health System
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