Department of Pediatrics

Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship



To provide excellent clinical training and scholarship in both adult and pediatric infectious diseases.

Applicant Selection

Interested and qualified applicants are accepted to the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship on a case-by-case basis. As this track is not a formal combined infectious disease fellowship program through the NRMP, interested candidates should apply to both the BCM adult and pediatric ID fellowship programs through ERAS. Candidates should indicate in their personal statement if they wish to pursue combined training. The BCM adult and pediatric program directors will work together to review fellowship applicants. After a candidate matches with our program, a petition is submitted for combined training to the ABIM and ABP.

Previous combined medicine-pediatric fellow graduates include Jill Weatherhead M.D., Msc, DTMH (2017) and Janine Dailey Garnes M.D., M.P.H., M.S. (2016).

Please feel free to reach out and inquire about this exciting training opportunity!

Pediatric ID Program Director: Catherine Foster M.D. (

Adult ID Program Director: Prathit Kulkarni M.D.

Overview of Curriculum

The combined medicine-pediatrics ID fellowship is a dual, integrated 4-year training program with two years dedicated to clinical training (one year adult ID, one year pediatric ID) and two years of research. For more information on clinical and research rotations please contact Dr. Foster.