Medical Microbiology Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited one year Joint Medical Microbiology Fellowship offers extensive clinical and laboratory experience in a university clinical microbiology laboratory (University of Chicago) and a multi-hospital community microbiology laboratory (NorthShore University HealthSystem). Fellows gain hands-on experience in all areas of microbiology, serology, and healthcare epidemiology through a series of structured bench rotations, conferences, and independent research as well as laboratory management experience.  Trainees who successfully complete the program are eligible for subspecialty certification in Medical Microbiology through the American Board of Pathology (ABP).

Fellows obtain their training rotating thorough microbiology, immunology, and molecular laboratories at University of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston Hospital) and the Illinois and Chicago Departments of Public Health.

Fellowship Director

Vera Tesic

Professor of Pathology

Applicants must hold an M.D. degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in AP/CP or CP, or have completed one year of clinical infectious diseases training after board certification in internal medicine, pediatrics, or both. Applicants must be eligible for an Illinois State medical license. 

Commensurate with level of training.

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Yinka Ogunbekun ( and the NorthShore Residency and Fellowships Program Manager Kate Seyfarth (

  • 2022-2023 Filled
  • 2023-2024 Not accepting applications
  • 2024-2025 Open for applications
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Angelica Moran, MD 2022-2023   Experimental Pathology Fellow
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Do Young Kim, MD 2021-2022   Chicago Department of Health
Chicago, IL
Seunghyug (Dan) Kwon, MD 2020-2021   Associate Medical Director
Quest Diagnostics
West Hills, CA
Anna Plourde MD 2019-2020   Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Microbiology, Dept of Pathology
SUNY Downstate
Brooklyn, NY
Dennise Otero Espinal, MD 2018-2019


Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Hempstead, New York
Sumanth Gandra, MD 2017-2018


Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine
Washington University

Rohit Singh, MD 2016-2017  

Allied Hospital Pathologists
Fort Wayne, IN

Dena Shibib, DO 2014-2016  

Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

Angella Charnot-Katsikas, MD 2011-2013  

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL