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, MD

Associate 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 Andre'a Wortham-Robinson ( and the NorthShore Residency and Fellowships Program Manager Kate Seyfarth (

  • 2020-2021: Filled
  • 2021-2022: Filled
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Dennise Otero Espinal, MD 2018-2019


Sumanth Gandra, MD 2017-2018



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