Division of Infectious Diseases

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Infectious Diseases Program

Thank you for your interest in the infectious diseases fellowship training program at The University of Toledo.

We offer 2 positions each year in our two-year Infectious Diseases Fellowship, which primarily emphasizes clinical training. During the two-year fellowship, The University of Toledo provides a comprehensive educational program, that includes:

  • Inpatient consultation services - surgical/medical floor and intensive care setting.
  • Outpatient clinical experiences including longitudinal HIV clinic and general ID clinic at 2 locations.
  • Participation in teaching activities for residents and students as well as infection control and antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.
  • Elective months both at our facilities, as well as at an outside hospital specializing in an interest of the fellow.

We encourage and support scholarship activities and allow fellows to publish articles and participate in local/regional and national meetings.  Applications are accepted through ERAS.



  • Bone Marrow Transplant Rotation at Cleveland Clinic Hospital
  • Inpatient Infectious Disease Services
  • Microbiology
  • Research

Available Electives

  • Infection Control and Stewardship
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Radiology
  • Wound Care / Dermatology


Infectious Disease Fellow Poster Presentation

Educational Conferences

  • Weekly conferences: Microbiology, Pediatric infections, Pathology Meeting, Immunology Events
    Monthly conferences: Journal Club, Case Conference, Parasitology Conferences, Bacterial Diseases 
  • Yearly conferences: Infectious Disease Week, Fellows Research Symposium, Annual Ohio Infectious Disease Meeting, Worldwide Conference on Infectious Diseases

Recent Publications

  • HHV-6: an unusual cause of cerebellar ataxia Abu Sitta E, Khazan A, Luttmann K, Hanrahan J. - BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 17;13(3):e234303
  • PCP lung nodules. Abu Sitta E, Sha X, Masood K, Georgescu C. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Mar 5;12(3):e228315
  • Gardener with primary lymphocutaneous nocardiosis. Abu Sitta E, Hollingshead C, Luttmann K, Elsaghir H. - BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Dec 15;12(12):e233586. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-233586.
  • Aspergillus niger fungemia secondary to chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in a patient with invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Hollingshead C, Luttmann K, Abu Sitta E, Elsaghir H. - BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 17;13(3):e234843. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-234843.
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. Hollingshead C, Hanrahan J. - IDCases. 2020 Jun 17;21:e00868. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00868.
  • Efficacy of Tocilizumab in COVID-19: A Systematic review and Meta-Analysis. Aziz M, Haghbin H, Sitta EA, Nawras Y, Fatima R, Sharma S, Lee-Smith W, Duggan J, Kammeyer JA, Hanarahan J, Assaly R.  J Med Virol. 2020 Sep 12. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26509. Online ahead of print.

State-of-the-art Simulation

The University of Toledo's Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center reflects today's reality of medicine. 

The three-story, 65,000-square-foot facility is the first in the nation to incorporate three integrated simulation centers: a progressive anatomy and surgical skills center, an advanced clinical simulation center, and a virtual immersive reality center.

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Last Updated: 8/9/23