Fellowship Training Program

Program Directors

Program Director

Federico Perez, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Director, Fellowship Program,
  •  Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Research Interest:  Antimicrobial Resistance

Co-Director

Usha Stiefel, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
     Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Section Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
     Louis Stokes VA Hospital

Research Interest: Dr. Stiefel's research is focused on mechanisms by which the (predominantly anaerobic) indigenous intestinal microbiota prevents colonization by exogenous, antibiotic-resistant, potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Also, has a secondary interest in the pathogenesis of infection and/or colonization with Staphylococcus aureus, particularly community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA).

Co-Director

Robert C. Kalayjian, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
     Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Director of Infectious Diseases
     MetroHealth Medical Center

Research Interest: Dr. Kalayjian's research interest focuses on the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and interactions of aging with HIV disease.