Infectious Diseases Fellowship

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Welcome to the Carilion Clinic Virginia Tech Carilion Infectious Disease Fellowship!

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Jason Faulhaber, MD
Program Director

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Department of Infectious Diseases! We take great pride in our faculty, research endeavors, educational programs, service activities and the medical facilities provided here.

We have an excellent program with a talented, dedicated faculty to provide instruction and guidance throughout your training. You will encounter a broad array of infectious diseases that will allow you to become an excellent consultant in our discipline. Additionally, while knowledge and its application are very important, we believe that skills in interacting with patients, families and peers are also paramount to the successful practice of medicine as well as keeping our profession held in high esteem by those whom we serve.

Our faculty subscribes to the “lead by example” philosophy. When you complete your training, our goal is that you will be a competent, compassionate, ethical physician who will be a lifelong learner and a dedicated teacher for the next generation.

"The ID division is like a family. We take care of each other, helping out whenever possible. We share countless stories and experiences gathered over our cumulative 100+ years of practice. And we laugh a lot, even at ourselves.”

Mission, Goals & Strengths

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship is to educate, serve, conduct research and maintain academic growth.

  • Educating the community through outreach
  • Committed to serving the community though individualized compassionate care
  • Dedication to continue academic growth through teaching and research

The goals of the program are to provide the specialized knowledge, insights, attitudes and skills required to be an infectious diseases expert, and the clinical judgment to provide patient-centered care.

The strengths of the program lie in its commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to patient-centered care and safety, and overall quality improvement. The program also promotes knowledge and self-learning through an integrated learning environment.

Department Specs

Program Size
  • 2 fellows per year of training
  • 9 clinical faculty members
  • 1 non-clinical Ph.D. faculty member
Population Served
  • All individuals in southwest Virginia, including bordering states of West Virginia and North Carolina.
Teaching Opportunities 
  • The program offers a wide variety of teaching opportunities with residents, medical students and physician assistant (PA) students.
Quick Facts
  • Faculty involvement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in addressing the international Ebola outbreak in West Africa
  • Department involvement with the CDC in managing the fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012
  • Largest provider of HIV services in southwest Virginia
Board Pass Rate
  • The program boasts a 100 percent board exam pass rate for first-time takers.
Academic Affiliation
  • The program is affiliated with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Radford University Carilion (Jefferson College of Health Sciences) and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
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Virginia Tech Partnership

Residents and fellows work closely with the students, medical educators, and research scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. This partnership leverages Virginia Tech’s world-class strength in basic sciences, bioinformatics and engineering with Carilion Clinic’s highly experienced medical staff and rich history in graduate medical education.

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