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Infectious Diseases Division

  • AIDS and HIV
  • Hepatitis C: its cause and cure
  • Helicobacter pylori and its role in ulcers
  • Borrelia burgdorferi as the cause of Lyme disease
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 and bloody diarrhea
  • SARS
  • Arrival in the US of West Nile Virus, Ebola, and Zika
  • 2009 pandemic influenza
  • COVID-19

Every item on this list is a development in infectious diseases that has transpired since the founding of Creighton’s infectious diseases division just over 40 years ago—and a reason why infectious diseases is arguably the most dynamic, exciting field in medicine.

Infectious Disease Fellowship

How is this fellowship different?

  • Opportunity for ID/critical care training as a result of large number of critical care beds and faculty, with Creighton’s standalone 1-year critical care fellowship
  • Collegial learning environment with great faculty mentoring
  • Good work/life balance
  • High quality of living in the Midwest (little traffic; affordable housing)
  • Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy ranked among the nation's 250 best hospitals in 2022

Program Aims:

  1. To promote a positive learning atmosphere as we aim for collegiality, kindness, and respect amongst all members of the ID Division within Creighton University.
  2. To foster a collaborative environment in a diverse culture of teachers and learners. Our division is grounded in efforts to improve upon current Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives and remains dedicated to serving LGBTQIA2S+ patients and underserved communities. Over the years, individuals with various positions in our division have come from six continents, and a variety of belief systems, - including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  3. To provide an effective and efficient education by balancing patient care and educational training. We have protected didactic time combined with a diverse patient population, including Veterans, people living with HIV, and people living with transplants, providing broad clinical exposure.
  4. To be innovative. Infectious Disease Fellows have the opportunity to improve clinical care through scholarly activity via publications, presentations, quality improvement projects, and multi-disciplinary initiatives.
  5. To foster individual development, tailoring training to areas of interest, including opportunities to seek additional training in: antimicrobial stewardship, travel medicine, HIV, telemedicine, and infection prevention and epidemiology. The division maintains strong ties with the Creighton Heider College of Business and supports ongoing professional development programs, including those within Creighton’s Chapter of Women in Medicine (WIMs).