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Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program

Address
Asthma and Allergy Center
9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 440
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 266-6840
Fax: (414) 266-6437
Website: http://www.mcw.edu/AllergyAsthmaImmunology/Education/FellowshipProgram.htm

Program Director
Heidi Zafra, MD
Phone: (414) 266-6840
Email: hzafra@mcw.edu

Associate Program Director
Barry J. Pelz, MD
Phone: (414) 266-6840
Email: bpelz@mcw.edu

Program Coordinator
Deidre Carr
Phone: (414) 266-6840
Email: dcarr@mcw.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Medical College of Wisconsin's Allergy and Clinical Immunology training program is a combined pediatric-internal medicine program with positions for residents trained in pediatrics or internal medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of the 12 national Jeffrey Modell Foundation's Centers of Immunological Excellence. The A&I program offers in-depth clinical experiences in allergic diseases, congenital and acquired immunodeficiency, and systemic inflammatory disorders. There are multi-disciplinary programs in immunodeficiency, comprehensive/high risk asthma, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Fellows are responsible for both inpatient and outpatient care of individuals with a variety of allergic and immunologic diseases. In addition, there is ample time for basic science or clinical research depending upon the expertise and wishes of the candidates. The Fellows see pediatric and adult patients in an integrated site, providing an enhanced educational experience, and strengthening the program. This allows the Fellow to develop well-rounded and excellent clinical training in allergic and immunologic diseases of children and adults. Fellows develop skills in clinical and basic science research investigation, and present research at national meetings and in peer-reviewed publications.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1-2 positions per year (IM or Peds)

Duration of Fellowship
3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10: 6 private practice, and 4 academics

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
None

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABP or ABIM

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University of Wisconsin Program

Address
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 265-1465
Fax: (608) 263-3104
Email: jllampkins@medicine.wisc.edu
Website: medicine.wisc.edu/apcc/researcheducationfellowship

Program Director
Sameer K. Mathur, MD PhD
Phone: (608) 262-2804
Email: sm4@medicine.wisc.edu

Associate Program Director
Sujani Kakumanu, MD
Phone: (608) 265-1465
Email: ssk@medicine.wisc.edu

Program Coordinator
Jami Simpson, MS
Phone: (608) 265-1465
Email: jllampkins@medicine.wisc.edu

Program Administrator
Jae Werndli
Phone: (608) 263-4960
Email: jewerndli@medicine.wisc.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Allergy and Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics consists of a 2-year training program, with optional 3rd year, that includes both extensive clinical experiences and research training that will lead to a career in academic medicine. Research interests of the Allergy Division currently include airway cell biology (eosinophils, T regulatory cells), risk factors for the development of asthma, mechanisms of virus-induced asthma, and treatment of asthma. The Allergy Division is also the lead center for the Inner City Asthma Consortium, is one of 10 programs in the country funded by the NHLBI to form the AsthmaNET, an asthma clinical research network, and is one of 7 programs in the Severe Asthma Research Program. Other major NIH research grants include a program project grant to study the role of eosinophils in asthma, a program project grant to study the childhood origins of asthma, and a T32 training grant that supports research activities for the Fellows. Fellows participate in a basic or translational research project throughout their entire fellowship and present their work at a number of local and national meetings. One of the unique aspects of the training program is that fellows will be exposed to both adult and pediatric patients continually throughout their fellowship. Fellows are responsible for both outpatient and inpatient (consult) care of individuals with a variety of allergic and immunologic diseases including primary immunodeficiency. Courses in basic molecular immunology and an introduction to biostatistics are part of the curriculum. Applicants must be board eligible or certified in either internal medicine or pediatrics and are chosen on the basis of their previous experiences and accomplishments, and interest in pursuing a career in Academic Allergy/Immunology.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2-3

Duration of Fellowship
2-3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
18 graduates; 10 academics; 8 private practice

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Not currently available

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABP or ABIM. Only able to accept US Citizens or J1 Visas

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