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Naiel N. Nassar, MD

Naiel N. Nassar, MD, FACP

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Infectious Disease

UCSF Fresno Department of Infectious Disease Fellowship

Established in 2008, our two-year ACGME-accredited Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a program within the Department of Internal Medicine and exists in conjunction with the fully-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program and six other ACGME-accredited fellowships.

Our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program places equal emphasis on clinical training, Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship and research.

Training includes inpatient clinical rotations, outpatient clinical experiences, protected time for research, QI Projects and continuity-care experience providing comprehensive HIV services to nearly 1,000 patients.

In addition, fellows are trained in hospital epidemiology, clinical microbiology and antimicrobial stewardship. Opportunities to participate in our global health program and international clinical experiences are available. Some expenses associated with the international rotation are supported by the fellowship program.

Training takes place at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and the VA Central California Health Care System. CRMC is home to one of California’s busiest emergency departments and the only Level 1 trauma center and burn unit between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Fellows care for a diverse patient population and encounter an extraordinary array of pathologies.

Our goal is to produce skilled clinicians, educators and clinical investigators. Graduates are well suited for work in academic and clinical fields.

Applicants who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in internal medicine may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Two highly qualified physicians are admitted into the program each year.