Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine



The mission of the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine is to be an internationally outstanding academic center. Our faculty members conduct research, analyze policy, deliver clinical care, and provide specialized training to healthcare providers locally, nationally and internationally. Our goal is to be a resource for infectious disease identification, prevention and treatment issues, including bioterrorism and the emergence of new pathogens.

  • Kami Kim Headshot 2020 Kami Kim, MD, FACP

    Szentivanyi Professor of Medicine, Director

  • Charurut Somboonwit - Sized Charurut Somboonwit, MD, FACP

    Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Operations

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Welcome Dipak K. Raj, PhD to ID!

Depak Raj Headshot 1-2022Please help us welcome Dipak Raj, PhD as an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease.  Prior to joining the division, Dr. Raj worked as an Assistant Professor at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. During his years of research on malaria, including the postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health and Brown University, he achieved several recognitions and awards, including the New Investigator Award in 2011 by Lifespan, USA.

A specialist in molecular parasitology, his research interests focus on therapeutic targets against falciparum malaria. Dr. Raj's recent research work on a malaria vaccine was published in journals like "Nature," "Clinical Infectious Diseases," and "Science."   

He is currently serving as an ad-hoc member of several NIH Grant Review committees and Principal Investigator of an NIAID-funded R01 grant.

Dr. Raj is also holding a position as adjunct Assistant Professor at Alpert Brown Medical School at Brown University and advising a research group specializing in identifying pediatric vaccines against the deadly falciparum malaria.   Dr. Raj will join the Interdisciplinary Research team at the Infectious Disease & International Medicine Division and continue his research on malaria vaccine development.

Email: dipakraj@usf.edu



We Matched !

ID Fellows 2022

Thanks to the ID faculty who volunteered to participate in this year's ID Fellowship candidate interview and ranking process, we matched all six of our positions!   Established in 1980, the USF Infectious Disease Fellowship Program is the largest ID fellowship in Florida.  We currently have a total of 11 fellows and we are ACGME accredited.  We boast a 100% Board passing rate for over 150 graduates.  We welcome this talented new class of Fellows to our training program this summer!



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Malawi Learners

Dr. Beata Casanas recently presented a virtual lecture on Tuberculosis to over 65 villagers from Malawi.  Faculty member, Dr. Sadaf Aslam is an "AIM Doctor" with the OUR AIM Foundation and suggested Dr. Casanas as a speaker.  The lecture was also attended by the AIM health staff along with a few learners from Pakistan and India.  OUR AIM provides underserviced areas of Malawi, India, Pakistan, and the US, as well as Rohingya, Sirian and Palestinian refugee camps with medical resources, training and infrastructure.  Dr. Casanas generously agreed to conduct another training for doctors, nurses and other health scholars through the organization.

Click here to learn more about the OUR AIM Foundation.




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2022 Recruitment Timeline:
  • July 21, 2021: PostOffice opens to programs to begin downloading applications
  • September to early November 2021: Interviews conducted
  • October 15, 2021: Application deadline
  • Match results available: December 1, 2021
    We will consider sponsoring an H1 visa for highly qualified applicants (Steps 1 and 2 greater than 460 and passing score on Step 2CS on first attempt).
  • Potential candidates can access applications through the AAMC/ERAS website
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