Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Welcome from the Division Director

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 - SizedCharurut Somboonwit, MD, FACP                                                                      Professor of Medicine                                                                                          Associate Director of Operations                                                                                                                            





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James A. Haley VA Hospital receives Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine EUA approval

Congratulations to John Toney, MD and the entire James A. Haley VA Hospital ID clinical research team for their contributions to the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial.  The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine received EUA approval on Feb 27, 2021 to be carried out at the James A. Haley Veterans.  This vaccine is a single shot that can be used in people 18 or older.  Visit the CDC and FDA for more information on this vaccine.


Summer Amoeba Season Awareness Campaign kicks off

Amoeba Season Billboard 2021

It is once again time for our Amoeba Season summer awareness program.  We recently received a generous donation and grant totaling $9,000 to support the USF Foundation Philip T. Gompf Memorial Fund #250155. These funds permit two ongoing projects:

  • “Summer is Amoeba Season Campaign 2021” – This campaign has raised public awareness and prevention of water-borne infections since 2014, with a focus on primary amoebic meningoencephalitis in Florida and increasingly Northern states. It centers around a digital billboard campaign from May 1-Aug 31 yearly on I-4 in East Hillsborough near exit 14 East and Westbound, which is strategically located near a local water ski cable park. This campaign is made possible through the generous support of Branch Ranch Outdoor Advertising, Inc., donations by the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness, and a grant of the Raymond C. Rude Supporting Foundation.
  • Philip T. Gompf Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases – This annual Division award comes with a monetary gift of $1000 made possible by the grant. It is given to a graduating medical student who has exhibited outstanding scholarly achievement and humanism in the discipline of Infectious Diseases. Faculty should nominate worthy medical students for consideration as the award ceremony is coming up!



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2021 Recruitment Timeline:
  • August 12, 2020: PostOffice opens to programs to begin downloading applications
  • July-November 2020: Interviews conducted
  • October 15, 2020: Application deadline
  • Match results available: December 2, 2020
    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
Additional questions? Contact: usfidprogram@gmail.com
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