Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital and Level I Trauma Center which is the flagship hospital for the 6 hospital Tower Health system located in eastern Pennsylvania. Reading Hospital has a long history of medical teaching, with residencies in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, transitional year, and surgery plus fellowships in cardiology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, pulmonary/critical care, gastroenterology and infectious diseases. Further demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence and medical education, Tower Health is partnering with Drexel University College of Medicine to open a branch campus medical school beginning in 2020.
The Tower Health Reading Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship is an ACGME approved program committed to providing comprehensive training experience in Infectious Diseases. Our Infectious Diseases section has 10 Infectious Diseases physicians and one nurse practitioner. We provide infectious disease consultation and follow-up care for 3 health care systems. Our case mix is diverse, and we see the full breath of infectious diseases including routine plus exotic bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, and viral infections. We also provide comprehensive HIV care to over 900 patients through our Ryan White Funded HIV clinic and outpatient office settings. There are 2 fellowship positions per year for our 2-year training fellowship. We also provide antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, microbiology, travel medicine and research educational opportunities.
The primary focus of our fellowship program is to provide the best educational experience for our fellows to produce highly-trained Infectious Diseases physicians.