Section on Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
House Officers 2016-2019
Guy El Helou, MD
I really enjoy being a fellow at Wake Forest in what I call the most interesting field of medicine. The department harbors a cohort of very competent and leading ID practitioners where education is a continuum and not divided in spikes. Every faculty member is available and happy to answer various questions, and there are no stupid questions! I also had the chance to engage in a multitude of scholarly activities offered by the department: global health certificate, QI project, hands on innovative non-human primate research study. Learning ID at Wake Forest only made me fonder of the specialty and drove my passion even further.
Ernesto Aranda, MD
I have found
Wake Forest to be an excellent place to train and achieve my goal of becoming a
successful Infectious Disease specialist. Wake Forest offers a first-rate
environment of well-rounded specialists and ancillary staff. Faculty members
are very friendly, supportive and share the passion of teaching. The different
settings and variety of cases that we see make our training even
stronger. I’m very happy to be part of this family and have the chance to
grow in my career!
Kevin Crumper, MD
I love ID because of the vast array of different pathologies we see. It also allows us the opportunity to continue learning and seeing issues with all systems of the body. We also get to see people helped with our treatments. I chose WFSM because of the reputation of the school and hospital. I also liked how good the attendings are in terms of helping me grow as both an ID doctor and a person. They and the staff, pharmacies and lab personnel are all excellent teachers. Strengths of the program are the sheer number of different pathologies we see. Also, the good spread of general ID, HIV, and more rare diseases we are exposed to.