The Division of Infectious Diseases at ECU is an accredited two year clinical training program for those seeking subspecialty training within Infectious Diseases.

The mission of the Division of Infectious Diseases is to educate students, health care providers and the community at large; serve the people through the practice of knowledgeable, compassionate individual care and public health activities; conduct quality research for the advancement of medical knowledge and betterment of patient outcomes; and maintain academic growth through scholarly publications and presentations.

The goal of this program is to train well rounded physicians who have acquired the skills necessary to thrive in any setting in Infectious Diseases. The educational program is divided into 26 two-week long blocks per year with occasional four week block rotations.

The program highlights include:

  • Robust ID training at a 900 plus bed tertiary referral center:
    • Level 1 trauma status   
    • University hospital    
    • Busy Cardiovascular Center and new Cancer Center
  • Strong didactic and clinical training in Infection Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Microbiology with dedicated rotations in these areas.
  • Busy renal transplantation center and developing pancreas program
  • Opportunity to pursue stem cell transplant ID experience at UNC Chapel Hill through a dedicated 4 week elective
  • A very large antimicrobial stewardship program
  • Ryan White funded comprehensive HIV clinic with a 1000 plus patient base, social workers, case managers, two on-site pharmacists and adherence counselors.
  • Busy International Travel Clinic
  • Potential to pursue a one year critical care fellowship
  • Dedicated hepatitis C clinic for fellow training
  • Opportunity to pursue MPH training at the ECU School of Public Health

Paul P. Cook

Paul P. Cook, MD,
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Alicia Lagasca

Alicia Myers Lagasca, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program