HIV Medicine Pathway

The University of Washington HIV Medicine Pathway in Internal Medicine is designed for residents who are strongly interested in a primary care career caring for patients with HIV either abroad, in the WWAMI region, or elsewhere in the United States. It is not generally designed to be a springboard to an ID fellowship though some graduates of the program have gone on to HIV fellowships. Instead, the goal is to train general internists who, as part of their career, want to have a significant proportion of their practice devoted to caring for people with HIV.

Residents interested in a career in HIV medicine should identify themselves as interested during the first six months of internship. Applications to enter the pathway will be due in December of the internship year. No changes to the curriculum occur in the first year. During the PGY 2 and 3 years, residents in the HIV pathway move their continuity clinic to the Madison Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. Madison Clinic provides primary care as well as subspecialty care for over 2000 patients with HIV.

Patient Care Experience

  • Spectrum/Broad range of disease
    • Patients at Madison Clinic suffer from a broad range of diseases aside from HIV, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, thyroid dysfunction, etc…
  • Clinic ½ - 1 day per week to every other week (day of week and frequency varies depending on call schedule)
  • During clinic block will complete two to three ½ day sessions per week

Participation in Madison Clinic educational activities

  • HIV Journal Club (usually occurs 2nd and 4th Tuesdays) at 8am. (must present at least once a year)
  • AIDS Clinical Conference, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8am
  • Clinical Case Conference, one Tuesday per quarter at 8am (will be encouraged to present a case)
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference, one Tuesday per quarter at 8am
  • HIV noontime lecture series, monthly at HMC (must present once during R3 year)


  • Residents in the pathway will be encouraged to work on a scholarly project based on their interests.
  • Examples:
    • International experience during the end of R3 year with Dr Michael Chung at Coptik Clinic in Nairobi; Create HIV web-study module on "HIV care in developing world".
    • WWAMI experience in Idaho or Montana; Write case-report.

Certification Exam

  • At the end of their training, residents are eligible to complete the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) certification examination.

General Internal Medicine Clinic Curriculum

Participation in General Medicine Clinic Educational Activities

  • Participate in pre-clinic conference at HMC Adult Medicine Clinic prior to each clinic session from 1–1:30 pm
  • Participate in HMC Adult Medicine Clinic journal club once monthly

Residents will meet with the HIV Medicine Pathway Director, Dr. Shireesha Dhanireddy at least twice a year, for career mentoring and to discuss their goals, interests, and progress.  Please address questions regarding the pathway to Dr. Dhanireddy at

To apply, complete the HIV Medicine Pathway application form, which you can download from the Resources sidebar on this page.

HIV Medicine Residents

Allie Bauer
Alice Manos
Karina Mendoza

Recent Trainees and Positions


Nazlee Navabi U Penn
Joelle Rosser Emory


Maria Corcorran UW
Eve Lake Emory
Naomi Shike Cornell


Jehan Budak Chief Medical Resident, Primary Care, Roosevelt Clinic, UW
Jesse Abbott Klafter Hospitalist, Sand Point, Idaho


Brandon Fain Harborview Medical Center, UW
Katie Volkman Primary Care, UW Neighborhood Clinic, Northgate


Chris Boyle Attending Physician, HIV Service, University of Chicago
Xavi Ortiz General Internal Medicine and HIV Primary Care, Kaiser San Francisco


Judy Gayne General Internal Medicine and HIV Primary Care, Port Townsend, WA
Simha Reddy Assistant Professor, HIV Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System


Brian Wood ID/HIV Fellowship, MGH; Assistant Professor, ID; Director, Madison Satellite Clinics, UW
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