Program Leadership

Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship 
Jane Cecil, MD

Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship 
Jillian Raybould, MD

Division Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases
Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, FACP

Program Director, Jane Cecil, MD

Dr. Cecil

Dr. Cecil completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her medical degree from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, New York. She subsequently completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following fellowship training, Dr. Cecil joined the faculty in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University as Assistant Professor of Medicine until 2004, when she relocated to Richmond, Virginia with family and joined the Infectious Diseases faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.

At VCU, Dr. Cecil has served as program director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program since 2009. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at VCU. Her primary interests are HIV clinical care and medical education. She has received teaching awards from the VCU School of Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cecil served as Associate Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at VCU from 2013-2016. In January 2016, she joined the clinical staff at the McGuire VA Medical Center, where she was appointed Chief for the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2018.

Dr. Cecil lives with her husband in Richmond, Virginia. She and her husband are big soccer fans and they enjoy hiking and traveling, particularly to California and Michigan where their two children attend college.

Jane A. Cecil, MD
Associate Professor 
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Associate Program Director, Jillian Raybould, MD

Dr. Jillian RaybouldDr. Raybould completed her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York City.  She then went on to medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.  She completed both her Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Georgetown.  During her post graduate training, she received teaching awards, The Hope Award for excellence in patient care, and was inducted into the AOA Honors Medical Society.

After fellowship, she joined the faculty at VCU in 2016 and is currently an assistant professor of medicine.  She has served as the associate program director for the Infectious Diseases fellowship since 2016.  Her primary interests include atypical bacterial infections, HIV, and medical education. 

Dr. Raybould lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, son, and golden retriever.  She enjoys traveling, running, soccer, and time spent with family.

Jillian Raybould, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Division Chair, Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Bearman

Gonzalo Bearman is Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Internal Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. He is a graduate of Colgate University (BA), SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MD) and Columbia University (MPH). He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and was Chief Resident, both at SUNY at Buffalo. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, both at Cornell University. Dr. Bearman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Since 2003, Dr. Bearman is an attending physician on the Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Service at VCU Medical Center. Dr. Bearman served as the Clerkship Director of the VCU M3 Internal Medicine Clerkship (2005 - 2011) and was the 4th year Acting Internship (AI) Director. Dr. Bearman lectures in the M1 Population Medicine Class and M2 Medical Microbiology. He is the course director for both Contemporary Issues and Controversies in Public Health seminar in the VCU Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and an M4 Elective on Medicine in Literature.

Since 2005, Dr. Bearman has worked on the VCU Global Health Program through the Honduras Medical Relief Brigade, a medical relief effort bringing medical and public health assistance to rural Honduran communities.

In 2013, Dr. Bearman launched the Medical Literary Messenger, an online magazine for humanities and medicine, where he serves as the Editor in Chief. He serves as a section editor for Current Infectious Diseases Reports and as Editor in Chief of Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases. From 2013-2015, Dr. Bearman was the Chair of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s (SHEA) Guidelines Committee and currently serves as a Board Member for SHEA.

His areas of research focus on the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Bearman has various industry grants and has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, multiple invited text books doctors, and is the editor of 3 medical text books.

For more on Dr. Bearman, you can visit his professional website and medical blog here:

Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases