Infectious Diseases Program Fellows

Academic Year 2022-2023


First Year

Grace Cullen
Research Track

ID Interest

Hobbies

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Med School: University College Dublin SOM

Vanessa El Kamari
CE Track

ID Interest: HIV, viral immunology, gut microbiome, inflammation, network modeling

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, eating

Residency: Case Western Reserve

Med School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine

Leah Mische
CE Track

ID Interest: Global Health and HIV

Hobbies: 

Residency: Mayo Clinic Rochester

Med School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Guillermo Rodriguez Nava
HE-IPC Track

ID Interest: Hospital epidemiology, data science, and emerging infectious diseases

Hobbies: Salsa dancing, sports, music, and space exploration

Residency: AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston

Med School: Facultad de Medicina UNAM

Marten Hawkins
ASP Track

ID Interest: Antimicrobial stewardship, resistant gram negative organisms and medical education 

Hobbies: Baking, exploring wineries and reading

Residency: University of Virginia

Med School: Michigan State University

Kyle Walding
CE Track

ID Interest: Immunocompromised host / transplant ID, invasive fungal infections, & medical education

Hobbies: Hiking, rollerblading, cycling, bouldering, birding, & exploring new restaurants

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center 

Med School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rebecca Linfield
Research Track

ID Interest: 

Hobbies: 

Residency: Stanford

Med School: UCLA

Second Year

Caitlin Contag
CE Track

ID Interest

Hobbies

Residency: UCSF

Med School: Stanford

Megan Dunning
CE Track

ID Interest: Global Health and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Hobbies: Hiking and knitting

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Med School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Mary Smith
ASP Track

ID Interest: Antibiotic Stewardship

Hobbies: Basketball, live concerts, watching space documentaries 

Residency: UT Southwestern

Med School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Alex Zimmet
CE Track

ID Interest: Transplant, Antimicrobial and Diagnostic Stewardship

Hobbies: Spending time with family, hiking, golf, basketball

Residency: University of Virginia 

Med School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Abraar Karan
Research Track

ID Interest: Emerging pathogens, epidemics, global health equity 

Hobbies: Writing, traveling, working out, basketball, cooking

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Med School: UCLA

Melanie Kiener
Research Track

ID Interest: Global Health, TB, HIV

Hobbies: Running, spending time outside, trying new restaurants and bakeries 

Residency: University of Washington

Med School: Emory University School of Medicine

 

Third Year

Rebecca Hamlin
Research Track

ID Interest: Viral Immunology

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, dining out, and wine-tasting

Residency: Hosp of Univ of Pennsylvania

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Seth Hoffman
Research Track

ID Interest: Global Health — serving the world’s most underserved who disproportionately suffer from infectious 

Hobbies: Surfing, bouldering, hiking

Residency: University of Maryland Internal Medicine Program

Med School: Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Fourth Year

Karen Jacobson
Research Track

ID Interest: Global Health

Hobby: Hiking with my family

Research Mentor: Prasanna Jagannathan

Residency: Yale-New Haven

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Arya Khosravi
Research Track

ID interest: Basic science research

Hobby: Woodworking

Research Mentor: Paul Bollyky

Residency: UCLA

Med School: USC Keck School of Medicine



Super Fellowship Fellows

1 Year Fellowships (non accredited)


Gustavo Contreras Anez
Transplant ID (ICH ID)

ID Interest: Immunocompromised Host, Ortho ID, and Critical Care

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, exploring new cuisines. I am passionate about street photography.

Fellowship: Stanford Medicine Infectious Diseases

Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt

Med School: University of Zulia School of Medicine (Venezuela)

Ralph Tayyar
Transplant ID (ICH ID)


Fellowship
: Stanford Medicine Infectious Diseases

Residency: Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center

Med School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (Lebanon)

Krithika Srinivasan
Hospital Epidemiology

ID Interest: Transplant ID and Infection Control

Hobbies: Spending time outdoors with my dog and reading

Fellowship: Baylor-MD Anderson

Residency: Griffin Hospital

Med School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio



Alumni

ID and Transplant ID Fellowships

ID Fellowship

Graduates have published ~300 peer-reviewed journal articles in the last 5 years

Grad Year

    Name

     Current Position

2022 Katharine Dobos Staff physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA
  Julie Lee Staff physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente South Bay, Harbor City, CA
  Natalie Medvedeva Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Ralph Tayyar Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Stanford University SOM
  Gustavo Contreras Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Stanford University SOM
  Sharon Ong'uti Clinical Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt SOM, Div of Infectious Diseases
  Joelle Rosser Instructor, Stanford University SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
     
2021 Mary Czech Clinical Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Univ SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Nicholas Degner Scientific Advisor, Karius, Inc., Redwood City, CA
  Arjun Rustagi Instructor, Stanford University SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Ashley Styczynski Staff Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Atlanta, GA
     
2020 Shama Cash-Goldwasser Senior Technical Advisor, Resolve to Save Lives, New York, NY and Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC, Atlanta, GA
  Christiaan deVries Director of Clinical Research, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA
  Jessica Ferguson Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Melisa Shah Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  Jose Suarez Isaacs Transplant ID Fellowship, University of Miami Miller SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Vivian Tien Staff physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA
     
2019 Tessa Andermann Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Chapel Hill, NC
  Chitra Punjabi Clinical Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center /  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Bronx, NY
  Stacie Nishimoto Infectious Diseases Physician, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Moanalua Medical Center
  Matt Hitchcock Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, McGuire VA, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Richmond, VA
  Alex Yu Medical Epidemiologist, Infectious Diseases Branch, California Deptartment of Public Health, Richmond, CA
  Elena Vendrame Director of Clinical Research, Virology at Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA
     
2018 Jenny Aronson Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Amy Chang Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Prashant Upadhyaya Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Critical Care Fellowship, New York, NY; Staff Physician, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL
  Sudeb Dalai Staff Physician, Investigator (Infectious Diseases), Palo Alto Medical Foundation, PAMF Research Institute; Adjunct Clin Asst Professor, Stanford SOM
  Susanna Tan Senior Medical Scientist, Hepatitis B Clinical Research at Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA
     
2017 Noah McKittrick Clinical Associate, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD
  Ashrit Multani Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA David Geffen SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles, CA
  Dana Clutter Staff physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco, CA
  Lily Horng Medical Officer, Immunization Branch, California Deptartment of Public Health, Richmond, CA
     
2016 Paul (Ravi) Waldron Staff physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose, CA
  Carlos Gomez Alvarez Assistant Professor (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine, Div. Infectious Diseases, Salt Lake City, UT
  John Openshaw Assistant Professor, Translational Global Infectious Diseases Research Center, Universoty of Vermont SOM; Lead, COVID-19 Clinical Team, CDPH
     
2015 Eugene Richardson Assistant Professor, Dept. Global Health & Social Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 
  Joanna Nelson Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Sana Ahmed Medical Epidemiologist, Lake County (Ill.) Health Department; formerly Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Michael Gelman Assistant Professor, Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Icahn SOM at Mt. Sinai; Staff physician, ID, VA Medical Center, Bronx NY
  Sean Collins Associate Director, HIV Clinical Research at Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA 
     
2014 Jesse Waggoner Assistant Professor, Emory University Dept of Medicine and Div of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA
  Elizabeth Robilotti Associate Chief, Medical Epidemiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY; Instructor, Div. Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell SOM
  Marisa Holubar Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Madeline Slater TB Physician, San Diego County Department of Public Health and Staff Physician, Scripps Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA
  Michele Tang Staff physician, Brown & Toland Physicians/Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Oakland, CA
  Eva Mortensen Medical writer, Ascendis Pharma, Palo Alto, CA
     
2013 Shanthi Kappagoda Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Univ. SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  Elizabeth Soda Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  Amanda Kamali Medical Epidemiologist, Infectious Diseases Branch, Calif Dept Public Health, Richmond, CA; Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Harleen Gakhar (Sahni) Staff physician, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, San Jose, CA
  Stanley Wang Associate Medical Director, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL
  George Melikian Staff physician, Facey Medical Group Div. Infectious Diseases, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Valencia, CA
     
2012 Gina Suh Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Division of Infectious Diseases, Rochester, MN
  Victor Herrera Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency and Director of GME Research, Univ. Central Florida & Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
  Candice McNeil Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC
     
2011 Joanna Schaenman Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA David Geffen SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles, CA
  Philip Grant Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. Division of Infectious Diseases
  Stephanie Troy Medical Officer, Div Antiviral Products, FDA, Washington, DC.  Formerly Asst Professor, E. Virginia Medical School, Div of ID