Infectious Diseases Program Fellows


First 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

 

Second Year

Gustavo Contreras Anez
CE Track

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

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

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

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

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

Natalie Medvedeva
ASP Track

ID Interest: Stewardship, transplant/immunocompromised

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, dancing

Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital

Med School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Ralph Tayyar
CE Track

Residency: Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center

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

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)

Julie Lee
CE Track

ID Interest: STIs, Women's Health, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Hobbies: DIY/arts & crafts projects, barre

Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Med School: UCSD

 

Third Year

Katharine Dobos
CE Track

ID Interest: Clinical Education

Hobbies:  LEGO building and spending time with my dog and cat

Residency: Stanford University

Med School: UCSD

 

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

Fourth Year

Joelle Rosser
Research Track

ID Interest: Global health and climate change

Hobby: Road biking

Research Mentor: Stephen Luby

Residency: Emory University

Med School: University of Washington

Arjun Rustagi
Research Track

ID Interest: Virology, innate immunity, respiratory diseases

Hobby: Ultimate frisbee

Research Mentor: Catherine Blish

Residency: Stanford University

Med School: University of Washington



Transplant ID Fellowship Fellows

(Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases)


Thomas Dieringer

Hobby: Soccer, basketball, lacrosse, home-brewing, jazz music, travel, art-history, and photography

ID Fellowship: UCLA

Residency: University of Virginia School of Medicine and Health Systems

Med School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Niyati Jakharia

Hobby: Painting, hiking, traveling

ID Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center

Residency: Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Med School: Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals (Pune, India)



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

     
2021 Mary Czech Transplant ID Fellowship, National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins SOM
  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
  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 Instructor, Stanford University SOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
     
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