Past Fellows

  • Thomas McConville, MD

    2016-2019

    Residency: Columbia University Medical Center

    Area of Research: Molecular epidemiology of multi-drug resistant bacteria: bacterial genomics

    Current Position: Instructor in Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

  • Deborah Theodore, MD

    2017-2019

    Residency: Columbia University Medical Center

    Area of Research: Transplant infectious diseases, treatment of invasive fungal infections

    Current Position: Instructor in Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

  • Tristan McPherson, MD

    2016-2018

    • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Medicine & Pediatrics)
    • Area of Research: Biomedical HIV prevention; clinical research in HIV vaccines; HIV/tuberculosis; access to care and implantation science
    • Current Position: Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Nenad Macesic, MD

    2015-2018

    • Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship: Alfred Hospital, Austin Health (Australia)
    • Area of Research: Molecular epidemiology of MDR Gram-negative infections in solid organ transplant recipients; bacterial genomics; mechanisms of drug resistance
    • Current Position: Instructor in Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jason Zucker, MD

    2015-2018

    • Residency and Chief Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Medicine & Pediatrics)
    • Area of Research: HIV prevention cascade and using technology to address gaps in care; Adolescent HIV care; Zika virus transmission and effects on pregnant mothers
    • Current Position: Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in CUMC's Department of Pediatrics
  • Justin Aaron, MD

    2015-2017

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Management of latent tuberculosis in transplant recipients
    • Current Position: Instructor in Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Priya Kodiyanplakkal, MD, MS

    2014-2017

    • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Determinants of pulmonary infection and allograft rejection in lung transplant recipients
    • Current Position: Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Benjamin Patterson, MD

    2014-2016

    • Residency: New York University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Global health; HIV treatment in resource-limited settings
    • Current Position: Physician, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Lucy Cheng, MD

    2014-2016

    • Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    • Area of Research: Epidemiology of MDR Gram-negative infections
    • Current Position: Attending Physician, Orange Regional Medical Center, New Jersey
  • Eloise Austin, MD

    2013-2017

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: MRSA genomics; molecular epidemiology and clinical outcomes of staphylococcal infections
    • Current Position: Instructor in Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • William Greendyke, MD

    2013-2016

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Hospital epidemiology; rapid molecular diagnostics of bloodstream infections
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Marcia Wong, MD, MPH

    2013-2016

    • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Medicine & Pediatrics)
    • Area of Research: ART implementation in the developing world; behavioral and psychosocial determinants of ART adherence in the developing world
    • Current Position: City Health Specialist, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Angela Gomez-Simmonds, MD, MS

    2012-2015

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Molecular epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Matthew Scherer, MD

    2012-2014

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: HIV/HCV co-infection and access-to-care in marginalized patient populations
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Heather Platt, MD

    2012-2014

    • Residency and Chief Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    • Area of Research: HIV/HCV co-infection, epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections
    • Current Position: Clinical trials management, Merck
  • Claire Gordon, MD, MS

    2012-2013 (Transplant Infectious Diseases).

    • Residency and Fellowship: Austin Health and Alfred Hospital (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Area of Research: Tissue-specific T-cell memory control of CMV; tissue sites of CMV activity in healthy organ donors and transplant recipients
    • Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS

    2011-2014

    • Residency and Chief Residency: The University of Chicago Hospital
    • Area of Research: Infectious complications of solid organ transplantation
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University
  • Darpun Sachdev, MD

    2011-2012

    • Residency and Chief Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
    • Area of Research: HIV prevention; HIV clinical trials
    • Current Position: Clinical Prevention Specialist, San Francisco Department of Public Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Alysse Wurcel, MD

    2011-2012

    • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Area of Research: Role of intestinal permeability in progression of cirrhosis among HIV/HCV coinfected individuals
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University
  • Tanya Ellman, MD, MPH

    2010-2013

    • Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Aggregate HIV viral load measurements as a tool for monitoring HIV epidemics
    • Current Position: Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center; Associate Research Scientist, ICAP, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Asha Kapur, MD

    2010-2012

    • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Area of Research: HIV epidemiology and clinical care
    • Current Position: Attending Physician, Stamford Infectious Disease Associates
  • Uzma Sarwar, MD

    2010-2012

    • Residency: New York University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: HIV vaccine development
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MALD

    2009-2011

    • Residency and Chief Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism, hospital epidemiology
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Liaison to the National Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston University
  • Aran Nichol, MD

    Aran Nichol, MD 2009-2011

    • Residency and Chief Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    • Area of Research: HIV epidemiology and prevention; international medical education
    • Current Position: Attending Physician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Benjamin Miko, MD, MS

    2009-2012

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Molecular epidemiology of community-associated S. aureus infections
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Marshall Fordyce, MD

    2008-2011

    • Residency and Chief Residency: New York University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: HIV prevention, HIV vaccine development, anti-CD4 antibodies
    • Current Position: Associate Director of Clinical Research, Gilead Sciences
  • Jennifer Horan, MD, PharmD

    2008-2011

    • Residency and Chief Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Infectious complications of solid organ transplantation and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University
  • Julie Myers, MD, MPH

    2008-2011

    • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Area of Research: HIV epidemiology; HIV testing and prevention
    • Current Position: Director of Policy and Program Planning in HIV Prevention, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Instructor in Medicine, Columbia University
  • Marcus Pereira, MD, MPH

    2007-2009

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Anti-malarial properties of azithromycin-chloroquine
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jason Kessler, MD, MPH

    2007-2010

    • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Area of Research: Comparative effectiveness of HIV care and treatment
    • Current Position: Instructor in the Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science, Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine
  • Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD

    2007-2010

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Molecular epidemiology and bacterial pathogenesis
    • Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
  • Katerina Christopoulos, MD

    2006-2008

    • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Area of Research: HIV testing and linkage to care
    • Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Mary Ann Etiebet, MD

    2006-2008

    • Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Global health; ART implementation in Nigeria
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Senior Clinical Technical Advisor, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
  • Soniya Gandhi, MD

    2006-2009

    • Residency: Brown University Alpert School of Medicine
    • Area of Research: Global health; relationship of program-level factors with CD4 count at ART initiation in sub-Saharan Africa
    • Current Position: Director of Infection Control and Director of Hospitalist Program, Marina Del Rey Hospital, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • James Brust, MD, MS

    2005-2008

    • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Community-based treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in South Africa
    • Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hong van Tieu, MD

    2005-2008

    • Residency: Boston University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: Immunological determinants of IRIS in HIV/TB co-infected patients in Thailand
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Barbara Taylor, MD, MS

    2005-2008

    • Residency and Chief Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
    • Area of Research: HIV treatment in the Dominican Republic; impact of travel on HIV
    • Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio