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  Fellowship Program: Current and Past Fellows

Past Fellows
Current Fellows

Transplant Fellow
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PAST FELLOWS

Name Current Position & Affiliation Research Interests/Projects

1998

Christine Hogan Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
HIV clinical trials; acute HIV infection
Stephanie Factor Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Hepatitis C in drug users
1999
Wendy McGahee Attending Physician in Addiction Medicine/HIV, St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, & HIV at the Women and Children Care Center, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
Medical Director of the Chemical Dependency Unit of the Harlem East Life Plan's Substance Abuse Clinic
Staphylococcal infections in the ICU
Timothy Wilkin Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Investigator, Cornell Clinical Trials Unit
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
HIV clinical trials; HPV
Cosmina Zeana Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Epidemiological research on Acinetobacter baumannii
2000
Adam Keene Assistant Professor, Codirector of Medical Intensive Care Unit, & Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center MRSA colonization and infection in the ICU
Joseph Lux Attending Physician, HIV Clinic, New York University HIV epidemiology in South Africa
Lynda Streett Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Attending Physician, Stamford Hospital
HIV therapy & management
2001
David Ferris

Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases/AIDS Program, Bronx–Lebanon Hospital Center;

Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in South Africa and in New York
Simon Tsiouris Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Medicine Prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) in South Africa; novel interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) for LTBI testing; TB/HIV operational research in resource-poor settings
Michael Yin Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Bone mass and mineral metabolism in HIV-infected women
2002
Patricia Bronzert Physician, Scarsdale Medical Group General ID and HIV therapy
Yoko Furuya Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control
Antimicrobial utilization and resistance; outcomes of nosocomial infections
Magdalena Sobieszczyk Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine HIV Prevention and HIV vaccines
2003
Sabrina Haas Physician in Charge, Corona Chest Clinic, Tuberculosis Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Infections in liver transplant patients
Yoram Puius Physician, Tufts New England Medical Center Molecular basis of adherence of A. actinomycetemcomitans in endocarditis

Patricia Toro

Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Attending Physician, Harlem Hospital

Adherence/outcomes in HIV/TB coinfected patients (CAPRISA START Study); HIV/TB epidemiology in South Africa (Sequella Study)

2004
Jonathan Keith Joseph

Associate Physician, Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Director, Malawi Project, Partners in Health

HIV resistance in the Dominican Republic

Rachel Gordon

RGordon

Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine; Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

S. aureus molecular epidemiology; molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of ventricular assist device-related infections

Blayne Cutler

cutler

Director, HIV Prevention at the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control

New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

HIV Prevention, Public Health

2005

 

James Brust

James Brust

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infections. MDR-TB treatment failure in South Africa

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor image

Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Columbia University

Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

HIV treatment outcomes and the development of antiretroviral resistance in the Dominican Republic. The impact of travel on HIV care among communities of dual-nationality

Hong Van Tieu

Hong Van Tieu image

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Immunologic markers as predictive facotrs for IRIS in HIV and TB co-infected patients in Thailand
2006    
Katerina Christopoulos

Assistant Professor of Medicine in the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital

HIV Testing and Counseling
Mary-Ann Etiebet

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Senior Clinical Technical Advisor, Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria

Delivery of Antiretroviral Care in Nigeria

Hiv/aids, low resource settings, quality of care, art treatment failure, arv drug resistance

Noga Shalev

Instructor in Clinical Medicine

HIV and incarceration, reentry continuity care
Soniya Gandhi

Assistant Clinical Professor

Division of Infectious Diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

 

2007

   
Marcus Rebello Pereira

Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine

General ID, Complications of HIV and HIV treatment
Jason Kessler Clinical Instructor in Medicine, NYU Medical Center  
Anne-Catrin Uhlemann Instructor in Clinical Medicine

Evolution of fitness in Staphylococcus aureus

Determinants of drug resistance in the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum

2008    
Marshall Fordyce Instructor in Clinical Medicine

Development of ibalizumab for HIV prevention

Research Interests: General infectious diseases, HIV, HIV prevention, HIV vaccine development, anti-CD4 antibodies

Sneha Jacob Nicholas A. Rango AIDS Clinical Scholar  

Jennifer Lynn Horan

Jennifer Horan

   
Julie Myers

Director of Policy and Program Planning in HIV Prevention in the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Instructor in Clinical Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

Late HIV diagnosis, delayed entry into care

Chemoprophylaxis for HIV prevention

HIV self-testing

HIV treatment outcomes in the Dominican Republic

2009    

Nahid Bhadelia

Nahid Bhadelia

Assistant Professor

Associate Director of Hospital Epidemiology Infectious Diseases Liaison to National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Section of Infectious Diseases

Boston University

Emerging pathogens, comparative effectiveness and hospital epidemiology, bioterrorism pathogens

Aran Nichol

Aran Nichol

Instructor

Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Colorado School of Medicine

HIV Prevention, HIV Epidemiology, The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Benjamin Miko

Instructor in Clinical Medicine

Department of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

Epidemiology of hospital acquired infections, molecular epidemiology of bacterial infections
2010    

Uzma Sarwar

Uzma Sarwar

Clinical Research Fellow, Lead Associate Investigator

Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health

 

Asha Kapur

Asha Kapur

Clinician-Educator

Stamford Infectious Diseases

HIV epidemiology and HIV clinical care

Tanya Ellman

Tanya Ellman

 

Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University

Associate Research Scientist, ICAP, Mailman School of Public Health

Late HIV diagnosis and linkage to care, particularly in older adults

Aggregate HIV viral load measurements as a tool for monitoring HIV epidemics

Darpun Sachdev

Sachdev

 

HIV Vaccine Fellow

San Francisco Department of Public Health

HIV Prevention

Clinical trials of biomedical interventions to prevent HIV transmission

Alysse Wurcel

Wurcel

Senior Fellow

Division of Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center

Pathogenesis and treatment of hepatitis C virus in HIV-positive people

Role of intestinal permeability in progression of cirrhosis among HIV/HCV co-infected individuals

CURRENT FELLOWS

2nd and 3rd Year

         

Stephanie Pouch, MD

Pouch

Dr. Pouch received her MD from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include infectious complications of solid organ transplantation and training in interdisciplinary research to prevent infections. Dr. Pouch is also a TIRI postdoctoral trainee fellow.

Training in interdisciplinary research to prevent infections

TIRI Postdoctoral Trainee Fellow

 

 

 

 

Angela Gomez-Simmonds, MD

Gomez

 

Dr. Gomez-Simmonds received her MD from theUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her research interests include pathogenesis and epidemiology of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Dr. Gomez-Simmonds currently has a training grant from Columbia Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease Research.

     

Heather Platt, MD

Platt

 

Dr. Platt received her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Her research interests include surgical site infections and transplant ID.

 

 

 

Matthew Scherer, MD

Scherer

 

Dr. Scherer received his MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include epidemiology of HIV/HCV co-infection and access to care among ethnic minorities. Dr. Scherer is currently part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Virology Fellows Research Program.

 

 

 

   

CURRENT FELLOWS

1st Year

Eloise Austin, MD

Dr. Austin received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Columbia University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her research interests include bacterial pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.

 

William Greendyke, MD

Dr. Greendyke received his MD from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. He completed his residency at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Will's research interests include Hospital Epidemiology and evaluating the prevalence of and risk factors for multi-drug resistant infections in hospitalized patients and immunocompromised hosts.  

Marcia Wong, MD

Dr.Wong received her MD from the University of California at Davis School of Medicine and Masters of Public Health in the Global Health track from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine – Pediatric residency training at Mount Sinai. Prior to starting her fellowship and under the auspices of the Baylor Global Health Fellowship, Marcia spent a year at the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Lesotho. Her research interests include international health, adolescent HIV and investigating HIV disease progression among young adults and adolescents.

 

 

TRANSPLANT INFECTIOUS DISEASES FELLOW

Claire Gordon, MD

Dr. Gordon received her MD from the University of Melbourne Australia. She is completing a Masters in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Gordon’s research focuses on viral infections in solid organ transplant recipients. She is engaged in several inter-disciplinary projects.

Her main research project investigates the tissue-specific T-cell memory control of CMV and tissue sites of CMV latency and reactivation in healthy organ donors and transplant recipients, under mentorship of Dr. Donna Farber, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI). In a related project with Dr. Farber and Dr. Rafal Tokarz, Center for Infection and Immunity, Dr. Gordon is investigating tissue sites of persistent herpesvirus infections in healthy organ donors.

Under the co-mentorship of Dr. Ian Lipkin, Center for Infection and Immunity (CII), she will be pursuing pathogen discovery in undiagnosed infectious syndromes and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders in SOT recipients. Dr. Gordon is also part of a study with Dr. Farber investigating local respiratory immune responses of neonates and infant with severe viral pneumonia.

Labs:
Dr. Ian Lipkin at the Center for Infection and Immunity

Dr. Donna Farber at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology

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INCOMING FELLOWS

Lucy Cheng, MD

 

Dr. Cheng received her MD from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She also completed her residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Rosy Priya Kodiyanplakkal, MD

 

Dr. Kodiyanplakkal received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

Benjamin Patterson, MD

 

Dr. Patterson received his MD from UCLA Medical School. He completed his residency at New York University.