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Merilda Blanco-Guzman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine




  • Docter of Medicine, Cum Laude: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra. Santiago, Dominican Republic. (2004)
  • Resident, Internal Medicine: Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT (2010)
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases : Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO (2016)
  • MTPCI Scholar: Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis MO, MSCI Candidate (2015-)


2008  Outstanding PGY-1 2007- 2008, Hospital of Saint Raphael. New Haven, CT.

2009   Excellence in ambulatory care 2008-2009, Hospital of Saint Raphael. New Haven, CT.

2010   Excellence in ambulatory care 2009-2010, Hospital of Saint Raphael. New Haven, CT.

2010    Medical Staff President’s Award 2009-2010 for outstanding clinical research, Hospital of Saint  Raphael. New Haven, CT

Research Interests

My research interests include device-related infections and multidrug resistant organisms. I am currently working on a project to describe the epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment practices for infectious complications in left ventricular assist device recipients. In addition to the excellent clinical experience in the Infectious Diseases program at Washington University School of Medicine, I have found support to develop my research skills with formal coursework and guidance through hands-on experience. The program and faculty are not only interested in your performance during fellowship, but they are really invested in helping you achieve your career and personal goals in the long term.