We are excited to welcome five physicians who started their infectious diseases fellowship on July 1, 2023.

See more news stories about our fellows below!

2023 Fellow Graduates: Donald Hong, MD, Kevin Montes, MD, Marilia Prinzone, MD, Armaghan Mansoor, MBBS. and Patrick Ching, MD, MPH

What a wonderful evening! Thank you to Dr. Fraser and the ID Division for arranging the use of this beautiful venue, and for all that were present to celebrate our graduating fellows!

3rd Annual ID Research Symposium a Success!

3rd Annual ID Research Symposium a Success!
on May 29, 2024, the ID Division hosted its Third Annual Research Symposium coordinated by second year ID fellow, David Olafsson, MD. Planning committee members included Bill Powderly, MD and Jen Philips, MD, PhD, co-directors of the division along with Jeff Henderson, MD, PhD and Andrej Spec, MD. Among the abstracts submitted, eight were chosen […]

We are excited to announce our outstanding fellowship match!

We are excited to announce our outstanding fellowship match!
We thank all of our faculty and staff for they do before and during recruitment season. We thank you for your enthusiasm and engagement during interviews, but also mentoring and taking extra time to meet with applicants and answer questions. A huge thank you to our current fellows who spent so much time highlighting our […]

Thanksgiving lunch gathering with our fellows

Thanksgiving lunch gathering with our fellows
Every Thanksgiving the ID division hosts a pot luck of flavors from around the world. Although we missed photos of the food, we did manage to get a picture of those who participated. Happy Thanksgiving!

Miguel Chavez Concha, MD accepted into the 2023-2024 Teaching Scholars Program Cohort

Miguel Chavez Concha, MD accepted into the 2023-2024 Teaching Scholars Program Cohort
Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, ID fellow alum ’21, was recommended to join the Teaching Scholars Program by excellent clinical educators, including his old program directors. He had always been interested in education and ways to innovate and improve teaching. The Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and […]

Annual ID Research Symposium features keynote address

Annual ID Research Symposium features keynote address
Washington University Infectious Diseases Division welcomed Amita Gupta, MD, MHS as the Inaugural J. Russell Little MD Lecturer at the 2023 Annual Infectious Diseases Research Symposium on June 22, 2023. J. Russell Little, MD, was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1964 to 2005. He served as chief […]

Faculty and trainees gather at annual SHEA meeting.

Faculty and trainees gather at annual SHEA meeting.
Washington University infectious diseases faculty and trainees met up for dinner at the 2023 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring Event hosted in Seattle, WA. Several trainees are training in the antibiotic stewardship program and infection prevention. Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, 2nd year ID fellow, was awarded the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship by the Society […]

Luis Parra-Rodriguez received CROI scholarship award.

Luis Parra-Rodriguez received CROI scholarship award.
Congratulations, Dr. Parra-Rodriguez, MD, third year fellow, for being selected for the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), New Investigator Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the submitted abstract, application, and letter of recommendation. New Investigator Scholarship recipients are the presenting author of an accepted abstract. All scholarship recipients are required […]

ID welcomes incoming fellows!

ID welcomes incoming fellows!
Noah Chodos, MDMedical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine                                                                                Residency: Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA Zoë Leyh, DOMedical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine                                                                  Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis MO Antony Rawindraraj, DOMedical School: Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine                 Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia Reid Goodman, MDMedical School: New York […]

SHEA recognizes outstanding infectious diseases fellows

SHEA recognizes outstanding infectious diseases fellows
Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, 2nd year ID fellow, has been awarded the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The award recognizes outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate an interest in healthcare epidemiology. Dr. Mansoor’s primary research interest is in antibiotic stewardship, specifically in immunocompromised patients and in low resource settings. […]

Fellows receive IDWeek 2022 Abstract Travel Awards

Fellows receive IDWeek 2022 Abstract Travel Awards
Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, and Patrick Ching, MD, MPH, both second year ID fellows have been awarded Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Trainee Abstract Travel Awards. The awards help defray the expenses of traveling to IDWeek, October 19-23, 2022, in Washington, DC. IDWeek offers several awards acknowledging distinguished, quality scientific research presented at IDWeek. Awards […]

Congratulations, 2022 ID Fellow Graduates!

Congratulations, 2022 ID Fellow Graduates!
Through many years of education, hard work and determination, you made it! Congratulations to all of our fellows who completed their infectious diseases (ID) fellowship training. Gayathri Krishnan, MD, is an instructor in medicine and a medical education fellow, working on her Masters in Health Professional Education at Washington University School of Medicine. “One thing […]

Our first of many fellows’ outings spring 2022

Our first of many fellows’ outings spring 2022
Our first outing this spring started at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University Danforth Campus talking about art and public health followed by dinner at K-BOP St. Louis. We were also joined virtually by Gerome Escota, MD, former co-director of the ID Fellowship program at WashU.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, 2022 Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, 2022 Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor
Rochelle Walensky, MD,MPH, was welcomed today at the Internal Medicine grand rounds to discuss the pandemic with William G. Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Their conversation centered on domestic and global challenges facing public health officials as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic […]

ID Division fills all five fellowship positions in the match

ID Division fills all five fellowship positions in the match
The ID Division is excited to work with our incoming fellows in July 2022. In recent years there had been a decline in applicants to infectious diseases training programs. This year, there are 52 (30%) ID programs in the match with unfilled spots. We are aware that there are insufficient applicants to meet the ever […]

Two ID Fellows will be honored Dec. 6 with prestigious Excellence Award

Two ID Fellows will be honored Dec. 6 with prestigious Excellence Award
Patrick Olson, MD, PhD and Abby Sung, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellows who trained in the Washington University School of Medicine Internal Medicine (WUSM IM) Residency Program, will be honored with the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2021 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. The award recognizes and supports current fellows who trained in the WUSM residency program […]

Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH and Gayathri Krishnan, MD, both fellows, appointed to IDSA committees

Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH and Gayathri Krishnan, MD, both fellows, appointed to IDSA committees
Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH completed his ID fellowship in 2021 and is currently an instructor in medicine in infectious diseases and a medical education fellow. Dr. Nolan has been appointed to the IDSA Medical Education Community of Practice (COP). The COP committee represents members of the IDSA working to support the community of ID clinician educators, […]

Dr. Nathan Nolan will present at this year’s AIMW22!

Dr. Nathan Nolan will present at this year’s AIMW22!
Three School of Medicine faculty, Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE , Assistant Professor, Rheumatology, Frank O’Brien, MBBCH, MRCPI , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH , Instructor in Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division (alumnus 2019), and Medical Education Fellow will conduct a workshop about integrating Health Equity into fellowship training curricula, […]

Gayaythri Krishnan, MD chosen as Chief ID Fellow for FY 2022

Gayaythri Krishnan, MD chosen as Chief ID Fellow for FY 2022
Dr. Krishnan was selected by her ID fellow peers to serve as the second Chief ID Fellow. She follow Nathan Nolan, MD and recent graduate of the ID Fellowhip program . Honored, humbled and ecstatic about this new responsibility, Gayathry hopes to promote Fellow wellness and trainee education. “Thank you @WashUID for entrusting me with […]

Gayathri Krishnan, MD, first year fellow, submitted a recently published paper

Gayathri Krishnan, MD, first year fellow, submitted a recently published paper
Comparison of Blood (1->3)-β-D-Glucan Levels in AIDS-Related Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia and AIDS-Related Progressive Disseminated Histoplasmosis. Michael Saccente, Gayathri Krishnan. Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciab277, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab277. Relevance: Beta D glucan is a noninvasive test used for diagnosis of fungal infections and is helpful in patients with immunosuppressed conditions.  Dr. Krishnan et al also published a case report in the Arkansas […]

Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MSc, receives Jonathon Freeman Award

Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MSc, receives Jonathon Freeman Award
Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MSc, first year fellow, is a 2021 recipient of the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship. The award is was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology. The award is intended to support infection control professionals’ scholarly activities in hospital […]

Five fellows present 9 posters at IDWEEK 2020

Five fellows present 9 posters at IDWEEK 2020
Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, first year fellow presented a poster at IDWeek 2020, Increasing incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with HIV: A nationwide database analysis. Oral presentation: A nationwide analysis of the trends and outcomes of Cryptococcal Meningitis in the United States. Mansoor A., Sarwari A.R. IDWeek 2020, October 2020 Daniel Vo, MD, second […]

Podcast: Preventing COVID-19 among unhoused people

Podcast: Preventing COVID-19 among unhoused people
Nathanial S. Nolan, MD, MPH, second year ID fellow, joins Steven Y. Liang, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases,to create a new episode of ‘Show Me the Science’, produced by the Office of Medical Public Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and discusses the risks of […]

Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH

Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH
Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH, 1st year fellow, served on one of the American Medical Association (AMA) Reference Committees at their interim meeting November 16-20, 2019. The Reference Committee hears the testimony to present a consensus report for review to the house of delegates. Dr. Nolan represented the American College of Physicians as a Delegate to […]

Four fellows present posters at IDWEEK 2019

Four fellows present posters at IDWEEK 2019
Sasinuch Rutjanawech, MD, 1st year fellow – Poster#1699 Presentations and Outcomes of Histoplasma Capsulatum Infection Vary by Immune Status: A Retrospective Cohort Study and 2108 Comparison of Voriconazole versus Itraconazole in the Treatment of Histoplasmosis – A Retrospective Analysis Frances Lahrman, MD, 2nd year fellow – Poster #1474 – Epidemiology and Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Urinary Tract Infections […]

Laura Marks, MD, PhD

Laura Marks, MD, PhD
Laura Marks, MD, PhD, second year fellow, had a featured case in the New England Journal of Medicine of Glandular Tularemia.A 68-year-old man from Missouri presented to the primary care clinic with a history of 1 week of fever followed by 2 months of progressive, painful swelling on the right side of his neck.Two days prior, […]

Congratulations

Katie and Lee Connor celebrate their newest addition, Finn Garrett Connor. He was born on September 28, 2018 at 1:15 am. He was 7lbs 1 oz and 20.3 inches long. Katie is a registered dietitian and Lee is an Infectious Diseases Fellow. Baby Finn has one brother, an eight-year-old cat, named Winston. 

Matt Hevey, MD

Matt Hevey, MD
Second year ID fellow, Matt Hevey, MD, presented a poster on the “Presentation and Outcome of Cryptococcal Infections” at the Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium Biennial meeting “Clinical Mycology Today” in Big Sky, Montana on September 28, 2018.

First and second year fellows receive travel grants to IDWeek 2018

First and second year fellows receive travel grants to IDWeek 2018
First year fellows, Matthew Hevey, MD and Kap Sum Foong, MD, along with second year fellows, Abdullah Aljorayid, MD, Juan Calix, MD, PhD, Carlos Mejia, MD, and Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, and will be attending IDWeek 2018 October 3-7 in San Francisco, CA. Each have submitted abstracts which have been accepted for poster presentations and […]

2018 ID Division Annual Spring Picnic – hosted by second-year fellows

2018 ID Division Annual Spring Picnic – hosted by second-year fellows
A great time was had by all in attendance at the second year fellows’ picnic. This is an annual occasion when 2nd year fellows plan, organize, bar-b-que and serve up a delicious meal for ID Division faculty and staff. This year’s picnic was located in Tower Grove Park which affords plenty of room to play […]

Second year fellows receive travel grants to IDWeek 2017

Second year fellows receive travel grants to IDWeek 2017
Carlos Mejia, MD, Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, and Krunal Raval, MD will be attending IDWeek 2017 October 4-8 in San Diego, CA. Each have submitted abstracts which have been accepted for presentations. Carlos’s abstract was accepted for an oral presentation. Jane and Krunal will be presenting posters. They all have been selected to receive IDWeek […]

Matifadza (Mati) Hlatshwayo, MD presents at Pulmonary Research Day

Matifadza (Mati) Hlatshwayo, MD presents at Pulmonary Research Day
Mati Hlatshway, MD, second year fellow, presented a poster entitled “Risks for COPD in HIV-infected Individuals Using Symptom-Based Scores and Spirometry” at the Pulmonary Research Day on March 9, 2017, hosted by Washington University School of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Pulmonary Research Day is a half-day conference developed to showcase and promote […]

Jason P. Burnham, MD, receives Jonathan Freeman Award

Jason P. Burnham, MD, receives Jonathan Freeman Award
Jason P. Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellow, is a 2017 recipient of the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship. The Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology. In January 2017, Jason presented his work on readmissions in patients with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) infections at […]

Jane O’Halloran, MD, 1st year fellow receives CROI

Jane O’Halloran, MD, 1st year fellow receives CROI
2017 Young Investigator Scholarship Award Jane O’Halloran, MD, 1st year fellow received a Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017 Young Investigator Scholarship Award. These awards are limited and highly selective. Dr. Halloran will be presenting an abstract titled, “Effect of ART on Monocytes Cholesterol Efflux and HDL function” at the CROI 2017 in Seattle, […]

Brett W. Jagger, MD, PhD co-authors manual chapter

Brett W. Jagger, MD, PhD co-authors manual chapter
Brett W. Jagger, MD, PhD, 2nd year fellow co-authored the chapter “Cellulitis” in The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, General Internal Medicine Consult, 3rd Edition. Contributing faculty authors include Erik R. Dubberke, MD, Gerome V. Escota, MD, Kevin Hsueh, MD, Steven Y. Liang, MD, Lemuel R. Non, MD, Shadi Parsaei, MD, and Hilary E. L. Reno, MD.

Mati Hlastshwayo, MD, “new beginning”

Mati Hlastshwayo, MD, “new beginning”
Mati Hlastshwayo, MD, 2nd year fellow, and her husband, pediatric resident at St. Louis University, Jesse Davis, MD, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Aneni, on November 29, 2016.

2nd year fellows receive Knowlton Award for Excellence

2nd year fellows receive Knowlton Award for Excellence
Brett Jagger, MD, PhD and Jason Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellows, each received a Knowlton Incentive Award for Excellence from the Barnes Jewish Foundation on October 17. The Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award program recognizes resident physicians who have demonstrated the ability to balance exceptional, compassionate care with a commitment to being leaders in the […]

IDWeek 2016 Travel Grants

Congratulations to Jason Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellow in training for receiving an IDWEEK Trainee Travel Grant to help defray the costs of attending the IDSA 2016 Conference. Merilda Blanco Guzman, MD, Lemuel Non, MD, Anupam Pande, MD and Andre Spec, MD, all Instructors in Medicine, also received Travel Grants.

First-year fellow, Jason Burnham, accepted to the MTPCI program

First-year fellow, Jason Burnham, accepted to the MTPCI program
The MTPCI is the postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation, which provides multidisciplinary clinical and translational research training to promote the career development of junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows by helping them become clinical and translational researchers. The title of my project that was accepted into this program is “Readmissions for multi-drug resistant infections […]

Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award from SHEA Spring 2015

Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award from SHEA Spring 2015
Abigail Carlson, MD, fellow in training, and Mike Durkin, MD (instructor in Medicine now) received the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award from SHEA Spring 2015 meeting: Science Guiding Prevention in Orlando, FL.  The Jonathan Freeman Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology. Abigail Carlson, MD, received […]