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Fellows

Current Fellows

Stephanie C. De Silva, M.D. (Combined ID/PICU Fellow)

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Residency and Chief Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital

Sarah Greene, M.D., PhD (Accelerated Research Pathway/PSTP, 2nd Year Fellow)

Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Scholarly project: Developing improved diagnostics for filarial neglected tropical diseases (Dr. Gary Weil)
T32: Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunity Training Program
Favorite microbe: I enjoy all microbes and choosing just one favorite feels like bad parenting. If I had to, it would be Treponema pallidum, because spirochetes are awesome and they can swim wherever they want.
Why I chose Infectious Diseases: So many reasons. The difficulty I have in choosing a favorite microbe probably means I chose correctly.
What I love about Washington University: Our program is great because we see cool cases with fun people and there is nothing better than that.

Taylor Hendrixson, M.D. (Combined ID/NICU Fellow, 4th Year Fellow)

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Scholarly project: Maternal-neonatal health in Sierra Leone (Dr. Mark Manary)
T32: Pediatric Gastroenterology Research Training
Favorite microbe: Plasmodium falciparum is one of my favorite organisms. After a recent infection, I thoroughly respect that beast!
Why I chose Infectious Diseases:I chose a career in Infectious Diseases because despite marked progress, infectious diseases remain the leading cause of death in children under 5 worldwide.
What I love about Washington University: Wash U has been extremely supportive of my non-traditional training pathway and has enabled me to perform meaningful research to improve birth outcomes in vulnerable populations in low and middle-income settings.

Jason Lake, M.D., MPH

Medical School: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC (2015-17)
Scholarly project: Comparative effectiveness of antibiotic length of treatment on infection outcomes (Drs. Jason Newland and Dr. Stephanie Fritz)

Suong Nguyen, M.D., PhD (Accelerated Research Pathway/PSTP)

Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Scholarly project: Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum HRPII (Dr. Daniel Goldberg)
T32: Training of the Pediatric Physician-Scientist

Drew J. Schwartz, M.D., PhD (Accelerated Research Pathway/PSTP, 3rd Year Fellow)

Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Scholarly project: Antibiotic effects on neonatal microbiome and immune development (Dr. Gautam Dantas)
PIDS-St. Jude Fellowship Award (2018-2010)
Favorite microbe: Enterobacter cloacae
Why I chose Infectious Diseases: I love thinking about all of the different organisms that belong (or DON’T) in different body sites and the balance between warfare between host and pathogen or fostering mutualism between host and infection.
What I love about Washington University: I love the ample research opportunities in both basic and clinical research, the collegial nature of all the faculty, and the amazing breadth and depth of infections we see.

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