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Department of Medicine

   Division of Infectious Diseases

Education and Training


FELLOWSHIP


Our Fellows

First Year Fellows

 

 


Aaron Lucas, MD

 

E-mail: lucasae@upmc.edu
Education
West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, WV 2015

Training
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 2018


Will Garner, MD


E-mail: garnerw3@upmc.edu

Education
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

Training
Case Western Reserve University, OH, 2017

 


Julia Zefirova, MD, PhD

E-mail: zefirovaj@upmc.edu
Education
Kazan State Medical University, Russia, 2002

Training
Saint Mary's Hospital Waterbury, CT, 2012

 

Second Year Fellows


Ahmed Babiker, MD


E-mail: babikera@upmc.edu

Education
MD, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan 2011

Training
Oman Medical Internship Program, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Alkhoud, Oman 2014

Categorical Internal Medicine Residency, Providence Hospital/George Washington University, Washington D.C. 2017

Clinical and Research Interests
Genomic Epidemiology of Resistant Organisms and Hospital Acquired Infections, Global Health

Publications Since Becoming a Fellow

Babiker A, Gaifer Z. Pulmonary Cystic Echinococcosis : Two Cases, Two Treatment Options. Accepted for publication at Oman Medical Journal September 2018

Babiker A, El Hag MI, Perez C. Bartonella Infectious Endocarditis Associated with Cryoglobulinemia and Multifocal Proliferative Glomerulonephritis. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue 8, 1 August 2018, ofy186 . PMID: 30151411

Dousa KM, Babiker A, Van Aartsen D, et al. Ibrutinib Therapy and Mycobacterium chelonae Skin and Soft Tissue Infection. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2018;5(7):ofy168. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofy168. PMID: 30090839

Babiker A, Jeudy J, Kligerman S, Khambaty M, Shah A, Bagchi S. The Risk of Cardiovascular. Disease due to Chronic Hepatitis C Infection: A Review. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2017 Dec 28;5(4):343-362. PMID: 29226101

Kadri S, Ling Lai Y, Ricotta E, Strich J, MD, Babiker A, Dekker JP, Palmore TN ,Rhee C, Klompas M, Hooper DC, MD,Powers JH, Danner RL, Adjemian J and NIH Antimicrobial Resistance Outcomes Research Initiative (ARORI). Epidemiology of Inappropriate Empiric Antibiotic Therapy for Bacteremia Based on Discordant In vitro Susceptibilities: Risk factors and Taxon-level Variation in Burden and Outcome in 156 US hospitals, 2000–2014. October 2017 Open Forum Infectious Diseases 4(Suppl 1):S13-S14.

Kadri S, Babiker A, Lai Y, Li X, Hussain S, Strich J, Dekker J, and Danner. R. Role of Adjunctive Clindamycin in β-lactam-treated Cases of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Bacteremia: A Propensity Score-matched Analysis from 134 US Hospitals. October 2017 Open Forum Infectious Diseases4(suppl_1):S565-S566.

Poster Presentations at National/International Meetings
IDSA Week 2017 : 
Ahmed Babiker, Sameer S. Kadri, Yi Ling Lai, Xiaobai Li,  Sadia Hussain,  Jeffrey Strich,  John P. Dekker, Robert L. Danner "Role of Adjunctive Clindamycin in b-lactam Treated Cases of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Bacteremia: A Propensity score-matched analysis from 134 US hospitals"

Accepted for presentation at IDSA week 2018:
Babiker A, Clarke L, Shields RK. Oral Fosfomycin for the Treatment of  MDR Urinary Tract Infections

Babiker A, Clarke L, Shields RK. Oral Fosfomycin versus Oral Doxycycline for the Treatment of  CRE Urinary Tract Infections

Babiker A, Mustapha M. Mustapha MM,  Shutt KA, Ezeonwuka CD, Ohm SL,  Pacey MP,  Cooper VS, Marsh J,  Yohei Doi Y,  Harrison LH. Predicting Antimicrobial Resistance in MRSA and VRE Hospital Isolates Using Whole Genome Sequencing

Awards and Achievements
2018 IDSA Trainee Travel Grant recipient
Selected to attend 2017 6th annual NIAID/IDSA ID Research Career Meeting

Selected to attend 2018 7th annual NIAID/IDSA ID Research Career Meeting

 

Poster Presentations at National/International Meetings
Accepted for presentation at IDSA Week 2017 :  Ahmed Babiker, Sameer S. Kadri, Yi Ling Lai, Xiaobai Li,  Sadia Hussain,  Jeffrey Strich,  John P. Dekker, Robert L. Danner "Role of Adjunctive Clindamycin in b-lactam Treated Cases of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Bacteremia: A Propensity score-matched analysis from 134 US hospitals" 

Awards and AchievementsSelected to attend 6th annual NIAID/IDSA ID Research Career Meeting at NIH, Bethesda, Maryland on June 8-10, 2017.


Nupur Gupta, DO


E-mail: guptan8@upmc.edu

Education
DO, Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale AZ 2014

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA. 2017

Clinical and Research Interests
General ID, HIV, Fungal Infections, BMT Patients


Gavin Harris, MD


E-mail: harrisgh@upmc.edu

Education
MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY 2013

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center, 2017
Internal Medicine Chief Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center, 2017

Clinical and Research Interests
Emerging Viral Infections, High-Containment Pathogens, and Disaster Medicine and Biopreparedness


Peter Volpe, MD

E-mail: volpepj@upmc.edu
Education
MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, 2014
Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Rootstown, OH 2017

Clinical and Research Interests
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hospital Epidemiology, and Medical Education

 

Third Year Fellow


Alina Iovleva, MD

E-mail:iovlevaa@upmc.edu
Education
MD, Wayne State University  School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2013

Training
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 2016

Clinical and Research Interests
Antibiotic resistance and multidrug resistant gram negative infections

Publications Since Becoming a Fellow

Iovleva, A. and R. A. Bonomo (2017). “The ecology of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in the developed world.” Journal of Travel Medicine 24(suppl_1): S44-S51. 

Iovleva, A. and Y. Doi (2017). “Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae.” Clinics in Laboratory Medicine.

Iovleva, A., F. Perez, et al. (2016). Ceftazidime/Avibactam and Ceftolozane/Tazobactam in Treatment of Pulmonary Infections by Imipenem Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Press.

Wright, M. S., A. Iovleva, et al. (2016). “Genome dynamics of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii during infection and treatment.” Genome medicine 8(1): 26.


 

Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellow

 


Jonathan Sun, DO, MBA

E-mail: sunj4@upmc.edu

Education
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV 2013

Training
Residency, Internal Medicine, Canyon Vista Medical Center/Midwestern University, AZ 2016
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, OH 2018

Clinical and Research Interests
Transplant infectious diseases; Antimicrobial resistance in transplant recipients; Antimicrobial stewardship