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Current ID Fellows

Dr. Brice Peter was born in Sacramento California. He moved to Utah at the age of 5 and spent most of his life raised on the Wasatch front. He majored in Microbiology and Cell Science at Weber State University and then attended Podiatry School at Kent State University. Shortly after, he returned to Medical School at American University of the Caribbean in Sint Maarten. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Health System in the Detroit Metro region. His interests are in clinical and laboratory microbiology as well as bone and joint infections. Dr. Peter is a lifelong snowboarder and skateboarder, and you can likely find him at Powder Mountain Resort or South Jordan skatepark on his free time. He also has a loving geriatric cat and a new puppy he loves to spend time with.

Dr. Katherine Arn was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Central Florida, she also studied abroad with Semester at Sea, participated in sea turtle research, and was a member of the collegiate surf team. After her undergraduate education, she cycled 4,000 miles from Maine to Santa Barbara with the charity organization Bike and Build. She then attended medical school abroad at the American University of the Caribbean on the island of St. Maarten. Her interest in infectious diseases and global health grew as she was able to do clinical rotations in England, Vietnam, and the United States. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She chose to do her fellowship at the University of Utah due the wide range of exposures and patient populations, as well as the outdoor opportunities. Her academic interests in infectious diseases include travel and tropical medicine, global health, and general infectious diseases. Her hobbies include skiing, cycling, hiking, traveling, and playing with her dog.

Dr. Sarah Hanson was born and raised in Central Minnesota. After undergraduate at College of St Benedict/St John’s University, she moved to Oregon for Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences. She completed internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was chief resident. After practicing as a hospitalist in Cincinnati for two years, Dr Hanson is excited to return to training at University of Utah. She enjoys the complexity, variety, and challenge that the subspecialty of infectious diseases provides. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, knitting, a variety of outdoor activities, and spending time with her bulldog.

Dr. Jordan Braunfeld was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He majored in biology at Georgetown University before returning home to obtain his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. He has been interested in influenza and other respiratory viruses since medical school and plans to investigate how these viruses circulate through large populations with the plan to train with the CDC after completing fellowship. In his free time, Dr. Braunfeld enjoys watching baseball and hockey, annoying his canine step-child, Beau, and eating all of the tasty baked goods his partner produces.

Dr. Snehal Bansod is originally from Pune, India. After completing medical school at Ryazan State I. P. Pavlov Medical University in Russia she moved back to India to work as a physician where she developed an interest in infectious diseases. She completed her internal medicine residency in Queens, New York and is excited to pursue her infectious disease fellowship at the University of Utah. Snehal loves all of ID but is particularly interested in transplant infectious disease, antibiotic stewardship and tropical infectious diseases. In her free time, Snehal loves hiking, cooking and reading with her husband and two dogs.

Dr. Vanessa Wormser is originally from Santa Monica, California. She graduated from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco in Fresno. She moved to Utah to pursue training in Infectious Diseases and her professional interests include fungal infections and travel medicine. In her free time, you can find her hiking with her dog or traveling.

Hutton Brandon is originally from Augusta, Georgia. He majored in mathematics and biochemistry at the University of Georgia, then completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. He then moved west to the University of Utah where he completed Internal Medicine Residency. He is interested in antimicrobial stewardship and treating infection in patients with substance use disorders. He enjoys skiing, hiking, playing board games with friends, and spending time with his wife and dog.