Current Fellows

Dr. Courtney Beuning

Dr. Courtney Beuning

Dr. Courtney Beuning is originally from Bozeman, Montana. She is a graduate of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed Internal Medicine training at Skagit Regional Health in Mount Vernon, Washington. She moved to Utah to pursue training in Infectious Diseases and enjoys general ID, but has broad interests within infectious diseases including human microbial ecology, immunology, diagnostic stewardship, and healthcare epidemiology. In her free time-she enjoys skiing, trail running, traveling, and playing the piano.
Dr. Brennan Ochoa

Dr. Brennan Ochoa

Brennan was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona but relocated to Fort Worth, TXas a teen where he now considers home. He was a collegiate wrestler at the Universityof Central Oklahoma where he also received his Bachelor's degree in Biology. Hethen attended medical school followed by residency at Texas A&M University in Temple, TX.His interests in infectious diseases are broad as are his outside interests which include:reading, mountain biking, bouldering, hiking, piano, board games, video games and coaching wrestling.He was drawn to the University of Utah for its breadth of exposure of ID cases and thescenic outdoor recreation.
Dr. Judd Payne

Dr. Judd Payne

Judd is originally from Edmonton, Alberta. He attended medical school at Midwestern University in Arizona, and completed internal medicine residency at University of Arizona Phoenix program. He is looking forward to a career in critical care medicine combined with general infectious disease, and would like to return to Alberta to practice. He enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.
Dr. Melissa Pender

Dr. Melissa Pender

Dr. Melissa Pender grew up near Seattle, Washington. She majored in biology and studied seabird ecology at Andrews University in Michigan. During medical school at Loma Linda University, she completed an additional year of training emphasizing global health, tropical medicine, and infectious disease clinical rotations. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah where she continues her training in the Infectious Diseases fellowship. Her professional interests include travel medicine and global health. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, playing the ukulele, and learning new languages.
Dr. Jonathan Pham

Dr. Jonathan Pham

Dr. Jonathan Pham is originally from sunny Southern California. He attended the University of California, Riverside for both undergraduate and medical school. After this he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. He is interested in general infectious diseases as well as antimicrobial stewardship. His favorite part about infectious diseases is the diplomacy between all the providers. In his free time Dr. Pham enjoys spending time with his wife, watching movies, hiking,reading comic books,and visiting all kinds of new places.
Dr. Jill Provaznik

Dr. Jill Provaznik

Dr. Jill Provaznik was born in Portland, Oregon, but spent most of her childhood in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Spanish at the University of Arkansas and then spent a year teaching English in Spain before returning to Arkansas for medical school. She moved back to Portland to complete her internal medicine residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. During residency she was inspired to apply for ID fellowship after working for a month at a hospital in Uganda. Jill spent a year as a hospitalist before moving to Utah for fellowship. Her interests in infectious diseases are broad, but she finds HIV care and travel medicine particularly interesting. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and hiking with her dog, Luna, in addition to yoga, cooking, and gardening.
Dr. Allan Seibert

Dr. Allan Seibert

Dr. Allan Seibert was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and spent a considerable amount of time at the beach growing up. He attended Auburn University for his undergraduate studies in Chemistry and English and went to UAB for medical school. He began his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and finished his training at the UAB Montgomery. He has traveled extensively throughout the West since his childhood and is glad, grateful, and excited to continue his Infectious Diseases training at the University of Utah. He runs. A lot. He also enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. Allan loves all of ID but is particularly interested in the infectious complications experienced by patients who inject drugs, transplant infectious diseases, and the intersection of improving bacteremia outcomes with culture-independent diagnostic techniques. He also enjoys examining the language and rhetoric of Medicine and how it continues to evolve.
Dr. Mladjen Veselinovic

Dr. Mladjen Veselinovic

Dr. Mladjen Veselinovic was born in Pirot, Serbia. During his medical school at the University of Belgrade, he researched HIV-associated cognitive-motor complex among patients on HAART and visited USA, Canada, and Mexico as a professional exchange student with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations. After medical school, he worked for a short period as a medical doctor for travel health insurance. In 2014 he volunteered during an urgent evacuation of the submerged and completely evacuated town of Obrenovac, Serbia. He completed his Internal Medicine residency as well as Chief residency at Luis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is leaning towards a career in general infectious diseases but has an interest in using big data for infection prevention, hospital epidemiology, and antibiotic stewardship. In his free time, he enjoys book reading, playing weiqi, hiking, skiing, live music, and travel to new places.

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Eric Irwin
eric.irwin@hsc.utah.edu