Current Fellows

Mousa Albalwi, MD, MPH

Mousa Albalwi, MD, MPH

Mousa was born and raised in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. He received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from Tabuk University. He moved to the United States in 2016 and received his MPH from Johns Hopkins University before completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Utah in 2020. 

 Mousa enjoys spending time with his wife and 4-year old daughter as well as soccer and table tennis. 

 

Matthew Kirkpatrick, MD

Matthew Kirkpatrick, MD

Matt grew up in Great Falls, MT.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Montana State University in Bozeman.  He then moved to Seattle, Washington where he completed both his medical education and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  After residency Matt worked for 5 years as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist, most recently working at Intermountain Medical Center.  During this time, he worked with trainees in the University of Utah Internal Medicine Residency training program.  Now that his wife has completed her subspecialty medical training, Matt is eager for his opportunity to embark on rheumatology training.  When not working Matt enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter, as well as countless hours in the backcountry skiing, biking and exploring with his dog, family and friends. 

Megan Meier, MD

Megan Meier, MD

Megan was raised in Chicago, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Loyola University. Before entering medical school at the University of Illinois, she spent a year working as a research assistant; she also coordinated medical clinics in rural Honduras, Panama and Ghana. Despite her love for Chicago, she was drawn to the mountains of Utah and completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Utah. Megan enjoys all things food, whether she’s experimenting in the kitchen (to her family’s dismay), or trying every new restaurant that pops up in SLC. She also likes to ski, camp, brunch with friends, and spend quality time with her husband and cat.

Taylor Nelson, MD

Taylor Nelson, MD

Taylor was born and raised in Delta, UT. He completed his undergraduate degree at Weber State University where he studied Botany. He then went to medical school at Creighton University where he spent his first two years in Omaha, NE and his clinical years in Phoenix, AZ at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He and his family then moved back to Utah where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Taylor enjoys doing all things outdoors with his wife and children.

Andrew Shaffer, MD

Andrew Shaffer, MD

Andy was born in northern Virginia, and he continued to explore his home state by going to Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate education in Biology, and then Norfolk, VA for medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then began to move west (and south) for his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He continued to move westward for his rheumatology training at the University of Utah. In his free time, Andy likes to ride his motorcycle, climb rocks and mountains, and teach his dog, Hodor, to hold the door.

 

Rheumatology Fellowship Virtual Tour

Program Director

Dorota Lebiedz-Odrobina, MD

Program Manager

Shannon Mulder
University of Utah School of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology 
30 N 1900 East, 4B200
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone (801) 585-1686
Email: shannon.mulder@hsc.utah.edu