Former Fellows

Joel Howard, MD

Joel Howard, MD

Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship Years: 2017-2020
Research Interests: Diarrheal disease globally, Clinical prediction rules
Hobbies: Hiking, snow skiing, board games, Last Week Tonight

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Kentucky Medical School

Sonia Mehra, MD

Sonia Mehra, MD

Medical School: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

Residency: Pediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fellowship years: 2015-2018

Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases Fellowship 2018-2019

Academic interests: Infectious diseases of the immunocompromised child

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Utah School of Medicine

Angela F. Veesenmeyer, MD

Angela F. Veesenmeyer, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson, Arizona

Fellowship years: 2014-2016

Academic interests: Resident and Fellow Education

Current Position: She is part of the District Medical Group in Phoenix, AZ.

Andrew Nuibe, MD

Andrew Nuibe, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency: U.C. Davis Pediatrics Residency 2009-2012

Fellowship years: 2012-2015

Academic interests: Osteoarticular infections, antimicrobial stewardship, comparative effectiveness studies

Current Position: Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Inova Children’s Hospital.

I consider myself very fortunate to have done my fellowship at the University of Utah.  Not only did I gain crucial clinical knowledge and experience dealing with infections ranging from Coccidioides pleural disease to sinogenic intracranial infections to resistant CMV infections in bone marrow transplant patients, but I was also supported in my pursuit of a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree.  Every single Pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty member taught me something about the conduct of the ideal Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician, and their teachings still influence me to this day.  There is no doubt that the training I received prepared me well for my current job duties.  For those unfamiliar with Salt Lake City, there is no shortage of outdoor activities throughout the seasons, the public transportation system is great, and attending Utah Jazz games is a great way to enjoy NBA basketball.  

Carly Davis, MD

Carly Davis, MD

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Residency: Pediatrics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center

Fellowship years: 2011-2014

Academic interests: General pediatrics and outpatient pediatric infectious diseases

Current Position: Pediatrics/Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Granger Medical Clinic, Riverton, UT

Beth Knackstedt, MD

Beth Knackstedt, MD

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship years: 2010-2013

Academic interests: Caring for children with HIV is what drew me to peds ID (along with the amazing folks it seems to attract). This interest naturally morphed into transplant/immunocompromised ID.  Maybe a little unusual for many peds ID folks, I LOVE outpatient clinic.

Current Position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Fellowship Director, Immunocompromised Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Angel Herrera-Guerra, MD

Angel Herrera-Guerra, MD

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico

Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas

Fellowship years: 2008-2011

Academic Interests: Dr. Herrera has a clinical interest in pediatric systemic sclerosis and pediatric lupus.

Current Position: UC Davis Health, Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Rheumatology

Jeffrey Bender, MD

Jeffrey Bender, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship years: 2006-2009

ARUP Microbiology Fellowship 2009-2010

Academic interests: Dr. Bender is interested in the human microbiome and how interactions with indigenous microbial communities may translate to novel preventative and therapeutic approaches to pediatric disease. He is also interested in hospital epidemiology, as well as new technologies in the microbiology lab and how they can be translated to powerful clinical tools in a pediatric setting.

Current Position: Associate Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director, Single-cell, Sequencing, and Cytof Core Laboratory (SC2) at the Saban Research Institute 

Anne J. Blaschke, MD

Anne J. Blaschke, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship years: 2004-2006

Academic Interests: New diagnostics development, comparative bacterial genomics, mentorship of residents, fellows and faculty

Current Position: Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Fellowship Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Utah School of Medicine

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Anne Blaschke

ANNE J. BLASCHKE, MD

CONTACT US

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Program Director
Anne J. Blaschke, MD, PhD

Email: anne.blaschke@hsc.utah.edu

Program Coordinator

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Tiffany Passow

Email: tiffany.passow@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-662-5705