Infectious Diseases – Meet the Fellows

First Year Fellows

Kathryn Bedard, MD
Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
Med School: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Med-Peds Combined Fellowship
ID interests: Transplant ID
Why Boston Children’s? I loved how huge the department is and how there are so many different research interests! I also am very excited to get to keep seeing both pediatric and adult patients

Geoffrey Guenther, MD, MPH
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Med School: Tulane
Residency: Children’s National
ID Interests: Global health, malaria epidemiology and health services delivery
Why Boston Children’s? Down-to-Earth faculty and fellows, unique university-wide resources and learning opportunities, support for global health projects, and I’m a New Englander at heart!

Second Year Fellows

Christina Manice, MD
Hometown: Sante Fe, NM
Med School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency & Chief Residency: Columbia University/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian
ID Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship
Why BCH: I chose the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Boston Children’s because I wanted exposure to full spectrum of infectious diseases, from the most critically ill or immunocompromised patient with rare disease to common ailments. I was most impressed with the supportive community of faculty and fellows and knew that I would find unparalleled mentorship and access to incredible academic resources. The program provides exceptional career development and helps each fellow craft and build their own unique career launch pad.

Nivedita Muralidhar, MD
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: Brown/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Third Year Fellows

Jeffrey Campbell, MD
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center (BRCP)
ID Interests: adherence and retention in care for children with TB infection
Why Boston Children’s? I chose to stay at BCH for fellowship because of the division’s incredible faculty, the breadth of clinical ID (and particularly immunocompromised ID) we see here, and because of Boston’s outstanding academic and cultural environment.

Elizabeth Christian, MD
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Med-Peds Combined Fellowship
ID Interests: PrEP, HIV/AIDS
Why Boston Children’s? Breadth of clinical training, breadth of research resources, prior experience training Med-Peds ID fellows

Sara Dong, MD
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency & Chief Residency: Ohio State University & Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Med-Peds Combined Fellowship
ID Interests: Med-Peds ID, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host ID, Medical Education
Why Boston Children’s? Prior experience with Med-Peds ID fellows and the integration between the adult and pediatric fellowship programs, such as combined didactic conferences; Broad clinical exposure as a large referral center, which ranges from bread and butter to unique immuncompromised children; Access to wide range of academic resources for research and medical education

Melanie Dubois, MD
Hometown: Wilbraham, MA
Med School: University of Massachusetts
Residency: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
ID Interests: TB, HIV, global health
Why Boston Children’s? I chose the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital due to the clinical training in both general and immunocompromised ID, the depth of faculty, wonderful co-workers, and a location close to family.

Caitlin Li, MD
Hometown: Chicago
Med School: Brown
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
ID Interests: Healthcare Quality & Safety; Antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship
Why Boston Children’s? I chose the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital in order to have the opportunity to learn from brilliant colleagues, attendings, and mentors. Not only am I receiving exceptional training in the management of infectious diseases, the program is also supporting me as I complete a dual fellowship in Healthcare Quality and Safety.

Fourth Year Fellow

Steven Siegel, MD, PhD
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Med School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center (BRCP)
ID Interests: immunocompromised hosts
Why Boston Children’s? I chose the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital because of the variety of research opportunities combined with the clinical exposure that comes from being a referral hospital for patients worldwide.