Infectious Diseases – Meet the Fellows

First Year Fellows

Giancarlo Giovannini Sanguineti , MC
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Med School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Residency: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital ID Interests: Antimicrobial resistance, microbiome and stewardship Why Boston Children’s? I knew that to learn the breadth of Pediatric Infectious Diseases I needed to go to a hospital that serves as a referral center to the world, that has great faculty support and has incredible educational resources, just like Boston Children’s

Ashwini Joshi, MD
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Med School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) ID Interests: Med/Peds ID, HIV in adolescents and young adults, STI prevention and management Why Boston Children’s? Breadth of clinical training and research resources, supportive community of faculty and fellows, prior experience training Med-Peds ID fellows

Alexandra Linn, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ID Interests: Medical education, global health, stewardship, quality improvement, med/peds ID Why Boston Children’s? History of training combined med-peds ID fellows, supportive and welcoming ID community, research and continuing education opportunities for fellows

Hector Vargas Acevedo, MD
Hometown: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Med School: Ponce Health Sciences University
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital ID Interests: Antimicrobial and Diagnostic Stewardship, MDROs Why Boston Children’s? There are so many reasons I chose this program, one of the main ones: for all the prestige and resources this program has, everybody I met was grounded, humble, and kind. I wanted to be part of this program’s culture and learn from world-class physicians. I was also very interested in how the department is taking steps to use the EMR to complement and revolutionize some of my areas of interest, and wished to gain that experience

Second Year Fellows


Giordano Sosa Soto , MD
Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Med School: Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado Escuela de Medicina
Residency: Children’s National Hospital ID Interests: Global Health, Tropical Medicine and implementation of molecular diagnosis techniques in resource-limited settings
Why Boston Children’s? Incredible support from faculty members and co-fellows, as well as the possibility of learning all things ID in a world-class institution

Nicholas Venturelli, MD
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
Med School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center
ID Interests: health disparities in the context of infectious disease epidemiology ;HIV in adolescents and young adults; medical education

Third Year Fellows


Kathryn Carpenter, 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!