Infectious Diseases – Meet the Fellows

First 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

Second 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!

Third 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

Fourth Year Fellow

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