Lauren Fontana, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Lauren Fontana

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 250, Room D416 Mayo
Memorial Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Becca Johnson

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Infectious Diseases Physician

MD, Medical School, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR


Dr. Fontana is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She has a long-standing interest in Transplant Infectious Diseases and completed a third year at OHSU to focus her clinical training and research in this specialized area. Her research has focused on bacterial and fungal infections affecting transplant recipients and immunocompromised hosts including multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO) and ways to prevent transmission of these organisms to patients from the environment. In addition, Dr. Fontana also has an interest in medical education and mentoring all levels of trainees.


  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • HIV
  • General Infectious Diseases

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Transplant (2020-Present)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of American (2017-Present)
  • The Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (2017-Present)
  • American Society of Microbiology (2019)
  • American College of Physicians (2014-2017)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Bacterial and Fungal infections in transplant recipients and the immunocompromised host
  • Infection Prevention and Control


Academic Interests and Focus

Concepts of General and Transplant Infectious Diseases


Clinical Interests

Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients; Infections in patients with Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant Recipients; Viral Infections