Lauren Fontana

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Becca Johnson
Phone: 612-624-9996
Fax: 612-625-4410
Mail: Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 250, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

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.

Research Summary

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

Teaching Summary

  • Concepts of General and Transplant Infectious Diseases

Clinical Summary

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


MD, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

, Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine
, Fellowship
Oregon Health and Science University, Infectious Diseases
, Fellowship
University of Washington, Infectious Diseases
, Fellowship
Oregon Health and Science University, Transplant Infectious Diseases

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians
Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
American Society of Transplant