Lauren Fontana

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Service Line
Fellowship Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases


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. Her clinical and research interests are focused in the immunocompromised host including solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients as well as patients with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Fontana also has interests in leadership development and medical education. 

Research Summary

  • HIV in solid organ transplant
  • Bacterial and Fungal infections in transplant recipients and the immunocompromised host
  • Preventive care in prevention of infections in the immunocompromised host


Teaching Summary

  • Transplant ID Fellowship Program Director

  • American Society of Transplant Education Subgroup

Clinical Summary

  • Clinical Excellence Honoree 2023, University of Minnesota Physicians

  • Infectious Diseases Service Line Medical Director

  • Clinical focus in transplant infectious diseases, HIV, and the immunocompromised host


MD, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

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

Professional Memberships

University of Minnesota Center for Women in Medicine and Science
American Society of Transplant
Minnesota Medical Association
Infectious Diseases Society of America