Our Fellows

FIRST YEAR FELLOWS

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Rachel Husmann, MD

Rachel was born and raised in Central Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College, attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, and completed internal medicine residency at Hennepin Healthcare. She is excited to be back at the University of Minnesota for infectious disease fellowship and has a special interest in providing holistic care for patients through co-management of infectious diseases and substance use disorders. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, relaxing at the lake, exploring local breweries, and gardening in the backyard.      

Nicholas Goodhope, MD, PharmD

Nick grew up in the town of Sturgis, in western South Dakota. He attended South Dakota State University, graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He worked for one year as a community pharmacist in the Minneapolis area prior to attending medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He then completed internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He developed a passion for serving the underserved, HIV care, and sexual/gender minority care working at Fenway Health during residency. He also has a strong interest in antimicrobial stewardship stemming from his pharmacy background. He is excited to return to the Midwest to be closer to family and friends for fellowship and chose the University of Minnesota for its HIV care, refugee care, and stewardship program. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, hiking, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, and playing board or video games.

Katherine Marichal, MD

Kate grew up in Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and then was off to Chicago where she attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She moved to Minnesota to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota, and she is so excited to get to stay on for Fellowship. Kate has many clinical interests within Infectious Disease including public health, antimicrobial stewardship and hospital epidemiology. In her free time she is usually found exploring new restaurants and breweries around the Twin Cities, playing board games with friends or walking her new puppy. 

Michael J Davis, DO MPH

Mike was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan.  He completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at Loyola University of Chicago.  He continued his education attending medical school at Des Moines University where he concurrently completed both his medical degree and his master’s in public health.  After medical school, he went on to complete his internal medicine residency at Mercy Health Grand Rapids where his passion for infectious disease and global health were enhanced through antimicrobial stewardship work and working in refugee camps in the Middle East.  He chose to continue his education at the University of Minnesota for its strong global health and infectious disease programs.  Mike’s clinical interests include global health, antimicrobial stewardship, and HIV.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling, sports, home brewing, and learning about ancient Roman history. 

Alice Lehman, MD

Alice largely grew up in Minnesota. She attended University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Sciences in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She worked as a community health worker for AmeriCorps in Denver prior to her medical education. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and remained to complete her Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency. Alice has a passion for service and improvement of care of underserved populations including Indigenous, refugee and immigrant populations where often the infectious disease burden is disproportionately distributed. She will be completing a combined Medicine – Pediatrics Infectious Disease training. In her free time, Alice enjoys travel, backpacking, canoe trips, and gardening.

Thomas McHale, MD MSc

Thomas grew up in southwest Nebraska. He completed degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to earn his MD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During medical school he also obtained a Master of Science in Control of Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He went on to complete residency in Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein University in the Bronx. After residency, he decided to return to the Midwest and chose the University of Minnesota for its strong research mentorship and deep Global Health commitment. His interests in infectious disease are broad and range from making a new and interesting diagnosis to epidemiology and global health. In his free time he can be found reading, netflixing, on a run around the lakes, exploring new breweries or attempting his own home brew.

Sashi Nair, MBBS

As a native of Western Massachusetts, Sashi's interest in medicine, infectious diseases and international health was kindled when he moved to India during high-school. He proceeded to stay for medical school and graduated from Amrita University in Kerala, India. After returning to the United States, he worked in small animal and basic science research in Boston at Harvard Medical School. Then he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. His interests in infectious disease include infections in the immunocompromised host, tropical medicine and medical education. Outside of work he enjoys hiking and cooking with his wife, and reading about history and linguistics.

SECOND YEAR FELLOWS

FORMER FELLOWS

2022

Greta Josephson
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Spencer Morse
Infectious Disease Specialist
North Memorial Health
Robinsdale, MN

Christine Thomas
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nashville, TN

2021

Bruce Aldred
Infectious Disease Specialist
Ponce De Leon Center, Atlanta, GA

Serin Edwin Erayil
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Adelaida Matevosyan
Infectious Disease Specialist
Frederick Health, Westminster, MD

Caleb Skipper
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

2020

Abulqadir Ahmad
Infectious Disease Specialist
North Memorial Health
Robinsdale, MN

Teresa Fox
Infectious Disease Specialist
HealthPartners
Saint Paul, MN

Matthew Pullen
Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Beth Thielen
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

2019

Shannon Andrews
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

Ashley Husebye
Infectious Diseases Specialist
St. Paul Infectious Disease Associates
St. Paul, MN

Jessica Oswald
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

2018

Mahsa Abassi
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Rachel LaNasa
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Sarah Lofgren
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Ketzela Marsh
Staff Physician, Infectious Diseases Clinic and Surgery Center
M Health Fairview, Minneapolis, MN 

Muthu Narayan
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN

Arick Sabin
Infectious Diseases Specialist and Clinical Microbiology Consultant
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Nicholas Yared
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toledo
University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH

2017

Muhanad Mohamed
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI

Jon Alpern
Staff Physician, Infectious Diseases
HealthPartners Medicine, Regions Hospital
St. Paul, MN

2016

Sara Lund (Nelson)
Infectious Diseases Specialist
St. Luke's Hospital Infectious Diseases Associates
Duluth, MN

2015

Josh Rhein
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Infectious Diseases Institute, Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda

2014

Mankpondehou Etienne Djevi
Infectious Diseases Specialist
St. Paul Infectious Disease Associates, St. Paul, MN

Caitlin Eccles-Radtke
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN

Sudershan Singh
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Woodland Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, CA

2013

Anne Parker-Frosch
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Anne-Marie Leuck
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Joyce Sanchez
Staff Physician, Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Megan Shaughnessy
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Staff Physician Infectious Diseases
Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

2012

Aylin Colpan
Infectious Disease Specialist, UMPC Hamot, Erie, PA

Robyn M. Kaiser
HealthPartners Medical, Infectious Diseases
Staff Physician, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN

Alexa Pragman
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN

Poorani Sekar
Instructor in Medicine-Hospital Medicine, Northwestern
University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Rebecca J. Zadroga
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Staff Physician, Infectious Diseases, Hennepin Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

2011

Alison Bormann
Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Edwin Pereira
Infectious Diseases Provider
Allina Health, St. Paul

Meghan Rothenberger
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2010

Ogechika Alozie
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), El Paso, TX

Shuli Bonham
Medical Director, Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic
Department of Public Health, City of Portland, Portland, ME

Bettina Knoll
Assistant Professor
Warren Alpert Medical School
of Brown University, RI

Danny Muskardin

2009

Dimitri Drekonja
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Staff Physician, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN

Sudhir Kumar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Anne-Marie Leuck
Assistant Professor

Fellowship Coordinator

Betsy Wehrwein
id-ed@umn.edu