2017-18 Infectious Diseases Fellows

The 2017 UMMC Infectious Diseases Fellows

To set up a visiting rotation with the UMMC Infectious Diseases Program, email Tara Winterling.

First Year

Okan Akay

  • Residency: Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Med School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Undergrad: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Inderjeet Brar

  • Residency: Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program, Norwalk, CT
  • Med School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Undergrad: Northumbria University, UK

Aditya Chandorkar

  • Residency (chief): Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Med School: B.J. Medical College, Pune, India

Meagan Deming (ABIM Research Pathway, 3rd year)

  • Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Med School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • PhD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus)
  • Undergrad: Swarthmore College, PA

Niyati Jakharia

  • Residency: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Med School: B.J. Medical College, Pune, India

Tyler Lambing

  • Residency: Cooper University Hospital, NJ
  • Med School: The Commonwealth Medical College, PA
  • Undergrad: Villanova University, PA

Afua Ntem-Mensah

  • Residency (chief): University of Maryland Midtown Campus, Baltimore, MD
  • Med School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medical Sciences, Ghana
  • Undergrad: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Christine Okwesili

  • Residency: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Med School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Undergrad: University of Massachusetts, MA

Madeeha Shams

  • Residency: Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Med School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan

Second Year

Shanna Berry

  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College Christiana Care, Newark, DE
  • Med School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
  • Undergrad: Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Alexander Chen

  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Med School: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Rhonda Dillon

  • Residency: Danbury Hospital- Yale University Affiliated, Danbury, CT
  • Med School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Binghamton, NY
  • Undergrad: New York University, New York, NY

Ibukunolupo Oni

  • Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Med School: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Amani Yamani

  • Residency: St. John Hospital Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Med School: King Faisal University, Al Khobar College of Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Fourth Year

Rekha Rapaka (ABIM Research Pathway, 6th year)

  • Current work: Sztein Laboratory (immunologic responses to Salmonella)
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • PhD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Mechanisms of antibody-based defense against Pneumocystis)
  • Undergrad: Stanford University, Stanford, CA