Infectious Diseases is tough so surrounding yourself with a good support system is key. Infectious Diseases training at UIC will provide you exposure to great diversity of pathology with the mentorship and support from outstanding faculty. The education experience you will receive at UIC is unparalleled due to the patient population and the faculty that UIC attracts.

Current Fellows

Senate Amusu
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Medical School: Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
Residency: Albert Einstein COM/ Jacobi Medical Center, NY
Interests: I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria where I also went to medical school, so there was a lot of exposure to ID. I decided a career in ID was right for me after I worked on Ebola vaccine clinical trials and observational HIV studies prior to starting residency.

I’m interested in clinical research, particularly clinical trials. My goal after fellowship is to work in industry, implementing clinical trials and helping to build clinical research capacity in sub- Saharan Africa. Currently, my focus is HIV but I’m keeping an open mind. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter and indulging my sweet tooth.

Steve Fisher
Hometown: Villa Park, IL
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests: I love the field of Infectious Diseases and the range of career opportunities it provides. It is a perfect amalgamation of many of my interests including microbiology, HIV- and LGBTQIA+ -care, global health, public health, and social justice. My favorite things to do in Chicago are going to concerts, music festivals, street fests, art exhibits/galleries, museums. I also love exploring the city through food. And when I am at home I love to bake, read, watch Netflix or watch a good/scary movie.

Ryan Knodle
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Interests: Originally from Rockford and having been at UIC for medical school (Go Flames!), I am extremely excited to be back after a brief East coast stint for my residency and chief resident year! My interests within ID include HIV, the intersection of injection drug use and infectious diseases, and hospital epidemiology. More broadly in medicine, I love medical education and bringing education back to the bedside. I am passionate about serving vulnerable populations like those experiencing homelessness and people with substance use disorders. Outside of medicine, I enjoy cycling, exploring the outdoors with my wife and 15mo old son, crafting cocktails, and playing modern tabletop board games.

Former Fellow Highlight

Gail Reid, MD (2008 graduate) is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and the ID Fellowship Program Director.

Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD (2011 graduate) is Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Former Fellows

Tracy Cable MD: Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Katie Kaplar DO: NorthShore University Healthsystem
Alfredo J Mena Lora MD: Program Director for Infectious Diseases at UIC
Scott Borgetti MD: Associate Program Director for Infectious Diseases at UIC
Stockton Mayer DO: Director of Urban Global Health Track
Sheila Barry, MD, PhD – Metro Infectious Diseases, Chicago, IL


INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.