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

Scott Borgetti | sborgett@uic.edu
: Saint John, IN

Medical School: Indiana School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois Chicago
Interests: I love ID for many reasons – we are usually involved in the diagnostic dilemma patients, we keep our broad internist skills sharp since there are many mimics of infection, and HIV is a very fulfilling chronic disease to manage. I wanted to stay at UIC for my fellowship because of our commitment to underserved patients and the wonderful camaraderie among the members of the Infectious Diseases Division. Outside of medicine I love basketball, the Cubs, music, exploring Chicago, and hanging out with our (mine and my wife’s) little baby girl. Hope you come to UIC!

Phillip Clapham | pclaph2@uic.edu
: Waterford, MI (Detroit suburb)

Medical School: Michigan State Residency
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Interests: HIV/AIDS, mycobacterial infections, STI’s and viral hepatitis. My career aspirations are to combine clinical work in one (or more) of those areas with public health/epidemiology projects.  I enjoy eating pizza, fried chicken, barbecue and ice cream, being outside (in all four seasons), museums, movies, science podcasts and hanging out with friends’ pets and children.

Andrew Thompson | athomp32@uic.edu
Elgin, IL

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests: I enjoy most aspects of infectious disease but more specifically interested in HIV/AIDs in clinic, as well as more tropical medicine.  On my free time, you’ll find me doing projects on my home (fixing, building, etc), traveling, road biking with friends, enjoying the many options for food in Chicago, video gaming, and collecting Legos.

Dayana Maita | dmaita2@uic.edu
: Venezuela

Medical School: Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela
Residency: St. Mary’s Health Center-St Louis University. St. Louis, MO
Interests: General infectious diseases, Infectious diseases in the immunosuppressed host, infection control, antibiotic stewardship. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, watching Netflix-series, seeing new places and trying different local foods

Malak ElSheikh | melshe4@uic.edu
Medical School
: Ahfad University for Women

Residency: Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
Interests: What I love about Infectious Diseases is the fact that I don’t need to own a system or organ. Meaning it can be as diverse or narrow as you’d like it to be and that’s certainly how I’ve kept it. If I have to choose then NTM infections and antibiotic stewardship are my core interests. As for my free time; I enjoy cooking, dancing and mainly outdoor activities such as kayaking. 

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

Sheila Barry, MD, PhD – Metro South Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Richard Doyle, MD, PhD – St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago, IL
Catalina Merrick, DO – Erie Family Health Center, Chicago, IL
Donna Moritz, MD – Research Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

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