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

Tracy Cable | [email protected]
Hometown: Grapevine, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch
Interests: My favorite part of practicing medicine in Infectious Diseases is seeing people get better. My academic interests are in HIV and global health. I have a passion for equality in medicine and improving access to care. In my free time, you can probably find me reading. I like to read a little of everything, but I particularly enjoy biographies from people with diverse experiences.

Benjamin Ladner | [email protected]
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Medical school: University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests: My interest in ID started in medical school due to the outstanding ID faculty at Mizzou and my interest in working with marginalized populations like patients with HIV infection. Throughout residency my interests inside ID broadened to include general ID, infections in transplant patients, stewardship, etc. I’m undecided about what/where I’d like to practice after fellowship, but want to keep open the option of staying in academics. Outside of medicine, I live in Forest Park with my wife Betsy, who is a urology resident, and our 2 dogs, Roger and Trudy. We enjoy exercising, working in the yard, and going out in the city.

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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