Infectious Diseases Fellows

Meet our amazing team of fellows who are the heart and soul of our program.

First Year Fellows

Dr. Rene Bulnes vides

Rene Bulnes Vides, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras Facultad de Ciencias Medicas
Residency: Rochester General Hospital
Research interests: Clinical Educator and HIV
Hobbies: Cooking Traditional Honduran an dMediterranean cuisine, salsa dancer and singer, hiking

Dr. Abbye Frederick

Abbye Frederick, M.D.

Medical School: University of South Carolina
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington Universtiy
Research interests: LGBT rights and Global Health
Hobbies: Piano, performance arts, reading, travel

Dr. Jerry Liu

Jerry Liu, M.D.

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical
Residency: UT Southwestern
Research interests: TBN
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, sports, travel and experience cultures and foods

Dr. Joslyn Strebe

Joslyn Strebe, M.D.

Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Residency: UT Southwestern
Research interests: TBN
Hobbies: Hiking with her dog reading science fiction and studying Japanese for next visit

Dr. Emily Wong

Emily Wong, M.D.

Medical School: University College Cork School of Medicine
Residency: UT Southwestern
Research interests: TBN
Hobbies: Classical Piano, Acoustic guitar and Competitive badminton player

Second Year Fellows

Dr. Rory Bouzigard

Rory Bouzigard, M.D.

Medical School: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Residency: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Research interests: HIV, NTM, OPAT
Hobbies: Hiking, road cycling, travel
Fun fact: Completed Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim hike twice

Dr. Christian Gomez

Christian Gomez, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad San Francisco de Quito Quito, Ecuador
Residency: Cook County Health, Chicago, IL
Research Interests: General ID
Hobbies: Exploring new restaurants, playing video games
Fun fact: I am a big fan of standup comedy!

Dr. Elisa Pichlinski

Elisa Pichlinski, M.D.

Medical School: Faculte de Medecine Paris, France
Residency: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Research interests: ID and Critical Care, notably antibiotic stewardship
Hobbies: Synchronized swimming, reading by the pool
Fun fact: Did 6 months of anesthesiology residency in France before coming here

Dr. Jorge Soria Moncada, MD

Jorge Soria Moncada, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Lima, Peru
Residency: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Chicago, IL
Research interests: Transplant ID, mycology, and parasitology
Hobbies: Playing pool, soccer, and trying new recipes in the kitchen
Fun fact: I have seen all seasons of “Friends” more than 20 times

Dr. Shawn Varghese

Shawn Varghese, M.D.

Medical School: SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Hofstra Northwell, Manhasset, NY
Research interests: Antimicrobial stewardship
Fun fact: ID Fellowship at UT Southwestern is my first time living outside of NY state!

HIV Fellow

Dr. Onel Martinez

Onel Martinez, M.D.

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University
Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine
Research interests: HIV care for the underserved
Hobbies: TBN