New Faculty and Promotions
Dr. La Hoz promoted to Associate Professor
Ricardo La Hoz, M.D. a faculty member since 2015, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. La Hozl's research interests include:
- Infectious Complications in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
- Infectious Complications in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
- Invasive Fungal Infections: Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, Aspergillosis, Blastomycosis and Histoplasmosis
New Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention Announced
Dr. Minji Kang is originally from California and completed her infectious diseases fellowship at University of California San Diego. Dr. Kang brings to UT Southwestern a background in infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. As the Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention, she’s involved in the surveillance and prevention of health care-associated infections.
Meet new faculty member Dr. Govind
Please welcome Dr. Anusha Govind to the Infectious Disease faculty. Dr. Govind completed her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She specializes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and opportunistic infections, pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV, viral hepatitis infections (hepatitis B and hepatitis C), and general infectious disease management.
Dr. Storey joins the Infectious Diseases faculty at the VA
Dr. Donald Storey earned his medical degree (1995) at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his internal medicine residency (1998) and infectious diseases fellowship (2000) at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. After serving as chief of infectious diseases at Keesler Air Force Base and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he completed his active duty military service and moved to Texas to join Dallas ID Associates in 2004. Dr. Storey developed an interest in antimicrobial stewardship during his time in private practice which has included hands on experience with program implementation at multiple facilities. In recognition of his work on stewardship in the community, he was invited to speak at the Texas ID Society and the DFW Hospital Council Foundation. Dr. Storey has also served as the physician lead for stewardship at Baylor Scott & White Health and has been a member of the Dallas County Medical Society Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. In 2019, he joined the VA North Texas Healthcare System as antimicrobial stewardship director and the UTSW faculty. Dr. Storey’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with his family, baseball, reading history, and train travel.
Dr. Cutrell promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. James "Brad" Cutrell , a faculty member since 2012, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cutrell's research interests include chronic non-AIDS complications of HIV, antimicrobial stewardship and healthcare epidemiology, and novel approaches to medical education.
Dr. Knights joins the ID team after completing fellowship
Dr. Sheena Knights is originally from Canada. After completing medical school and internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, she decided to move to Dallas to complete an Infectious Disease fellowship. During fellowship, she cultivated an interest in caring for patients with HIV and pursued research investigating health-care disparities in HIV patients with Kaposi’s sarcoma. Because of her great experience in fellowship, she decided to stay on as faculty. Outside of medicine, her interests include cooking, traveling, and spending time with family.
Physician Scientist, Dr. Lenette Lu is the recent addition to ID faculty
Dr. Lenette Lu is an infectious disease physician scientist. Her doctoral work in molecular virology focused on innate immune signaling in the context of viral infections. Motivated by the global health burden of tuberculosis (TB) and captivated by the persistent relationship between the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and humans, her postdoctoral work turned toward TB through the lens of humoral immunity. Dr. Lu completed her M.D. at Case Western Reserve University and her residency at New York Presbyterian, Weill Cornell. She then went on to complete her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health prior to coming to UT Southwestern.
Welcome to new faculty member Dr. Laila Castellino
Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Laila Castellino served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, where her work encompassed clinical health care as well as health care epidemiology. She also started a telehealth clinic to offer infectious disease services to veterans living in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas. This service was well received by patients and staff alike. She’s a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
Dr. Castellino earned her medical degree at Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center and received advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.