University of Nebraska Medical Center

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Mentors

Muhammad Saiman Ashraf, M.B.B.S

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan | Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, New York | Fellowship: East Carolina University
Career Interests: Infection control and antimicrobial stewardship in all healthcare settings with a special focus on long-term care facilities |
Personal Interests: Spending time with families; I have completed fellowship in both geriatrics and infectious diseases

Dr. Muhammad Saiman Ashraf
Sara Bares, MD

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Residency: University of Chicago | Fellowship: University of Chicago
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV, Medical Education
Personal Interests: Ballet, cooking, time with kids/family

Dr. Sara Bares
Daniel Brailita, MD

Research Mentor
Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania | Residency: Texas Tech University | Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Career Interests: Tuberculosis ( CDC Center of Excellence Consultant), Infectious Disease in Clinical Community, Telehealth and AI in Healthcare
Personal Interests: Volunteering to officiate sports, chess, artificial intelligence

Dr. Daniel Brailita
Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS

Medical School: University of Minnesota | Residency: University of Minnesota | Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Career Interests: Prevention and treatment of infections in the ICU, faculty development
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading/writing, spending time with family outdoors

Dr. Kelly Cawcutt
Nicolas Cortes-Penfield, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine | Residency: Baylor College of Medicine | Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Medical education, clinical ethics, prosthetic device infections, (professional use of) social media
Personal Interests: Home brewing, gardening and permaculture, spending time with kids; I am one of the newer/younger ID faculty and a recent transplant from outside the Midwest

Dr. Nicolas Cortes-Penfield
Nada Fadul, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Khartoum, Sudan | Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign | Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center & University of Texas Houston
Career Interests: HIV clinical care and research, HIV prevention research, health disparities, HIV testing, general infectious diseases clinical care and research, mentorship of under-represented minorities in medicine
Personal Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, spending time with family, community volunteerism

Dr. Nada Fadul
Jasmine Marcelin, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: American University of Antigua (Caribbean) | Residency: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) | Fellowship: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Underrepresented minorities in medicine, Implementation Science
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids, reading, mentoring women and URM, cooking, entertaining guests; I’m especially interested in mentoring URM and women

Dr. Jasmine Marcelin
Mark Rupp, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine | Residency: Virginia Commonwealth Univ | Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth Univ
Career Interests: Healthcare Associated Infections, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Personal Interests: Gardening, Reading/history, Soccer

Dr. Mark Rupp
Richard Starlin, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: Washington University in St. Louis | Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis
Career Interests: Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial infections, Community Infectious Disease, Employee Health
Personal Interests: Traveling, sports

Dr. Richard Starlin
Erica Stohs, MD, MPH

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: University of Arizona-Phoenix / Phoenix Children’s | Fellowship: University of Washington – Seattle
Career Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, immunocompromised patients, vaccines
Personal Interests: Yoga, hiking, raising my 2 young kids, visiting my Peruvian family; I’m a proud Med-Peds alum, MPH advocate and Spanish speaker

Dr. Erica Stohs
Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: Creighton
Career Interests: Antibiotic stewardship, infection control, mycobacterial infections, education
Personal Interests: Spending time with my 5 children, reading, computer and board games

Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld
Andrea Zimmer, MD

Career or Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Kansas | Residency: University of Florida | Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Mayo Clinic
Career Interests: Medical student education, graduate medical training, infections in cancer patients, infections in immunocompromised patients
Personal Interests: Traveling, spending time with my twin toddlers

Dr. Andrea Zimmer