Research & Publications
I am an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery (Transplant), Medical Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases Program and Curriculum Director of the Transplant ID Fellowship Clinical Track at the Yale School of Medicine. I joined the faculty of the Section of Infectious Diseases in 2013.
I obtained my medical degree at the University of Philippines College of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency at Seton Hall Graduate Medical Education. Afterwards, I did fellowships in Geriatric Medicine at University of Michigan, Infectious Diseases at University of Louisville, and Transplant Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
I have been a member of the American Society of Transplantation since 2010 and have been an active member of the IDCOP. I am currently the Lead of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Older Adult Working Group which focuses on multi-center initiatives focused on transplant-related infections and clinical outcomes of older adults. I am also serving my 3-year term as Member-at-large in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee. I was elected as Councilor of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section of the Transplantation Society for a 4-year term. Lastly, I am a member of the Clinical Affairs Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
My research is focused on clinical outcomes of HIV individuals and older adults after transplantation. I am the primary investigator of the HOPE Act study or deceased kidney and liver donors at Yale and several multi-center clinical trials of novel anti-viral agents for immunocompromised hosts.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Philippines, College of Medicine (2000)
- BSUniversity of the Philippines-Diliman, Chemistry (1995)
- Clinical Research FellowYale School of Medicine
- Clinical Transplant ID FellowCleveland Clinic Foundation
- Infectious Diseases FellowUniversity of Louisville
- Infectious Diseases FellowHarlem Hospital affiliated with Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons
- Geriatric Medicine FellowUniversity of Michigan
- ResidencySeton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education
Honors & Recognition
|Fellow||American Society of Transplantation||2018|
|Fellow||Infectious Diseases Society of America||2017|
|Honorable Mention, Team Award||National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award||2017|
|Fellow||American College of Physicians||2014|
|American Society of Transplantation||Member-at-Large, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Executive Committee||2020 - Present|
|Transplant Infectious Diseases of the Transplantation Society||Council Member||2019 - Present|
|Infectious Diseases Society of America||Member, Digital Strategy Advisory Group||2019 - Present|
|Infectious Diseases Society of America||IDSA Leadership Institute Selection Task Force||2018 - Present|
|American Society of Transplantation||Lead, Older Patient Interest Group of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice||2018 - Present|
|Infectious Diseases Society of America||Member, Clinical Affairs Committee||2017 - Present|
|United Network for Organ Sharing||Member at Large, Ad Hoc Donor Transmission Advisory Committee||2017 - Present|
|American Society of Transplantation||Member, AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice||2011 - Present|