Research & Publications
I joined the faculty of the Section of Infectious Diseases in 2013. I am an Associate Professor of Medicine with secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery (Transplant). I am the Medical Director of Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program.
I obtained my bachelor of science in Chemistry at the University of Philippines Diliman and my medical degree at the University of Philippines College of Medicine. I 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 am an active member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice (IDCOP). I am currently the Chair of the AST IDCOP Older Adult Working Group which is focused on clinical outcomes of transplant-related infections in older adults. In addition, I am currently the Member-at-large of the AST ID COP and Councilor of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section of the Transplantation Society. I am also an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and currently a Committee Member of the Clinical Affairs Committee and Digital Advisory Group. In 2020, I completed my 3-year term as a Member-at-large of Organ Procurement Transplant Network Ad hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee .
I am involved in clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. Due to growing interest in Transplant Infectious Diseases, we created a curriculum specific for 2nd year ID fellows who want pursue a career in this field. Since 2015, we had 6 fellows who completed a 2nd year Clinical Track focused on Transplant Infectious diseases.
My research is focused on clinical outcomes of transplantation in people living with HIV and older adults. I have participated in several multi-center studies, including clinical trials. I am the primary investigator of the HOPE Act study at Yale and several multi-center clinical trials of novel anti-viral agents for immunocompromised hosts.
Education & Training
- Clinical Research FellowYale School of Medicine (2012)
- Clinical Transplant ID FellowCleveland Clinic Foundation (2011)
- Infectious Diseases FellowUniversity of Louisville (2007)
- Infectious Diseases FellowHarlem Hospital affiliated with Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons (2006)
- Geriatric Medicine FellowUniversity of Michigan (2005)
- ResidencySeton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education (2004)
- MDUniversity of Philippines, College of Medicine (2000)
- BSUniversity of the Philippines-Diliman, Chemistry (1995)
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|
|Transplant Infectious Disease Journal||Editorial Board Member||2021 - Present|
|Infectious Diseases Society of America||Vice Chair, Digital Strategy Advisory Group||2020 - Present|
|American Society of Transplantation||Member-at-Large, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Executive Committee||2020 - Present|
|North East Transplant Infectious Disease Consortium||Chair||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||Peer Reviewer, IDSA Leadership Institute Selection Task Force||2018 - 2019|
|American Society of Transplantation||Lead, Older Patient Interest Group of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice||2018 - 2021|
|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 - 2020|
|American Society of Transplantation||Member, AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice||2011 - Present|