The first two graduates of UNC’s Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease Fellowship program have successfully landed faculty positions. Tyler Lambing, MD, the 2019-2020 fellow, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor. Daphne-Dominique Henson Villanueva, MD, the 2020-2021fellow, begins her post as an assistant professor at the West Virginia University in July 2021.
The one-year clinical fellowship studies the care and antimicrobial stewardship for the immunocompromised host. This program, begun in 2019, combines strong clinical training in providing inpatient and outpatient consultative services for immunocompromised hosts combined with education and training in antimicrobial stewardship and hospital epidemiology in those populations.
Fellows participate in weekly selection meetings for organ and stem cell transplantation, take part in the Anti-infective Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, attend workshops on stewardship practices and infection control, and perform quality improvement or research projects. The fellowship is open to physicians who will have completed an ACGME-certified clinical infectious disease fellowship or the equivalent by the start date of the program. Learn more.
Lambing earned his MD from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA. He served his residency at Cooper University Hospital and an additional infectious diseases fellowship at University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Villanueva earned her MD from University of the East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center College of Medicine. She served a residency at Monmouth Medical Center and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine.