2020 Fellows

First Year

Name: Elizaveta (Liza) Kalaidina, MD

Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Residency and Chief Residency: AMITA Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Faculty of Medicine, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Dermatology

Fun Fact: Crafting with clay is my hobby. I lived in France and speak French.

Vasudha Mantravadi, MD

Medical School: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Pediatrics, St. Louis, MO

Fun Fact: I like to go rollerblading around Forrest Park!

Kashif Shaikh, MD

Medical School:
Aga Khan University, Medical College

University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center Medical School, Internal Medicine

Chief Resident:
University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, Rheumatology

Hobby: Reading and Traveling



Second Year

Ryan Paulk, MD

Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Residency: Greenville Health System, SC Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Fun Fact: I’m from small town Mississippi. I have a sweet family with kids. I did my initial training in pharmacy prior to medical school. I attended UMC in Jackson MS. Went to SC for residency. After fellowship, I will join Apex Allergy in Greenville, SC. I like to hunt, particularly duck hunt.

Zachary Rubin, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, General Pediatrics

Fun Fact: I’m from a suburb of Chicago. I am married and have a child on the way. After fellowship, I will join Oak Brook Allergists in the western suburbs of Chicago. I am a musician and I can hula hoop.

Jeff Kepes, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Internal Medicine



Third Year

Ofer Zimmerman, MD

Medical school: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Residency: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel,  Infectious Diseases

Research Fellowship: Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH

Hobby: Pipetting