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Meet Our Fellows

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our fellows have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests. Meet our current fellow and learn about their experience in the program.

Lisa Hiskey, D.O.Lisa Hiskey, D.O.

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA

Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

Mayo Clinic instantly stood out to me as a place of great teamwork and congeniality. Though I expected it from my early experiences, the true kindness among practitioners and other team members is even greater than I anticipated and is truly amazing. I enjoyed meeting everyone in my department and beyond.

Christopher Reis, M.D.Christopher Reis, M.D.

Hometown: Eagan, MN

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

Incredible patient center care and medical education at a renowned hospital system here in my home state. 

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training? Do you have any special interests within the program?

The breadth of patients at Mayo Clinic is astounding, varying from super rare to routine inpatient consults. I know I will be well-rounded in the field when I graduate. As a resident here, I also came to really appreciate the cohesiveness of the pediatric ID department and their talent and passion for teaching. I am lucky to be enjoying and benefiting from this as a fellow now. 

I have an interest in immunocompromised peds ID, specifically infections and infection prevention in BMT, solid organ transplant recipients, and heme/onc patients. 
Tell me about yourself.

My wife and I were married right before residency and we celebrated the birth of our son this year. We have a Goldendoodle named Hazel. I like to spend my time with my family, hiking outdoors, traveling, and new found hobby of pizza making. 
Did anything surprise you about Mayo's program?

I was very surprised and grateful for the flexibility of the schedule over the three years. 
What is living in Rochester, Minnesota, like for you?

It is great. Perfect medium size town to raise a family. Lots to do, great cost of living. Outdoor scene is great nearby. Excellent restaurants, breweries, and shopping centers too. 


The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training. Learn more about what our fellows have gone on to accomplish after graduation.

NameProgram yearsDestination
Emily Levy, M.D. 2018-2020  Pediatric infectious diseases consultant, pediatric critical care consultant, and assistant professor of pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 
Theresa Madigan, M.D. 2016-2019 Pediatric infectious diseases consultant and assistant professor of pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Adaora Uzodi, M.B.B.S. 2012-2015 Pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Carlos Salas, M.D., M.S. 2009-2012 Pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Nino (INSN), San Borja, Lima, Peru
Avni Joshi, M.D. 2006-2009 Pediatric and adult allergy and immunology consultant and associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Graduation of Mayo Clinic residents and fellows

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