Current Fellows

Section on Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
House Officers 2014-2015

Erin Barnes, MD

Erin BarnesI appreciate the individuality and self-expression that medicine allows in both physicians and patients. Wake Forest is a caring and supportive environment that supports both the person as a physician and as a unique and separate individual. The broad ranges of personalities and experiences all flow together seamlessly to make a great diagnostic team. In addition to honing my clinical skills and knowledge, I have had amazing support on developing and pursuing research skills and projects as well.

Kaneza Bgoya, MD

Kaneza BgoyaI am excited about my first year of fellowship.  I am happy to be participating in the Global Health certificate program at Wake Forest and have really enjoyed the variety of learning opportunities that span the breadth of infectious disease.




Roma Cruz, MD

Roma CruzI have found my Infectious Diseases fellowship to have a great mix of cases along with supportive faculty with different areas of interests and specialties. I am very glad that I chose to train at Wake Forest!




Frederick (Rick)
Klinger, III, DO

Frederick (Rick) Klinger, IIII have found the Infectious Disease fellowship here at Wake Forest to provide an excellent mix of the common cases as well as the complex and less frequently seen infectious processes.  The Infectious Disease Section is one of the friendliest and most approachable departments as a whole that I have come across.  This has translated into a collegial and interactive learning environment.  The attendings are very supportive of helping to balance our home lives with work as well as helping to foster the confidence and knowledge base needed to make complicated medical decisions and assessments. 


Schirtzinger, MD

Christopher SchirtzingerThrough my Infectious Diseases fellowship at Wake Forest, I have become comfortable managing a plethora of unique patient presentations. I have had many great educational experiences here.




Adwait Silwal, MD

Adwait SilwalI have found in my fellowship an excellent mix of cases from regular “bread and butter” to “zebras”.  There is excellent support from the attendings who are very approachable and knowledgeable.  You will find exciting opportunities to choose whichever path you want to take in the future be it research/academics versus clinical/private practice. As an ID fellow, I love the opportunity I get to answer questions on complicated cases often times helping physicians and patients figure out whether the case in question is ID related or not which gives me the chance to deal with internal medicine in its broadest form.



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