Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Mentors and Faculty

Christa S. Zerbe, M.D., MS (She/Her/Hers)

Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Clinical Patient Services Unit LCIM
Senior Clinician

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Specialty(s): Infectious Disease
Provides direct clinical care to patients at NIH Clinical Center

Education:

M.D., M.S., The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

An alumnus of The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Zerbe completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Hospital before transitioning into the ABIM Research Pathway for Infectious Disease Fellowship at the NIH. Dr. Zerbe serves as Principal Investigator on numerous protocols within NIAID. She is the director of the Infectious Disease training program at the...

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Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.

Staff Clinician
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service

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Specialty(s): Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Provides direct clinical care to patients at NIH Clinical Center

Education:

M.D., 1999, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr. Cuellar Rodriguez received her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico) in 1999 and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, UK) in 2003. n 2009, she joined NIAID as a clinical fellow (visiting program) where she completed an advanced infectious diseases fellowship (academic/research track) in infections in immunocompromised host. She was later promoted to staff clinician in 2011. In 2014, Dr. Cuellar Rodriguez returned to the INCMNSZ to serve as head of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section, within the Department of Infectious Disease, where she remained until 2019. She then returned to NIAID in the Division of Intramural Research and is now the director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service.

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Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.

Mary M. Czech, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Staff Clinician, Assistant Research Physician 

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Education:

Fellowship in Transplant Infectious Diseases, 2022, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, 2021, Stanford University Health Care, Palo Alto, CA 
Residency in Internal Medicine, 2019, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Doctor of Medicine, 2016, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 
Master of Science in Neurobiology, 2012, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2008, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

I am a board-certified Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician. I completed advanced training in infectious diseases of immunocompromised hosts. I focus on managing infectious diseases complications in patients with malignancy, primary immunodeficiency, and other inflammatory disorders, who are receiving hematopoietic cell transplant or cellular therapy. My interests include host...

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Mary M. Czech

Juan C Gea-Banacloche, M.D. (He/Him/His)

Senior Infectious Diseases Consultant, Division of Clinical Research, NIAID
Attending, General and Transplant Infectious Diseases Consultation Service, NIH Clinical Center

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Education:

M.D., 1986, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Internal Medicine, 1992, Clínica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Gea-Banacloche completed his medical studies and internal medicine training in Madrid, Spain. He came to NIH with a fellowship in allergy and immunology, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at NIAID. His focus has been on immune reconstitution and opportunistic infections, initially as a fellow focusing on AIDS and later as an Infectious Diseases physician focusing on infections in...

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Juan Gea-Banacloche, M.D.

Veronique Nussenblatt, M.D, Sc.M., M.H.S

Chief, Infectious Disease Consult Service
Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship
Director, NIH Residency Electives Program (REP) and Clinical Electives Program (CEP) for Medical Students
 

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Education:

M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

M.H.S, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Nussenblatt received her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing her training, she joined the Infectious Disease faculty at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine until she moved to Belgium where she spent two years providing clinical and scientific expertise for the development and implementation of clinical studies within two European clinical trial networks.

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