Leila Hojat, MD
My name is Leila, I'm a first year fellow, and I recently left behind my home among the rolling hills and great lakes of Ohio to seek out the talk peaks and sunshine in Colorado. I went to school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed my med-peds residency at Case Western Reserve/MetroHealth in Cleveland. I plan to pursue a career in academics but first have to figure out how to funnel my interests in population health, informatics, HIV, adolescent health, and stewardship into one practical, research-driven niche. Meanwhile, you will find me in one of my favorite cafes (Denver Bicycle, Fluid, Steep) or wandering around my hoppin neighborhood downtown. My hobbies are sewing, knitting, music, and exercising, but my favorite activity is spending time with my friends (and my cat, of course!). Bottom line: I love ID, and I'm super happy I matched here!
Shelley Kon, MD
Paul Siebert, MD
Paul is a 31 yo M w/ no significant PMH who presents to University of Colorado for Infectious Disease Fellowship. He is a Colorado native returning home after a long odyssey learning about chemistry and medicine. Past educational history includes undergraduate at Haverford College in PA, medical school at University of Pittsburgh, and Internal Medicine residency at Emory University in GA.
Fellow reports that Colorado is home, and there are too many things attracting him back to name off. He enjoys skiing, karate, and spending time with his son (pictured), cats, and wife (not pictured). Family history includes strong tendency to congenital Broncos fandom. If you have extra time in Colorado, he highly recommends visiting Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Tattered Cover Bookstore.
He is a poor historian with regard to future plans; his research interests are diverse, and include antimicrobial resistance and vaccine development.
Farrell Tobolowsky, DO
I grew up in Dallas and went to the University of Southern California for both my undergraduate (Health and Humanity/Business) and graduate (Global Medicine) degree. After grad school, I headed back home to Texas and went to medical school at the University of North Texas in Fort Worth. Then, I moved to Houston (despite the city rivalry) and went to residency at the University of Texas. I came to the University of Colorado because of the ability to rotate at many different hospitals with distinct populations, which will give me the opportunity to see a wide variety of infectious clinical conditions. I haven't been in Colorado that long, but my favorite thing so far is the amazing hiking (we didn't have mountains in Texas) and outdoor activities! In my free time, I love to travel, try new restaurants, go to concerts (especially at Red Rocks!), explore cool neighborhoods on my new bike, and do yoga. I don't have a favorite local hot spot yet because I don't like to go to the same place twice! After fellowship, I plan to apply to the EIS program at the CDC and then eventually return to academic medicine and be involved in clinical medicine, hospital epidemiology, and infection control.