Moderators
    • Internal Medicine
    • Chief Resident at University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine
    Dr. Jill Zabih is an internal medicine chief resident at University of Wisconsin - Madison. She worked on NIH-sponsored clinical trials in infectious disease prior to attending medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency at University of Wisconsin - Madison and will be pursuing a career in hospital medicine after completing her chief year. Her areas of interest include promoting the integration high-value care into daily practice, multidisciplinary quality improvement, and resident education.
  • Renae Shibata is currently starting her 3rd year in medical school at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BS in Neuroscience and Physiology in 2012. Before entering medical school she was an after school program coordinator for AmeriCorps at MS118 in the Bronx, New York where she developed a science and leadership curriculum.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Fellow at Baylor Scott & White
    Chris Henry, MD is a first year pulmonary & critical care fellow at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. He completed internal medicine residency at Baylor Scott & White and medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He recently presented his research on regional variations in Legionella pneumonia at the American Thoracic Society meeting. He is currently involved in projects assessing severity predictors in viral pneumonia.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Medicine - Translational Science PhD Student - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Critical Care Medicine - Translational Science PhD Student - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • Pulmonary and Critical Care Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Luis F. Reyes, MD is a postdoctoral fellow appointed in the Pulmonary and Critical Care department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and is concurrently a PhD student in the translational science program at UTHSCSA. Dr. Reyes is an intensivist who after finishing his clinical training has focused his career on severe life-threatening infectious disease research such as pneumonia and its complications. During the last years Dr. Reyes and his mentors have been working on research projects aimed at identifying the incidence and pathophysiology related to cardiovascular complications. Recently his group reported that Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is capable of invading the heart and cause adverse cardiac events during invasive pneumococcal disease. Dr. Reyes is part of the Global Initiative for MRSA Pneumonia (GLIMP) and the Cardiovascular Complications During Pneumococcal Pneumonia Group (Cardio SPN). These are two international, multicenter study groups whose aim is to identify the risk factors related with MRSA infection (GLIMP), and to describe the real worldwide incidence of cardiovascular complications during and after pneumococcal pneumonia (Cardio SPN). Finally, in order to continue creating research projects originating in basic science but focused on improving the health of patients, Dr. Reyes is now part of the PhD program in translational science at UTHSCSA. This is an exciting joint program involving four of the most important universities in south Texas: University of Texas at Austin, UTHSCSA, University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Reyes is using his clinical background to bring the discoveries of basic science to the patient care setting. Our collective team at UTHSCSA has more than 75 years of experience working on the host-pathogen interactions responsible for the development of S. pneumoniae infection and is considered a center of excellence in pneumonia research.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow
    Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow
    Dr. Yuriy Takhalov is a second year pulmonary & critical care fellow at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He completed his internal medicine residency at North Shore LIJ-Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. His current research interests include looking at patient outcomes in medical intensive care units with varying degree of house-staff coverage, and continuous renal replacement therapy in acute liver failure. Dr. Takhalov grew up in New York City, and currently resides in New Jersey.