Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
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Great Fellows... Great Experience


Division of Infectious Disease Fellows 2018-9


Sindalisa Hean, M.D.

Dr. Hean earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by her clinical experience at Kings County Hospital, she went on to continue her medical training in the county setting, returning to California to complete her internship and residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to being involved in various research projects during her residency, she also performed a quality improvement project looking at barriers to timely antibiotic administration in patients with suspected sepsis. She presented her Senior Grand Rounds on the topic of Zika Virus and during fellowhsip is completing a research project that uses network meta-analysis to determine the relative efficacy of treatments of skin and soft tissue infections.



Timothy Hatlen, M.D.

Dr. Hatlen earned his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Washington and continued his education at the University of Washington School of Medicine for his medical degree receiving graduation with honors. He was inducted into the AOA and Gold Humanism Honor Societies.  He then completed internship and residency at the Internal Medicine Residency of Spokane.  There, he became a certified specialist in HIV medicine as well as expanded on international health interests spending one month training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a focus on HIV management, antibiotic stewardship, and medical student education.  He worked as a hospitalist for one year following graduation with ongoing research interests into opportunistic infections and HIV medicine.



Pamela Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lee is a southern California native who attended college at CSULA followed by a Master's program in molecular biology at SDSU, where she taught undergraduate microbiology. She then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and was initially drawn to infectious disease as a way to bring her experience in microbiology to clinical applications. While in medical school she wrote for creative writing newspapers, worked as a Howard Hughes research fellow at CalTech, and took improv & cooking classes. She returned to LA for residency at LAC-USC during which she won awards for resident of the year and excellence in primary care, and presented her grand rounds on antibiotic resistance. She is passionate about caring for HIV positive and other immunocompromised patients as well as working with underserved populations, as part of her efforts to give back to the Los Angeles community where she grew up.




Matthew Hermann, M.D.

Dr. Herrmann earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of San Diego, and studied abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and Townsville, Australia. Following graduation, he spent a year traveling around the world before beginning medical school. He completed his medical education at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine where he graduated number one in his class. During his training he participated in a medical mission trip to rural Guatemala, and completed his third year of medical school in London, England. He then completed his internship and residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. During his training he spent one month in Malawi, Africa where he helped care for patients with infectious and tropical diseases such as HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera, and malaria. He is published in the journal of Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, completed a poster presentation on a case series reporting on intrathecal amphotericin B as a salvage therapy for cryptococcal meningitis, and completed a quality improvement project focusing blood cultures results reporting and time to narrowing broad spectrum antibiotics. His interests and passion for medicine and traveling has led to his focus on infectious diseases, tropical and travel medicine.



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