Division of Infectious Disease Fellows 2019-2020
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.
Caroline Koan, M.D.
Dr. Koan was born and raised in Los Angeles, and received her undergraduate degree in Physiological Science from UCLA. She went on to complete her medical education at the University of Toledo and her Internal Medicine residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. She is dedicated to providing healthcare to underserved communities; throughout her training, she has participated in research projects addressing health disparities, volunteered extensively in local free clinics and as an HIV testing counselor, and traveled to South Africa as a Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar (with an emphasis on HIV/TB co-infections and medical education exchange). Her interests in Infectious Disease are broad, including HIV, tropical medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, and improving healthcare delivery and the diagnosis/treatment of infectious diseases among vulnerable populations.
Stephen Judge, M.D.
Dr. Judge earned his undergraduate degree in German Language and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He subsequently served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in the Republic of Benin. He received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, New Jersey. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
Subsequently he worked as an Internal Medicine physician in a variety of roles including urgent care, outpatient Internal Medicine clinic and inpatient medicine. He also worked for one year with Indian Health Service at the Inscription House Health Center near Ts’aa Bii Kin on the Navajo Nation.