Current Fellows


Third Year

Dr. Nim ChanNim Chan, MD
ID Critical Care Fellow

Second Year

Ramez Azzam MD
ID Fellow

First Year

Moises CintronMoises Clintron, MD
ID Fellow

Rebecca SmidyRebecca Smidy, MD
ID Fellow/Critical Care Medicine Fellow


Mohammed ZamamMohammed Zaman, MD
ID Fellow/Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Of recent ECU Health/BSOM trainees:

  • 100% have passed their ID sub-specialty board examination
  • 50% have gone on to academic ID or IC/CCM positions
  • 50% have gone on to private, group or hospital-based positions

Regions in the US in which they are practicing:

  • Southeast (6)
  • Northeast (3)
  • Midwest (1)
  • Southwest (1)
  • West (1)

ID Week


Rajput, S, Lebron, D, Lagasca, A,   Incidence of Low BMD and Barriers to Routine Screening for Osteoporosis in HIV Patients in Eastern North Carolina.


Harrison RM, Pittman L, Pittman K, Cook PP. Use of a Trained Canine to Detect Clostridioides difficile in the Hospital Environment. IDWeek 2020, October 21-25. Philadelphia, PA

Pona A, Mao Y, Jiwani RA, Afriyie F, Labbe J, Younes A, Badr M, Fang X, Zomorodian L, Lee E, Cook PP. Risk factors for death, intubation, and cardiac arrest among COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Eastern North Carolina. IDWeek 2020, October 21-25. Philadelphia, PA.


Nichols S, Coogan M, Opera J, DeHart M, Cook P. Reduction in Testing and Change in Testing Algorithm Associated with Decrease in Number of Nosocomial Clostridium difficile Infections. IDWeek 2019, October 2-5. Washington, DC.


Fadul N, Dortche C, Reeder T. Routine opt-out HIV screening and detection of HIV infection among emergency department patients. Abstract 73158: ID Week 2018. Poster Presentation.

Morrison A, Fadul N. Knowledge, Attitudes and Barriers of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Infection among Resident Physicians in Rural, Eastern North Carolina. Abstract 69309. ID Week 2018. Poster Presentation.

Doshi N, Dortche C, Fadul N. Assessment of Anal Papanicolaou Smear Screening and Follow-up Rates in Eastern North Carolina for HIV-Positive Patients who are Men who have Sex with Men. Abstract 72253, Accepted, ID Week 2018. Poster Presentation.


Lebron, D, Stang, A, Lagasca, A, Cook, P, Siraj, D. Sustained Virologic Response with Direct Acting Antivirals in HIV Coinfected Hepatitis C Patients and Its Effects on Liver Fibrosis. ID Week 2017.

Polak J, Odili O, Craver MA, Mayen A, Purrman K, Rahma A, Sang CJ, Cook PP.  Clostridium difficile Testing Algorithm: Is There a Difference in Patients Who Test Positive by Enzyme Immunoassay vs. Those Who Only Test Positive by Nucleic Acid Amplification Methodology? ID Week 2017, October 4-8. San Diego, CA.


Abubaker A, Siraj D, Cook P, Fadul, N. Use of Constant Reminders Through Electronic Health Record After an Initial Educational Session to Decrease Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 3(suppl_1) · December 2016 DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw172.683 ID Week New Orleans October 2016 Abstract # 980. Poster presentation.

Abubaker A, Fadul N, Fang X, HIV Transmitted Drug Resistance in Rural Southern Community. ID Week 2016, New Orleans, LA October 2016, Abstract # 1501. Poster presentation


Stang AT, Cook F, Cook PP. Bone mineral density and vitamin D levels in HIV treatment-naïve African-American individuals randomized to receive tenofovir, emtricitabine, efavirenz or raltegravir, darunavir, ritonavir. IDWeek 2015, October 7-11, San Diego, CA.

Ashraf MS, Shah K, Dhillon M, Nguyen H, Abubaker A, Stang A, Cook P. Can Prospective Audit and Feedback Decrease Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in Long Term Care Facilities? IDWeek 2015, October 7-11, San Diego, CA.

Wood Z, Allen N, Nicolsen N, Cook P. Remote Antimicrobial Stewardship in Community Hospitals Utilizing an Electronic Medical Record. IDWeek 2015, October 7-11, San Diego, CA



Chan, N, Lebron, D, Cook, P. Challenges of Severe Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis: A Case Presentation and Review of Treatments.  ECCMID 2023. Copenhagen, Denmark.