3rd Year

Tawny Saleh

Tawny Saleh, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program
Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Email[email protected]

Academic/Clinical interests: International health, medical education, infectious diseases in immunocompromised children, viral and parasitic pathogens, transplant medicine, vaccine-preventable disease, congenital infections and management, epidemiology, preventative medicine and antibiotic stewardship

General interests: Enjoy early AM walks/jogging and cycling classes; spending time with friends/family; cooking; and teaching myself to play piano.

Why UCLA? UCLA is known for an excellent blend of rigorous diverse infectious disease training and strong academic tradition of research in infectious diseases. Because the division is situated within a renowned hospital and university, there are many opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and departments. There are abundant research opportunities to get involved with and strong mentorship from distinguished faculty, who are outstanding and greatly care for the fellows’ academic interests. Additionally, we have a phenomenal program director who works alongside our wonderful program coordinator in looking out for the fellows  education, professional development, and well-being. They go above and beyond to connect the fellows with mentors and training opportunities to give them the best education available for their particular interests and career path. Also, Los Angeles is a diverse city with excellent food, many different fun activities to do during days off, and impeccable weather, which is frankly hard to beat. In summary, as a life-long loyal Bruin, UCLA is an outstanding place to train and start your career path in Peds ID!

2nd Year

Sarah Daouk

Sarah Daouk, MD

UndergraduateAmerican University of Beirut, Lebanon
Medical SchoolAmerican University of Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email[email protected]

Academic/Clinical interests: Interested in Preventative Medicine, Vaccinations, Public Health, and Medical Education 

General interests: Love going to the beach, enjoying time with my friends and family, and going out and trying new food

Why UCLA? UCLA provides a nourishing environment to learn and progress. The faculty come from different backgrounds and schools of thought which allows one to learn different ways of approaching things and how to navigate the differences in approaches. Faculty has also been extremely friendly , encouraging, and dedicated in providing education and guidance throughout the fellowship.

1st Year

Huan Dong

Huan Dong, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program
Residency: UCLA Medical Center
Email[email protected]

Academic/Clinical interests: Infectious Disease epidemiology and transmission dynamics, molecular and genetic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, sexually transmitted infections, LGBTQ+ health, Planetary and "One Health", Medical Education

General interests: Musical theatre, dance, bouldering, trying new restaurants/food, playing with my nieces/nephews

Why UCLA?​The faculty and trainees here have made me feel exceptional welcome since Day 1 of medical school. Throughout my journey at UCLA, I've had robust support and encouragement to pursue small and big academic projects including an NIH-Fogarty / UCGHI "Glocal" Global Health Fellowship during medical school, where I had the opportunity to take a year to run my original-design study in Vietnam. The individuals at UCLA are friendly and the training environment is non-intimidating; I feel welcomed and prepared for success here!