Current Fellows

Claudia Gaefke, MD

1st year fellow, will graduate in June 2020.   Dr. Gaefke received her medical degree from the University of Arizona.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona.  Her interests include primary immunodeficiencies, atopic dermatitis, asthma, immunotherapy, anaphylaxis, and health policy.

Raul Sergio Villarreal, MD

1st year fellow, will graduate in June 2020.  Dr. Villarreal received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. His primary interests include asthma, angioedema, food allergy, and clinical research.

Shiven S Patel, MD

2nd year fellow, will graduate in June 2019. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. His primary interests include asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy.    

Tara V. Saco, MD

2nd year fellow, will graduate in June, 2019. Dr. Saco received her medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Her primary interests include asthma, anaphylaxis, mast cell disorders, primary immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disorders, urticaria and angioedema. She plans on pursuing a career in academics and clinical research, with a focus on asthma and mast cell disorders.   

Kirk Shepard II, MD

2nd year fellow, will graduate in June, 2019. Dr. Shepard received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Shepard's primary interests include asthma, food allergy, immunotherapy, and medical education