Meet the Fellows

2018 - 2019 Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellows

David Zhang, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow - 1st Year
Residency:  Loyola University Medical Center
Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science / Chicago Medical School

eFax number: 769-206-5344

Victoria Konold, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow - 2nd Year
Residency:  Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Medical School:  Northwestern University

eFax number: 831-264-1943

While I appreciate the wet lab like any good ID specialist, over time I have developed an interest in QI work to streamline systems and practices.  I plan to take advantage of our strong ASP program here at Comer to train for the role of a stewardship practitioner, and hope that I can develop ways to incorporate these practices into medical education.  Chicagoland has always been my home and I enjoy spending time and traveling with my partner Ian, our friends and family.  In my spare time I like to cycle along the lakefront trail, make homemade limoncello, canoe and hike at nearby state parks, and work on my indoor garden by raising jasmine, mint and microgreens.

Internal projects: Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines, Ciprofloxacin Approval Criteria, Antibiotic and Tetanus Guidelines for Traumatic Wounds, EMR streaming

Julie Wohrley, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow - 3rd Year
Residency:  Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Medical School:  Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic

Julie Wohrley, MD: I am a current second year fellow with focus on antimicrobial stewardship as well as epidemiology. I have participated in several outbreak investigations, including group B streptococcal disease, leuconostoc and Candida auris. A review of neonatal HSV encephalitis was recently published in Pediatric Annals, and a book chapter on the Environmental Contribution to Hospital-Acquired Infections in Children was recently submitted for publication. My specific research interest lies in examining asymptomatic bacteriuria, reducing unnecessary testing and antimicrobial use in long term care facilities. I live in Oak Park with my husband and three children. I received my medical education at Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic. I completed my pediatric residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, followed by a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, CO. I was a faculty Pediatric Intensivist for 14 years, the majority at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL (UICOMP). I was additionally trained in quality and performance improvement/Six Sigma methodologies and taught quality improvement to faculty and residents while at UICOMP.