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Allison Lastinger
Hometown:
Athens, Georgia
Undergraduate Degree:
Biology and Philosophy, West Virginia University
Graduate Degree:
M.D. degree , School of Medicine, West Virginia University
Residency:
Infectious Diseases, West Virginia University

What is your hometown and state?

I was born in Athens, Georgia, but I consider Morgantown, WV my hometown and state since I have lived here since I was 5 years old.

What is your undergraduate degree major, minor and location?

I majored in both Biology and Philosophy at West Virginia University.

Why did you choose WVU?

All of the faculty at WVU are exceptional teachers and clinicians, and I knew it was a place where education was valued.

What made you choose Infections Diseases?

I think Infectious Diseases is a fascinating field in medicine because there are always new challenges and new infections. We take care of a wide variety of patients, and it is a very rewarding field.

What do you plan to do upon completion of your fellowship?

I will be staying on at WVU as an Infection Diseases faculty.

What would you tell prospective fellows about WVU and the Infectious Diseases fellowship?

WVU is a great place to train. I learned more than I ever anticipated in fellowship, and I am so happy that I stayed at WVU to complete an ID fellowship. I would recommend it to anyone who loves problem solving, diagnostic challenges, and taking care of patients.