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Dr. Erika Wallender is an infectious disease specialist with expertise in clinical pharmacology, or the uses and effects of medications. In her practice, she focuses on caring for patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and other infections associated with lung conditions. She is also a primary care provider for people living with HIV.

Wallender's research focuses on the use of antimalarial drugs for preventing malaria in Uganda, particularly in pregnant women and young children.

Wallender earned her medical degree and her master of public health degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by fellowships in infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Feinberg School of Medicine, MD, MPH, 2012

  • Residencies

    Vanderbilt University, Internal Medicine, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor