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Current ID Fellows

Dr. Katherine Arn was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Central Florida, she also studied abroad with Semester at Sea, participated in sea turtle research, and was a member of the collegiate surf team. After her undergraduate education, she cycled 4,000 miles from Maine to Santa Barbara with the charity organization Bike and Build. She then attended medical school abroad at the American University of the Caribbean on the island of St. Maarten. Her interest in infectious diseases and global health grew as she was able to do clinical rotations in England, Vietnam, and the United States. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She chose to do her fellowship at the University of Utah due the wide range of exposures and patient populations, as well as the outdoor opportunities. Her academic interests in infectious diseases include travel and tropical medicine, global health, and general infectious diseases. Her hobbies include skiing, cycling, hiking, traveling, and playing with her dog.

Hutton Brandon is originally from Augusta, Georgia. He majored in mathematics and biochemistry at the University of Georgia, then completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. He then moved west to the University of Utah where he completed Internal Medicine Residency. He is interested in antimicrobial stewardship and treating infection in patients with substance use disorders. He enjoys skiing, hiking, playing board games with friends, and spending time with his wife and dog.

Luke was born and raised in Plover, Wisconsin. He completed his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He then joined the medical scholar's program through the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and completed his MD and PhD degrees in 2020. His research focused on Salmonella pathogenesis during intracellular infection of macrophages. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency here at the University of Utah. He is interested in clinical microbiology and the development of new testing to diagnose infectious diseases. He spends his free time chasing his toddler around the mountains, hiking, skiing and exploring the local coffee shop and bakery scene. 

Dr. Sarah Hanson was born and raised in Central Minnesota. After undergraduate at College of St Benedict/St John’s University, she moved to Oregon for Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences. She completed internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was chief resident. After practicing as a hospitalist in Cincinnati for two years, Dr Hanson is excited to return to training at University of Utah. She enjoys the complexity, variety, and challenge that the subspecialty of infectious diseases provides. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, knitting, a variety of outdoor activities, and spending time with her bulldog.

Dr. Sabrina Newstead was born and raised in Oxford, England before moving to Cincinnati, OH. She attended Ohio Northern University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology, and participated in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic which sparked her interest in Global Health. She then attended medical school at The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland where she was able to travel throughout Europe and gain experience in several different healthcare systems. Her interest in infectious diseases continued in medical school where she traveled to rural areas in Ireland and saw a vast pathology of diseases. She returned to Cincinnati where she completed her internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital. She then moved to Utah to complete her fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Her areas of interest include global health, travel medicine, tropical medicine and the immunocompromised host. When outside of the hospital, she enjoys traveling, hiking, paddle boarding, yoga and kayaking with her dog, Milo.

Dr. Brice Peter was born in Sacramento California. He moved to Utah at the age of 5 and spent most of his life raised on the Wasatch front. He majored in Microbiology and Cell Science at Weber State University and then attended Podiatry School at Kent State University. Shortly after, he returned to Medical School at American University of the Caribbean in Sint Maarten. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Health System in the Detroit Metro region. His interests are in clinical and laboratory microbiology as well as bone and joint infections. Dr. Peter is a lifelong snowboarder and skateboarder, and you can likely find him at Powder Mountain Resort or South Jordan skatepark on his free time. He also has a loving geriatric cat and a new puppy he loves to spend time with.