We are pleased to welcome our 2019 Fellows!  It is a privilege to have the opportunity to train tomorrow’s leading healthcare practitioners.

We are proud to extend a hearty welcome to Rheumatology Fellows, Amanda Lusa, MD; and Enid Sun, MD, MPH; and Allergy/Immunology Fellows, Olivia Francis, MD; and Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD.

Please take a moment to learn more about our cutting-edge and comprehensive Fellowship programs.


Amanda Lusa, MD – Rheumatology
Undergraduate: BA, Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Lusa grew up in Connecticut and received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She then completed her internal medicine residency at the University for Virginia and stayed on faculty as an academic hospitalist where she enjoyed teaching and taking care of a complex patient population. She was drawn to rheumatology to focus on systemic inflammatory diseases.  As someone who values physical activity, she is excited to help patients improve their mobility and well-being.


Enid Sun, MD, MPH – Rheumatology
Undergraduate: BA, Medical Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
Medical School: MD/MPH, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine, The University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Sun grew up in New Jersey and received her BA/MD through a combined seven-year medical program at Boston University and Rutgers NJMS. During medical school, Dr. Sun pursued a Masters in Public Health with a focus in epidemiology. She then came to the University of North Carolina where she completed her Internal Medicine training. Dr. Sun chose a career in Rheumatology for multiple reasons, including the diagnostic complexities and challenges inherent to the diseases and the chance to build meaningful and lasting relationships with patients and their families. Dr. Sun has a particular interest in addressing healthcare disparities and gaps in care for patients with Rheumatologic diseases. Following her training, Dr. Sun hopes to continue working in an academic setting in a clinician-educator role.


Olivia Francis, MD – Allergy/Immunology
Undergraduate: BS Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine (Clinical Campus: West
Virginia University School of Medicine-Charleston)
Residency: Pediatrics, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Dr. Francis grew up in Richmond, VA.  She attended medical school in West Virginia at WVU, after which time she spent three years in Charlotte completing her pediatric residency.  She was drawn to allergy and immunology after reading about the LEAP study.  A lover of food and cooking, she is passionate about navigating the changing landscape of food allergy.


Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD – Allergy/Immunology
Undergraduate: BS, Biology, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Dr. Schworer grew up in central Pennsylvania and attended the College of William & Mary, before earning his medical degree and PhD in immunology from Tufts University in Boston. He then completed an internal medicine residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Schworer was drawn to an Allergy and Immunology fellowship to better understand the fascinating world of the immune system, and for the opportunity to use this knowledge to find more effective treatments for allergic disease. Following his fellowship training, he hopes to develop a career as a physician scientist with a focus on translational research, and an academic-based clinical practice.