Dr. Sara Geffert joined the Brown Medicine Faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases in October 2019. She earned her Master's degree in Medical Laboratory Science (concentration in Clinical Microbiology) at Northeastern University. She then decided to pursue her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan. She trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut, followed by an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Brown University (Lifespan, VA, and Memorial Hospitals). She continued as a Post-Doctoral NIH Research Fellow focusing on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at The Miriam Hospital, with additional training at the Rhode Island Hospital Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. She became certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) in August 2019. In May 2022, she became the Associate Director of the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Lifespan. Interests include evaluation of rapid diagnostics and quality improvement of microbiological testing.