Neonatology Fellow Research

Melissa Schmatz, MD

Education: Tufts University, BA

Tufts University School of Medicine, MD

Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Valerie Martin, DO

Education: Elizabethtown College, BS

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

Pediatric Residency Training: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Sara Handley, MD

Education: St. Olaf College, BA

University of Minnesota Medical School

Pediatric Residency Training: University of California, San Francisco

Scott Gordon, MD, PhD

Education: Haverford College, BS

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, MD

Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dustin Flannery, DO

Education: Virginia Tech, BS

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

Pediatric Residency Training: Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Osayame Ekhaguere, MBBS, MPH

Education: University of Benin, Nigeria, MBBS

University of Iowa, MPH

Pediatric Residency Training: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Erin Tkach, MD

Education: Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Research Project: Incubator Weaning Using Isolette Servo-Control: a Pre- and Post-Intervention Retrospective Study

Research Mentors: Jeff Gerdes, MD, MBA and Soraya Abbasi, MD

 

Nicole Pouppirt, MD

Education: University of Delaware
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: New York University

Research Project: The Relationship Between the General Movements Assessment and Clinical Measures of Encephalopathy in Hypoxic Oschemic Encephalopathy

Research Mentors: Sara DeMauro, MD, MSCE and John Flibotte, MD

Rula Nassar, MD

Education: University of Michigan
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Project: Imaging Patterns in Late Preterm Youth Mediate Cognitive Developmenet

Research Mentor: Ted Satterthwaite, MD

Carly Gomes, MD

Education: Cornell University
Stanford University School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Columbia University Medical Center

Research Project: Effects of Early Pain Experience on Response to Painful Stimuli in Aduthood

Research Mentor: Gordon Barr, PhD

Summer Elshenawy, MD

Education: The College of New Jersey
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Project: Placental Dysfunction in Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Research Mentors: Rebecca Simmons, MD and Sam Parry, MD

Marisa Brant, MD

Education: Washington University
St. Louis University School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Project: Are Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences A Risk Factor for Adverse Birth Outcomes?

Research Mentor: Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE

Brady A'Hearn, MD

Education: University of Iowa, BS
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Research Project: GBS Colonization Rates in Botswana in Pregnant  Women Near Term

Research Mentor: Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE and Andres Steenhorn, MBBCh, DCH

Nicolas A. Bamat, MD

Education: Williams College, BA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Project: PEEP Targeting With Ventilation/Perfusion Mismatch in Premature Infants: A Pilot Feasibility Study

Research Mentor: Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc

Elliott M. Weiss, MD

Education: Washington University, BA
Washington University School of Medicine, MD

Research Project: Decision Making in Neonatal Intensive Care: Qualitative Interviews; Quantitative Surveys
Pediatric Residency Training: New York University/Bellevue Hospital

Jennifer Riehl, MD

Education: Boston College, BA
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Project: Hospital and Long-Term Outcomes of Withdrawal Discussions in Infants </= 28 Weeks Gestation Across US Centers

Research Mentor: Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc

Laura Rubinos, MD

Education: University of Texas Pan American, BS
Baylor College of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Baylor College of Medicine

Research Project: Clinical implications for the SGA infant based on a 15 year analysis of recent trends in prevalence, morbidity and mortality in the U.S.
Research Mentor:Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE

Allison Zanno, MD

Education: Trinity College, BS
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Project: The Role of Neuroinflammation in Perinatal White Matter Injury in a Model of Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
Research Mentor: Rebecca Simmons, MD