Neonatology Fellow Research

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

Nicole Pouppirt, MD

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

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

Carly Gomes, MD

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

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

Marisa Brant, MD

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

Brady A'Hearn, MD

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

Nicolas A. Bamat, MD

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

Elliott M. Weiss, MD

Education: Washington University, BA
Washington University School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: New York University/Bellevue Hospital

Elizabeth Enlow, MD

Education: Arizona State University, BA
University of Arizona College of Medicine, MD.
Pediatric Residency Training: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Research Project: Health Literacy in the NICU
Research Mentor: Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE

Megan Gray, MD

Education: University of Washington, BA
University of Washington School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Research Project: Feeding Progression in Preterm Infants
Research Mentor: Soraya Abbasi, MD & Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN

Jennifer Handzel, MD

Education: University of Rochester, BA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD.
Pediatric Residency Training: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Project: Assessment of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire as an Effective Screening Tool in Children with Severe BPD at 2 years Corrected Age: A Cohort Study
Research Mentor: Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc & Sara DeMauro, MD. MSCE

Erik Jensen, MD, MSCE Candidate

Education: Pomona College, BA , Chemistry
University of Washington, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/New York-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center
Research Project: Inter-Observer Reliability of the Respiratory Examination in Premature Infants
Research Mentor: Barbara Schmidt, MD, MSc

Kelley Kovatis, MD

Education: Washington and Lee University, BAS
Temple University School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: University of Virginia Medical Center
Research Project: Effect of Blood Transfusions on Intermittent Hypoxia in VLBW Infants
Research Mentor: Haresh Kirpalani, MD

Carol Lynn O'Dea, MD

Education: Williams College, BA
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD.
Pediatric Residency Training: Yale University
Research Project: Evaluation of Prioritization Skills in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Research Mentor: Heather French, MD

Jennifer Riehl, MD

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

Laura Rubinos, MD

Education: University of Texas Pan American, BS
Baylor College of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Baylor College of Medicine
Research Mentor:Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE

Tami Stuart, MD

Education: Agnes Scott College, BA
Emory University School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Research Project: Epigenetic Changes in Epiblasts of Obese Mice
Research Mentor: Rebecca Simmons, MD

Daniel Swarr, MD

Education: Lafayette College, BS, Physics and Math
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD
Pediatric Residency Training: Baylor College of Medicine
Research Project: Combined Fellowship in Medical Genetics/Neonatology
Characterization of the Role of Long Intergenic Non-Coding RNA (lincRNA) in Lung Development
Research Mentor: Edward Morrisey, PhD

Allison Zanno, MD

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