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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program


First Year | Second Year | Third Year


First Year (2013 – 2016) ^


Dr. Courtney Carmicheal-Swanner

Courtney Carmicheal-Swanner, M.D.

  • MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010
  • Pediatric Resident: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010-2013

 

 

Dr. John Hoover

John Hoover, M.D.

  • MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010
  • Pediatric Resident: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010-2013

 

 

Dr. Karen Patricia

Karen Patricia, M.D.

  • MD: Albany Medical College, Albany NY, 2010
  • Pediatric Resident: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010-2013
Personal Statement...



Jake and I

A long time ago, circa Kindergarten, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Around second grade it was clear that I was allergic to animals; a crushing blow to an 8 year old who loved science. Nothing could keep me down though and I declared to my parents "When I grow up, I'm going to be a baby doctor." From that day forward I think my parents realized they were in for a challenge but I never wavered in that goal. I was fortunate enough to attend Siena College/Albany Medical School through a combined degree program.

During school, I had changed my mind about my specialty a lot, I tried out different programs and nothing ever felt quite right. In the middle of my 3rd year of med school I finally had my pediatric clerkship; I spent the first week of the rotation in the NICU. I knew within hours that was it. I was in love with the NICU – the patients, the families, the physiology and pathophysiology – I was excited about medicine all over again. When I began the search for residency programs it was always with the intent of being a Neonatologist. A lot of hard work and perseverance later, I landed at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital for residency and stayed on through fellowship. Houston was a 180 degree lifestyle change from Upstate NY but so far it has brought many friendships, great moments, and new adventures.

As a first year, I am still working on developing my research project but am planning to focus on Educational Research and Development of a Resident Curriculum with overall improvement in the Residency Rotation. I have spent a lot of time working clinically since starting and I can truly say that at the end of the day, no matter how hard, I still love my job.



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Dr. Kristine Reyes

Kristine Reyes, M.D.

  • MD: University of Texas at Houston, Houston TX, 2010
  • Pediatric Resident: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010-2013

 

 

Dr. Tiffany Stafford

Tiffany Stafford, M.D.

  • MD: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2010
  • Pediatric Resident: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010-2013

 

 

Second Year (2012 – 2015) ^


Dr. Sudeepta Basu

Sudeepta Basu, M.D.

  • MBBS: Maulana Azad Medical College, India 2001
  • Pediatric Resident: Maimonides Medical Center,
    Brooklyn, NY 2009-2012

Research Topic:
Study of regulation of transcription of CYP1A1 gene in response to hyperoxia in human lung cell lines

Mentor: Bhagavatula Moorthy, PhD

 

Dr. Amit Bhatt

Amit Bhatt, M.D.

  • MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2006
  • Pediatric Resident: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH 2006-2009
  • US Air Force: Staff Pediatrician, Colorado Springs, CO
    2009-2012

Research Topic:
Epigenomics of Infant of Diabetic Mothers

Mentors: Jeffrey Kaiser, MD &  John Belmont, MD, PhD

 

Dr. Zeenia Billimoria

Zeenia Billimoria, M.D.

  • MBBS: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, India 2008
  • Pediatric Resident: Children's Hospital of Michigan,
    Detroit, MI 2009-2012

Research Topic:
Intraventricular Hemorrhage in the United States-Insights from the KID Inpatient Database 2009

Mentor: Jeffrey Kaiser, MD

 

Dr. Michelle Kao

Michelle Kao, M.D.

  • MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 2009
  • Pediatric Resident: Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock AR 2009-2012

Research Topic:
Promoting Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis with Enteral ZA26 in Neonatal Pigs

Mentor: Teresa Davis, PhD

 

Dr. Erin Umbriaco

Erin Umbriaco, M.D.

  • MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2009
  • Pediatric Resident: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2009-2012

Research Topic:
Maternal Ureaplasma Recombinant DNA Vaccination Improves Ureaplasma-associated Lung Disease Severity and Outcome in Suckling Mice

Mentor: Leonard E. Weisman, MD

 

Third Year (2011 – 2014) ^


Dr. Athis Arunachalam

Athis Arunachalam, M.D.

  • M.B.B.S., Stanley College, India, 2003
  • Pediatric Resident, Monmouth Medical Center, 2008–2011

Research Topic:
Evaluation of P2Y2 Prinergic Receptor Function in the Pathogenesis of Sepsis

Mentor: Sundararajah Thevananther, PhD

 

Dr. Vedanta Dariya

Vedanta Dariya, M.D.

  • M.B.B.S., Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College,
    India, 2006
  • Pediatric Resident, Louisiana State University HSC, Shreveport, LA 2008-2011

Research Topic:
Increased Prevalence of Preterm Birth in Asymptomatic Neonates with Congenital CMV (cCMV)

Mentor: Gail Demmler-Harrison, MD

 

Dr. Johnathan Davies

Jonathan Davies, M.D.

  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2007
  • Pediatric Resident, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 2007-2010

Research Topic:
Adenosine Signaling in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Mentor: Michael Blackburn, PhD

 

Dr. Nada Ghoneim

Nada Ghoneim, M.D.

  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, 2008
  • Pediatric Resident, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2008–2011

Research Topic:
Improving Family–Centered Care Using Simulation-Based Communication Training for NICU Fellows

Mentor: Jennifer Arnold, MD

 

Dr. Shilpa Hundalani

Shilpa Hundalani, M.D.

  • M.B.B.S., Seth G.S. Medical College, India, 2006
  • Pediatric Resident, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2011

Research Topic:
Activation markers of coagulation, platelets, and fibrinolysis in patients on ECMO

Mentor: Jun Teruya, MD

 

Dr. Madhulika Kulkarni

Madhulika Kulkarni, M.D.

  • M.B.B.S., Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, India, 2003
  • Pediatric Resident, Sawai Man Singh Medical College,
    2003-2006 & Michigan State University, MI, 2008-2010

Research Topic:

  • Management of Neonatal Hypertension (HTN) at Children's Hospitals in the United States: a 5-year Retrospective Analysis
  • Impact of parenteral lipid emulsions on metabolomics phenotype in preterm TPN-fed piglets

Mentors: Caraciolo Fernandes, MD  &  Douglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.