Resident and fellow physicians – the future of pediatric medicine
July 14, 2022
Pediatric resident talking with a patient

    Resident and fellow physicians – the future of pediatric medicine

    We’re proud to be part of an academic medical center, which means that in addition to providing the best care for kids our doctors also train future pediatricians and pediatric specialists. When trainees come to CHoR, they’re immersed in all aspects of pediatric health care – from primary care to level 1 trauma, innovative research to caring for children of all ages and backgrounds.

    “Each year, we send off a graduating class of residents and fellows. While we’re sad our time with them has come to an end, we also celebrate being part of their journey and look ahead with great anticipation of the difference they’ll make in pediatric medicine for years to come,” said Dr. Suzanne Lavoie, director of the pediatric residency program.

    Congratulations to our 2022 graduating residents and fellows

    Pediatrics residents

    Mona Abdelmoneium
    Future plans: General pediatrician, Columbus, GA

    Nada Darwish
    Future plans: Neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    Danielle Fayed
    Future plans: Infectious diseases fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

    Leslie Ferguson
    Future plans: Chief resident, CHoR

    Casey Freymiller
    Future plans: Research fellowship, CHoR

    Jerica Gee
    Future plans: Neonatology fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina

    Will Guthrie
    Future plans: General pediatrician, Richmond Pediatric Associates

    Hannah Hollon
    Future plans: Obesity fellowship, CHoR

    Jacob Humphrey
    Future plans: Nephrology fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

    Kaitlyn Johnson
    Future plans: General pediatrician, Conyers Pediatrics

    Danielle Lee
    Future plans: General pediatrician, Pennridge Pediatrics

    Jessica Mace
    Future plans: Chief resident, CHoR

    Meredith Mitchell
    Future plans: Hospital medicine fellowship, CHoR

    Robbie Parks
    Future plans: Emergency medicine fellowship, CHoR

    Ben Sandifer
    Future plans: General pediatrician, Southeast Georgia Health System

    Ray Schlitt
    Future plans: General pediatrician, Advocare Haddon Pediatric Group

    Internal medicine-pediatrics residents

    Josh Bates
    Future plans: Physician in Tennessee

    Leila Bahmani Kazerooni
    Future plans: Internal medicine-pediatrics primary care, UCLA Faculty Practice Group

    Ryan Zeigler
    Future plans: Internal medicine-pediatrics hospital medicine, Carteret Health Care

    Fellows

    Gregory Goldstein
    Future plans: Critical care faculty, Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital

    Rita Hazboun
    Future plans: Practice neonatology

    Zeeshan Khakwani
    Future plans: Pulmonary medicine, Pulmonary Associates of Richmond

    Elyse Miller
    Future plans: Advanced fellowship in pediatric heart failure and transplant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

    Hillary O’Boyle
    Future plans: Hospital medicine physician, CHoR

    Sajal Patel
    Future plans: Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Pat Rizzuto
    Future plans: Faculty, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    Welcome new residents and fellows

    As we bid farewell to our graduating trainees, we’re thrilled to welcome a new group of interns to begin their residencies at CHoR. We look forward to walking with them through new experiences and seeing the difference they’ll make in the lives of our patients and families.

    Pediatrics residents

    Neethu Augustine, MD
    Coming from: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Mason Brannon, MD
    Coming from: University of Miami School of Medicine

    Maaya Chinnappa, MD
    Coming from: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Beenish Faraz, DO
    Coming from: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Bradley Fasulo, MD
    Coming from: VCU School of Medicine

    Pooja Gajulapalli, MD
    Coming from: Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Ashley Hearst, DO
    Coming from: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia

    Megan Hooks, MD
    Coming from: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville

    Rishi Malhotra, MD
    Coming from: University of Texas at San Antonio School of Medicine

    Evangel Panicker, DO
    Coming from: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Zach Pottanat, MD
    Coming from: VCU School of Medicine

    Zachary Randolph, MD
    Coming from: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

    Antonella Rodriguez Santana, MD
    Coming from: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

    Sachin Sharad, DO
    Coming from: Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Prateek Sharma, DO
    Coming from: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Sarah Davis Shepherd, MD
    Coming from: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville

    Alexander Trei, MD
    Coming from: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

    Internal medicine-pediatrics residents

    Jenna Frawley, MD
    Coming from: Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Patrick Murphy, MD
    Coming from: VCU School of Medicine

    Phil Pemberton, MD, MPH
    Coming from: Ohio State College of Medicine

    Oscar Reyes, MD
    Coming from: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

    We also have a fantastic group of fellows joining us for subspecialty pediatric training

    Christopher Chow, MD
    Cardiology

    Hannah Hollon, MD
    Obesity medicine

    Justin Hsueh, MD
    Allergy and immunology

    Heather Jones, DO
    Emergency medicine

    Kevin Leal, DO
    Critical care

    Laura Mejia-Connolly, DO
    Critical care

    Meredith Mitchell, MD
    Hospital medicine

    Grace Mueller, MD
    Neonatal-perinatal medicine

    Robbie Parks, MD
    Emergency medicine

    Nicole Pietras, DO
    Hematology oncology

    Kelly Stanley, MD
    Neonatal-perinatal medicine

    Learn more about CHoR’s education programs for training the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists.

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