Pediatric hospital medicine fellowship

Developing future hospitalists that will help care for all children 

Started in July 2015, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU's (CHoR) Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship is a two year VCU GME accredited training program. The fellowship program provides clinical, education, research, quality improvement, and leadership training with the goal of developing future hospitalists who will become leaders in academic as well as community hospitalist programs.

Hospital medicine fellowship receives ACGME accreditation

Our pediatric hospital medicine fellowship recently received ACGME accreditation – joining just 40 other programs across the country – and standing tall as the only of its kind in Virginia. The two-year program trains future pediatric hospital medicine specialists with an emphasis on five pillars – clinical care, medical education, research, quality improvement and leadership. Our unique program also offers the opportunity to complete leadership certification programs, further preparing the next generation of bright, compassionate docs who care for kids in the hospital.

Program opportunities

Past fellows: Where are they now?

  • Ashlie Tseng, MD: Pediatric Hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Richmond, VA
  • Alison Ullman, MD: Pediatric Hospitalist at Centra Health, Lynchburg, VA
  • Megan Coe, MD: Pediatric Hospitalist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Why Richmond?

Whether you are passionate about history, arts, gardens, antiques, fine dining, outdoor recreation, theme parks, or NASCAR, there's something for every taste in the Historic Richmond Region. Come find out!

How to apply 

The fellowship is not participating with ERAS currently. The fellowship is participating in the Match (NRMP). Interested applicants should provide the following:

  1. PHM Fellowship Shared Application form (available at www.phmfellows.org - click Applicants Tab then PHM Fellowship Application)
  2. Updated CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation (One letter must be from the pediatric residency program director)
  5. Original USMLE score or COMLEX score report

Applicants should be board eligible or board certified in general pediatrics. Once all application materials have been submitted, on-site or virtual interviews will be scheduled. During the interview, applicants will have an opportunity to meet faculty and current fellows and tour the facilities. For further questions, applicants can contact Dr. Clifton C. Lee, fellowship director or Dr. Ashlie Tseng, fellowship associate director.

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Contact the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship team

Fellowship Program Director Clifton C. Lee, MD, FAAP, SFHM Associate professor of pediatrics 
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 
Children’s Pavilion 
1000 East Broad Street 
Box 980506 
Richmond, VA 23298 
Cell: (804) 536-3236 
Email: clifton.lee@vcuhealth.org
Fellowship Associate Program Director Ashlie Tseng, MD, FAAP Assistant professor of Pediatrics 
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 
Children’s Pavilion 
1000 East Broad Street 
Box 980506 
Richmond, VA 23298 
Email: ashlie.tseng@vcuhealth.org

Meet the team

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Katherine Donowitz, MD
Katherine Donowitz MD Hospital medicine Read more
Kidist Alemu, MD, FAAP
Kidist Alemu MD, FAAP Hospital medicine Read more
Amanda Bane, MSN, RN, CPNP
Amanda Bane MSN, RN, CPNP Hospital medicine Read more
Michael J Burbridge, DO, FAAP, SFHM
Michael Burbridge DO, FAAP, SFHM Hospital medicine Read more
Kristen Hooker, PA-C
Kristen Hooker PA-C Hospital medicine Read more
Clifton Lee, MD, FAAP, SFHM
Clifton Lee MD, FAAP, SFHM Hospital medicine Read more
David Marcello, MD
David Marcello MD Hospital medicine Read more
Meet our fellows

Meet our fellows

With advanced training in specialty areas of pediatric research and practices, our current fellows are given the tools the succeed in order to provide the best care for children.

Meet our current fellows