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Neonatal fellowship program

Preparing the next generation of neonatologists for careers as scientists, teachers and clinicians

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive care and innovative research for the high-risk infants and families we serve, regardless of race, religion, gender or socioeconomic status. Our curriculum provides exceptional training opportunities and experience in the highest level of neonatal care critical care management, with important experiences in basic, translational and quality/safety research and academic teaching.    Not all of our graduates will choose to pursue full-time academic careers, but all are uniformly prepared by the training experiences, tools and teaching they received for whatever professional path they choose.

We are proud of our graduates and the fact that over the past 15 years they have all not only passed Neonatal Boards on the first attempt but have gone on to leadership positions in clinical care, research and education reflecting both who they are and the training they received. Learn more about the Division of Neonatal Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.

Program opportunities

How to apply 

Applications should be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Completed files are reviewed with a mission-driven focus that accounts for applicants’ experiences and attributes other than just metrics. Invitations to interview are extended through Thalamus and will be scheduled on designated interview dates between August – October.

Contact the pediatric NICU fellowship team

Fellowship director Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD, MPH William Tate Graham Professor and Chair Neonatal Medicine 
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU 
Box 980276 
Richmond, VA 23298-0276 
Phone: (804) 828-9964 
Fax: (804) 828-6662 
Fellowship coordinatorKaren Weeks Phone: (804) 828-9964 
Associate fellowship director: Nayef Chahin, MD
Fellowship advisory faculty chair: Joseph Khoury, MD

Current fellows

Elena Krahe, DO
Elena Krahe, DO1st year
Med school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - Pediatrics
Grace Mueller, MD
Grace Mueller, MD2nd year
Med school: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - Pediatrics
Kelly Stanley, MD
Kelly Stanley, MD2nd year
Med school: St. George's University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson - Pediatrics
Suneeta Brito, MD
Suneeta Brito, MD3rd year
Med school: K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
Residency: Florida Hospital - Pediatrics
Rossana Romero Orozco, MD
Rossana Romero Orozco, MD3rd year
Med school: Universidad Libre de Colombia Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Residency: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center - Pediatrics

Meet the team

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Adel Abdallah, MD
Adel Abdallah MD Neonatal medicine Read more
Mark Astoria, MD
Mark Astoria MD Neonatal medicine Read more
Nayef Chahin, MD
Nayef Chahin MD Neonatal medicine Read more
Melissa Dollings, NNP
Melissa Dollings NNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Heather Farmer, NNP-BC, MSN, BSN
Heather Farmer NNP-BC, MSN, BSN Neonatal medicine Read more
Jenny Fox, MD, MPH
Jenny Fox MD, MPH Neonatal medicine Read more
Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD, MPH
Karen Hendricks-Munoz MD, MPH Neonatal continuing care program
Neonatal medicine
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Anne Keeler, MEd, RD, CSP
Anne Keeler MEd, RD, CSP Critical care medicine
Neonatal medicine
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Joseph Khoury, MD
Joseph Khoury MD Neonatal medicine Read more
Pankaj Kumar, MD, FAAP
Pankaj Kumar MD, FAAP Neonatal medicine Read more
Marnie Longest, NNP
Marnie Longest NNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Amy Lynch, DNP, RNC, NNP-BC
Amy Lynch DNP, RNC, NNP-BC Neonatal medicine Read more
Tazuddin Mohammed, MD
Tazuddin Mohammed MD Neonatal medicine
Neonatal continuing care program
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Russell Moores, MD
Russell Moores MD Neonatal medicine Read more
Gayathri V. Nair, MD
Gayathri Nair MD Neonatal medicine Read more
Emily Ott, NNP
Emily Ott NNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Daniele Ottinger, DNP
Daniele Ottinger DNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Allison Piques, NNP
Allison Piques NNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Barbara Reyna, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Barbara Reyna PhD, RN, NNP-BC Neonatal medicine Read more
Bobbie Terrell, MSHA, RNC, NNP-BC
Bobbie Terrell MSHA, RNC, NNP-BC Neonatal medicine Read more
Allison Williams, PhD LCP
Allison Williams PhD LCP Psychology
Neonatal medicine
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Autumn L Williams, MSN, NNP-BC
Autumn Williams MSN, NNP-BC Neonatal medicine Read more
Kimberley Williams, NNP
Kimberley Williams NNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Margarita Wycko, NNP
Margarita Wycko NNP Neonatal medicine Read more
Miheret S Yitayew, MD, MPH
Miheret Yitayew MD, MPH Neonatal medicine Read more

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