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Department of Pediatrics

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Graduating Class of 2020

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Patrick Connell, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Graduate Institution: Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children’s Hospital
Current Role: Fellow

Stella Hartono, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, CA
Graduate Institution: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Fellowship Program: Allergy and Immunology, National Institute of Health
Current Role: Fellow

Naomi Tjaden, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University, Boston, MA
Graduate Institution: University of Kansas Medical Center and Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Fellowship Program: Gastroenterology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Current Role: Fellow

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Graduating Class of 2019

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Alona Birjiniuk, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Graduate Institution: Harvard Medical School and MIT
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Cardiology, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Current Role: Fellow

Danielle Callaway, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Graduate Institution: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Current Role: Fellow

Roman Deniskin, M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: University of California - Los Angeles, CA
Graduate Institution: University of California - Los Angeles Medical School and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Texas Children’s Hospital
Current Role: Fellow

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Inaugural Graduating Class of 2018

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Joseph Alge, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: Wofford College
Graduate Institution: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Nephrology, Texas Children’s Hospital
Current Role: Assistant Professor, Nephrology Section, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital

Emily Heikamp, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University, Durham NC
Graduate Institution: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Current Role: Fellow

Nicole Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: Howard University
Graduate Institution: Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Current Role: Fellow

Xavier Villanueva Rios, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Graduate Institution: Harvard Medical School and Harvard University
Fellowship Program: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Texas Children’s Hospital
Current Role: Fellow