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Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Fellowship Alumni

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Career Planning and Mentoring

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Our program offers a unique curriculum in career planning to assist fellows with their post-fellowship career plans and job search. Throughout their fellowship program, fellows attend a variety of workshops focused on topics such as academic career pathways, benefits, interviewing and negotiating, productivity and promotion, and grant writing.

Additionally, in their last year of fellowship, our fellows attend a series of workshops about a variety of topics surrounding the job search process. Workshop topics include career and life planning, networking, self-marketing (elevator speech, CV’s and cover letters), understanding your future workplace, decision making and financial issues. These are offered through the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics to all pediatric subspecialty fellows.

Also, our faculty provides our fellows career guidance and mentoring in one-on-one meetings. This is done through the fellow's clinical and research mentors as well as faculty with expertise in career guidance.

Overall, our aim is to help guide our fellows towards a successful, productive and satisfying post-training position that meets each individual’s career and personal goals and needs.

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Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Alumni 2020
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Graduating Class of 2020

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Kristin

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Kristin Dolan, M.D.

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  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Kansas, Mercy Children’s Hospital
  • Scholarly Activity: Community outreach and Medical education
  • Next phase: Starting a nephrology ICU instructorship at Texas Children's Hospital
     
Craig

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Craig Pymento, M.D.

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  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Scholarly Activity: Legislative advocacy
  • Next Phase: Staying as faculty in PICU at Texas Children’s Hospital
     
Rachel

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Rachel Ninemire, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Scholarly Activity: Medical business in quality improvements
  • Next phase: Starting Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Instructorship at Texas Children’s Hospital
Bradley

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Bradley Sherer, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Residency: Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children
  • Scholarly Activity: ECMO, Congenital heart disease
  • Next phase: Starting Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Instructorship at Texas Children’s Hospital
     
Kriti

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Kriti Puri, M.B.B.S

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  • Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Cardiology 
  • Academic Interest: pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac critical care, mechanical circulatory support, heart failure, global health
  • Next phase: Staying as faculty in CICU at Texas Children’s Hospital
Jaime

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Jaime Silva, M.D.

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  •  Medical School: Escuela de Medicina TEC de Monterrey
  •  Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  •  Scholarly Activity: AKI, sepsis, Organ dysfunction & malnutrition in Cardiac ICU Patients
  •  Next phase: Starting Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Instructorship at Texas Children’s Hospital
     
Kristen

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Kristen Meulmester, M.D

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  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Scholarly Activity: Rapid response teams, quality improvement
  • Moving to Fort Worth to work at Cook Children’s Hospital as pediatric intensivist
Michael

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Michael Smaglick, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Scholarly Activity: Medical education
  • Next phase: Starting ECMO instructorship at Texas Children’s Hospital
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Notable Alumni

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Fernando Stein, M.D. was the inaugural Pediatric Critical Care fellow at Baylor College of Medicine and graduated our program in 1980.  He is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, completing his term in 2017 and serving as an Immediate Past President in 2018.

M. Michele Mariscalco, M.D. graduated from our program in 1986. She is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Associate Dean for Systems-Based Practice at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Thomas C. Mayes, M.D. MBA graduated from our program in 1989. He is the Dean of El Paso Medical School.

James Fortenberry, M.D. Professor of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine. He graduated from our program in 1991 and is Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston.

Michael Romano, M.D. graduated from our program in 1993. He is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University HSC.

Jeanine Graf, M.D. graduated from our program in 1995.  She is the Medical Director for The Kangaroo Crew (Transport) at Texas Children’ s Hospital and Chief Medical Officer at Texas Children’ s Hospital-West Campus

M. Hossein Tcharmtchi, M.D. graduated from our program in 1997.  He served as the Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program for 12 years and is now an Associate Chief for the Section of Critical Care Medicine.

Eric Williams, M.D. MS MMM graduated from our Pediatric Residency program in 1999.  He served as Chief Quality Officer for Texas Children’s Hospital and is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer for Texas Children’s Hospital.

Linda Thompson, M.D. graduated from our program in 2006. She is the Medical Director of PICU and Pediatric Transport at Cook Children’s Hospital. In addition, she is the Chairman of Cook Children’s physician network Board of Directors.

Nadeem Shafi, M.D. graduated from our program in 2007. He is the Medical Director of PICU at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Katri Typpo, MD, MPH graduated from our program in 2008. She is the Division Chief of the Critical Care Section at University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tuscon, Arizona

Mary Gaspers, M.D. MPH graduated from our program in 2008. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tuscon, Arizona

Danny Castro, D.O., MEd graduated from our program in 2009.  He is the Medical Director of Respiratory Care at Texas Children’s Hospital - Main & West Campuses and is currently the Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.

Aarti Bavare, M.D. MPH graduated from our program in 2012.  She is the Medical Director of the Rapid Response System at Texas Children’s Hospital.

William Cutrer, M.D. MEd graduated from our program in 2010.  He is an Associate Dean for UME at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he also serves as the Director of Learning Communities and the Immersion Phase Co-Director.  Dr. Cutrer is one of the editors of the book, “The Master Adaptive Learner”, the 1st edition of an AMA MedEd Innovation Series.

Matthew Musick, M.D. graduated from our program in 2011. He is the Medical Director of PICU at Texas Children’s Hospital-Main Campus.

Amy Arrington, M.D., Ph.D. graduated from our program in 2013. She is the Medical Director of the Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Matthew Pesek, M.D. graduated from our program in 2013. He is the Medical Director of PICU at Texas Children’s Hospital- West Campus

Brian Rissmiller, M.D. graduated from our program 2015. He is the Associate Medical Director of PICU at Texas Children’s Hospital- West Campus

Jennifer Erklauer, M.D. graduated from our program in 2017. She is the Medical Director of Neuro-ICU at Texas Children's Hospital – Main Campus

Scott M. Wheatley, M.D. graduated from our program in 2013.  He is the Medical Director of PICU and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital

Emily Krennerich, M.D. graduated from our program 2017. She completed a Pediatric Critical Care Transport fellowship in London, UK. She is now the Medical Director of Pediatric Transport at Texas Children’s Hospital.