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Department of Pediatrics

Fellows

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Fourth-Year Fellows

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Jolie Britt, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Kyle Hope, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Transplant
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Subhrajit Lahiri, M.D. 
Sub-specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Medical School: Medical College, Kolkata, India
Residency: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Judson Moore, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Ellis Rochelson, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Electrophysiology
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: New York Presbyterian - Columbia University
Fellowship: Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Anna Venardos, M.D. 
Sub-specialty: Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Medical School: Texas Tech University
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

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Third-Year Fellows

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Alexander Alali, M.D.
Medical School: The University Texas Medical Branch
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Emily Backes, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Lindsay Eilers, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Tyler Fick, M.D.
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Vincent Gonzalez, M.D.
Medical School: Ohio State University
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kevin Wilkes, M.D.
Medical School: Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

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Second-Year Fellows

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Maria Gutierrez, M.D.
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Residency: University of Alabama

Sonia Kaushal, M.D.
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Melodie Lynn, M.D.
Medical School: University of North Texas
Residency: Emory University

Jillian Olsen, M.D.
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Washington – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Amna Qasim, M.D.
Medical School: Aga Khan University
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch

Doaa Shahbah, M.D.
Medical School: Zagazig University College of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic

Stephen Williams, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas Houston
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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First-Year Fellows

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Michael Bruno, M.D.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ryan Byrne, M.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University

Patrick Connell, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Graduate School: Rice University (Bioengineering)
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Edward “Teddy” Jones, M.D. 
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Ruthie Morrison, M.D.
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Michelle Pelka, M.D.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: UCLA

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Map of Hometowns

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Our pediatric cardiology fellows come to us from all around the globe.

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Fellow Life

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Our fellows provide information about why they chose the program, life in Houston and other interesting facts about themselves.