Department of Pediatrics

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Fourth-Year Fellows

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Christopher Broda, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Othman Aljohani, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Transplant
Medical School: Umm Al Qura University
Residency: Children’s National Medical Center
Fellowship: University of California – San Diego

Eric Purifoy, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Transplant
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
Residency: Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Fellowship: University of Arkansas

Bassel Mohammad Nijres, M.D.
Sub-specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Medical School: University of Alepp – Aleppo, Syria
Residency: Children’s Hospital Damascus University – Damascus, Syria
Residency: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
Fellowship: Rush University Medical College
Fellowship: Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

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Third-Year Fellows

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Jolie Britt, M.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Tam Doan, M.D.
Medical school: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City
Residency: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City
Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Kyle Hope, M.D.
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Subhrajit Lahiri, M.D.
Medical School: Medical College, Kolkata, India
Residency: Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Judson Moore, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Anna Venardos, M.D.
Medical School: Texas Tech University
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Second-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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First-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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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.