Cardiology | Fellowship | Current and Former Fellows

Current and Former Fellows

Ten fellows are currently in the training program. Former fellows from the program have obtained positions in academic pediatric cardiology, including grant funded investigators, and in private practice. Fellows later recruited for faculty positions at Washington University are eligible for a student loan repayment program.

Current fellows (As of 7/2019)

Kel Vin Woo, MD, PhD, Research

  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children's Hospital

4th Year Fellows

Deepa Mokshagundam, MD, Advanced Cardiac Support & Transplant

  • Medical School: University of Louisville, KY
  • Residency: Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC

3rd Year Fellows

Michael Chomat, MD

  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency: Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

Lakshmi Gokanapudy, MD

  • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ

Melanie Romayne Friess-Gropler, MD

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
  • Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

2nd Year Fellows

Michael Collins, MD

  • Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Dean Lorimer, MD

  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital, AZ

Clare O'Hare, MD

  • Medical School: Saint Louis University, MO
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI

1st Year Fellows

David Bloom, MD

  • Medical School: State University of New York, Syracuse
  • Residency: Mount Sinai, NY

Thomas Blount, MD

  • Medical School: University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Pooja Makhija, MD

  • Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • Residency: University of Buffalo, NY

Jarod Vakhshoorzadeh, MD

  • Medical School: University of Vermont, Burlington
  • Residency: University of Rochester, NY
  • Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Former Fellows

Larry Weinhaus, MD
Dean Medical Center in Madison, WI

Arnold Strauss, MD
Rachford Professor and Chair, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH

Tom Martin, MD
Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME

Michele Monaco, MD
Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group, Harrisburg, PA

Charles Canter, MD
Lois B. Tuttle and Jeanne B. Hauck Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Patricia Barrios, MD
Porto Alegre, Brazil

R. Mark Payne, MD
Professor, Indiana University

Catherine Ong, MD
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Nicole Hunkeler, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Switzerland

Brad Raisher, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Associates, New Mexico

Jack Stevens, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Mark Johnson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

David Balzer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

R. Mark Grady, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Sylvia Santos-Ocampo Angtuaco, MD
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AK

Joel Hardin, MD
Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Matha Clabby, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

David Waight, MD
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

Russell Hirsch, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Arif Hussain, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Saudi Arabia

Mark Vranicar, MD
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Mindee Flippin, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Lubbock, TX

Vernat Exil, MD
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Catherine Dent, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Jill Ibrahim, MD
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Matthew Kimberling, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Tulsa, OK

Luke Bruns, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, St Johns’ Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Anna Tsirka, MD
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Henry Kort, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Dallas, TX

Delwyn McOmber, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Louisville, KY

Ramzi Nicolas, MD
Pediatric Cardiology, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, MO

Hassan Farra, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Damascus, Syria

Nancy Lin, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist and Pediatric Critical Care, Las Vegas, NV

D. Byron Holt, MD
Pediatric Cardiology of Austin, Austin, TX

Pei-Ni Jone, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Denver, CO

Avihu Gazit, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist and Pediatric Critical Care, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Agnieszka Kulikowska, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Peoria, IL

Steve Lorch, MD
University of Texas, Houston, Texas

Robert Barlow, MD, PhD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Orlando, FL

Jennifer Avari Silva, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Mary McBride, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist and Critical Care, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Steve Muyskens, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Fort Worth, TX

Chetana Reddy, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Atlanta, GA

Amir Toib, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Sudhir Vashist, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Patrick Broderick, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Savannah, GA

Francisco Diaz, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, San Juan, PR

Brian Seth Goldstein, MD
Pediatric Cardiology of Austin, Austin, TX

Micean Johnikin, MD 

Kathleen Simpson, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Joshua Sparks, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Louisville, KY

Sanmit Basu, MD
Assistant Professor, Ohio State College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Brian Birnbaum, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Georgeann Groh, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Matthew Ambrose, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Margie (Niki) Tucker, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Payton Manning Children's Hospital St. Vincent, Indianapolis, IN

Aura Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Abeer Hamdy, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Hoang Nguyen, MD
Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Toby Rockefeller, MD
Assistant Professor, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Eda-Cristina Abuchaibe, DO
Assistant Professor, Southeast Idaho Pediatric Cardiology, University of Utah

Swati Choudhry, MB BS
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Sonya Kirmani, MD
Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Meghna Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Meagan Peek, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Akron, OH

Manish Aggarwal, MD
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Gloria Lehmann, MD
Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Katie Mowers, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor

Hannah Kim, MD
Assistant Professor, Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, Hackensack, NJ

Eduardo Macias Enriquez, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio

William B. Orr, MD
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

A. Marion Ybarra, MD
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

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