Newborn Medicine | Fellowships | Current Fellows

Class of 2022

Rachael Hyland, MD

Mentor: Steven Brody, MD
Medical Education: University of Iowa
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital

*2021-2022 Co-Chief Fellow*

Research Project: Airway Epithelial Cell Disease; Characterization of the Ciliary Dynein Assembly Complex

Ameena Husain, DO

Mentor:  Zachary A. Vesoulis, MD, MSCI
Medical Education: Touro University
Residency: Advocate Children's Hospital

Research Project: Use of Electronic Health Record to Optimize Neonatal Sepsis Score

Dan Mammel, MD

Mentor: James Kemp, MD
Medical Education: University of Queensland
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Research Project: Control of Ventilation in Preterm Infants

Lila S. Nolan, MD

Mentor: Megan Baldridge, PhD
Medical Education: University of Missouri
Residency: University of Missouri

*2021-2022 Co-Chief Fellow*

Research Project: Investigation of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Ellen Schill, MD, PhD

Mentor: Rodney D. Newberry, MD 
Medical Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Research Project: The Impact of Antibiotics on Postnatal Enteric Nervous System Development

Rachel Witt, MD

Mentor: Eve R. Colson, MD, MHPE
Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Research Project: Racial Disparities in NICU Care of Preterm Infants: Perspectives of Non-Hispanic Black Mothers

Class of 2023

 

Joshua Baiel, MD

Mentor: Daniel C. Link, MD
Medical Education: Trinity School of Medicine
Residency: St. Peter's University Hospital

Research Project: USP30: A Novel Cause of Congenital Neutropenia

Alexander Crider, MD

Mentor: Rafael Galindo, MD, PhD
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital

Research Project: Mechanisms by which hCG Protects Against Neonatal Brain Injury

Aaron Delgado, MD

Mentor: Cliff J. Luke, PhD
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria
Residency: Children's Hospital of Illinois

Research Project: Conserved Mechanisms Between Autophagy and Lysoptosis

Stephanie Diggs, MD

Mentor: Cynthia Rogers, MD
Medical Education: Morehouse School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital

Research Project: Health Disparities within the NICU

Luke Viehl, MD

Mentor: Beverly Brozanski, MD
Medical Education: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital

Research Project: Implementing a Framework for Psychological Safety in the NICU  

Jack Wren, MD, PhD

Mentor: Julie Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD
Medical Education: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital

Research Project: Interactions of the Bacteroides fragilis Toxin and the Epithelial Surface

Class of 2024

Kylie Bushroe, MD

Mentor: Mary Politi, PhD
Medical Education: Ohio State University
Residency:St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Elisabeth Cole, MD

Mentor:  Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, PhD
Medical Education: Tulane University
Residency/Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Tyler King, DO

Mentor: Toni Frolova, MD, PhD
Medical Education: Marian University
Residency: Indiana University

Erin O’Brien, MD

Mentor: Cindy Ortinau, MD
Medical Education: University of Arkansas
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Joel Smith, MD

Mentor: Misty Good, MD, MS
Medical Education: University of Santo Tomas
Residency: Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Devon Swofford, DO

Mentor: Zachary Vesoulis, MD, MSCI
Medical Education: A.T. Still University
Residency: University of Oklahoma

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