Since our first class of fellows started in 2011, our fellows and graduates have had great success. Current fellows and recent graduates continue to impact the field of pediatric hospital medicine in many positive ways. On average, our fellowship graduates have each presented 2 workshops and 2 research platforms at national meetings and authored 5 peer reviewed research publications from their fellowship projects.

Current Fellows

Ashley Jenkins.Ashley Jenkins, MD
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency Program: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati Medical Centers
Projects: Inpatient Health Care Transition for Adolescent and Adult Patients with Chronic Conditions of Childhood, Spina Bifida Action Research: Using Concept Mapping to Assess the Health Needs of Individuals with Spina Bifida Transitioning to Adulthood, Shared Decision Making Tool for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Research Interests: Community-based participatory research, social determinants of health, health care transitions, health services research, shared decision making
Trisha Marshall.Trisha Marshall, MD
Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency Program: General Pediatrics Residency, MUSC Children’s Hospital, Charleston, SC
Projects: Improving the measurement and evaluation of diagnostic error in pediatric hospital medicine, Analysis of patients with diagnostic uncertainty, Optimizing the patient-family experience by improving family perception of physician and nurse communication
Research Interests: Quality improvement, patient safety, and diagnostic safety
Sonya Tang Girdwood.Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency Program: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Chief Resident: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Projects: Beta-lactam exposure throughout different stages of sepsis; Enteral absorption of antibiotics in infants; Timely transition from intravenous to enteral antibiotics in hospitalized children
Research Interests: Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics, Critical Illness, Sepsis, Infectious Disease, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Abigail Musial.Abigail Musial, MD (class of 2021)
Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency Program: Children’s Mercy Hospital
Projects: Improving care coordination on hospital medicine; Avoidable bed days, Feeding intolerance in GT/GJ fed children with medical complexity
Research Interests: Quality improvement, Standardizing care processes around children with medical complexity, Care coordination, Hospital to home transitions
Tina Sosa.Tina Sosa, MD (class of 2021)
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Chief Residency Program: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Projects: Understanding emergent transfers to the ICU; Increasing situation awareness for patients receiving high risk therapies; Optimizing institutional safety huddles to improve patient flow and situation awareness
Research Interests: Quality Improvement; Patient Safety; Situation Awareness; High-Value Care
Rebecca Steuart.Rebecca Steuart, MD (class of 2021)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency Program: 
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Projects:
Antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacterial respiratory cultures in children with tracheostomies; Discharge before return to respiratory baseline in children with neurologic impairment hospitalized with acute respiratory infections; Timely discontinuation of transmission-based isolation precautions in hospitalized children
Research Interests:
Children with medical complexity, Children with tracheostomies, Acute respiratory infections, Antibiotic-resistant organisms, Antimicrobial stewardship
Meghan Fanta, MD (class of 2022)
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency Program: Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Marie Pfarr, MD (class of 2022)
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Residency Program: Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Michigan𠊌hief Residency: Pediatrics, University of Pediatrics
Jennifer Treasure, MD (class of 2022)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency Program: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Recent Fellowship Graduates

Sanya Desai, MD (Graduated 2019)

Current Position: Acting Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital

Research Interests: Decreasing variation of care and overutilization in patients hospitalized with common childhood infections.

Angela Choe, MD (Graduated 2019)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Research Interests: Care of patients with limited English proficiency, hospital-to-home transition, health literacy 

Erik Hoefgen, MD (Graduated 2018)
Current Position: Instructor, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Hospital Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Research Interests: 
Promotion of High Value Care in the pediatric population

Mike Tchou, MD (Graduated 2018)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Hospital Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Research Interests: 
High-value care, quality improvement, overuse of medical resources, risks and benefits of routine laboratory testing 

Katie Forster, MD, MS (Graduated 2017)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Hospitalist Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center
Research Interests: Identification of biomarkers to identify UTI in children with neurogenic bladders

Anita Shah, DO, MMS, MPH (Graduated 2017)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Research Interests: Pediatric advocacy; Parental adversity and resilience and its impact on pediatric health outcomes; Using quality improvement to decrease family stress in the inpatient setting

Laura Brower, MD, MS (Graduated 2016)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Research Interests: Implementation of process improvements and impacts of clinical operations

Aarti Patel, MD, MEd (Graduated 2016)
Current Position: Assistant Professor and PHM Fellowship Co-Director, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Research Interests:
Medical education surrounding the inpatient care of acutely ill children

Amy Rule, MD, MPH (Graduated 2016)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Divisions of Neonatology and Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Research Interests: 
Quality improvement and medical education models for low resource settings; Global health ethics