Characteristics of our Fellows

First Year Fellows

Tara Glenn, MD
Tara Glenn, MD

Hometown: Belle Mead, New Jersey
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital
Research Interests: Surfactant Deficiency, Reduction of Central Line Infections

Allison Peluso, MD
Allison Peluso, MD

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital Research
Interests: neonatal nutrition, long-term outcomes of neonates

Vidhi Shah, MD
Vidhi Shah, MD

Hometown: Portsmouth, Virginia
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk Virginia (2008-2012)
Residency: Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
Research Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary hypertension, long term outcomes in premature infants
Awards/Honors: Platform presentation in medical school on Mechanisms of Tamoxifen in causing platelet activation, Poster presentation AAP conference 2014 on Effects of maternal attitudes on breast milk provision for premature infants.

Brittany Schwarz, MD
Brittany Schwarz, MD

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and Medical Education

Second Year Fellows

Danielle Bennett, MD
Danielle Bennett, MD

Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency: University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Research Interests: Family-centered communication, medical education, and palliative care.

Kimberly Bouchard, MD
Kimberly Bouchard, MD

Hometown: Manchester, NH
Medical School: Drexel University COM
Residency: Children's National (DC)
Research Interests: Neonatal resuscitation, medical education

Bianca Leonardi, MD
Bianca Leonardi, MD

Hometown: Hartville, Ohio
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Medical University
Residency: Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia
Research Interests: Neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental outcomes

Third Year Fellows

Cory Darrow, MD
Cory Darrow, MD

Hometown: Brunswick, OH
Med School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Home of the 2014 National College Football Champion Buckeyes
Residency: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia
Research Interests: Neonatal nutrition and growth, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Awards/Honors: Selected as AAP Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) liaison to the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS) (9/1/14-12/31/16), Received Fellowship Research Award Program (FRAP) funding from the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Board Foundation to support neonatal parenteral nutrition quality improvement

Andrew Dylag, MD
Andrew Dylag, MD

Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Research Interests: Long-term pulmonary outcomes of premature infants. Currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Peter MacFarlane investigating the effects of intermittent hypoxia and hyperoxia on respiratory function in mice.
Awards/Honors: Marshall Klaus award in Perinatal Research, Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Grant, Gold Humanism Honor Society, American Academy of Pediatrics Fellowship Trainees Scholarship, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award

Stephanie Ford, MD
Stephanie Ford, MD

Hometown: Bay Village, Ohio
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Research Interests: cardiac embryology; specifically how altering regurgitant flow in the tubular heart can cause heart defects.

Meggan Kupper-Sasse, MD
Meggan Kupper-Sasse, MD

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Research Interests: Airway and pulmonary vascular reactivity
Awards/Honors: NIH T32 grant funding, 2014 FRAP awardee

Christopher Nitkin, MD
Christopher Nitkin, MD

Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York NY
Residency: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford CT
Research Interests: stem cell therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Awards/Honors: William Randolph Hearst Fellow in Neonatology, Fellowship Research Award in Pediatrics, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi

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