Characteristics of Our Fellows

There are ten fellows enrolled in our Fellowship for the academic year commencing 2019. We welcome applications from board-eligible/board-certified graduates of ACGME-accredited programs. Fellows must become board certified in pediatrics during their Fellowship in order to be eligible for the Pediatric Critical Care sub-board.

All Fellows commit to scholarly activity in our program, and all enter the program with some interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine. Some have had extensive research experience prior to entering the Fellowship, but for many this will be a new focus of training. Our current group of Fellows is conducting research in epidemiologic study, procedural sedation, health care disparities, infectious disease, and medical education. Past graduates have completed highly successful research in basic science, translation science, clinical research, quality assurance, respiratory failure physiology, cellular mechanisms of heart failure and others. It is highly encouraged that the Fellow completes a research project in an area of significant personal interest to them that they can then carry forward after Fellowship training if they so choose.

Pediatric Critical Care House Staff

Bryan Combs, MD

Bryan Combs, MD

Hometown: Stow, OH
Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Residency Training: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Favorite thing about Cleveland: The winters; cold and snow

Nayemade Cooper, MD

Nayemade Cooper, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency Training: Medical College of Georgia Augusta
Recent Abstract Presentations: Cooper N, Slain K, Rotta A, and Shein S. Hyperchloremia is Associated with Unfavorable Outcomes in Bronchiolitis. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

Grant Hamill, MD

Grant Hamill, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency Training: Children’s Mercy Hospital – Kansas City

Nicholas Huff, MD

Nicholas Huff, MD

Hometown: Scottdale, PA
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Charleston Area Medical Center
Favorite thing about Cleveland: Mitchell’s Honey and Lavender Ice Cream in the summer, all the museums along University Circle
Favorite thing about Rainbow: Rainbow Memes #thereisonlyonerainbow

Alejando Martinez Herrada, MD

Alejando Martinez Herrada, MD

Medical School: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Facultad de Medicina
Residency Training: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Kira Mascho, MD

Kira Mascho, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency Training: NYU New York

Michael Mount, MD

Michael Mount, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Recent Abstract Presentations: Mount M, Xi J, Kattan M, Slain K, Rotta A, and Shein S. Derivation and Validation of a Bronchiolitis Severity Score for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

Kaitlyn Murphy, MD

Kaitlyn Murphy, MD

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Recent Abstract Presentations: Murphy K, Mahmood N, Shein SL. Associations between Serum Sodium Levels and Clinical Outcomes in PICU Patients with Asthma
Favorite thing about Cleveland: Cleveland has all the big city amenities without the big city prices.
Favorite thing about Rainbow: Definitely the people.

Elizabeth Pace, MD

Elizabeth Pace, MD

Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College
Residency Training: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Recent Abstract Presentations: Dorn E, Slain K, Stormorken A, Ronis S, Wilson-Costello D, Rotta A, and Shein, SL. Neuro-functional outcomes after PICU admission during the first three years of life. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

Theodore Pei, MD

Theodore Pei, MD

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Tufts Floating Hospital for Children

Recent Abstract Presentations by our Fellows

Two-thirds of our Fellows presented at national conferences this year. 5 presented at the 48th Annual Critical Care Congress in San Diego, CA, and were authors on abstracts.

Dorn E, Slain K, Stormorken A, Ronis S, Wilson-Costello D, Rotta A, and Shein, SL. Neuro-functional outcomes after PICU admission during the first three years of life. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

McCluskey C, Slain K, Shein S, and Rotta A. Characterization of Critical Self-Harm Among Children in the United States. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

Badruddin S, McKee B, Slain K, Rotta A, Gallagher J, Deakins K, Ives K, and Shein S. Implementation of An HFNC Weaning Protocol in Shortening the Duration of HFNC Use in the PICU. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

Mount M, Xi J, Kattan M, Slain K, Rotta A, and Shein S. Derivation and Validation of a Bronchiolitis Severity Score for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

Cooper N, Slain K, Rotta A, and Shein S. Hyperchloremia is Associated with Unfavorable Outcomes in Bronchiolitis. Presentation at the 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; San Diego, California.

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