Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Fellowships

Office of Fellowship Programs

Meet the Office of Fellow Programs team and contact us with your questions.

Meet the team

Fellows College

All fellows attend this lecture series, held every four months.

Curriculum

Fellowship Programs

The Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers a broad range of subspecialty fellowship programs designed to train academically-minded physicians with a strong foundation in research. Explore the pages and programs listed below for more information.

Fellow Scholarly Activity

See research activity from some of our pediatric fellows.

Deidra Ansah, MD

Deidra Ansah, MD

Cardiology
Research

I will be embarking on a project evaluating the use of cardiac magnetic resonance strain in the chronic anemia population.

Grant Funding

n/a

Theresa Czech, MD

Theresa Czech, MD

Neurology & Epilepsy
Research

My interest is in working with neonates who have seizures. I perform clinical research and quality improvement studies with this group in order to improve care.

Grant Funding

None

Janice Rodriguez-Herenandez, MD

Janice Rodriguez-Herenandez, MD

Neonatology
Research

2017 Certification due to RITE-Neurology over 90th percentile an dover national mean. 2016 Certification due to RITE-Neurology over 90th percentile and over national mean. 2015 Community Pediatrics Award

Grant Funding

none at this time

Teresa Vente, MD

Teresa Vente, MD

Research

Clinician-patient-family communication in the face of serious childhood illness.

Alexander Newman, MD

Alexander Newman, MD

Infectious Diseases
Research

Infections in immunocompromised patients

Vidhi Dalal, MD

Vidhi Dalal, MD

Kidney Diseases
Research

During residency, studied the role of IL-6 in anemia of chronic kidney disease using a mouse model. During medical school, studied t he role of Par 1a/b and the relationship between Par 1 and the notch signaling pathway in developing liver and kidney.

Stephanie Marshall, MD

Stephanie Marshall, MD

Neonatology
Research

Evaluating Autonomic Dysregulation in Prematurity: Impact of Hypoxia from the Prenatal Environment through Term as a Cause and Consequence of Apnea of Prematurity

Andrew Franklin, MD

Andrew Franklin, MD

Neonatology
Research

Cord Blood Cleaved Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 (cFGF23) is Increased with Intrauterine Growth Restricted (IUGR)

Kshama Shah, MD

Kshama Shah, MD

Neonatology
Research

A State Level Analysis of Factors Impacting Very Preterm Births at Non-Level III Hospitals

Katie Hanson, MD

Katie Hanson, MD

Neonatology
Research

The design and administration of valid psychometric measures for use among individuals across all literacy levels

Kendall Ulbrich, MD

Kendall Ulbrich, MD

Neonatology
Research

Identification of neonatal discontinuation syndrome after intrauterine SSRI exposure

Aaron Weiss, MD

Aaron Weiss, MD

Neonatology
Research

Development of an Index of Concentration at the Extremes (ICE) to assess concentrations of deprivation and privilege in Chicago geographic sub-units

Divakar Mithal, MD

Divakar Mithal, MD

Neurology & Epilepsy
Research

I'm interested in the function of mitochondria within the central nervous system in both primary mitochondrial disease and during critical illness. My current work is more closely related to the first goal, as I am working on a mouse model of Leigh syndrome in the Laboratory of Dr. Navdeep Chandel. I am also in the process of reviewing the genotype and clinical phenotype of patients seen at Lurie Children's for the past 30 years. I am trying to identify changes in mitochondrial metabolism that cause neurologic dysfunction by connecting a clinical perspective with basic mitochondrial biology.

Grant Funding

I am supported by an NIH NINDS R25 grant. The funding mechanism is designed to give resident-level trainees a minimum of 80% protected bench research time. The protection spans the end of residency training through up to two years of post-doctoral work.

 I feel every idea spawns 30 new ones, which can be daunting, but at Lurie this has been a good thing! I have found excellent support in cultivating and pursuing the path of ideas I find most exciting."

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