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Meet the Fellows

Current Fellows

Ancilla Anna Rompala, MD (She/Her)

Ancilla Anna Rompala, MD (She/Her) (2023-2024) Ancilla Anna Rompala's NameDrop

  • Program: Cardiac Critical Care
  • Residency: West Virginia University
  • Fellowship: West Virginia University
  • Research: I am looking to expand my knowledge in caring for critically ill pediatric patients with cardiac disease. I am also eager to learn more about ventricular assist devices as well as heart and lung transplantation.



Past Fellows

First Position After Graduation

Ahmad Hamed, MD (2022-2023): Assistant Professor, Cardiac Critical Care Attending

Frances M Curran, MD (2022-2023)

Jacqueline Rausa, DO (2021-2022): Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Hospitalist, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NY

Sarah Gardner  Yelton, MD (2021-2022): Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL

Morgan Doughty, MD (2020-2021): Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa, FL

Allison Tabor, MD (2020-2021): Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine/Children’s Mercy Kansas City, MO

Candace Mannarino, MD (2019-2020) – Assistant Professor, Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL

Reema Patel, MD (2019-2020) – Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Sacha Kumar, MD (2018-2019): ECMO & Cardiac Intensive Care Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom

Rachel Hansen, MD (2018-2019): Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University/Children’s Hospital New Orleans, LA

Sandeep Tripathi, MD (2017-2018): Associate Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, IL

Diego Arango Uribe, MD (2017-2018): Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mina Hafzalah, MD (2016-2017): Assistant Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, IL

Raya Safa, MD (2016-2017): Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Priya Bhaskar, MBBS (2014-2015): Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health Dallas, TX

Alaa Aljiffry, MBBS (2014-2015): Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, GA


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