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Meet the Fellows

Current Fellows

Alona Birjiniuk, MD

Alona Birjiniuk, MD (2019-2023)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Elizabeth Kalb, MD

Elizabeth Kalb, MD (2020-2023)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Daniel McAree, MD

Daniel McAree, MD (2020-2023)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
  • Residency: University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Karen Carvalho, MD

Karen Carvalho, MD (2022-2025)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Residency: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Rima Dababneh, MD

Rima Dababneh, MD (2022-2023)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Medical School: University of Jordon
  • Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville; previous training Rush University (Pediatric Cardiology)
Lorraine James, MD

Lorraine James, MD (2022-2025)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Robyn Lottes, MD

Robyn Lottes, MD (2022-2025)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC
  • Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/ Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Keira Nasetta, MD

Keira Nasetta, MD (2022-2025)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Medical School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/ Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Ryan Carpenter, MD

Ryan Carpenter, MD (2021-2024)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Residency: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship: Neonatology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago/McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Alazar Haregu, MD

Alazar Haregu, MD (2021-2024)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency: University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
Andrew Lawson, MD

Andrew Lawson, MD (2021-2024)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/ Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Alan Wang, MD

Alan Wang, MD (2021-2024)

  • Program: Cardiology
  • Undergraduate: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Past Fellows

First Position After Graduation

Kali Hopkins, MD (2019-2022): Advanced Training in ACHD at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Meera Keshary, MD (2019-2022): Attending, Cardiac Intensive Care at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Conor O'Halloran, MD (2019-2022): Advanced Training in Interventional Cardiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nicholas Brown, MD (2018 - 2021): Advanced Training in Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging at Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Thomas Carberry, MD (2018 - 2021): Advanced Training in Interventional Cardiology at Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Brian Wolfe, MD (2018 - 2021): Asst Professor, Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sean Connolly, DO (2017-2020): Attending at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Asad Qadir, MD (2017-2020): Advanced Training in Interventional Cardiology at Northwestern Univeristy/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Benjamin Rosenfeld, MD (2017-2020): Anesthesia Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Carmel Bogle, MD (2016-2019): Attending, Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation at University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Matthew Cornicelli, MD (2016-2019): Attending, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging at Northwestern Univeristy/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Rabia Khan, MD (2016-2019): Attending, Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA

Rana Khaznadar, MD (2016-2019): Clinical Practice at University Medical Center Phoenix – Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ

 

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