IMG 0896 web

Anisha Bhatia Attawala, M.D.

Anisha Bhatia Attawala, M.D.

Third Year Fellow

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
Research Interest/Project: Use of physiologically-adjusted growth curves to predict cognitive outcomes in extremely preterm infants, breastfeeding outcomes in infants with critical congenital heart disease, donor breast milk utilization in infants admitted to CVICU
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: Development of neurodevelopmental follow-up guidelines for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) through the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Improved access to healthcare resources for UAB/Children's of Alabama House staff.
Publications:
Awards during fellowship:
AAP TECaN District X Representative for 2018-2020
AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees Clinical Case Co-chair for 2017-2019
Selected for Membership Chair for TECaN for 2019-2021
Selected for SSPR Travel Grant 2019
Selected for Fellow’s Award, Hot Topics In Neonatology Conference 2018
Selected for AAP Young Physician Leadership Alliance 2019-2021
Selected as Vice President of UAB House Staff Committee 2019-2020

Andrew Klinger, M.D.

Andrew Klinger, M.D.

Third Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency: University of South Alabama (USA) 
Research Interest/Project: In vivo analysis of TGF-B1 expression as a marker of ventilator induced lung injury in mechanically ventilated newborn mice
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: Initiation of the BRAIN program and the Neuroprotective week to decrease incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants less than 30 weeks gestation
Awards during fellowship: SSPR Young Investigator in Clinical Science Award, SPR Fellow's Clinical Research Award

Publications

Sara Staples, M.D.

Sara Staples, M.D.

Third Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Medical School
Research Interest/Project: BPD and redox signaling.  Role of selenium supplementation of alveolar macrophages in antioxidant responses following thioredoxin reductase inhibition.
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: Unplanned extubation

Nazia Kabani, M.D.

Nazia Kabani, M.D.

Second Year Fellow

Combined Pediatric Infectious Disease/Neonatology 

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Research Interest/Project: Defining the full spectrum of neuroimaging findings and determining their impact on outcome in infants with congenital cytomegalovirus infection
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Antibiotic Utilization Rates in a Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by Creating Specific Algorithms to Facilitate Decision Making Regarding Indications for Antibiotic Initiation and Continuation
Awards/Appointments during fellowship: Dixon Fellowship recipient 2018-2020, NIH LRP Grant Award Recipient 2019-2021, AAP Subspecialty Fellowship Representative, PIDS International Affairs Committee Member.
Publications
Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.  http://neoreviews.aappublications.org/content/19/2/e89
Short Versus Extended Duration of Trophic Feeding to Reduce Time to Achieve Full Enteral Feeding in Extremely Preterm Infants:  An Observational Study.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28704816

Snehashis Hazra, M.D.

Snehashis Hazra, M.D.

Second Year Fellow

Medical School: Medical College, Calcutta, India 
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 
Research Interest/Project: Characteristics of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Derived from Wharton’s Jelly of Umbilical Cord of Extremely Preterm Infants in Relation to Outcome of Survival without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) 
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: A quality Improvement Project Implement a Neuro NICU to Reduce Severe Periventricular-intraventricular Hemorrhage and Death among Extremely Preterm Infants.
Publications: Urinary Ascites and Transient Intestinal Obstruction in a Preterm Infant:  An Interesting Case of Posterior Urethral Valve.  AJP Rep. 2019 Jul;9(3):e209-e212. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1692419. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Bianca Vamesu, M.D.

Bianca Vamesu, M.D.

Second Year Fellow

Medical school: "Ovidius" University, Faculty of Medicine, Constanta, Romania
Residency: Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas
Research Interest/Project: Intranasal Instillation of Thyroid Hormone (T3) to improve Lung Development and Reduce Lung Injury in Newborn Mice
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: Improving the golden week respiratory care to improve the BPD rate in our NICU.

Amelia Freeman, M.D.

Amelia Freeman, M.D.

First Year Fellow

Medial School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Residency:
 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research Interest/Project: Redox biology and lung microbiome in the development of BPD

Vivek Shukla, M.D.

Vivek Shukla, M.D.

First Year Fellow

Medical School: PS Medical College, SP University, India
Residency: SUNY (The State University of New York), Downstate, New York
Quality Improvement (QI) Project: NeuroNICU
Publications: Newborn Resuscitation in Settings Without Access to Supplemental Oxygen.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31345542

Mary Silverberg, M.D.

Mary Silverberg, M.D.

First Year Fellow

Medical School: Louisiana State University- New Orleans
Residency:
 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research Interest/Project: Lung development and BPD 

WHERE OUR FELLOWS GO


Where Fellows Go Neo2017

Graduated 2019

Kalsang Dolma, M.D., Neonatology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Thanh Summerlin, M.D., Neonatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hansa Wongprasert, M.D. - Neonatology, Private Practice, Mercy Medical Center, Merced, CA

Graduated 2018

Sam Gentle, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Christine Stoops, DO, Neonatologist, Children’s of Alabama Community Group, Birmingham, AL
Rachael Tindell, MD, Marietta Neonatology Group,  Marietta, GA   

Graduated 2017

Pankaj Jain, MD Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin,  Milwaukee, WI
Aaron Yee, MD Assistant Professor, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Colm Travers, MD Pediatric Resident, Children's of Alabama (COA) & University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Graduated 2016

Erin Mack, MD: Neonatologist, Coastal Carolina Neonatlology, Wilmington, NC
Prabhu Viswanathan, MD: Medical Director, Aresta Medical Center Hospital, Tamilnadu, India

Graduated 2015

Prem Fort, MD: All Children’s Johns Hopkins Medicine, St. Petersburg, FL
Jegan Kandsamy, MD:  Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Graduated 2014

Alain Cuna, MD: Assistant Professor, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Hannah Hightower, MD: Neonatologist, Children’s of Alabama Community Group, Birmingham, AL
Mackenzie Rodgers, MD: Neonatologist, Brookwood Hospital, Birmingham, AL

Graduated 2013

Manimaran Ramani, MD: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ariel Salas, MD: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kristen Turner, MD: Neonatologist, Skyridge Medical Center, Cleveland, TN

Graduated 2012

Ramachandra Bhat, MD: University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Alicia Leadford, MD: Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN
Mem Zolak, MD

Graduated 2011

Allison Black, MD: Neonatology Associates, Birmingham, AL 
Leigh Campbell, MD: University of Mississippi Medical Center
John Kelleher, MB, BCH, BAO: Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Phillip Tatum, MD: DeKalb Medical

Graduate 2009

Katarzyna Dabrowska, MD: Medical Academy of Bialystok, Zambrow, Poland
Christopher Foster, MD: Private Practice, Lehi, UT