Current PedSDP Residents

Jessie Yester

PGY-3

College/Medical School: North Carolina State University, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology

Mentor: Barnhard Kuhn, MD

Research/Interests: 

  • Determining the molecular pathways of cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration
  • Cardiotoxicity

 

Onome Oghifobibi

PGY-3

College/Medical School: University of Benin

Fellowship: Neonatal-Prenatal Medicine

Mentor: Mioara Manole, MD FAAP

Research/Interests: 

  • Cerebral Blood Flow and Cerebral Microcirculation after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Hypoxic Ishemic Encphalopathy
  • Neuroprotective agents

 

Megan Freeman

Megan Freeman | Pediatric Resident

PGY-2

College/Medical School: University of Kentucky/Vanderbilt University

Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research/Interests: 

  • RNA viruses 
  • Zoonoses
  • Cell biology of viral infection
  • Vaccine response
  • Infections and biologic therapies

 

Catherine Poholek

Katie Poholek | Pediatric Resident

PGY-2

College/Medical School: University of Notre Dame/ University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Fellowship: Undecided 

 

Glenn Rapsinski

Glenn Rapinski | Pediatric Resident

PGY-2

College/Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine 

Fellowship: Undecided 

Mentor: Jennifer Bomberger, PhD

Research/Interests:

  • Characterizing risk factors for multi-drug resistant Gram-negative infections in pediatric patients to help determine who require broadened empiric antibiotic coverage
  • Improving antibiotic use in Cystic Fibrosis populations
  • Characterizing effects of viral infections on bacterial colonization and microbiome in the cystic fibrosis patient lung