Hematology/Oncology Recent Fellowship Graduates

 

Graduation Date  Name Current Position Clinical/Research Interests
2014 Nitya Bakshi, MD

Senior Associate,

AflacCancer and Blood Disorders Center

Emory University School of Medicine

 
2014 Lynn Malec, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 
2013  Erika Friehling, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Clinical interests in oncology, specifically leukemia and lymphoma.

Additional academic interest includes advancing pediatric resident and subspecialty medical education through innovation and curriculum development.

2013  Susan Creary, MD 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Nationwide Children's

Mobile Technology to asses compliance with hydroxyurea therapy in sickle cell disease.
2012 Elizabeth Stenger, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Assessing the mechanisms underlying dendritic cells and their preventative role in a mouse model of acute graft-versus-host-disease. 
 2012 Jennifer Elster, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Louisville

Basic science research focusing on the characterization and inhibition of a novel method of angiogenesis. 

Clinical interests in malignant hematology and in the hematologic effects of mitochrondrial disease. 

2011  Randy Windreich, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

GVHD prophylaxis and therapy, intra- and inter- individual variability in drug exposure using pharmacokinetics in BMT patients, and non-myeloablative bone marrow transplantation for malignant and nonmalignant disorders. 
2011  Shilpa Jain, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

The State University of New York of Buffalo

Characterization of microRNA expression profile in platelets in sickle cell disease; Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenic role of platelets in SCD, by using state-of-the-art genomic profiling technologies. 
2010  Terri Guinipero, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Clinical Director, Hematology/Oncology

Nationwide Children's Hospital

AML and relapsed leukemia 
2010 Robert Sidonio, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Hemophilia, VWD, ITP, sickle cell disease, anticoagulant management 
2009 James Cooper, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Attending Physician

The Hemophilia Center of Western PA

Cost-effectiveness and decision analytic models, adolescent-young adult oncology, coagulation issues in menorrhagia, thromboelastography
2008 Lisa Hackney, MD 

Assistant Professor

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

 
2008  J. Anthony Graves, MD

Assistant Professor

Director of Research Education and Career

Development

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Regulation of genotoxic reactive oxygen species homeostasis by the oncogone c-Myc and the peroxiredoxin family. Impact of cellular modifications on c-Myc induced tumorigenesis. 
2007  Steven Ambrusko, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Director

Sickle Cell and Hemoglobinopathy Center of Western New York

Pediatric Co-Director

Hemophilia Center of Western New York

Sickle Cell Disease Thalassemia
2007 Yaser Alsaek, MD

Hospitalist

St. Jude Research Hospital

Targeted chemotherapies 
2006 Sarah O'Brien, MD, MSc 

Director of Experimental Therapeutics

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pediatric thrombosis and thromboprophylaxis, the evaluation and diagnosis of mild bleeding disorders, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.
2006 Melinda Fritz, MD Goryeb Children's Hospital  
2005 Scott Meyers, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Louisville

 
2005  Rachel Egler, MD, MS 

Assistant Professor

Director, Outpatient Clinic

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Case Western Reserve University

Solid tumors, specifically germ cell tumors, liver tumors, and other rare tumors
2004 Debra Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 
2004  Sanjay Ahuja, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Director, Hemophilia Treatment Center

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Case Western Reserve University

Hemostasis and thrombosis
2002  Sandhya Kharbanda, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Stanford University

Developing novel transplant regiments for patients with hemoglobinopathies , umbilical cord blood transplantation, developing the bone marrow transplant curriculum for the fellowship program.
1999 Jean Tersak, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Clinical oncology, survivorship care. Research interests include quality of life and medical late effects of childhood cancer survivors.