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Dr. Adam DeTora graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a concentration in Microbiology, and he received his MD from the University of Massachusetts, where he also completed a pediatric residency. Dr. DeTora is fluent in Spanish and has traveled extensively on both medical and educational expeditions. His fellowship research project, working with Dr. Karen Puopolo, examined antibiotic practices and the incidence of fungal infections in the Brigham and Women's Hospital NICU. He also has an interest in medical ethics and recently completed fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School where he was selected to be part of the inaugural class for the newly created Master of Bioethics program at HMS. Dr. DeTora was recruited as an attending neonatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Danielle Ehret graduated with honors from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society. She received her MD from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Following her medical training, she was recruited to the pediatric residency program at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. While at Yale, she completed the Pediatric Global Health track. As a resident, Dr. Ehret became a Master Trainer in the Helping Babies Breathe program, and helped to educate local birth attendants in Rwanda. As a fellow, Dr. Ehret worked with mentor, Dr. Patricia Hibberd, Chief of the Division of Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, on research in global maternal child health disparities. Together, they developed a composite indicator of Essential Newborn Care practices in facility-based deliveries that is easily obtained from delivery registries, and is associated with early neonatal and neonatal mortality. During fellowship, she obtained an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and completed Master Trainer courses for the remainder of the Helping Babies Survive curriculum. As a third-year fellow, Dr. Ehret served as Co-Chief Fellow. She was recruited by the University of Vermont Children's Hospital as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics on the clinical scholar pathway, and as Director of Global Health for the Vermont Oxford Network.
Dr. Hanine Hajj graduated from the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, where she received a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Genetics, and was a recipient of the Best Honor Student Award for consistently ranking among the top three students for each of the seven years of medical school. She undertook an internship in Pediatrics at Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital in Beirut, and then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hajj acquired clinical research experience in fulfillment of her MD thesis, and also worked in the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Murray, investigating genetic contributions to PDA treatment responsiveness. Her research interests focus on identifying epigenetic biomarkers that may contribute to preterm birth and associated morbidities under the mentorship of Dr. Andrea Baccarelli at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Hajj was recruited as an attending neonatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Timmy Ho obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, and he completed pediatric residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Concurrent to his neonatology fellowship, Dr. Ho received research training in a joint fellowship between the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His research interests include exploring mechanisms to improve the efficiency, workflow, and patient experience of health care delivery, and reducing waste and overuse in the care of neonates. Under the mentorship of Dr. Don Goldmann, he completed the “Choosing Wisely” Top 5 project for Newborn Medicine. Dr. Ho served as Co-Chief Fellow during his third year of fellowship, and he was recruited as an attending neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Amit Mukhia graduated from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India, where he won the distinction of producing the Best Pediatric Post Graduate Dissertation at the State Level. He undertook further training in the United Kingdom which culminated in his membership in the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, and he completed his US pediatric residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Mukhia has experience in both clinical and laboratory-based research. During fellowship, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Stella Kourembanas on macrophage polarization and lung vascular disease, and he presented his research at PAS 2015. Dr. Mukhia was recruited as an attending neonatologist at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
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