Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program | Current Fellows

First-year Fellows

 

Alissa D'GamaAlissa D'Gama

Dr. D’Gama completed her pediatric residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program completing the Accelerated Research Pathway. She received her undergraduate, medical, and doctorate degrees from Harvard University. She conducted her PhD research in the Christo- pher Walsh Lab investigating the genetic etiology of autism spectrum disorder and the intractable epilepsy syndromes hemimegalencephaly and focal cortical dysplasia using next generation sequencing and single cell technology. She is the leader of the Academy of Basic/Translational Investigation Leader in the BCRP. Dr. D’Gama is interested in pursuing research in developmental neuroscience and translational genomics during fellowship.

Alfredo GarciaAlejandro Frade Garcia

Dr. Frade Garcia served as chief resident in the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric residency program. He received his medical degree from Anahuac University in Mexico. As a resident, he had been awarded the Intern of the Year, NICU Resident of the Year, an Education Award, and Resident of the Year Award. He has conducted a clinical research as a retrospective review of EEG monitoring, seizure management and outcomes in the NICU. Additionally, he conducted research on rapid whole genome sequencing, which he presented at PAS in 2019. Dr. Frade Garcia is an AAP delegate for his program, promoting AAP advocacy efforts at the state and national level. He has also served as Clinical Director for the Special Olympics in Miami. He is interested in pursuing genomics research during fellowship.

Genevieve GuyolGenevieve Guyol

Dr. Guyol completed her pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She received her undergraduate degree in History and Spanish from Middlebury College and her medical degree from Boston University. During residency, she has been working on a project with Meg Parker using survey data to examine the extent to which maternal worries about un- met material needs (housing, job, and income) are associated with rates of breastfeeding and adherence to safe sleep guidelines. Her research interests are language and social-emotional development during the neonatal period and toxic stress. She would like to pursue health services research during fellowship.

 

Jenna KatzJenna Katz

Dr. Katz completed her pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Stanford University. During medical school and residency, she conducted research with the Fetal Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Specifically, she con- ducted a retrospective chart review to determine the added value of fetal MRI for identifying additional central nervous system (CNS) and non-CNS findings, and for informing prenatal and post- natal clinical decisions in pregnancies complicated by prenatally diagnosed ventriculomegaly. She presented this work at PAS and is first author on a publication in the Journal of Perinatology. She is currently working to put together a project on neonatal neurocritical care and is interested in pursuing clinical research during fellowship.

Stephanie TungStephanie Tung

Dr. Tung completed her pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins. She received her bachelor’s degree in Immunology and master’s degree in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto. She obtained her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During residency, she assisted on a project to develop a new standardized definition of apnea and bradycardia events and monitoring guidelines for the NICU unit. She was also involved in a study investigating the impact of the care pacing model on overall patient outcomes with hopes of implementing standardized care plans. She is interested in pursuing pulmonary basic science research during her fellowship.

 

Erika YazawaErika Yazawa

Dr. Yazawa completed her pediatric residency training at Columbia University. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Hispanic Studies from Boston College and her medical degree from Boston University. Her residency research examined outcomes (safety and efficacy) in neonatal patients who received inhaled iloprost for the acute management of severe pulmonary hypertension. She previously worked on a quality improvement project aimed at standardizing gastric residual volume assessments in early enteral feeds of ELBW and VLBW infants. She previously worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Charles Dimitroff at BWH studying melanoma glycobiology, focusing on the identification and role of glycan ligands of galectin-1 on melanoma cells, their binding partners, and their function in melanoma progression and metastasis. She is interested in pursuing cardiopulmonary pathology research.

Second-year Fellows

 

Madeline Keyes

Madeline Keyes

Dr. Keyes completed her pediatric residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital where she also served as chief resident. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wheaton College and completed one year as a research assistant in Denmark prior to obtaining her MD from Dartmouth University. She is interested in clinical research and quality improvement.

 

 

Brooke Krbec

Brooke Krbec

Dr. Krbec completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Tulane University and a Master’s in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina. She obtained her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is interested in clinical and translational research.

 

 

Kristen Leone

Kristen Leone

Dr. Leone graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Neuroscience from Tulane University and obtained her MD from Louisiana State University. She completed her pediatric residency training in New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University in New York. She is interested in clinical research in cardiopulmonary physiology.

 

 

 

Matthew LinMatthew Lin

Dr. Lin completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He then obtained his MD from the University of Vermont and completed his pediatric residency training at New York University. He has a clinical and scholarly interest in Bioethics in neonatology. He is a trainee member of the Boston Children's ethics committee. 

 

 


Tierney Morrison


Tierney Morrison

Dr. Morrison completed her pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she also served as chief resident. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Health and her medical degree from George Washington University. She has a clinical and scholarly interest in addiction medicine as it pertains to maternal fetal medicine and neonatology.

 

Margaret OngMargaret Ong

Dr. Ong completed her pediatric residency training at University of California Los Angeles. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Physiological Science and her medical degree from University of California Los Angeles. She is interested in clinical research with a focus on nutrition and neurodevelopment.

 

 

 

Third-year Fellows

Laura BernardiniLaura Bernardini

Dr. Bernardini obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then completed a post baccalaureate pre-medical program at the University of Virginia. She obtained her medical degree with Highest Distinction from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California followed by pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her current research interests include the impact of assisted reproductive technologies on neonatal outcomes, specifically complications of prematurity, as well as quality improvement related to duration of antibiotic therapy in necrotizing enterocolitis.

 

Anna DuncanAnna Duncan

Dr. Duncan completed her residency training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies from Brown University and completed a pre-medical post-baccalaureate at Bryn Mawr College. She then completed her MD/MHS studies at Yale School of Medicine. She is working in the laboratory of Dr. Pankaj Agrawal, and is interested in the genetic and epigenetic causes of global developmental delay.

 

Yarden FraimanYarden Fraiman

Dr. Fraiman received his undergraduate degree in Religion from Princeton University. He obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his pediatrics residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center where he was responsible for a national randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness education program to reduce burnout among pediatric interns. He is pursuing his Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public of Health and a combined fellowship in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship where he studies racial and ethnic disparities in NICU care and outcomes.

 

 

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Dr. Frazer completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then obtained her MD and PhD in Immunology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In regards to her research, she is interested in lung development and resolution of inflammation in the lung. She is a member of Dr. Bruce Levy’s Lab. She is also the president-elect of the junior section of the Society for Pediatric Research.

 

 

Helen HealyHelen Healy

Dr. Healy completed her pediatric residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her undergraduate degree in child and family studies from the University of Syracuse and worked as a pre-school teacher prior to her graduate studies. She completed her MD/MPH at the University of Iowa. She is interested in epidemiology and quality improvement in neonatology.

 

 

Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Middlebury College and pursued a clinical research training opportunity at the National Institutes of Health prior to obtaining her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. She completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with advanced skill program in medical education. Her research and scholarly activities focus on medical ethics, professionalism and communication in neonatology, particularly as it relates to perinatal counseling. She is a trainee member of the Boston Children’s Ethics and GME committees and hopes to pursue a bioethics fellowship during her training. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys running with her golden retriever Tiger, (urban) gardening, and cooking.

 

Fourth-year Fellows 

 

Ravi Raju 

Ravi Raju

Ravi received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Anthropology from Harvard University. He obtained his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and a PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Raju completed his pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He is interested in building a mechanistic framework to better understand how social determinants of health modulate disease risk. He works in the laboratory of Professor Li-Huei Tsai in the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory at MIT where he uses mouse models and epigenetic tools to study how exposure to toxic stress and early life adversity affect brain development.