Current Fellows

Third Year Fellows

Zoya Cheema, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Research Project: Assessing urine metabolome in VLBW neonates as predictive biomarker(s) for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

 

Karli McCoy, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: University of Texas Health San Antonio
Research Project: Body composition in VLBW infants – an ongoing study to compare body composition differences in preterm infants fed predominately maternal expressed breast milk versus donor expressed breast milk

Second Year Fellows

Brandon Hadfield, MD

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: Naval Medical Center
Research Project: Resident education managing ELBW resuscitations

Dr. Hadfield recently received the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Human Factors and Education Grant Award titled “Resident Education Managing ELBW Resuscitation (REMER).” The main hypothesis is that rapid cycle deliberate practice focused educational interventions will result in improvement in residents’ skill performances in positive pressure ventilation (PPV), endotracheal intubation (EI), and neonatal resuscitation as measured by scored ELBW simulations videos as compared to a control group.

 

Victor Smith, MD

Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Residency: East Tennessee State University
Research Project: Neonatal time to euglycemia following IV dextrose

 

First Year Fellows

Noah Bierwirth, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Health San Antonio
Residency: University of Texas Health San Antonio
Research Project: To be determined

 

 

Charles Valadie, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Research Project: To be determined