Fellows

Class of 2022, First Year Fellows

    Emily Batton, MD

      Undergraduate | University of California, Los Angeles
      Post-graduate | Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
      Residency | University of Chicago - Comer Children's Hospital
      Email:  ebatton@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD

    Samantha Hietalati, MD

      Undergraduate | Hamline University
      Post-graduate | University of Minnesota Medical School
      Residency | Louisiana State University
      Email:  shietalati@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD

    Meghana Karmarkar, MD

      Undergraduate | University of California, Los Angeles
      Post-graduate | Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
      Residency | University of California, Los Angeles
      Email:  mkarmarkar@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD


Class of 2021, Second Year Fellows

    Shiyu (Sherry) Bai-Tong, MD

      Undergraduate | University of Southern California, Los Angeles
      Post-graduate | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
      Residency | Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
      Email:  sbaitong@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD

    Rebecca Carter, MD

      Undergraduate | University of Georgia
      Post-graduate | Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
      Residency | UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
      Email:  recarter@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD

    Pamela Del Rosario, MD

      Undergraduate | University of California, Irvine
      Post-graduate | Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
      Residency | Maimonides Medical Center
      Email: pdelrosario@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | Basic Science Research: Prince Lab with Dr. Lance
      Prince and Graduate Researcher Sean Lund to investigate the molecular mechanisms that prevent the newborn lung immune system from detecting GBS. Results will identify new potential therapeutic strategies and approaches for treating newborn pneumonia.  QI Project: CPQCC Simulating Success project with Dr. Erika Fernandez to implement simulation-based neonatal resuscitation training programs in our NICU with the goal of improving resuscitation team performance during preterm and term deliveries.

Class of 2020, Third Year Fellows

    Brian Barnette, MD

      Undergraduate | University of Delaware
      Post-graduate | Temple University School of Medicine
      Residency | University of California, Davis
      Email: bwbarnette@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD
      

    Jenny Koo, MD

      Undergraduate University of California, Los Angeles
      Post-graduate | University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
      Residency | University of California, San Diego
      Email: j7koo@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | Dr. Koo's research stems from her interest in neonatal
      sepsis. Neonates are born from a sterile, in utero environment to a world that is filled with pathogens. Moreover, the neonatal immune system is relatively immature, thus allowing neonates to be a heightened risk for severe infections. She is working with Dr. Shelley Lawrence and Dr. Victor Nizet to develop myeloid-cell coated nanoparticles, dubbed "nanosponges," as an adjuvant therapy for neonatal sepsis. While bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal antibiotics aid in the elimination of the pathogen, they do not alleviate the cytokine storm and overwhelming septic response in neonates that can result in end-organ damage and death. These "nanosponges" are designed to mimic the neonates cells and bind away bacterial toxins and inflammatory cytokines. This technology has already been shown to be effective against Group A Streptococcus, so her project will focus on targeting pathogens most commonly affiliated with neonatal sepsis, such as Group B Streptococcus, E. coli, etc. 

    Antonie Meixel, MD
      Undergraduate | University of California, Los Angeles
      Post-graduate | University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
      Residency | University of California, San Diego
      Email:  ameixel@ucsd.edu      
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD