Fellows

Class of 2021, First 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


Class of 2020, Second 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
      

Class of 2019, Third Year Fellows

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    Kathryn Anderson, MD
      Undergraduate | University of Notre Dame
      Post-graduate | Creighton University School of Medicine
      Residency | University of California, Los Angeles
      Email:  kkeegan@ucsd.edu      
      Clinical and Research Interests | TBD
      

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    Nikolai Shalygin, MD
      Undergraduate | University of Washington
      Post-graduate | University of Washington School of Medicine
      Residency | University of California, San Diego
      Email:  nshalygin@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | Ultrasound use in the NICU as a general tool to augment
      and improve clinical management with specific focus on the delivery room and PICC lines.    
                                           The utility in the delivery room is robust and Dr. Shalygin would like to specifically focus on
                                           heart rate detection using the Doppler technology aspect for more accurate and faster
                                           recognition as compared to auscultation/palpation, pulse oximetry, and EEG detection. Also,
                                           this allows for more than just heart rate detection but also intrinsic heart function. In regards 
                                           to the PICC lines, there is great variability in tip position movement based on the position of
                                           the infants limbs and this motion can lead to adverse events and unnecessary radiation via
                                           x-ray for confirmation. He would like to evaluate the position of the catheters based on a 
                                           defined number of positions and quantify the variability based on weight. He would like to
                                           eliminate x-ray confirmation and also come up with the best limb positions for placing the 
                                           lines. Both of these applications of ultrasound can be utilized in a Level 2 and Level 4 NICU
                                           equally well.


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    Casey Ward, MD
      Undergraduate | Point Loma Nazarene University
      Post-graduate | Loma Linda University School of Medicine
      Residency | Oregon Health and Sciences University
      Email:  csward@ucsd.edu
      Clinical and Research Interests | Research: Metabolomic Understanding of HIE.
      QI: Improving Time to Full Feeds in ELGAN Infants.