Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Keeping with our belief that quality education is inseparable from our quality patient care, we partne​r with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to train tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the Feinberg School, we offer several opportunities for residents to further their education in a pediatric specialty.

Our pediatric cardiology fellowship is part of the McGaw  Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Current Fellows

Our 2017-18 fellows are listed below.

1st Year Fellows

  • Sean  D. Connolly, DO
    • Prior Training: A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College​
    • Academic Interests: Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients
    • Mentor: Elfriede Pahl, MD​
  • Asad A. Qadir, MD
    • Prior Training: Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago
  • Benjamin Rosenfeld, MD
    • Prior Training: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University​

2nd Year Fellows

  • Carmel Bogle, MD
    • Prior Training: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University
    • Academic Interests: Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients
    • Mentor: Elfriede Pahl, MD
  • Matthew Cornicelli, MD
    • Prior Training: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University
    • Academic Interests: Cardiac MRI T1 and T2 Mapping for Diagnosing Pediatric Myocarditis
    • Mentor: Joshua Robinson, MD
  • Rabia Khan, MD
    • Prior Training: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University
    • Academic Interests: Disease Status Among Genotype-Known Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients
    • Mentor: Elfriede Pahl, MD
  • Rana Khaznadar, MD
    • ​Prior Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Academic Interests: Does Transthoracic Echo Imaging Upon Discharge Significantly Change Inpatient Management and Disposition of Post-Op Cardiac Patients who have Undergone TEE in the OR after Intervention?
    • Mentor: John M. Costello, MD, MPH

3rd Year Fellows

  • Lajja Desai, MD
    • Prior Training: Engleston Children’s Hospital, Emory University
    • Academic Interests: Surface EKG Evaluation in Pediatric Patients with Anthracycline Exposure
    • Mentor: R. Gregory Webster, MD, MPH
  • Diana Geisser, MD
    • Prior Training: Seattle Children’s Hospital
    • Academic Interests: Predicting Pediatric Survival After Venoarterial ECMO
    • Mentor: Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE 

Advanced Fellows  

  • Gary Beasley, MD
    • Prior Training: Johns Hopkins
    • ​Program: Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation​
  • Diego Arango Uribe, MD
    • Prior Training: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center
    • Program: Advanced Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Scott Cameron, MD
    • Prior Training: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    • ​Program: Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Sandeep Tripathi, MD
    • Prior Training: The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    • Program: Advanced Cardiac Intensive Care