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 2016-17 fellows are listed below.

1st Year Fellows

  • Carmel Bogle, MD
    • Prior Training: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University
  • Matthew Cornicelli, MD
    • Prior Training: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University
  • Rabia Khan, MD
    • Prior Training: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University
  • Rana Khaznadar, MD
    • ​Prior Training: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

2nd Year Fellows

  • Lajja Desai, MD
    • Prior Training: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University
    • Academic Interests: Translation of Engineering Based Concepts into Clinical Applications of Pediatric Cardiology
    • 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 
  • Alaa Aljiffry, MD
    • Prior Training: Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Academic Interests: Impact of ECMO Cannulation Site on Acute Neuro Injury
    • ​Mentor: Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

3rd Year Fellows

  • Sarah Wilkens, MD
    • Prior Training: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University
    • Academic Interests: The Use of INTERMACS Scores to Predict Patient Outcomes Post-Transplant
    • Mentor: Elfriede Pahl, MD
  • Guilherme Baptista de Faria, MD
    • Prior Training: Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago
    • Academic Interests: Longitudinal Impact of Childhood Adiposity on Cardiac Geometry and Function
    • Mentor: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD/ScM
  • Scott Cameron, MD
    • Prior Training: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    • Academic Interests: Identification of Dysregulated Inflammatory Pathways and Protein Expression in Kawasaki Disease Coronary Arteritis
    • ​Mentor: Anne H. Rowley, MD

Advanced Fellows  

  • Asma Khan, MD
    • Prior Training: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • Program: Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation
  • Chinwe Okoro, MD
    • Prior Training: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Program: Advanced Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Shivani Patel, MD
    • Prior Training: University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Program: Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Raya Safa, MD
    • Prior Training: Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University
    • ​Program: Advanced Cardiac Intensive Care​