Overview

Overview

Program director, Sangeeta Krishna, MD, provides an overview of the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship program at Cleveland Clinic Children's.

We're thrilled you're interested in Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship! Established in 2012, our program is one of the oldest fellowships in the country, and as of April 2020, it's officially accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our two-year program exposes future pediatric hospitalists to a broad range of common and complex medical conditions in a culture of evidence-based quality and safety of care.

The video was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. We now follow protocols (including social distancing and masking) to protect our patients and caregivers.

Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children and adolescents since its doors first opened in 1921. That history of pediatric caregiving has blossomed into Cleveland Clinic Children’s standing today as one of America’s leading and largest providers of comprehensive pediatric care. Cleveland Clinic Children's is consistently ranked as one of the Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. This reputation stems from our premier programs in a wide range of subspecialties, including:

  • Rehabilitation - Featuring one of the nation’s few freestanding pediatric rehab hospitals, and the first pediatric specialty pain rehab program in the world to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  • Transplantation - Offering the ability to perform any type of transplant in pediatric patients.
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery - Pediatric specialists collaborate with their adult-care Cleveland Clinic colleagues to manage all aspects of the most complex cases of congenital heart disease and ensure superb continuity of care into adulthood.
  • Surgery - Offering a breadth and depth of surgical expertise and resources that few children’s hospitals can match. 

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship's primary clinical setting is at Cleveland Clinic Children’s; a high-volume tertiary referral center with more than 300 pediatric medical and surgical specialists staff, 414 inpatient beds and 52 outpatient clinics that provides over 590,000 outpatient visits, 13,000 hospital admissions and 11,000 surgeries. Fellows work closely with our experienced team of physicians who are genuinely invested in their education and career advancement.

In our community hospitals (Fairview and Hillcrest Hospitals), fellows work in the inpatient wards, as well as the newborn nursery and receive full exposure to the clinical setting of a pediatric community hospitalist. Just minutes away from main campus, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation allows fellows a unique clinical experience as its the only pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Northeast Ohio. Additional rotations, including anesthesia, sedation, chronic pain and integrative care, simulation, informatics, medical operations, as well as palliative care among others, provide a unique opportunity for advanced clinical exposure. There are plenty of opportunities for elective rotations to foster individual interests.

Sangeeta Krishna, MD
Sangeeta Krishna, MD
Program Director

Dana Foradori, MD
Dana Foradori, MD
Associate Program Director

Application Process

Application Process

Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship is currently seeking applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible trainees must have completed a residency in the United States and IMGs must be ECFMG certified. Positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Applications are accepted June 15, 2020 through September 15, 2020 and must include the following:

  • Completed PHM application
  • CV
  • Personal statement (not to exceed 500 words)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one by residency program director)
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable

Interviews will be conducted virtually September through October 2020.

For more information, please contact:

Sangeeta Krishna, MD, Program Director
krishns@ccf.org

Alice Ewida, Administrative Program Coordinator II
ewidaa@ccf.org

 

 

Benefits & Resources

Benefits & Resources

Vacation

  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 5 career days in PGY5

Conference Attendance

Travel and logistical support is provided once per year to the fellow when presenting at a regional or national meeting.

Insurance

Insurance is covered 50% starting day one of your training. This includes medical, vision, and short term disability.

Salary

As a trainee, you are compensated at the graduate level required to enter the program in which you are starting, regardless of the past training experience you may have acquired. Many trainees are appointed a year or more in advance. Due to the timing of your appointment, the salary as stated in the appointment letter may be incorrect. Please visit the GME website for more information.

Additional Benefits

  • Free access to Cleveland Clinic fitness facilities (state-of-the art cardio and weight machines, Olympic sized swimming pool, basketball courts and fitness classes)
  • Yearly on-site Pediatric Board Review course provided at a discounted rate
  • Moonlighting opportunities
  • Greater Circle Living - $10,000 forgivable loan grant
  • Cleveland Clinic discounts (dining, computers, cellphone carriers, and more!)
  • iPhone
Curriculum

Curriculum

Cleveland Clinic, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, provides a unique community with tremendous resources in career development, education, foundations of research, leadership and personal growth. Our fellowship provides:

  • Leadership and career development seminars through Cleveland Clinic Learning Academy.
  • Opportunity to obtain the Distinguished Educator certification.
  • Coursework in research fundamentals at the Case Western Reserve University.
  • Available research support staff and mentors for consultation through our research center.
  • Longitudinal educational series in ethics, professionalism, quality improvement, and research with all pediatric fellows.
  • Numerous opportunities for resident and medical student education such as simulation lab sessions, mock codes, Journal Club, and Morning Report.
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine Case conferences, journal club and interesting cases of the month provide opportunity for interaction with all faculty.
  • Board topics teaching sessions to prepare fellows for PHM boards.
  • Job interviewing and contract negotiation.

Didactic Education & Resources

Via the fellows’ common curriculum, fellows attend regularly scheduled lectures in ethics and professionalism, research and statistics, wellness, and career development. 

Numerous specialty-specific conferences are also available.  

Participation in various committees such as Patient Safety, Child Advocacy, EMR Steering Committee, Quality Council and Medical Operations.

Curricular Highlights:

(weeks)

Concentration Weeks in PGY4 Weeks in PGY5
Research training 4
Research, Education and Scholarship 12 16
Clinical (tertiary and community hospital wards, Nursery, Rehabilitation, core specialties, Palliative Medicine, Anesthesia, Sedation, PICU, ED) 16 16
Individualized curriculum and electives 16 (4 weeks elective) 16 (8 weeks elective)

* Three weeks of vacation.
** One week for board study (PGY 4) and interviews/job search (PGY 5).
*** Note that there is flexibility based on individual interests and prior experience, with the ability even to design your own electives, as needed.

Fellows

Fellows

Jennifer Kaczmarek

Jennifer Kaczmarek, MD, PGY4

Residency: University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 

"Pediatric Hospital Medicine is ever evolving and expanding and I am excited about the opportunity to further my professional interests within this specialty through fellowship training! My inpatient experience in pediatric residency exposed me to unique and inspirational patients and families. My passion for medical education also grew exponentially as a Chief Resident. I look forward to the opportunities PHM fellowship will provide me in refining a skillset managing children with medical complexity. Furthermore, I am eager to continue working with trainees in exploring aspects of medical education that can improve the provision of evidence-based care to hospitalized children."

Marc Miller

Marc Miller, MD, PGY5

Residency: Brenner Children’s Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC

"Completing a Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship interested me because I wanted to have the opportunities to explore and refine my interests within PHM. Pediatric residency prepared me well for the clinical aspects, but there is so much more to PHM that I had only begun to explore including QI, medical education, patient safety efforts, administrative responsibilities, research, and more. The PHM fellowship at Cleveland Clinic provides me the opportunities, resources, and mentorship to develop these interests into strengths I will need for a successful career within PHM."


Graduates

Chionye Ossai, MD

Chionye Ossai, MBBS - Graduate 2020

Employment: Staff, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Awards:

  • Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Appreciation Award for excellence in medical student teaching 
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) House Staff Association Professional Development Grant 

Scholarly Activity:

  • Ossai C, McDonnell J, Behairy M, Schelzig C, Larkin L, Jones J, Liu W, Worley S, Das A. Association of Parent Portals with Breast Feeding Rates in Infants. Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2020 meeting, Philadelphia, PA (meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak). Poster Presentation
  • Ossai C, Rezaee F. Unusual Case of Plastic Bronchitis in a Patient with Complex Congenital Heart Disease: A case report. Academic Pediatric Association Region 5 2020 Regional Conference. Poster Presentation
  • P.M Anderson, S Zahler, S Sartoski, M Stanton, C Ossai, R Hanna. Virtual Visits and USB Flash Drives Can Provide Electronic Information to Reduce Oncology Treatment Toxicity. International Society of Paediatric Oncology 2019 Conference, Lyon, France (was not the presenting author). Poster Presentation
  • Ossai C, Pu L, Kaelber DC. Using Aggregated Data from 1.4 Million Pediatric Patients to Describe the Epidemiology and Demographic Characteristics of Appendicitis. AAP 2019 National Conference and Exhibition (SOHM), New Orleans. Poster Presentation
  • Im J, Adeyanju O, Tchou M, Hogan A, O’Hara K, Farrell M, Ossai C, Rudnick M, Patel A. Apps for Busy Hospitalists - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA, 2018. Workshop Presentation

Cory Henson

Cory Henson, MD – Graduate 2019

Employment beginning July 1, 2019: Baylor San Antonio Children’s, Staff, Associate Program Director Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Awards:

  • Distinguished Educator (DE) Level 1 Certificate Program, Cleveland Clinic learning Academy

Scholarly Activity:

  • Henson C. “Morbidity and Mortality.” Pediatric Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland, OH (2017)
  • Henson C, Mehdi A, Foshee C, Kumar A. “Resident Perceptions of their Role as Student Educators.” Case Western Reserve University Education Retreat, Cleveland, OH (3/2018)
  • Henson C, Mehdi A, Foshee C, Kumar A. “Resident Perceptions of their Role as Student Educators.” Pediatric Academic Society Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • Residents-as-Teachers Educational Curriculum. Project lead for six session curriculum meant to empower residents to be future educators. 2018 Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University. 
  • Henson C, Karani R, Fromme B, Wu Kuo K, Williams R. “Resident Perceptions of their Role as Student Educators.” Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland, OH; The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Stanford Children’s, Stanford, CA; Pen State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA. Work in progress.
  • Knowledge nuggets: utilizing teaching scripts for clinical quick hits on rounds.

Jane Im

Jane Im, MD - Graduate 2018

Current Employment: Connecticut Children’s

Scholarly activity:

  • Opportunities and challenges of electronic health information exchange. AAP News. David Kaelber, Jane Im, Volume 38, Number 4. April 2017.
  • Im, J, Kumar, A, 3 year old Male with Multiple Recurrences of Intussusception (2017, October). Poster presented at Ohio AAP Annual Meeting; Dublin, OH.
  • Im J, Adeyanju O. (2017, October). Apps for Busy Clinician Educators - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty and Healthcare Educator Conference. Cincinnati, OH
  • Im J, Adeyanju O, Tchou M, (2018, July). Apps for Busy Hospitalists - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA
  • Im, J. Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Infants, SOHM Library Journal Club.
  • Im J, Kumar A, Auron M. (May 2018) What’s your plan? (Evaluating the use of a written asthma action plan prior to Hospitalization for Asthma Exacerbation). Cleveland Clinic Research Day. Cleveland, OH

Oloruntosin “Tosin” Adeyanju

Oloruntosin “Tosin” Adeyanju, MD - Graduate 2017

Current Employment: St. Louis Children's Hospital-Washington University

Awards

  • Distinguished Educator (DE) Level 1 Certificate Program, Cleveland Clinic learning Academy, October 2016
  • “Excellence in Teaching” 2015-2016 academic year – CCF Educational Foundation

Scholarly activity:

  • Heidi Ochs, DO, MPH; Oloruntosin Adeyanju, MD; Sangeeta Krishna, MD. Improving the Transition between the Inpatient and Outpatient Settings: Targeting Discharge Summary Quality. Presented at: Annual Education Retreat. 03/03/2016.
  • Oloruntosin Adeyanju, Sangeeta Krishna, Andrea Rivera-Sepulveda, Laura Voegele, Navjyot Vidwan. The Febrile Traveler: Infections to Consider in Febrile Children Returning from Overseas. Presented at 2016 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference; Chicago, IL. 07/31/2016.
  • Fever in the Overseas Returned Child. O. Adeyanju, S. Krishna, Caring for the Hospitalized child. A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics. AAP, SOHM. Eds Rausch and Gershel (2nd edition)
  • Adeyanju O., Im, J. (2017, October). Apps for Busy Clinician Educators - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty and Healthcare Educator Conference.

Prabi Rajbhanadri, MD

Prabi Rajbhanadri, MD - Graduate June 2016

Current Employment: Akron Children’s Hospital

Publications

  • P.Rajbhandari, A.Brown, Y.Mandelia, V.Patel , M.El-Hallak-Prolonged fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and joint pain in a 9- year- old boy ,Prolonged fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and joint pain in a 9- year- old boy  , Diagnostic Dilemmas,Pediatrics , provisionally accepted , March 2019
  • David P Johnson, MD; Vivian Lee, MD; Anand Gourishankar, MD, MRCP;Prabi Rajbhandari, MD; Matthew Schefft, DO; Marquita Genies, MD, MPH, Routine Blood Culture Acquisition for Children Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia:Things we do for no reason , Hospital Pediatrics ( Invited publication - submitted on 5/2019 )
  • P.Rajbhandari, A.Moises,S.Worley,M.Marks, Improving documentation of inpatient problem list in Electronic Health Record - A quality improvement project, Journal of patient safety , accepted for publication, March 19, 2018
  • P.Rajbhandari, C.Mandelia, J.Halima, P.Selvakumar, S.Krishna – 9 day old with diarrhea Diagnostic Dilemmas, Pediatrics, accepted December, 2016, published April, 2017 Pediatrics. 2017;139(5):e20162953
  • P.Rajbhandari, S.Krishna, Endocrine Emergencies, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2nd  edition
  • J.Aprile, P.Rajbhandari, Hypoglycemia, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2nd  edition

Tatiana Gurevich Panigrahi

Tatiana Gurevich Panigrahi, MD - Graduate June 2015

Current Employment: Akron Children’s Hospital

Scholarly Activity:

  • "Identification Of Routine Use Of Post-Operative Acid Suppression (GI Prophylaxis) Rate In Non-Critically Ill Pediatric Surgery Patients."
  • "When Should You Suspect Kawasaki Disease as the Cause of Fever in an Infant?" Gurevich-Panigrahi T, Kanegaye J, Chang W. The Hospitalist.2014:18 (7):10-12.
  • Quality Improvement: Posters displayed to consider using NG rehydration in patients with bronchiolitis instead of IV rehydration and created the script addressing communication with parents.
  • Routine Use of Postoperative Acid Suppression (GI Prophylaxis) in Non-Critically Ill Pediatric Appendectomy Patients. Gurevich-Panigrahi T, Worley S, Hupertz V, Andrews L, Auron M. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Mar 7. pii: hpeds.2015-0115. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0115. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Justen Aprile

Justen Aprile, MD - Graduate June 2014

Current Employment: Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Scholarly activity - Teaching:

  • Penn State College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
    Received by the Penn State College of Medicine to recognize teaching excellence within the COM.  Hershey, PA.  October 2016
  • Penn State College of Medicine Teacher of the Year 2015
    Received by the Penn State College of Medicine to recognize teaching during the Pediatric Clerkship core rotation.  Hershey, PA.  2015
  • “Outstanding Fellow Research Project at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric Research Day” for project, “Does implementation of resident sign out tool decrease PMETs and SERS” Cleveland Clinic, May 2014
  • “Scholarship in Teaching Award” (Annual Education Retreat, Case Western Reserve University 2014) for "Resident Handover: A Need for Structured Curriculum and Quality Outcome Studies", presented at the CGEA Spring Conference 2014
  • "Excellence in Teaching” during the 2013-2014 academic year - CCF Educational Foundation
  • “Outstanding Rookie Teacher of the year July 2014-June 2015” from the Penn State Hershey Children's hospital and College of Medicine and Pediatric Residency
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