Meet Our Residents

Meet Our Residents

To contact any of our residents, please email Ann Marie Kozlowski, our program coordinator, at [email protected].

PGY1

Name: Reem Albarguthi, MD
Hometown: United Arab Emirates
Medical School: University of Sharjah
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Terrific program! It is comprehensive, focused on resident wellness, and the sense of camaraderie between its residents is unbelievable."
Fun fact about yourself: "I am a huge Real Madrid fan! I watch all of their games no matter what time it is."

Name: Hassan Bazzy, DO
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Cleveland Clinic as a whole is enormous, but the pediatric residency is such a tight knit group and its amazing!
Fun fact about yourself: "I like to work out, play video games, built my own computer, have two cats, and am a foodie! Still getting to learn the Cleveland areas but I am finding some real gems!"

Name: Nicholas Borkey, DO
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Cleveland Campus)
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The Cleveland Browns!"
Fun fact about yourself: "My hobbies in a nutshell: playing/watching sports, old sci-fi books, and cardiology of all sorts (but if I had to choose... I'll take the wiring over the plumbing)."

Name: Nicole Buzalka, DO
Hometown: Aurora, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I love the diversity of pathology that we see, while also seeing general pediatrics patients!"
Fun fact about yourself: "My favorite living being on the planet is my German shepherd, Leia (and yes she is named after Princess Leia in Star Wars)!" 

Name: Penina Gross-Richmond, DO
Hometown: Cleveland OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I love the green spaces throughout the Greater Cleveland area. There are also great local coffee houses that are fun to explore. CCF pediatric residency program creates a truly supportive, friendly learning environment and I’m so grateful to be here."
Fun fact about yourself: "I’m a physician, wife and mom, which means life is extra busy and fun! As a family, we love spending time outdoors in the Metro Parks, floating in Lake Erie and discovering new playgrounds. We moved to Cleveland from California for medical school and while on my sub, I knew that Cleveland Clinic is where I wanted to train for residency. And I make sure to go visit the Pacific often!"

Name: Annette Hu, DO
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Cleveland Clinic stood out to me for its outstanding care, the diversity and complexity of patients, and the strong camaraderie amongst residents in this program that is fueled by friendship and teamwork!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I'm a Swiftie and Hamilfan. I've named each of my cars throughout the years after my favorite women - Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec, Blanche from Golden Girls, Moira from Schitt's Creek. I’m a bookworm and read 13 books post-Match! I also enjoy working out and exploring the beautiful city of Cleveland."

Name: Michael (Mikey) Jiang, MD
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Pediatric hospital within a large adult hospital means we get all the fun kid-centric culture and services of stand-alone pediatric hospital nestled within the adult hospital with its extensive administrative and research resources."
Fun fact about yourself: "I met my wife on med school interview day! That made my decision to leave my cushy engineering job all worth it. (I previously designed medical imaging equipment as a mechanical engineer). After residency, I plan to apply to pursue a fellowship in cardiology or stay-at-home husband/dad."

Name: Christopher Gomez, DO
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Medical School: Lake Erie of Osteopathic Medicine, Seton Hill
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "My favorite thing about Cleveland Clinic is the people. Everyone is always supportive and encouraging." 
Fun fact about yourself: "In my free time, I enjoy traveling around and finding new places to eat and different foods to try. I consider myself a connoisseur of noodles, and I am always down for sushi."

Name: Lauren Larkin, MD, MS
Hometown: Euclid, OH
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I chose Cleveland Clinic Children's because of the commitment to wellness, diversity, and community involvement, as well as the supportive nature in exploring educational/research opportunities based on resident interests. I have always felt welcome and a part of the close-knit family here as a medical student to acting intern to a current resident. Cleveland Clinic is world-renowned, which gives us access to plenty of "bread and butter" clinical presentations, as well as the complex and rare cases. The diversity in the patient population is unmatched! I could not think of a more supportive or better place to complete my residency training!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I enjoy traveling, dancing, cooking vegan meals, spending time with family/friends, and being involved in the community, especially as public relations chair for the Bobby R. Larkin, Sr. Charitable Association started in memory of my father. I was humbled to be named one of the '2021 Northeast Ohio Top 25 under 35 Movers and Shakers; by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club."

Name: Noelle Lemons, MD
Hometown: Kittanning, PA
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "As a preliminary resident, I truly feel that the program has welcomed me as part of their family. The sense of community here is unmatched!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I have a Siberian husky named Lady, and we love exploring all the beautiful parks and trails in Cleveland!"

Name: Caroline Lieser, MD
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Browns football and Cavs basketball."
Fun fact about yourself: "I’ve been coaching Special Olympics volleyball, softball, swimming and basketball for over 10 years."

Name: Jonathan Lim, DO  
Hometown: Irvine, CA  
Medical School: Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "My favorite thing about Cleveland is how green it is! After spending four years trapped in the Phoenix desert, it’s been amazing to be near so many parks and trees!"
Fun fact about yourself: "Throughout college, I would spend my spring breaks volunteering in rural Honduran communities working on various public health projects. I immediately felt a strong connection with the children and soon earned the nickname, 'El Chino Loco.' Moments like these solidified my decision to go into medicine and become a pediatrician." 

Name: Sabrina Ma, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The diversity in the residents and how close Cleveland is to home."
Fun fact about yourself: "I still pay for cable TV because I love watching commercials!"

Name: Sana Moghis, MD
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Cleveland Clinic & the city have a few things in common: tradition, art, hospitality & excellence. Once you come here, you want to stay here!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I love books & my biggest pride and joy is our mini library at my parents’ house! We own over 750 books & I have read about 150 of them. While I hardly read anymore, the dream lives on & I keep buying more books."

Name: Sadhna Samantarai, MD
Hometown: Fremont, California
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Chasing my two puppies along the water at Edgewater’s dog beach while eating Mitchell’s Wildberry Crumble ice cream!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I love (in no particular order): my fur babies, Gilmore Girls, traveling, Crime Junkie podcasts, anything written by Oscar Wilde, Brene Browne’s pearls of wisdom and the soundtrack for Moana."

Name: Jordan Vojtush, DO
Hometown: Northfield, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Cleveland Clinic Children’s really feels like home to me, and has since I was a rotating third year medical student. Everyone is amazing and wants to see you succeed, and will help in anyway to make that possible."
Fun fact about yourself: "My birthday is January 1st, so growing up, my parents always told me that everyone who was celebrating the new year was actually celebrating my birthday!"

Name: Eesha Zaheer, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The unparalleled experience to work alongside world experts on diverse pathology in both local and global populations and witness life changing patient outcomes."
Fun fact about yourself: "One of the most incredible experiences of my life was paragliding over the Swiss Alps! Also, I love chocolate chip cookies."

PGY2

Name: Jakub Cekovsky, MD
Hometown: Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
Medical School: Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "My favorite thing about the program is my co-residents. Even though our days get busy, we always find a minute to have a good laugh."
Fun fact about yourself: "I used to play in a rock n roll band when I was in high school. The name of the band was Kamila and we even got the band together again to play at my wedding reception."

Name: Larissa Maria Isaac Maximo, MD
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Medical School: Fundação Técnico Educacional Souza Marques – Escola de Medicina, Brazil
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I love that Cleveland has 4 seasons! Fall here is very beautiful! I also love the diversity in the hospital!" 
Fun fact about yourself: "I lived in Brazil my entire life and had a prior training there. I moved to the US to start all over my training, with a goal pursue a Pediatric Cardiology fellowship. When I have a free time, I like to hang out with my friends, to watch TV shows, and to travel (a lot)!"

Name: Daniel Janisz, MD
Hometown: Macedonia, OH
Medical School: Poznan University of Medical Sciences (Poznan, Poland)
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "All the green spaces and national parks, close access to the beach, and all the amazing food (Ohio City, Tremont, Lakewood)! Plus, traffic is almost never a major issue!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I have traveled to 19 countries and very much enjoy baking bread (ask anyone about the focaccia)!"

Name: Allen Joe, MD
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Medical School: St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Cleveland’s Metro Parks, bike trails and Mitchell’s ice cream are a thing of beauty."
Fun Fact about yourself: "Enjoy playing Tennis, biking and more recently playing the Cajon."

Name: Lauren Jasko, DO
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Medical School: OU-HCOM Athens campus
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Favorite things about Cleveland: Metroparks and the ice cream! Favorite thing about our program: Culture of diversity and inclusion."
Fun fact about yourself: "My spirit animal is a dolphin, I love dancing, and I'm getting a golden retriever puppy this year :)."

Name: Michelle Naporano, DO
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Mitchell's vegan chocolate ice cream. Trust me, you need to try it."
Fun fact: "I've seen the show New Girl at least 4 times all the way through. Love it!"

Name: Matt Sanfilippo, DO
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: OU-HCOM
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "Everyone from the residents to the attendings are incredibly welcoming and so willing to help each other become better doctors. Not to mention the awesome diversity of patients that you get to see here."
Fun fact about yourself: "I love to be outdoors especially rock/mountain climbing and hiking. Alaska is my favorite place that I've been to, but enjoying the awesome parks and beaches in Cleveland is just as nice when I don't have time to travel."

Name: Jessica Ruikka, MD
Hometown: Chelsea, MI
Medical School: Kansas City University
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The city has lots of trees, lots of parks, and the lake! Nature is big for me. At Cleveland Clinic, the people and the environment. I knew this was a place where I would thrive, learn and be able to ask questions whenever needed. Why Peds? There is nothing better than getting to build connects, color or watch a few minutes of Frozen with your patients on rounds! Kids are full of life and preserving that is incredibly important to me."
Fun fact about yourself: "I enjoy running, cooking and recently started a small vegetable garden! My husband and I have recently been sailing a few times and it has become our next venture!"

Name: Peter F. Sarnacki Sr., DO
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I’m grateful to get to know the children and families coming to Cleveland Clinic from all walks of life and regions of the world, it’s an honor to care for them alongside my extraordinary colleagues!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I love long walks, camping, and swimming with my wonderful wife and three children! I also enjoy philosophy, classics, history, meditation, basketball, but especially fine dining with Dr. Kwon!"

Name: Mira Younis, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's, or the Program: "The program's commitment to its residents’ success and growth. The family feel of the program, the mentorship and one-on-one interaction with faculty, the broad learning and training opportunities, and the wealth of resources and opportunities for research."
Fun fact about yourself: "Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading and attending book club discussions, exploring the Metroparks, and spending time with family and friends."

PGY3

Name: Osama Abuhasheesh, MD
Hometown: Amman-Jordan
Medical School: Mu'tah University-Jordan.
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I like Cleveland Clinic Children's because of the diversity of the program, diversity of patients and the supportive faculty we have."
Fun fact about yourself: "I live in the west side close to the beach ! I like outdoor activities and spending time with friends. I enjoy cooking and tasting food. I like all kinds of food and desserts. Cleveland has many good restaurants that you can try. I want to do pediatric hematology/oncology after residency as it is the most rewarding specialty in medicine, and it is fast growing with a lot of research opportunities." 

Name: Amala J Alenchery, MD
Hometown: Kerala, India
Medical School: St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The people are what make this program what it is!! I respect and enjoy the diversity within our program and all the fun little wellness events we do for ourselves outside of work. I chose Cleveland Clinic because I felt I could find a home away from home here! The institution prides itself for the diversity it has to offer in terms of patient population and pathology, while fostering holistic development."
Fun fact about yourself: "Pediatrics was always a passion for me; my special interest being pediatric gastroenterology with its wide range of pathology and ability to develop long-term relationships with patients. Outside of work, I enjoy exploring different trails and waterfalls in the Metro parks in Cleveland, trying local/world cuisines at different restaurants and traveling. I also enjoy dancing and interior decor/organizing and binge-watching Netflix shows."

Name: Mohamed Elshazzly, DO
Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The people! I know everyone says that, but really, the people (residents, staff, PD) are what make this program amazing! During my interview day at CCF, everyone I met was incredibly kind, professional, informative, and full of warmth. CCF felt like the perfect fit."
Fun fact about yourself: "I enjoy biking, hiking, and reading Arab history books! I enjoy exploring new restaurants and trying out new food recipes at home. Pre-COVID era, I enjoyed traveling. Favorite place I visited is Japan!"

Name: Bilasan Hammo, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan - Amman, Jordan
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "What I love the most about Cleveland is that you can find things to do to fit any mood! Hiking, kayaking, food, it’s all here!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I have an 'unofficial' baking business, and I like to make grand three tiered cakes and themed cakes the most! (When I’m not on the floors!)"

Name: Nicholas Marshall, MD
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED, formerly NEOUCOM)
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I love to explore Cleveland and the suburbs with my corgi, Nigel.  Cleveland is very dog friendly, and you can bring your dog to most restaurants, shopping districts, and the Metroparks."
Fun fact about yourself: "If I would not have gone to medical school, I would have gone to culinary school!  I am always recreating dishes I learned from my Italian grandparents and from my trips abroad, from hand-rolled cavatelli to braised osso buco.  My love for cooking and science also comes together when my family makes homemade wine and tomato sauce every summer."

Name: Meagan McNicholas, DO
Hometown: Girard, OH
Medical School: Ohio University  - Cleveland Campus
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "The people! Our program has a great family feel. Everyone is always willing to help each other. I have made some amazing friends during residency."
Fun fact about yourself: "I’m a huge TV fan. I made extra money in medical school by writing reviews of shows."

Name: Ariel Moore, DO
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "My entire family lives in Cleveland."
Fun fact about yourself: "I love all things reality TV!"

Name: Inga M Muser, MD
Hometown: Oakville, Ontario Canada
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "I love having so many experts in their field available at CCF, really handy for tricky cases."
Fun fact about yourself: "I used to captain a polo team back in college, and I’m currently learning to bake croissants (delicious mistakes are the best kind)."

Name: Mary (Yi) Wang
Hometown: Elmira, ontario
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's or the Program: "For me, the best thing about the program is the ability to see rare and interesting cases in addition to the bread and butter pediatric conditions."
Fun fact: "I have four brothers and four sisters, and the nine of us were at one time Ontario’s largest minor hockey family."

Name: Shahwar Yousuf, MD
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Favorite thing about Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Children's, or the Program: "Cedar Point, the people and the peds lounge!"
Fun fact about yourself: "I have been on the world's fastest roller coaster."

Presentations & Publications

Presentations & Publications

Poster Presentations

Joshua Herber, MD, Arrhythmias and Fasciculoventricular Pathways in Patients with Danon Disease: A Single Center Experience. Poster. SADS Conference. 11th Annual International SADS Foundation Conference; Ann Arbor, MI, USA. October 2018.

Joshua Herber, MD,
Arrhythmias and Fasciculoventricular Pathways in Patients with Danon Disease: A Single Center Experience. Poster. Cardiology 2019: Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease; Huntington Beach, CA, USA. February, 2019.

Sanu Yadav
, Scurvy in the Era of Restricted Dietary Practices. Mid-West Gut Club Annual meeting, Jul 2019. Yadav, S R; Habash, N; Cernanec, J; Radhakrishnan, K; Naduvil Valappil, A M; Panupattanapong, S.

Sanu Yadav
, An Adolescent with Recurrent Penoscrotal Swelling as Genitourinary Manifestations of Metastatic Crohn’s Disease. NASPGHAN, Oct 2019. Sanu R. Yadav, Molly Dewitt Foy, Audrey Rhee, Jacob A. Kurowski.

Abdulkader ZM, Stanjord S, Nahra A, Worley S, Rome E, Predictors of Transaminitis in Patients with Nutritional Insufficiency. Presented at: Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), 2016; Washington, DC.

Abdulkader, ZM, Flank S, Worley S, Peterson J, Saker F, Are Certain Infants More Susceptible to Necrotizing Enterocolitis After Blood Transfusions? Presented at: Pediatric Academic Society, 2016; Baltimore, MD.

Abdulkader ZM, Shah V, Bhesania N, AlKhouri N, Prevalence of Extrahepatic Complications of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children. Presented at: Digestive Disease Week, 2015; Washington, DC.

Dhir, A., Flagg, A., Hanna, R, Incidence and Risk factors for Central Nervous System relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with acute leukemia. Presented at BMT Tandem Meetings, 2016; Honolulu, Hawaii.

M.Medina, E.Ye Mon, C.Cairns, S.Worley. Cleveland Clinic Annual Quality Event Poster Session. 2015.

El-Assaad, I, Al-Kindi GS, Oliveira GH, Boyle GJ, Aziz PF, "Sudden cardiac death in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation: implantable cardioverter defibrillators provide no survival benefit." Presented at ISHLT annual scientific meeting, 2015; Nice, France.

El-Assaad I, Al-Kindi SG, Oliveira GH, Wilkoff BL, Boyle GJ, Aziz PF, "Pacemaker implantation in pediatric heart transplant recipients is predicted by biatrial anastomosis and donor age but does not affect survival." Moderated Poster Presentation at ACC annual scientific meeting, San Diego, 2015.

Lina Patel, Kimberly Giuliano, Michelle Medina, Standardized Well Child Care Templates To Improve Risk Factor Screening in Accordance with Bright Future Guidelines. Presented at the 2015 PAS Meeting, San Diego.

Mandelia C. (2015), Liver Disease in Type 1 Diabetes: Are we looking hard enough? Poster presented at: NASPGHAN 2015; Washington DC, DC.

Mandelia C. (2015), Intractable hypernatremia and metabolic acidosis in a neonate- a diagnostic challenge Poster presented at: NASPGHAN 2015; Washington DC, DC.

Marwan Bakhach, Vaishal Shash, Natalie Bhesania, Sara Lappe, Naim Alkhouri, Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) - An efficacious approach to weight loss in severely obese adolescents. Presented at: 2015 PAS Meeting, San Diego.

Michal Bahar, Tanya Tekautz, Uwe Kordes, Johannes Wolff. Radiation Therapy for Choroid Plexus Carcinoma Patients With Li-Fraumeni Syndrome: Advantageous Or Detrimental? Presented at the 2015 PAS Meeting, San Diego.

Simone Jhaveri, Vaishal Shah, Partha Saha, Sara Lappe, Natalie Bhesania, Naim Alkhouri. Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Children and Adolescents: Experience from a Tertiary Pediatric Obesity Program. Presented at the 2015 PAS Meeting, San Diego.

Sayad E, Dossul A, Cardenas S, Drug-induced Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing pneumonia (BOOP) in a pediatric patient. Presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016, San Francisco.

Shah V, Sayad E, Lappe S, Ibrahim S, AlKhouri N, Cardiovascular risk factors in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea.

Yamini, Effects of Occupational Tobacco Exposure on Foetal Growth, among Beedi Rollers in Coastal Karnataka. Poster to be presented at: American Academy of Pediatrics- National Conference and Exhibition, 2016, San Francisco, CA.


Publications:

Akhtar S, Patel L, Bakhach M, Haider A, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Rogers D, Tsillianidis L, Raissouni N, Schweiger M. Fifteen-year-old female with delayed progression of puberty and visual disturbances. Clinc Pediatr 2016; 55 (7): 664-7

Bakhach M, Shah V, Harwood T, Lappe S, Bhesania N, Mansoor S, Alkhouri N. The protein-Sparing Modified Fast Diet: An effective and safe approach to induce rapid weight loss in severely obese adolescents. Glob Pediatr Health 2016: 22: doi: 10.1177/2333794X15623245

Baskar S, Aziz PF. Genotype-phenotype correlation in long QT syndrome. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract 2015; 2:26

Baskar S, George PL, Eghtesad B, Radhakrishnan K, Hupertz V, Aziz PF, Alkhouri N. Cardiovascular risk factors and cardiac disorders in long-term survivors of pediatric liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2015; 19(1); 48-55

Baskar S, Ackerman MJ, Clements D, Mayuga KA, Aziz PF. Compound heterozygous mutations in the SCN5A-encoded Nav1.5 cardiac sodium channel resulting in atrial standstill and His-Purkinje system disease. J Pediatr 2014; 165(5);1050-2

Bhesania, Natalie; Anani, Anthony; Ochs, Heidi; Okwu, Vera; Magnuson, David; Kay, Marsha. Vomiting in A 2 Year Old With A "Twist"- Undiagnosed Gastric Volvulus. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2016; doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000794

Dhir, A., Tekautz, T., Recinos, V., Murphy, E., Prayson, R., Ruggieri, P., Wolff, J. Lumbar spinal atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2015; 22(12): 1988-1989.

El-Assaad I, Al-Kindi SG, Abraham J, Sanatani S, Bradley DJ, Halsey C, Law IH, Balaji S, Shetty I, Aziz PF. Use of dofetilide in adult patients with atrial arrhythmias and congenital heart disease: A PACES collaborative study. Heart Rhythm 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.07.016

El-Assaad I, Al-Kindi SG, Oliveira GH, Boyle GJ, Aziz PF. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and wait-list outcomes in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation. Heart Rhythm 2015; 12(12): 2443-8

El-Assaad I, Al-Kindi SG, Oliveira GH, Houghtaling P, Wilkoff BL, Boyle GJ, Aziz PF. Pacemaker implantation in pediatric heart transplant recipients: Predictors, outcomes, and impact on survival. Heart Rhythm 2015; 12(8);1776-81

El-Assaad I, Aziz P. Sports Participation in Long QT syndrome: It is Time for the Dialogue..

Nagaraju L, Menon D, Aziz PF. Use of 3D Electroanatomical Navigation (CARTO-3) to Minimize or Eliminate Fluoroscopy Use in the Ablation of Pediatric Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2016; 39(6); 574-80

Mandelia C, Collyer E, Alkhouri N, et al. Plasma Cytokeratin-18 Level as a Novel Biomarker for Liver Fibrosis in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016; 63(2):181-187

Mandelia C, Bakhach M, Alkhouri N, et al. Liver disease in children with type 1 diabetes: are we looking hardenough?. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2015; 61(S2): S63


Oral Presentations:

Corcoran, Aoife. Irish Paediatric Society Annual Meeting 2018, 12/7/2019 Case report: B-cell lymphoma presenting as an isolated forehead lesion

Joshua Herber, MD; Simone Jhaveri, MD; Kenneth Zahka, MD; Gerard Boyle, MD; Elizabeth V Saarel, MD FHRS; Peter Aziz, MD FHRS. (May, 2019). Arrhythmias and Fasciculoventricular Pathways in Patients with Danon Disease: A Single Center Experience Oral Presentation presented at: Cleveland Clinic Annual Pediatrics Research Day; Cleveland, OH, USA.

Joshua Herber, MD. Secondary salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma mimicking benign Warthin’s tumor in a hodgkin lymphoma survivor. Should treatment history guide post-remission follow-up? Sixth International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Rotterdam, NLD.  September 2018.

Brian Chen. Acute Cerebrovascular Accident in a Pediatric Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 10th Biennial Conference on Pediatric Sleep medicine. Naples, Fl. Nov 14-17, 2019.

Lina Alkhaled. Growth Hormone Deficiency in a Patient with Ectodermal Dysplasia. ENDO, San Francisco, CA. Mar 2020.

Sampurna Shakya. Clinical Presentation of Infective Endocarditis in the Early 21st Century: A Descriptive Study. (Poster). IDSA 2017, San Diego, USA on October 7th, 2017.

Mohga Behairy: Persistent Hypogammaglobulinemia after Chemotherapy and Rituximab Despite B Lymphocyte Recovery. Behairy, M. Kerns, L. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Annual Meeting,  Philadelphia, PA. Mar 15, 2020.

Brendan Burke: Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2/17/2020, Acute airway obstruction in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.

Hamza Nasir: Severe Hypercalcemia in a 9 month old girl. Poster. ENDO, New Orleans, LA. March 2019.

Hamza Nasir: Severe Hypercalcemia in a 9 month old girl. Poster. PAS, Baltimore, MD. April 2019.

Hamza Nasir: Bihormonal pituitary adenoma in an adolescent male. Poster. ENDO, New Orleans, LA. March 2019.

Hamza Nasir: Identification of patients at risk of clinical deterioration. Poster. APPD Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 2019.

Emine Tunc: The use of a CarePath in the diagnosis and management of appendicitis in children in a large integrated health system reduced the unnecessary computed tomography imaging.

Tunc E.M., Fertel B., Fraundorf E., Magnuson D. American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting; Denver, CO, USA.  (October, 2019).

Emine Tunc: The use of a CarePath in the diagnosis and management of appendicitis in children in a large integrated health system reduced the unnecessary computed tomography imaging.

Tunc E.M., Fertel B., Fraundorf E., Magnuson D.AAP Section of Emergency Medicine Council of Quality Transformation New Orleans (October 2019).

Emine Tunc: Decreasing Discharge Medication Reconciliation Errors: An Interprofessional Collaborative Quality Improvement Project. Tunc, Emine; Pruitt, Jamie; Moore, Casey; Hoffmaster, Holly L.; Waehner, Erin; Cox, Amy; Cohn, Allan; Zayas-Santiago, Arnaldo. Poster presentation. CCF Patient Safety Day March 13, 2020.

Emine Tunc: 2 Year Old Male Presenting to Emergency Department with Sudden Right Arm Weakness. Tunc, Emine M.; Adams, Richard J., Hsich, Gary. Ohio ACEP resident assembly. Columbus, OH. August 2019.

Jenny Sun: Autoimmune Manifestations in a Child with Autosomal Recessive Hyper IgM Syndrome Secondary to Activation Induced Cytidine Deaminiase Deficiency. Poster. ACAAI American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 11/16/2018.

Jenny Sun: Approach to Food Allergy in Pediatric Primary Care, Poster. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2020 Annual Meeting, 03/14/2020.

Sarah Leluga: “Every True Rash Eventually Shows”. PHM, 2019.

Bahar, M., Dhir, A., Tekautz,T., Wolff,J.. (2015). Intercontinental Multidisciplinary Data Collection and Treatment Optimization Study for Patients with Choroid Plexus Tumors. Oral Presentation presented at: 20th Annual Society of Neuro-oncology Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2015; San Antonio, TX.

El-Assaad I, Al-Kindi S, Mcnally B, Aziz P. Patient and neighborhood level characteristics as predictors of survival in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Oral Presentation at Heart Rhythm annual scientific meeting, 2015.

El-Assaad I, Al-Kindi SG, Abraham J, Sanatani S, Bradley DJ, Halsey C, Law IH, Balaji S, Shetty I, Aziz PF. Use of dofetilide in adult patients with atrial arrhythmias and congenital heart disease: A PACES collaborative study. Oral presentation at Heart Rhythm annual scientific meeting, 2016

Ei Ye Mon. QI project: “Improving Asthma Care through effective primary care co-ordination.” Shark Tank at the Ohio AAP Annual meeting. Columbus OH. 2017.

Wasim Khasawneh, Jessica Barry, Raidour Ahmed, Sarah Worley, Firas Saker, Jalal Abu-Shaweesh. Compared With CPAP, the Use of Non Invasive Ventilation Post-Extubation in ELBW Infants Is Associated With Increased Incidence of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Presented at the 2015 PAS Meeting, San Diego.

Mandelia C. (2015). Provider focused interventions to improve HPV vaccination rates among adolescents Oral Presentation presented at: Ohio AAP; Dublin, OH.

Mandelia C. (2016). Otorhinolaryngological Manifestations among HIV Positive Children in Coastal Karnataka. Oral Presentation to be presented at: AAP National Conference; San Francisco, CA.


Awards/Grants:

Zahra Hudda: PAS Nephrology Grant 2016

Senthuran Vijayarajah: 2016 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Iqbal El-Assaad: 2015 Lower Clinical Award – Honorable Mention & Cardiology 2016 Outstanding Investigator Award

Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Training Program Alumni

Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Training Program Alumni

Resident Graduate Year Fellowship or Practice

2020

Mohamed Ashkar, MD 2020 Pediatrician, Cooperstown, New York
Brendan Burke, DO 2020 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Sara Ghannam, MD 2020 Allergy Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Sumeet Gill, DO 2020 Pediatrician, Phoenix Children's, Arizona
Nawras Habash, MD 2020 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic
Joshua Herber, MD 2020 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Riley Children's
Smitha Hosahalli Vasanna, MD 2020 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Hamza Nasir, MD 2020 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nicole Rothfusz, DO 2020 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Noah Schwartz, MD 2020 Pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Sampurna Shakya, MD 2020 Pediatrician, Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ohio
Jing Yi Sun, MD 2020 Allergy Immunology Fellowship, University of Michigan
Emine Tunc, MD 2020 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Seattle Children's
Sanu Yadav, MD 2020 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's

2019

Dayne Bonzo, DO 2019 Pediatrician, Alaska
Madelyn Cohen, DO 2019 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Caroline Conley, DO 2019 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Dalal Elsori, MD 2019 Development-Behavioral Pediatrics, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Elizabeth Hilow, MD 2019 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Deanna LaBianca, DO 2019 Pediatrician, Randall Children’s Hospital (Oregon)
Amy Porter, MD 2019 Pursuing Palliative Care Fellowship
Archana Ramgopal, DO 2019 Pediatric Hem/Onc Fellowship, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Doaa Shahbah, MD 2019 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Texas Children's
Jason Sherman, DO 2019 Pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center
Ahmad Suleiman, MD 2019 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Julia Tanguay, DO 2019 ED/Acute Care, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Megh Trivedi, MD 2019 ED/Acute Care, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

 

2018

Elham Abushanab, MD 2018 Cleveland Clinic Child Neurology
Aiman Altaqi, MD 2018 Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest ED
Mary Ayers, MD 2018 Pediatric GI, UPMC Medical Education-PA
Edward Beatty, DO 2018 Akron Children’s ED
Antonio Belda, MD 2018 Pediatric Cardiology, University Tennessee COM-Memphis
Sarah Davidson, MD 2018 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Stephannie Davies, MD 2018 Pediatric Allergy, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
Vedant Gupta, DO 2018 Chief Resident Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Zahra Hudda, MD 2018 Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering-NY
Travis Larsh, MD 2018 Cleveland Clinic Child Neurology
Sana Siddiqui, MD 2018 Pediatric Hospitalist Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona
Jessica Smith, MD 2018 Pediatric Sports Medicine Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, MO
Madeleine Townsend, MD 2018 Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Cardiology fellowship

2017

Zeyad Abdulkader, MD 2017 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Nationwide Children’s Columbus, OH
Kelsey Bertrand, MD 2017 Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship, Baylor/Texas Children’s, Houston TX
Niyati Bondale, MD 2017 Pediatric Chief Resident, CCF
Aditi Dhir, MD 2017 Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship,
University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham
Kamalvir Gill, MD 2017 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Miami Children’s, Miami FL
Chetan Mandelia, MD 2017 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Dipika Menon, MD 2017 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Jesse Mortimore, MD 2017 General Pediatrician, Longmont CO
Edouard Sayad, MD 2017 Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Baylor/Texas Children’s, Houston TX
Senthuran Vijayarajah, MD 2017 Pediatric Critical Care, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Yamini Mandelia, MD 2017 Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Ei Ye Mon, MD 2017 Pediatric Chief Resident, CCF

2016

Sara Akhtar, MD 2016 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
Mica Bahar, MD 2016 General Pediatrician, Pennsylvania
Marwan Bakhach, MD 2016 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Barry, MD 2016 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, CCF
True Beck Hooper, MD 2016 General Pediatrician, CCF Twinsburg
Natalie Bhesania, MD 2016 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, CCF
Amena Dossul, MD 2016 General Pediatrician in Texas
Iqbal El-Assaad, MD 2016 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Boston Children’s, MA
Simone Jhaveri, MD 2016 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein, NY
Desiree Levyim, MD 2016 Pediatric Neurology in California
Heidi Ochs, DO 2016 Hospitalist, SUNY Syracuse, NY
Aman Wadhwa, MD 2016 Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship,
University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham

2015

Raidour Ahmed, MD 2015 Pediatric Hospitalist, Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Rukshana Ahmed, MD 2015 General Pediatric at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio
Shankar Baskar, MD 2015 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s
Melissa Domis, MD 2015 Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at CHOP
Noha Eltawil, MD 2015 Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition Fellowship
Catherine Heith, MD 2015 Pediatric Intensivist Fellowship at University of Minnesota
Shrinidi Mani, MD 2015 General Pediatrician in New Jersey
Sana Mansoor, MD 2015 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at duPont Children’s, PA
Lauren Mientkiewicz, DO 2015 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Akron Children’s Hospital
Lina Patel, MD 2015 Pediatric Hospitalist Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA
Vaishal Shah, MD 2015 Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic
Nandita Sharma, MD 2015 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center
Susan Tucker, MD 2015 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at University of Chicago

2014

Ana Catalina Arce Clachar, MD 2014 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's
Areeba Basit, MD 2014 Pediatric Neurology at Seattle, Washington
Heather Daniels, DO 2014 Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow, CCF
Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD 2014 General Pediatrician
Lileth Mondok, MD 2014 Pediatric Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Children's
Asif Padiyath, MD 2014 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship in Arkansas
Fouseena Pazheri, MD 2014 Allergy Fellow at CCF
Benjamin Reed, MD 2014 Neonatology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's
Nina Shojayi, MD 2014 Pediatric Hospitalist, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Heidi Szugye, DO 2014 Pediatric Hospitalist, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Roopa Thakur, MD 2014 General Pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic
Qamar Zaman, MD 2014 General Pediatrician

2013

Anthony Anani, MD 2013 Pediatric Gastroenterology in Texas
Amrit Bhardwaj, MD 2013 Completing Pediatric Residency in PA
Meghan Drayton Jackson, DO 2013 Pediatric Hem Onc Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio
Afshan Jabeen, MD 2013 General Pediatrician in Indianapolis
M. Nasser Kabbany, MD 2013 Pediatric Gasroenterology Fellowship, CCF
Matthew Lisi, MD 2013 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship in Georgia
Jeffrey Moore, MD 2013 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio
Charina Reyes, MD 2013 Pediatric Behavioral Development in Seattle, WA
Ibrahim Sammour, MD 2013 Neonatologist, Cleveland Clinic Children's
G. Nicole Sinclair, MD 2013 Pediatric Intensivist Fellowship in Detroit, MI
Jeein Yoon, MD 2013 Pediatric Psychology Fellowship in Philadelphia
Angela Zamarripa, MD 2013 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Detroit, MI
Arnaldo Zayas-Santiago, MD 2013 Pediatric Hospitalist at Cleveland Clinic Children's

2012

Sophia Ali, MD 2012 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Danielle Bellotti, MD 2012 General Pediatrician in Seattle, WA
Arielle Bokisa, MD 2012 Neonatologist in Columbus, OH
Karine Guerrier, DO 2012 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Wasim Khasawneh, MD 2012 Neonatologist in Jordan
Jamie Kistler, MD 2012 Neonatologist at Akron Children's Hospital
Zachary Leibson, MD 2012 General Pediatrics
Stephen Mac, MD 2012 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in South Carolina
Vera Okwu, MD 2012 Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Texas
Marc Ricks, MD 2012 Pediatrician in North Dakota
Helen Tewelde, MD 2012 General Pediatrician at Community Health Center in Chicago
Stefanie Thomas, MD 2012 Pediatric Hematology/Oncologist in Los Angeles, CA
Carla Torres-Zegarra, MD 2012 Pediatric Dermatology Resident in Denver, CO