Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program | Current Fellows

First-year Fellows

 

Madeline Keyes

Madeline Keyes

Dr. Keyes completed her pediatric residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital where she also served as chief resident. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wheaton College and completed one year as a research assistant in Denmark prior to obtaining her MD from Dartmouth University. She is interested in clinical research and quality improvement.

 

 

Brooke Krbec

Brooke Krbec

Dr. Krbec completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Tulane University and a Master’s in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina. She obtained her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is interested in clinical and translational research.

 

 

Kristen Leone

Kristen Leone

Dr. Leone graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Neuroscience from Tulane University and obtained her MD from Louisiana State University. She completed her pediatric residency training in New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University in New York. She is interested in clinical research in cardiopulmonary physiology.

 

 

 

Matthew LinMatthew Lin

Dr. Lin completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He then obtained his MD from the University of Vermont and completed his pediatric residency training at New York University. He has a clinical and scholarly interest in Bioethics in neonatology.

 

 


Tierney Morrison


Tierney Morrison

Dr. Morrison completed her pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she also served as chief resident. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Health and her medical degree from George Washington University. She has a clinical and scholarly interest in addiction medicine as it pertains to maternal fetal medicine and neonatology.

 

Margaret OngMargaret Ong

Dr. Ong completed her pediatric residency training at University of California Los Angeles. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Physiological Science and her medical degree from University of California Los Angeles. She is interested in clinical research with a focus on nutrition and neurodevelopment.

 

 

 

Second-year Fellows

Laura BernardiniLaura Bernardini

Dr. Bernardini obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then completed a post baccalaureate pre-medical program at the University of Virginia. She obtained her medical degree with Highest Distinction from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California followed by pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her current research interests include the impact of assisted reproductive technologies on neonatal outcomes, specifically complications of prematurity, as well as quality improvement related to duration of antibiotic therapy in necrotizing enterocolitis.

 

Anna DuncanAnna Duncan

Dr. Duncan completed her residency training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Architecture from Brown University and completed a pre-medical post-baccalaureate at Bryn Mawr as well as a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She then completed her MD/MHS studies at Yale School of Medicine. She is interested in rare genetic causes of global developmental delay.

 

Yarden FraimanYarden Fraiman

Dr. Fraiman received his undergraduate degree in Religion from Princeton University. He obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his pediatrics residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center where he was responsible for a national randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness education program to reduce burnout among pediatric interns. He is pursuing his Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public of Health and a combined fellowship in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship where he studies racial and ethnic disparities in NICU care and outcomes.

 

 

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Dr. Frazer completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then obtained her MD and PhD in Immunology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In regards to her research, she is interested in lung development and resolution of inflammation in the lung. She is a member of Dr. Bruce Levy’s Lab. She is also the president-elect of the junior section of the Society for Pediatric Research.

 

 

Helen HealyHelen Healy

Dr. Healy completed her pediatric residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her undergraduate degree in child and family studies from the University of Syracuse and worked as a pre-school teacher prior to her graduate studies. She completed her MD/MPH at the University of Iowa. She is interested in epidemiology and quality improvement in neonatology.

 

 

Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Middlebury College and pursued a clinical research training opportunity at the National Institutes of Health prior to obtaining her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. She completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with advanced skill program in medical education. Her research and scholarly activities focus on medical ethics, professionalism and communication in neonatology, particularly as it relates to perinatal counseling. She is a trainee member of the Boston Children’s Ethics and GME committees and hopes to pursue a bioethics fellowship during her training. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys running with her golden retriever Tiger, (urban) gardening, and cooking.

 

Third-year Fellows

Kristyn BeamKristyn Beam

Dr. Beam completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and her medical education at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her pediatric residency training at The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. During fellowship, she was accepted into the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Fellowship, through which she is obtaining her Masters of Public Health in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research interests include using machine learning to improve neonatal outcomes, specifically focused on bronchopulmonary dysplasia, with hopes to expand this technique to other neonatal morbidities throughout her career.

 

 

 

Gaby Cordova RamosGaby Cordova Ramos

Dr. Cordova Ramos completed her residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. A native of Peru, she obtained her medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima. Her fellowship scholarship work focused on the performance of preterm growth references to predict outcomes. She will join the faculty at Boston Medical Center and pursue health services research with a focus on health literacy as it pertains to outcomes of NICU graduates.

 

 

 

Patricia DavenportPatricia Davenport

Dr. Davenport completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and her medical education at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her pediatric residency training at New York University. She currently researches the effects of neonatal thrombocytopenia and platelet transfusion under the mentorship of Dr. Martha Sola-Visner. Dr. Davenport is currently serving as Chief Fellow.

 

 

 

Samantha EnstadSamantha Enstad

Dr. Enstad obtained her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and her medical degree from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Northwestern University’s Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She is interested in clinical research focusing on the impact of maternal obesity on lactational programming.

 

 

 

Emily Herzberg

Dr. Herzberg graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Science and Spanish from Georgetown University. She obtained her MD from Georgetown University and completed her pediatric residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital where she also served as chief resident. Her research focuses on the diagnosis of neonatal encephalopathy and the best early predictors of short and long term outcome, and she has a particular interest in EEG. She currently serves as Chief Fellow. When she isn't at the hospital you can likely find her at her local Pure Barre studio!

 

Ravi Raju 

Ravi Raju

Ravi received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Anthropology from Harvard University. He obtained his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and a PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Raju completed his pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He is interested in building a mechanistic framework to better understand how social determinants of health modulate disease risk. He works in the laboratory of Professor Li-Huei Tsai in the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory at MIT where he uses mouse models and epigenetic tools to study how exposure to toxic stress and early life adversity affect brain development.

 

Omri David SofferOmri David Soffer

Dr. Omri David Soffer, a native of Israel, graduated summa cum laude from Semmelweis University of Hungary, receiving his medical degree. He completed his pediatric residency training at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Staten Island University Hospital. He is currently a clinical fellow at the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program and a Bioethics fellow at the Center for Bioethics in Harvard Medical School. His clinical research focuses on evaluating the utility of quantitative measurements in infants exposed to neuromuscular blockade. He is also pursuing bioethics fellowship. His research and scholarly interests in ethics focus broadly on instilling ethical principles and interpersonal competence and knowledge in medical trainees during counseling to care-takers of critically ill patients.

 

 

 

Julie ThaiJulie Thai

Dr. Thai received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and her medical degree from the University of Nevada. She completed her pediatric residency training at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. She is interested in basic and translational research in nutrition and the microbiome as they pertain to neonatal morbidities.

 

 

 

Fourth-year Fellows

Alejandra Barrero-CastilerroAlejandra Barrero-Castillero

Dr. Barrero-Castillero completed her pediatric residency training at Stanford University with a clinical research scholarly concentration. A native of Mexico City, she obtained her medical degree from the Universidad Anahuac school of medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University, with a concentration in Biostatistics and International Health. She is currently on her second year at the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. Ale is working in characterizing and assessing psychosocial stressors of infants and families in the NICU with a particular interest in immigrant families.

 

Jonathan LevinJonathan Levin

Dr. Levin completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology. He obtained his MD from Yale University and completed his residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He is pursuing a combined fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology. He performs research with the Computational Health Informatics Program and is interested in medical innovation and long term pulmonary outcomes of premature infants.