Current Fellows:
 

Fatima Ismail, M.B.S.S.

Birth place:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
College/Medical School:  College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University
Residency:  Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Harriet Lane Pediatrics Program
Reason for pursuing NDD: NDD training allows for unprecedented exposure to the best of the two worlds: pediatric neurology and developmental medicine.  For the new generation of pediatric neurologists, a well-founded knowledge in the basics of child development which is basically a reflection of brain maturation and function is important for offering comprehensive and integrated management for their patients. For someone who seeks a career in clinical research and academia, the program offers a year designated for research that is embedded in the curriculum and offers individualized mentorship for trainees. Finally, one of my career goals is to establish comprehensive neurology and neurodevelopmental services in the UAE and Kennedy Krieger faculty and staff are leaders in the field. 


Ryan E. Gill, M.D.

Birth place:  Long Island, NY
College:  Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of the City University of New York
Medical school: Albany Medical College
Residency:  New York Medical College – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Pediatrics
Reason for pursuing NDD: Discovering the existence of NDD programs was a perfect fit for my interest in caring and advocating for children with developmental disabilities. There seemed no better way to care completely and understand fully the child with special needs than to train in a program that encompasses and values both neurology and development, not seeing the two as separate entities but crucial aspects of one another. 


Cathleen Marshall, M.D.

Birth place: Baltimore, MD
College: Loyola College
Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Reason for pursuing NDD: I first became interested in NDD at the age of 17, when I began working as a support specialist for a little girl, Maggie who had spastic athetoid cerebral palsy.  Maggie soon became one of my closest friends and has taught me more about medicine than any other single experience, including medical school.
I am pursuing a career in academic medicine specializing in the treatment of pediatric neurodevelopmental disorder with a focus on neurodevelopment, neuroplasticity and neuroprotection. I hope to integrate my experiences working directly with children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities with my background in translational and clinical research to generate research questions specifically addressing changes at the cellular level observed after brain injury and hopes to find ways to mediate this reaction.


Amena Weston Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

Birth place: Augusta, GA
College: Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Medical school: Medical University of South Carolina, Medical Scientist Training Program, Charleston, SC
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Categorical Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD
Reason for pursuing NDD: I pursued NDD because this field combines all of my academic interests including developmental pediatrics, neurology and behavioral psychology. I also love that I’ll have the flexibility during training to continue translational research in neuroscience and neurodevelopment.  I have always enjoyed working with children and families and collaborating with providers on a multi-disciplinary team to create holistic care plans for my patients. I chose NDD over pediatric neurology because overall I hope to serve in a primary care and advocacy role for children with disabilities rather than serve as an expert focusing only on the neurologic aspect of care. 


Eric Chin, M.D.

Birth place: Los Angeles, CA
College: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Medical school: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Residency: Our Lady of the Lake Pediatrics Residence Program (PGY-1), Baton Rouge, LA; Hershey Medical Center Pediatrics Residency Program (PGY-1-2), Hershey, PA
Reason for pursuing NDD: My background in computational and neural systems has led me toward a basic science/systems perspective on the nervous system. As such, my research in neuroimaging has focused on rigorously quantifying core aspects of neurodevelopment (e.g. myelination). An academic career in NDD offers the opportunity to investigate these fundamental processes while directly applying new insights toward comprehensive care of a complex and often underserved population.


Previous Fellows:

2002-2006

Jennifer Accardo, M.D.

Currently:
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development, Virginia Commonwealth University
   

2002-2006

Joshua Ewen, M.D.

Currently:
  • Neurologist and Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Kennedy Krieger Institute 
 
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
   

2003-2007

Hilary E. Gwynn, M.D.

Currently:
  • Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician and Faculty Member in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Instructor in the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
   

2003-2007

Deepa Menon, M.B.B.S.

Currently:
  • Assistant Medical Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
   

2007-2012

Lisa Emrick, M.D.

Currently:
  • Faculty Member, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Texas Children’s Hospital – Houston 
   

2007-2012

Sarah Risen, M.D.

Currently:
  • Faculty Member, Department of Pediatric Neurology and the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital – Houston 
   

2008-2012

Ryan Lee, M.D.

Currently:
  • Pediatric Neurologist, Director of the Neurodevelopmental Clinic, Director of Medical Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Honolulu 
   

2008-2012

Mihee J. Bay, M.D.

Currently:
  • Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician and Faculty Member in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
   

2009-2013

Joan Jasien, M.D.

Currently:
  • Developmental Pediatrician in the Department of Neurology, Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center 
  • Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine
   

2009-2013

Eboni Lance, M.D.

Currently:
  • Neurologist and Co-Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute 
 
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
   

2010-2014

Vera J. Burton, M.D.

Currently:
  • Neurologist in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
   

2011-2015

Mary Lee Gregory, M.D., Ph.D.

Currently:
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Medical College of Georgia
   

2011-2014

Elaine Carrasco-Cornelio, M.D.

Currently:
  • Physician at Centennial Medical Group, Roseburg, OR
   

2012-2016

Jacqueline Harris, M.D.

Currently:
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute
   

2012-2016

Siddharth Srivastava, M.D.

Currently:
  • Assistant, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
   

2013-2018

Tara Johnson, M.D.

Currently:
  • Pediatrician, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR
  • Genetics Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital
   

2013-2017

Meghan O'Neill, M.D.

Currently:
  • Attending Physician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
   

2014-2018

Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, M.D.

Currently:
  • Staff Clinician, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


 

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