Current Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine Fellows Welcome party for our first year fellows (2014) Current Fellows Third Year Fellow Pratik Parikh, M.B.B.S. Pratik is from Vadodara, India and completed his pediatric residency at St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ in June 2012. His research interests include developing novel therapeutic interventions using gene therapy to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants. Pratik was awarded an NIH T32 Department of Pediatrics grant to support his research. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing cricket, tennis and chess, listening to music, and rooting for his favorite NFL team, the New York Giants. Third Year Fellow Srujana Rallabandi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H. Sujji is from Hyderbad, India and completed her pediatric residency and her Master in Public Health at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Her research interests include antioxidant effects of unconjugated bilirubin in neonates, promotion of effective prenatal counseling for premature births, and study of neonatal health care delivery practices in international settings. She was awarded a University of Rochester Dean’s grant to further her research. Outside the fellowship, she enjoys cooking, traveling and learning about different cultural backgrounds and practices. Second Year Fellow Jayson Lingan, M.D. Jayson’s hometown is Tuguegarao City, Cagayan in the Philippines. He joined our fellowship program after completing his pediatric residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. His research interests include patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary hypertension. Jayson enjoys traveling, biking and running. Second Year Fellow Christina Sollinger, M.D. Christina’s hometown is Madison, WI. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Christina’s research interests include neonatal lung development and injury in relationship to oxygen exposure and mechanical stress. Outside the fellowship, she enjoys yoga, zumba, downhill skiing, and spending time on Canandaigua Lake with her husband’s family. Second Year Fellow Sarah Volz, D.O. Sarah is from Anchorage, Alaska and completed her pediatric residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and Winthrop University in West Islip, NY. Her research interests include effects of prematurity and nutrition predisposing patients to obesity, education, and simulation training/research. Outside of the fellowship, she enjoys downhill skiing, salmon and halibut fishing, softball, volleyball, the outdoors and photography. First Year Fellow Javed Mannan, M.D., M.P.H. Javed was born and raised in Douglaston, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree at Boston University and received his Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health from St. Georges University, Grenada. Javed completed his pediatric residency at NY Methodist Hospital in Park Slope Brooklyn. His research interests include hyperbilirubinemia and the late preterm infant. Outside of his fellowship, he plays electric base guitar and loves playing basketball, tennis and bike riding. First Year Fellow Shanley Sifain, M.D. Shanley's hometown is Lockport, NY. She attended medical school at SUNY at Buffalo and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her research interests include understanding how inflammation alters the developing lung. Outside of her fellowship, she enjoys camping, hiking, rock climbing, gardening, painting, and traveling. But most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew, her son Liam, dog Daks and cat Frankie. First Year Fellow James Thomas, M.D. James and his family are from Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His research interests include neonatal resuscitation training in low resources settings and public health. Dr. Thomas loves spending time with his wife and three kids – hiking, camping, biking and rock climbing.