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PICU Fellows 2021-2022

Current Fellows

Emily LeshenThird Year Fellow

Emily Leshen, M.D., M.S.
Emily was born in Iowa City, IA and grew up in Kansas City, MO. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Missouri-Columbia in biochemistry. She then obtained a Master’s degree from Loyola University in physiology. She attended medical school at Creighton University, completing her clinical experience at the Phoenix, AZ regional campus. She completed her residency at University of Rochester and decided to complete her fellowship in pediatric critical care. Her research interests include interferon therapy of congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. She is married with two dogs at home. She enjoys kayaking the Finger Lakes, walking the dogs, and baking in her free time.

Ashley ChoeThird Year Fellow

Ashley Choe, M.D., M.B.A. (combined med-peds)
Ashley was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She earned both her BS and MBA from the University of Akron, and completed her MD at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She left Ohio for residency in Greenville, NC at East Carolina University where she completed Internal Medicine-Pediatrics training. She then made her way to the University of Rochester where she completed Adult Critical Care Fellowship, and is now here to learn all she can from GCH's Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship program. Ashley has interests in bridging the Adult and Pediatric worlds, and system efficiency and effectiveness. In her free time, she likes to read, cook, and bake - especially tres leches and macarons.

Matthew MacDougallSecond Year Fellow

Matthew MacDougall, M.D., M.P.H.
Matthew was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at SUNY Geneseo. He went on to receive a Masters in Public Health through the combined program at Upstate Medical University and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. During that time he served a two year appointment as a Lerner Fellow at the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion. Thereafter he completed medical school at Upstate Medical University. Matthew completed his Pediatric and Chief Residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. His research interests include the integration of palliative care principles with pediatric critical care, and improving care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease.  In his free time, Matthew enjoys camping, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends along Lake Ontario.

Courtney CaminitiFirst Year Fellow

Courtney Caminiti, MD, MPH
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School