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PICU Fellows 2021-2022

Current Fellows

Jacob AndersonThird Year Fellow

Jacob Anderson, M.D.
Jacob was born and raised in Lindon, Utah. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Utah Valley University. He attended medical school at St George's University School of Medicine in Grenada. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University. During his fellowship he hopes focus on medical education and the use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in a critical care setting. Jacob is here with his wife Veronica and both of them enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and enjoying all that Rochester has to offer.

Emily LeshenSecond 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.

Matthew MacDougallFirst 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.

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
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