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Current Fellows

Nicole CifraThird Year Fellow

Nicole Cifra Gancayco, M.D., M.P.H.

Nicole was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She attended Grove City College for her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She received an MD from Upstate Medical University as well as an MPH through a combined program with the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Rochester, graduating with distinction in research. Her main area of interest is eating disorders, and she currently serves on the Medical Care Standards Committee of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She received multiple awards for her involvement in eating disorder advocacy including a United States Public Health Service award and an Edie Moore Scholarship from the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and animals. She creates visual art and plays viola and violin with several groups in the Rochester community.

Second Year FellowAmy Paul

Amy Paul, D.O.
Amy was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  She attended The George Washington University in Washington D.C for her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Linguistics.  She completed medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She did her pediatric residency training at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University where she held roles on the Graduate Medical Education committee and residency wellness committee. Her area of interests lie in reproductive and gender medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, watching reality television and snuggling with her dogs.

Alkeem SavageFirst Year Fellow

Alkeem Savage, M.D.
Alkeem was born in Jamaica and raised in Miami, FL. He attended Florida State University for his Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics. He received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago, IL where he established programs to improve sexual health and served on the STI Task Force. His areas of interest are gender health as well as sexual and reproductive health. Outside of medicine, he enjoys shopping, traveling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Incoming Fellow 22-23

Alexandra Fayne-Frederick, MD
Residency: Jacobi Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine                                                     

Recent Graduates

Melissa Dundas, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital

Mai-Anh Tran Ngoc, D.O.
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Dell Medical School
Dell Children's Medical Group, Austin, TX

Elizabeth Carreno Rijo, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine Attending
Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital
Orlando Health/University of Florida, Orlando, FL

Erica Bostick, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Adolescent Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Erica Bostick, M.D.

Past Graduates

Laura Obijuru, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Morehouse School of Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, Atlanta, GA

Katherine Blumoff Greenberg, M.D.
Interim Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Vice Chair, Diversity and Culture Development, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Gender Health Services
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Adolescent Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Katherine Blumoff Greenberg, M.D.

LeKeyah Wilson, M.D.
Medical Director of School-Based Health Centers for Rochester Regional Health
Director of Adolescent Services, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY

Taylor B. Starr, D.O., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director of Pediatric Residency Program
Medical Director of the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Adolescent Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Taylor B. Starr, D.O., M.P.H.

Jennifer Linebarger, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and Palliative Care
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Mandy Coles, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Divisions of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Stephen North, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Mission Community Primary Care, Spruce Pine, NC
Founder and Medical Director, Center for Rural Health Innovation
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the North Carolina Multidisciplinary Adolescent Research Consortium and Coalition for Health
University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill

Nicole Mihalopoulos, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Nutrition
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Ponrat Pakpreo, M.D., M.P.H.
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Spokane, WA