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PICU Fellows 2021-2022 - Goofing off a little - for the kids!
PICU Fellows 2021-2022 - Serious about patient care and fun to work with!

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 and 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 is focusing on medical education and online curriculum development by obtaining a master’s degree in health professions education. He is also focusing on pediatric neurocritical care with an emphasis on TBI, sedation, and status epileptics. Jacob and his spouse both enjoy cooking, hiking through Mendon Ponds, and enjoying all that Rochester offers.

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.

Incoming Fellows 22-23

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

Ashley Choe, MD (combined med-peds)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Vidant Medical Center
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine

Recent Graduates

Garrett Coles, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology Fellow
University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital

Melissa Cullimore, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care
Children's Hospital and Medical Center Omaha

Mykael Garcia, M.D., M.S. Ed.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care
University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital

Joseph Kuebler, M.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiology
University of Rochester Medical Center, Golisano Children's Hospital

Heather Reyes, M.D., M.Eng.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care
University of Rochester Medical Center, Golisano Children's Hospital

Previous Graduates

Elizabeth Nocera, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care
University of Rochester Medical Center, Golisano Children's Hospital

Jennifer DeMichele, M.D.
Pediatric Intensivist
Sunrise Children's Hospital
Las Vegas, NV

Amanda Hall, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist
Carolinas HealthCare System, Levine Children's Hospital
Charlotte, NC

Karen Sethi, M.D.
Pediatric Intensivist
Children's Anesthesiology Associates of New Jersey, Virtual Hospital
Voorhees, NJ

Daniel Rogers, M.D., M.H.A., M.S.
Pediatric Critical Care Intensivist
Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Stephen Tomek, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Intensivist 
The Medical Center at Navicent Health, Mercer University
Macon, GA

Renata Ostrowicki, M.D.
Attending Critical Care Physician
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

James Horstmann, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Intensivist
Levine Children's Hospital
Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth Scarlett, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Intensivist
Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA