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Our Fellows

Crystal Craig, M.D. Crystal Craig, M.D.

Second Year Fellow
Crystal grew up in Lubbock, TX where she completed her undergraduate at Texas Tech University and earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She then went on complete a residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. For the past 5 years she has been in outpatient practice before deciding to pursue a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics. She is interested in addressing adverse childhood experiences and building resiliency in the mid-childhood and adolescent populations. Dr. Craig will be pursuing her MPH during fellowship. Outside of clinic, Crystal enjoys cooking, playing tennis and spending time with her dogs.

Candace Dawn Gildner, M.D., Ph.D.Candace Dawn Gildner, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Faculty / First Year T32 Fellow
 

Dr. Elena GalindoElena Galindo, M.D.

Third Year 3 Adolescent Fellow / First Year T32 Fellow

Dr. Galindo is third-year fellow in adolescent medicine. She is originally from South Carolina, went to medical school in Louisville, KY and then completed pediatric residency at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Galindo's areas of interest in adolescent are reproductive justice, reproductive health, gender care, and advocating for youth, especially minority youth. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking and camping (like…in a tent) with her husband, traveling, yoga, keeping her monstera deliciosa alive, and exploring all the local markets.

Dr. Galindo's current research project is analyzing possible missed opportunities to provide adolescent specific health care to youth admitted inpatient in the hospital. This research project is a good representation of who she considers herself to be as a provider as it allows her to evaluate health care access, equity, and race.

Shaelise Tor, Ph.D.Shaelise Tor, Ph.D.

Marriage and Family Therapy / First Year T32 Fellow

Shaelise grew up in the Rochester area, completed her undergraduate degree at Roberts Wesleyan, her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Rochester, and her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University. She joins the General Academic Pediatric Fellowship after serving as full-time faculty of Nova Southeastern University’s Couple and Family Therapy department in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her research interests include: refugee parent-child attachment, the intergenerational effects of parent mental health in early childhood, and culturally responsive clinical care including evidence-based infant sleep and the dyadic breastfeeding relationship. Outside of work, Shaelise enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two young sons exploring the different parks that Rochester has to offer.

image placeholderJahaira Capellán, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner / First Year T32 Fellow

Jahaira is a native of the Dominican Republic. She grew up in New York City and pursued her undergraduate degrees in Nursing, Psychology and Spanish Literature and Language at Binghamton University. She continued her academic journey by obtaining a Master’s degree in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner track) and a PhD in Health Practice Research from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Following over eight years of dedicated service to the Rochester community as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a Federally Qualified Health Center and completing the University of Rochester CTSI TL1 Population Health Research Fellowship last year, she now joins the General Academic Pediatric Research Fellowship. Her research endeavors are centered on exploring the intricate relationship between parenting practices and childhood outcomes, with a special focus on the Latino/a/x population. Jahaira is committed to enhancing the well-being of this community by mitigating the risk of childhood obesity and mental health issues. Her fervor for tackling healthcare and research disparities, particularly in addressing language barriers drives her work. Dr. Capell├ín brings expertise in measurement adaptation and a keen interest in culturally adapting interventions to ensure equitable access to scientific advancements for marginalized individuals. Outside of work, Jahaira enjoys volunteering at community events and spending time with friends, family, and her boyfriend and dogs. She enjoys going on nature walks and stopping for gelato in the summer time.

Notable Recent Graduates

Gen Peds Fellows at the 2023 APA meeting

Michael Kantor, M.D.

Attending Physician, Rochester Regional Health

Susan Gasparino, M.D.

Senior Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Ariel Reinish, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, URMC; Director of Medical Student Electives, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry:
Assistant Director, Primary Care Clerkship, URMSD

Kelly A. Brown, M.D.

Division Chief, Residency Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, MI)

Melissa Cellini, M.D., M.S.Ed., F.A.A.P.

Assistant Director Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics,
New York Medical College, Touro University, (Valhalla, NY)

Anne-Marie Conn, Ph.D., M.S.Ed.

Assistant Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)

Mark Craig, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor/Associate Program Director
Madigan Healthcare System (Tacoma, WA)

Sean M. Frey, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)

Margaret Holland, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Scientist and Lecturer, School of Medicine, Child Study Center,
Yale University, (New Haven, CT)

Marybeth Jones, M.D., M.S.Ed.

Assistant Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)Fellows group

Catherine Krafft, M.D, M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)

MacKenzi (Hillard) Preston, M.D. M.S.

Instructor, Pediatrics, Associate Clerkship Director in Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)

Sarah Ronis, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Director, UH Rainbow Center for Child Health and Policy, Assistant Professor Division of General Academic Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, (Cleveland, OH)

Casey B. Rosen-Carole, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.Ed.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and OBGYN, Medical Director of Lactation Services and Programs
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)

Andrea Milne Wenderlich, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)

CAPT Jennifer (Foltz) Wiltz, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Medical Officer in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the CDC Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Dr. Foltz leads the Paul Coverdell National Stroke Program, supports research and surveillance activities, and shapes national pediatric and informatics strategies in cardiovascular health.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Atlanta, GA)

Veronica Kwiatkowski, M.D., M.S.

Allergy/Immunology Fellow,
DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, (Detroit, Michigan)