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Current Fellows

JoAnn Bolude, M.D.JoAnn Bolude, M.D., M.P.H.
Second Year Fellow

Dr. Bolude was born in Dallas, TX but grew up in Chicago, IL, and traveled to Miami for training in Med/Peds and later to San Antonio, TX before coming to New York to complete her fellowship in Peds Hem/Onc. She loves spending time with her family, bike riding, vacationing and having cook offs at home! She enjoys teaching, learning new things (from A to Z on YouTube) and spending time in prayer with family and friends. Dr. Bolude also highly values volunteering with teens who are less privileged! Her research interests are still unfolding but definitely in clinical oncology.

 

 

John Mariano, M.D. John Mariano, M.D.
First Year Fellow

John is a Rochester native from the Greece/Charlotte part of town and went to Aquinas for high school. He stayed relatively local for college at both St. John Fisher College and Cornell University ultimately graduating from Cornell in 2010. He then moved on to a post-baccalaureate research position at the FDA on the NIH main campus in Maryland before returning to the Rochester area for medical school at the University of Rochester. During medical school, he received Physician Scientist training award from the American Society of Hematology for a dedicated research year and ultimately graduated with distinctions in community service, education and research. He then completed his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of Rochester where he was awarded the American Society of Hematology HONORS award for research and graduated with distinctions in research and education. He is completing a combined fellowship program in Adult and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology with interests in Adolescent and Young Adult oncology, survivorship, and interdisciplinary support for oncology patients. Outside of medicine he enjoys wood-working (on a very amateur scale), his large Italian family parties, exploring parks with his dog, and traveling with his wife/lifetime travel partner, Nicolette.

Incoming Fellow 22-23

Laura Duarte, MD
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá Facultad de Medicina

 

Recent Graduates

Renee BoulwareRenee Boulware, M.D., M.P.H.

Physician at Summerwood Pediatrics, Syracuse, NY

carol friesCarol Fries Simpson, M.D.

Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital
Carol Fries Simpson, M.D.

Akua AsanteAkua Asante, M.D.

Pediatric Primary Care
Rochester, NY

Akua Asante, M.D.

Sana UsmaniSana Usmani, D.O.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Attending
King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Laila Mahmood MDLaila Mahmood, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center

Razia Akhtar MDRazia Akhtar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

BredlauAmy-Lee Bredlau, M.D., M.S.-C.L.I.

Associate Medical Director, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
 

NormanShannon Norman, M.D.

Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, AK

WiedlChristina Wiedl, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Previous Graduates

  • Shalu Narang, M.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Brenda J. Wittman, M.D.
    Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, AK
  • Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Roswell Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • John Horan, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Judeth McGann, M.D.
    Private Practice
    Woodland Healthcare, Woodland, CA
  • David N. Korones, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
    David Korones, M.D.
  • Allen Eskenazi, M.D.
    Private Practice
    Physicians to Children, Inc., Roanoke, VA
  • James Palis, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
    James Palis, M.D.
  • Barbara L. Asselin, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
    Barbara L. Asselin, M.D.
  • Reggie Duerst, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
    Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL