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Current Fellows

Akua Asante Akua Asante, M.D.
Third Year Fellow

Akua earned her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, before entering pediatric residency at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria. She enjoys baking, painting, running, yoga, rock climbing and traveling.

Carol Fries Simpson Carol Fries Simpson, M.D.
Third Year Fellow

Carol earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY before coming to Rochester for pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester. She enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, kayaking, and spending time with friends, her husband, and her two dogs.

Renee BoulwareRenee Boulware, M.D., M.P.H.
Second Year Fellow

Renee earned her medical degree and masters in public health from New York Medical College. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Rochester. She enjoys traveling, reading, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

Ariel ReinishAriel Reinish, M.D.
First Year Fellow

Ariel was born and raised in Central New Jersey. She attended college at Columbia University where she received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. She completed her post-baccalaureate premedical studies at Johns Hopkins University. She came to the University of Rochester for medical school, where she also did her residency in pediatrics. Her research interests include bone marrow transplantation, benign hematology, and transition of care for adolescents with sickle cell disease. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and family, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Recent Graduates

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

Past 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.
    Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Clinical Director, Pediatric General Inpatient Units
    Golisano Children's Hospital
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
    Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 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