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Our Fellows

NICU Fellows
Neonatology Graduation Party 2021

Current Fellows

Jon-Ryan BurrisJon-Ryan Burris, M.D.
Third Year Fellow

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine, State College, PA
Residency Program: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Research Project: The Electron Transport Chain and Its Role In Cardiac Pathology in the Developing Heart (Primary Mentor: George Porter, MD, PhD)
Favorite Spot in Rochester: Highland Park, Letchworth State Park; Fiamma and Steve's Original Diner
Past Time Activities: Hiking, skiing, fly fishing, and spending time with family
One Word to Describe Our Program: Innovative

Igor KhodakIgor Khodak, M.D.
Third Year Fellow

Hometown: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Undergraduate: CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Residency Program: NYU Langone Hospital, Mineola, NY
Research Project: Metabolomics Outcomes in Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns (Primary Mentor: Andrew Dylag, MD)
Favorite Spot in Rochester: Too many to pick just one – Revelry, Verns, Fiorella, Redd or the Cub Room
Past Time Activities: Hiking in Ellison Park, swimming at Hamlin Beach State Park or boating in the Finger Lakes  
One Word to Describe Our Program: Supportive

Angela TysonAngela Tyson, D.O.
Third Year Fellow
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC
Residency Program: Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
AOA Fellowship: Neuromuscular Medicine Plus One, Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
Research Project: Using Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Preterm Infants in the NICU to Reduce Neuromotor Developmental Delays (Primary Mentors: Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD and Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH)
Favorite Spot in Rochester: Mendon Ponds Park
Past Time Activities: Hiking, biking, running, cooking, going to the lake, spending time with my family and friends
One Word to Describe Our Program: Encouraging

Hannah GiuntaHannah Giunta, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Second Year Fellow
Hometown:
Peoria, IL
Undergraduate: Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Graduate: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School (Combined DO/PhD): Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Residency Program: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Research Project: The Good Parent in the NICU (Primary Mentor: Erin M. Denney-Koelsch, MD)
Favorite Spot in Rochester: Genesee Country Village and Museum
Past Time Activities: Kayaking, distance walking, reading, playing with my dog, cooking, and baking
One Word to Describe Our Program: Customizable

jin limJin Whan Lim, D.O.
Second Year Fellow
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Undergraduate: University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Residency Program: Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Research Project: MTOR Regulation of Endothelial-Neutrophil Interaction in the Lung (Primary Mentor: Arshad Rahman, PhD)
Favorite Spot in Rochester: Shadow Lake golf course
Past Time Activities: Playing golf and basketball
One Word to Describe Our Program: Warm

Lakshmi sirdharLakshmi Sridhar, M.D.
Second Year Fellow

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
Undergraduate: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA  
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Residency Program: Newark Beth Israel Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Research Project: Effectiveness of Teaching Neonatal Resuscitation via Telesimulation (Primary Mentor: Melissa Carmen, MD)
Favorite Spot in Rochester: Hamlin Beach or any of the Finger Lakes wineries
Past Time Activities: Travel, dance, OrangeTheory Fitness, Hiking, City Food/Drink Festivals, Sports Games, Theatre Shows
One Word to Describe Our Program: Engaging

Kris Nicole DeGuzmanKris Nicole De Guzman, M.D.
First Year Fellow

Hometown: Daly City, CA and Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Undergraduate: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines   
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines
Residency Program: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX
Areas of Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental outcomes, parent and infant dynamics in the NICU, global health  
Past Time Activities: Exploring new places and restaurants, traveling and visiting family, shopping and looking for nice deals
Why I Chose Rochester: I chose Rochester because I knew I would gain so much knowledge and experience by learning from staff and faculty who are experts and leaders in the field. I would also be able to work in a Regional Perinatal Center and Level IV NICU with availability of ECMO. In addition, all the faculty, fellows, APPs and staff were very genuine, encouraging and down-to-earth, just as I met them on my virtual interview day.

Antoinette JonesAntoinette Jones, M.D., M.S.
First Year Fellow
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  
Graduate: Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical School: Howard University, Washington, DC
Residency Program: Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA
Areas of Research Interest: Optimization of nutrition in the NICU and identifying and finding opportunities to mitigate health disparities in infancy.   
Past Time Activities: Singing on choirs, reading, and creative writing.  When I’m home with my family, I love reading to my nephew and watching him learn new things!
Why I Chose Rochester: I chose Rochester because of the strong research opportunities and the commitment to mentorship.

Stephanie KromStephanie Krom, D.O.
First Year Fellow

Hometown: Hagaman, NY
Undergraduate: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY  
Medical School: University of New England Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Residency Program: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Areas of Research Interest: Nephrology, improving chronic lung disease, infant nutrition   
Past Time Activities: Distance running, hiking, being with my dog and my fiancé
Why I Chose Rochester: I did my pediatric residency here and really loved everyone I worked with in the NICU – everyone is friendly and excited about learning!  I also really love the city – there are lots of great running paths and parks.