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Daniel TriggSecond Year Fellow

Daniel Trigg, M.D.
Daniel was born and raised in Manhasset, New York. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York where he majored in History. He then had careers in both finance and ski patrolling. He attended the Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont where he earned an MD degree. Daniel then completed his residency in pediatrics at Maine Medical Center where he created a successful bicycle helmet giveaway program for children. His area of interest is improving patient outcomes through QI work that links inpatient and outpatient care. Outside of pediatrics, he enjoys skiing, snow science, wilderness navigation, hiking, spending time with his rescue dog, and craft furniture fabrication.


Susi RamazaniFirst Year Fellow

Suzanne Ramazani, D.O.
Susi was born and raised in Burlington, VT. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Gettysburg College. After graduating, she spent three years working with Teach For America in Hartford, CT as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher. She pursued her medical degree at LECOM at Seton Hill and completed her pediatric residency as well as Chief year at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include medical education, QI and community advocacy, as well as incorporating evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling along the Erie Canal, exploring the Finger Lakes, and spending time with her husband Paul, a surgery resident at the University of Rochester.


Melissa KnudsonFirst Year Fellow

Melissa Knudson, M.D.
Melissa was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at UNC Chapel Hill and medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Her pediatric residency was at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.  After residency she spent 3 years on the Navajo Nation in Ft. Defiance, Arizona serving as a staff pediatrician. Her research interests include enhancing the connection of small community hospitals with tertiary facilities to improve quality of care provided to all pediatric patients.  Outside of medicine she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.



Incoming Fellow 2023 - 2024

Matthew Present, M.D.
Residency: University of Rochester
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Recent Graduate

Maha KaissiMaha Kaissi, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
University of Pittsburgh