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Our Fellows

Current Fellows

Akua AsanteSecond Year Fellow

Akua Asante, M.D.

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 SimpsonFirst Year Fellow

Carol Fries Simpson, M.D.

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.

Recent Graduates

Sana UsmaniSana Usmani, D.O.

Pediatric Hospitalist
Cohen Children's Medical Center

Laila Mahmood MD

Laila 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
University of Rochester Medical Center

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

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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.
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    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
    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)