Current Mentees in alphabetical order
Maneesha Agarwal, MD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
2021 – present
Dr. Agarwal is the incoming Chair of PEMPix, the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine’s visual diagnosis competition. I am mentoring her in taking over the competition as well as in developing a social media focused educational campaign on Instagram.

Joshua Belfer, MD
Current Position: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, Columbia New York
2020 – present
I am one of Dr. Belfer’s primary research mentors. Our work together is focused on developing a Systematic Online Academic Resource (SOAR) Review of FOAM materials in pediatric respiratory illnesses. We are collaborating with Andrew Grock, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine from UCLA. Dr. Grock is one of the key members of the METRIQ collaborative and Academic Life in Emergency Medicine contributor, who pioneered the SOAR review process. Dr. Belfer has also recently started a podcast of his own entitled “Doctors are People Too” in which he interviews medical professionals about their careers and accomplishments.

Rebecca Carson, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Acute Care Online Program at Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.)
Previous Position: Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Services Cincinnati Children’s
2019 – present
Rebecca is one of the first Advanced Practice nurses to develop a podcast-focused educational platform, The Peds NP podcast ( I am continuing to mentor Rebecca in the creation and promotion of her educational offerings including a national invited presentation (NAPNAP 2022) and an accepted manuscript on the creation of a podcast for asynchronous NP students. She was recently awarded the 2022 Johns Hopkins Alumni Dean’s Award for outstanding nurse educator.

James Gray, MB, BCh, MEd
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s
Previous Position: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s
2018 – present
I was Dr. Gray’s primary research mentor during PEM fellowship. Our work together included a scoping review focused on the current understanding and best practices of knowledge and research dissemination in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine using asynchronous online means. Dr. Gray has been an active member in the PECARN Dissemination Working Group, assisted in the Development of a new PECARN website and study repository with Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, and a regular contributor to the EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center. I have also mentored Dr. Gray in the creation of blog posts, podcasts and videos highlighting new research in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. An example of the content we created together, highlighting the work of Schnadower et al. in a randomized controlled trial of probiotics in gastroenteritis in children are noted below:

Blog post
Should we be prescribing probiotics for gastroenteritis?
December 13, 2018 /

A discussion about probiotics for gastroenteritis with David Schnadower
December 12, 2018 /

A concise video synopsis of David Schnadower’s study on probiotics in gastroenteritis from the New England Journal of Medicine
December 17, 2018

I mentored Dr. Gray in the production and editing of these three forms of asynchronous content, as well as additional work with colleagues in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, a cross-institutional initiative with the University of Michigan to create a conference format that teaches attendees how to assesses the quality of blogs and podcasts (FOAM Club), as well as work with podcast production for the 2019 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Ashish Shah, MD, MEd
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego
Previous Position: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s
2017 – present
I am a secondary mentor on Dr. Shah’s project to develop a virtual reality intervention to teach the circulatory assessment to residents. I produced and edited a training video for the study. I also mentored Ashish on various types of digital scholarship, including website development, writing blog posts, and crafting an educator portfolio.

Jason Woods, MD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Colorado Children’s
2016 – present
I serve as a career mentor for Dr. Woods. We have regular telephone and video chat meetings and have presented multiple workshops and plenaries together, including at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition and at the annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference. Jason is now an Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Fellowship program at Colorado Children’s and serves as the Co-Chair of the PECARN Dissemination Work Group.

Current Resident Mentees in alphabetical order (as of 6/15/2022)
Thomas Aviles PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Kiran Bandi PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Samuel Brayer PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Olivia Crowe PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Amanda Deford PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Jose Elizondo Leal PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Abigail Gauthier PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Stephen Gilene PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Alex Hubbard PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Kristen Humphrey PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Daniel Kadden PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Taylor Lammert PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Megan Lee PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Elizabeth Lendrum PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Michael Matt PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Paul (Thomas) Menk PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Timothy Nguyen PL-2 Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Michelle Recto PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Joshua Rice PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Archit Sahai PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Gabrielle Siegel PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Miller Sisson PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics
Isaac Smith PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Patrick Smith PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Ryan Sosh PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Tyler Spivey PL-2 Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Katherine Stefani PL-1 Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry
Priscilla Tang PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Shelby Tanguay PL-5 Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry
Sarah Taylor PL-1 Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Jessica Trygier PL-2 Categorical Pediatrics
Tomas Vanagunas PL-2 Pediatrics/Genetics
Cameron Wade PL-1 Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Paul Warren PL-3 Categorical Pediatrics
Daniel Whitehurst PL-1 Categorical Pediatrics

Past Mentees in alphabetical order
Jay Conhaim, MD
Current Position: Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Cincinnati, OH
Previous Position: Categorical Pediatric Resident Cincinnati Children’s
2014 – 2017
I was Dr. Conhaim’s faculty advisor during residency. Following training at Cincinnati Children’s he matched in the Anesthesiology program at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Tara Kopp, MD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine Norton Children’s, Louisville, KY
Previous Positions: Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow, and Categorical Pediatric Resident, Cincinnati Children’s
I served as Dr. Kopp’s faculty advisor during residency, assisting her in acquiring research mentors and in successfully matching in the Emergency Medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s. I served as an advisor throughout fellowship as she selected academic projects, pursued masters training, and ultimately weighted career options. I wrote letters of recommendation and will continue to serve as an academic reference.

Chris Kovaleski
Current Position: Clinical Fellow, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA.
Previous Positions: Clinical Staff Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine and Categorical Pediatrics Resident Cincinnati Children’s
2016 – 2019
I served as Dr. Kovaleski’s faculty advisor during residency and authored letters of recommendation in support of his application to Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowships.

Kirsten Loftus, MD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Previous Positions: Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow, and Categorical Pediatric Resident, Cincinnati Children’s
2012 – 2020
I served as both Dr. Loftus’ faculty advisor during residency and her primary research mentor during fellowship. Our project is a large, descriptive analysis of the cumulative clinical experiences of Emergency Medicine residents in the ED at Cincinnati Children’s. Our manuscript has been published. Kirsten is now director of the Emergency Department rotation for residents at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. I recently advised her on the implementation of a process to introduce residents to endotracheal intubation in their resuscitation area.

Daphne Morrison-Ponce, MD
Previous Position: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, The University of Michigan
2018 – 2020
I mentored Dr. Morrison-Ponce during the development of a novel conference format that teaches attendees how to assesses the quality of blogs and podcasts (FOAM Club) when she was a PEM fellow at the University of Michigan. Our collaboration resulted in a publication in Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training as well as the online resource

Aarti Patel, MD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital Sand Diego, CA
Previous Position: Hospital Medicine Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s
I mentored Dr. Patel in the development of the website, an online resource used to teach residents the physical exam during Hospital Medicine Rounds. Our work was published in Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Quality and Safety. Dr. Patel is currently faculty in San Diego.