How to Apply

The fellowship accepts applications through ERAS and participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We start accepting applications for the match when ERAS opens in July for positions starting the following academic year. When submitting your application, please also include 3 letters of recommendation addressed to our Fellowship Director, Martina Steurer. We typically schedule interviews in September and October. 

For more information about the fellowship program:

Current Fellows 2021-22

First Year

Youssef Ahmed

Youssef Ahmed, MBBCh
Medical School: Cairo University Medical School
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Research: Evaluating Pulmonary Artery Hemodynamics in Congenital Heart Disease
Years: 2021-2024

 

 

Keren

Keren Aime-Marcelin, MD, MPH
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Research: Trauma Informed Feedback in Medical Education
Years: 2021-2024
 
carterCarter Biewen, MD
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, BCH-Oakland
Research: PARDS severity in resource-limited settings as defined using PALICC-2 criteria can be used to predict outcome and inform management
Years: 2021-2024
jiaJia Xin Huang, MD
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Research: Identifying outcome disparities and examining the association between acute kidney injury during diabetic ketoacidosis and future risk of diabetic nephropathy (microalbuminuria) in children with type 2 diabetes.
Years: 2021-2024

 

stephanie

Stephanie Tsoi, MD

Medical School: UCLA
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Research: Defining the Typical Course of Pulmonary Hypertension
Years: 2021-2024
  

 Second Year

aaron

Aaron Bodansky, MD
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research: Novel Autoantibody Discovery in Kawasaki Disease (KD) and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome-Children (MIS-C)
Years: 2020-2023

 

mauroMauro Caffarelli, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Research: Using Machine Learning to Identify Electroencephalographic Markers of Arterial Ischemic Stroke in the Pediatric ICU: A Novel Quantitative EEG Approach
Years: 2020-2023

 

meesha

Meesha Sharma, MD PhD
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Mangalore
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Research: Racial disparities in pediatric ECMO outcomes
Years: 2020-2023

 

michaelMichael Smith, MD
Medical School: Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Research: Factors contributing to age at tracheostomy decannulation in children with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Years: 2020-2023
   

 Third Year

kimberly

Kimberly Burfiend, MD

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Residency: Shands Children’s Hospital, University of Florida
Research: Transpulmonary Pressures and Lung Injury Biomarkers in Pediatric ARDS
Years: 2019-2022

 

JennaJenna Essakow, MD

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Residency: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Research: Acknowledging & Addressing Microaggressions, An Experiential Learning Approach
Years: 2019-2022

 

 

Farsh

Sayyed Farishid Moussavi-Harami, MD

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Research: SHP-1 Modulation of Inflammation in Acute Lung Injury
Years: 2019-2023

 

brianBrian Young, MD
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Research: Infant Outcomes in Mothers with ACHD
Years: 2019-2023

 

Fourth Year

david b

David Blauvelt
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Boston Children's Hospital
Research: Scale-up of a silicon micropore membrane oxygenator for artificial placenta technology
Years: 2018-2022

 

Margaret

Margaret Robinson, MD
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Research: Acquiring skills in assessment of child development during the COVID-19 Pandemic: a virtual activity for clerkship
Years: 2018-2022

Fellowship Alumni

 

Critical care fellowship alumni are listed below by program year and current institutional affiliation:

April Edwell 2017-2021
University of California, San Francisco

Anyir Hsieh 2019-2022
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Elyssa Guslits 2018-2021
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, California

Sarah Lau-Braunhut 2018-2021
CICU Group, CHLA

Alice Ramirez (Ainsworth) 2017-2021
CICU Fellowship, Stanford

Lindsay Braun 2017-2020
University of California, San Francisco

Hussam Inany 2018-2020
Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission

Jana Krystofova Mike 2016-2020
University of California, San Francisco

Kathryn Robertson 2017-2020
Kaiser, Santa Clara

Neelima Marupudi 2016-2019
University of Chicago

Emily Morell 2016-2019
University of California, San Francisco

Brian Goudy 2016-2019
University of California, Davis

Terry Dean 2016-2019
George Washington University

Malini Mahendra 2015-2019
University of California, San Francisco

Edmund Burke 2016-2018
University of California, San Francisco

Katie Kowalek 2015-2018
University of Arizona

Helayne Feferman 2015-2018
University of Arizona

Kari Wellnitz 2016-2018
University of Iowa

Amy Romer 2015-2018
University of Pennsylvania

Erika Wong 2016-2018
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Matthew Zinter 2016-2018
University of California, San Francisco

Alison Nair 2013-2017
University of California, San Francisco

Timothy Rogers 2014-2017
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA