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Neonatology Fellows

Third Year Fellows (2016-2019)

Jodi Garvin, DOJodi Garvin, DO
Fellowship Years: 2016-2019
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
Medical School: Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Medical College of WI
Research/ Scholarly Project: Neuroscience basic Science research. Hyperglycemia induced impairment in astrocyte cell signaling and its role in neurovascular coupling.
Mentor: David Harder, PhD and Susan Cohen, MD.
Interests: Checking out new Milwaukee restaurants with my friends. I enjoy running by the lake-front. When I get a chance, I love being on the water kayaking or boating.
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? I was fortunate to experience the NICU during my residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. I decided to stay here for fellowship, because of the people in the neonatology department. From fellowship coordinators and secretaries in the office to neonatal nurse practitioners and the most senior attendings, everyone is truly interested in getting to know you and helping you succeed.

Nicole Rau, MDNicole Rau, MD
Fellowship Years: 2016-2019
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Research/ Scholarly Project: Clinical Research- “Use of Digital Multimedia to Enhance Prematurity Counseling"
Mentor: Mir Basir, MD
Interests: Reading, watching movies, cooking/ baking, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of Wisconsin? Not only does Children’s Hospital of WI offer excellent clinical training in our busy level IV NICU (and get experience managing a large variety of neonatal diseases) but that training comes from a group of attendings that are incredibly supportive and invested in our education. The department feels more like family than co-workers, which makes the difficult days feel so much easier. On top of that, I had the opportunity to continue my research in prenatal counseling and finish the project I had started in residency.

Sheraden Seward, DOSheraden Seward, DO
Fellowship Years: 2016-2019
Hometown: East Moline, IL
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Research/Scholarly Project: Basic Science Research – Endothelial cell reprogramming by neonatal exposure to hyperoxia and the effects on capillary angiogenesis in lung tissue.
Mentor: G. Ganesh Konduri, MD
Interests: In my free time I enjoy playing sports such as soccer and volleyball. I also love spending time with friends and family, especially my nephew. I like to travel and most recently went on a cruise to Spain, Italy and France. I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan and am still ecstatic about our World Series victory!
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of Wisconsin? As cliché as it may sound, I chose MCW because of the people. During my interview day I could tell that all of the fellows knew each other very well and got along with each other. I felt as though I would fit right in with the group of fellows. The interaction between the fellows and the neonatologists was very laid back. I knew that I would receive excellent training in an environment that would allow me to be myself and grow into a great neonatologist.

Second Year Fellows (2017-2020)

Rose Doolittle, MD
Fellowship Years: 2017-2020
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Research/Scholarly Project: SNRK pathway and mitochondrial dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension
Mentor: G. Ganesh Konduri, MD
Interests: Spending time with family which recently added my son Clark, reading, baking, traveling
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? I was a resident here at CHW and had a wonderful experience during my NICU rotations. This is a large NICU with a wide variety of patients which provides a comprehensive fellowship training. The attendings and ancillary staff provide excellent teaching and mentorship. And of course, Milwaukee itself is a fun and growing city which is really fun to explore!

Alicia Sprecher, MD
Fellowship Years: 2017-2020
Hometown: Madison, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: Lurie Children's Hospital
Research/Scholarly Project: Neonatal pain and sedation/management of iatrogenic withdrawal
Mentor: Michael Uhing, MD
Interests: Horseback riding, sailing, Ultimate Frisbee, hiking - anything that gets me outside.
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? Medical College of WI provides exposure to the full spectrum of newborn concerns while surrounded by a close knit and supportive team of providers, nurses and support staff. Outside of work, Milwaukee is a wonderful city that allows me to do all the things I enjoy and has a great variety of arts, culture and festivals to experience.

swearingen corinne headshot_Academic ProfileCorinne Swearingen, MD
Fellowship Years: 2017-2020
Hometown: Homewood, IL
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Research/Scholarly Project: Reading as a tool for language development and parental bonding in preterm infants
Mentor: Susan Cohen, MD and Steven Leuthner, MD
Interests: Wedding planning, exploring the unique neighborhoods of Milwaukee, biking, spending time with family and friends, reading, taking my dog to the local dog park, ComedySportz!
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? I greatly value a supportive environment. Given my experience in the residency program here, I knew this fellowship program would be an excellent fit. The attendings, neonatal nurse practitioners, and nurses are some of the best people that I know, and I love coming in to work each day beside them to learn. We see a wide breadth of patients, from the typical preterm infant to those with rare congenital anomalies, so I knew I would graduate as an excellent and prepared clinician. I also have loved living in and experiencing the culture of Milwaukee, and as a bonus, it is close to my family!

First Year Fellows (2018-2021)

Devashis Mukherjee, MD

Devashis Mukherjee, MD
Fellowship Years: 2018-2021
Hometown: Calcutta, India
Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
Research/Scholarly Project: MicroRNA regulation of angiogenesis and oxidative stress pathways involved in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
Mentor: Girija Ganesh Konduri, MD
Interests: Bungee jumping, skydiving, ziplining, kayaking. Cooking everyday in my Instapot!
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? I had a great interview day experience and everyone from the faculty to the fellows were genuine, warm-hearted people who just wanted you to succeed. CHW is a level IV NICU which draws from a wide population base and hence we get to see a wide variety of pathologies in addition to routine prematurity. Plus, we have a very active neonatal transport service which also drew me to this program. The fellows get to choose their research projects and there is a good mix of basic science and clinical research which was also a bonus point. Milwaukee is such a fun and affordable city to live in and very close to Chicago, and hence I could not have asked for more.

Erin Rholl, MD

Erin Rholl, MD
Fellowship Years: 2018-2021
Hometown: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: TBD
Mentor: Steven Leuthner
Interests: Trying different Milwaukee Beer Gardens, running with my dog, sand volleyball, tennis and anything on the lake!
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? As a resident, I enjoyed the wide variety of patients and acuity at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin NICU and knew it would be a good place to complete my fellowship training. The attendings, neonatal nurse practitioners and nurses I had worked with were supportive of fellow learning opportunities. Graduating fellows expressed how prepared they felt upon leaving fellowship and that they really enjoyed the opportunities at MCW - specifically going on transports. Given my interest in fetal diagnosis and prenatal counseling, our multidisciplinary Fetal Concerns Center also factored in my decision to stay at MCW.

Alexandra Wlison, MDAlexandra Wilson, MD
Fellowship Years: 2018-2021
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: TBD
Mentor: TBD
Interests: I love spending time with friends and family, especially with my husband, my spunky (almost 1-year-old) daughter and our dog Beau!
Why did I choose to do my fellowship with the Medical College of WI? As a Chicago Native I was ready to move closer to home for Fellowship. During my interview I was so impressed with the NICU and entire Neonatology division, that I immediately knew that MCW would be a great fit for me. Not only does it offer an amazing and fulfilling clinical experience, it also has incredible research support and wonderful mentors.