Erika Yazawa

Dr. Yazawa completed her pediatric residency training at Columbia University. She received her bachelor’s degree in hiology and Hispanic studies from Boston College, and her medical degree from Boston University. Her residency research examined outcomes (safety and efficacy) in neonatal patients who received inhaled iloprost for the acute management of severe pulmonary hypertension. Under the mentorship of Dr. William Pu, she is studying gene therapy for inherited cardiac disease by utilizing adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors as a platform for gene therapy delivery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their goldendoodle puppy!

Stephanie Tung

Dr. Tung completed her pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins. She received her bachelor’s degree in Immunology and master’s degree in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto. She obtained her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During residency, she assisted on a project to develop a new standardized definition of apnea and bradycardia events and monitoring guidelines for the NICU unit. She was also involved in a study investigating the impact of the care pacing model on overall patient outcomes with hopes of implementing standardized care plans. She is interested in pursuing pulmonary basic science research during her fellowship.

Jenna Katz

Dr. Katz completed her pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Stanford University. During medical school and residency, she conducted research with the Fetal Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Specifically, she con- ducted a retrospective chart review to determine the added value of fetal MRI for identifying additional central nervous system (CNS) and non-CNS findings, and for informing prenatal and post- natal clinical decisions in pregnancies complicated by prenatally diagnosed ventriculomegaly. She presented this work at PAS and is first author on a publication in the Journal of Perinatology. She is currently working to put together a project on neonatal neurocritical care and is interested in pursuing clinical research during fellowship.

Genevieve Guyol

Dr. Guyol completed her pediatric residency in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the Boston Combined Residency Program. She holds an undergraduate degree in History and Spanish from Middlebury College, a masters in Special Education from National-Louis University, and a medical degree from Boston University. Prior to medical school, she taught early elementary special education as a Teach for America corps member in Chicago. Under the mentorship of Drs. Meg Parker and Jonathan Litt, she is conducting her fellowship research on medical, social, and environmental factors affecting school readiness among NICU graduates. For this work, she received the AAP Marshall Klaus Perinatal Research Award in Health Services Research. She hopes to use this research to guide development of interventions that will improve educational equity for preterm infants and is also serving as an advocacy and public policy fellow in the Boston Children’s Office of Government Relations during this academic year.

Alejandro Frade Garcia

Dr. Frade Garcia served as chief resident in the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric residency program. He received his medical degree from Anahuac University in Mexico. He is currently pursuing Genomics research in the Agrawal Lab. Alejandro also serves as the AAP TECaN delegate for the fellowship program and is a member of the DEI committee. He continues to work on advocacy projects, including a Global Health effort in Chiapas Mexico with Dr. Hansen.

Alissa D’Gama

Dr. D’Gama completed her pediatric residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program on the Accelerated Research Pathway. She received her undergraduate, medical, and doctorate degrees from Harvard University. She conducted her PhD research with Dr. Christopher Walsh, investigating germline and somatic mutations in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. D’Gama is interested in research in developmental neuroscience and translational genomics, and is co-mentored by Drs. Annapurna Poduri and Timothy Yu.