Amanda Winkler

Dr. Winkler completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. During her residency, she generated the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the construction, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of a low-cost, sustainable bubble CPAP built from local materials for use in low-resource settings in Uganda. She also participated in a research project with a multidisciplinary team extrapolating the effect of proning in adults to determine efficacy in improving bronchiolitis outcomes in pediatric patients. She would like to continue to work on the development and distribution of affordable medical technologies to resource-limited areas of the world, as well as evaluating the safety and utility of new devices in the care of neonates.

Alyssa Thomas

Dr. Thomas completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature (English and Spanish) from Brown University, and her medical degree from Yale University. Her research during residency looked at the first minutes after birth for newborns with cyanotic congenital heart disease. By characterizing the transitional physiology of these newborns and the resuscitative measures they required, she aimed to deepen understanding of how to manage these challenging deliveries. The abstract for this work was accepted to both the PAS and ESPR conferences. She was a co-leader of Project SPHERE, a resident-led QI project aimed at streamlining and improving family and physician satisfaction with the rounding model by increasing resident teaching at the bedside. During fellowship, she plans to pursue clinical research on infants with congenital anomalies to improve outcomes.

Rachel Stadelmaier

Dr. Stadelmaier completed her pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She received her undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan, and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During residency, she worked on a project that involved analyzing a large cohort of infants for whom genetic testing was sent in order to identify patterns in testing strategy and diagnostic yield. She received a Fred Lovejoy House Officer Research Award from Boston Children’s Hospital in support of this project, and her abstract describing the preliminary results was accepted at the 2020 PAS meeting and the 2020 NEPS meeting. During fellowship, she would like to study inequalities in genetic testing and diagnosis.

Puneet Sharma

Dr. Sharma completed his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University, and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. During his residency, his primary research focus was the identification of potential antecedent perinatal and neonatal clinical factors associated with the presence of diffuse white matter abnormality in term-adjusted MRI. He was involved in an NIH-funded study to identify biomarkers on MR imaging that may better predict neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants. He is interested in the identification and utilization of biomarkers to predict long-term outcomes.

Samuel Loren

Dr. Loren completed his pediatric residency at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University, and his medical degree from the University of Chicago. During residency, he participated in research on post-partum depression in the era of COVID-19, collecting data regarding rates of depression and social outcomes after NICU stays during the COVID-19 epidemic. He is interested in optimizing lung function and identifying the best nutritional strategies for growth, as well as advocating for appropriate dissemination of evidence-based strategies.

Nikita Kalluri

Dr. Kalluri completed her pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program, Urban Health & Advocacy Track. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University, and her medical degree from Boston University. During residency, she examined the role of maternal primary language on preterm infant outcomes and found that non-English language status is associated with increased infant morbidities; this work was accepted to Pediatric Academic Societies in 2020. She was awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics research grant to examine the relationship between language status and parental participation in NICU care. She would like to continue pursuing clinical research and quality improvement training, to understand and create interventions to reduce disparities, address social determinants of health, and empower underserved families.