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NPPA Fellowship Current and Past Fellows

The NPPA Fellowship attracts some of the best and brightest NPPAs nationwide. The graduates of this program are among the best and highly skilled hospital medicine providers.

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Current Fellows

Sabura Aleem

Sabura Aleem

Hometown: Houston, TX
NP/PA School: Texas Woman's University

Why hospital medicine? I find the continuity of seeing patients through their entire hospitalization very rewarding. I really enjoy working through the multi-system complexities of hospitalized patients while striving to improve outcomes and quality of life for them.

What are your interests outside of hospital medicine? Hiking/spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking, and reading.

What is your favorite thing about Baltimore? I have just moved here, but so far I love being able to walk along the waterfront! I am very excited to continue to explore the city more.

What is your favorite quote? "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."


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Kyra Panni

Hometown: Salisbury, MD
PA School: Nova Southeastern University- Jacksonville

Why hospital medicine? I want to know my patients well, to be more involved, to learn to think on my feet and ultimately to grow more as a PA.

What are your interests outside of hospital medicine? I like to be outdoors, hiking, running, playing with my pup or spending time with friends and family.


Rachel Reisdorf

Rachel Reisdorf

Hometown: Gainesville, GA
PA School: The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Why hospital medicine? Before PA school, I worked alongside cardiac specialists and that is who I visualized myself to be once I completed my education. However, I worked alongside influential instructors during my hospital medicine rotations in PA school that prompted me to further pursue this specialty. What I treasure about hospital medicine is getting to serve patients at their most vulnerable, the variety of patients, and the collaboration of care with other subspecialties. No two patients are the same and no two days are the same, which makes hospital medicine a great specialty for continuous growth. I also enjoy following patients from admission to discharge and getting to see a patient leave with enhanced health. 

What are your interests outside of hospital medicine? I like to travel, immerse myself in different cultures and meet new people. I also enjoy being outdoors as much as possible and I love going to orange theory fitness every morning.

What is your favorite thing about Baltimore? What I love about Baltimore is the food scene, the view from the harbor and the street art. My top favorite thing about Baltimore so far is the Cap'n Crunch french toast from Blue Moon cafe.

What is your favorite quote? "Empathy is communicating that incredibly healing message of, 'You're not alone.'" - Brene Brown


Brad Tucker, PA

Brad Tucker

Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
PA School: Towson University/CCBC

Why hospital medicine? After finishing a biology degree at University of Delaware, I became an EMT for 3 years, which helped clarify my goal of pursuing a career in health care.  I like fixing things as a kid and studying biology piqued my interest in the human body and how it can go wrong and hopefully heal itself.

What are your interests outside of hospital medicine? I am an outdoorsman, maker (taught myself to sew my own and my dog's clothing) and pet lover.


Past Fellows

Erik Banh

Erik Banh

Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Carla Bes

Carla Bes

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kim Blum

Kim Blum

​Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Alex Borakove

Alex Borakove

​​Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Melinda Cartwright

Melinda Cartwright

​​Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Michaela Cerrato

Michaela Cerrato

Digestive Health
Stanford Medicine

Sharice Cheng

Sharice Cheng

APP Specialist
Holy Cross Hospital

Joshua Davidoff

Joshua Davidoff

N/A

Wesley Gordon

Wesley Gordon

Internal Medicine, Main Line Health

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Arielle Holliday

Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Matt Huyser

Matt Huyser

Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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David Masterman

Advanced NP/PA Hospitalist
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Kayla Nyakine

Kayla Nyakine

Pulmonary
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Kim Palm

Kim Palm

Cardiology
University of Maryland Medical System

Natasha Plantak

Natasha Plantak

Neurology

Arrowhead Neurological Medical Group, Inc.

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Sarah Rim

Pediatric Oncology
Seattle Cancer Care alliance

Maria Talavera-Carballo

Maria Talavera-Carballo

Vascular Surgery
University of Miami Health System

Lindsay Wood

Lindsay Wood

Cardiology
MedStar Health

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