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Current Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

Third-Year Fellow

Ted Kouo

Theodore (Ted) Kouo, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
ResidencyThe Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program
Why I chose Hopkins: Camaraderie among all the staff in the ED. Availability of strong basic science infrastructure provides many different opportunities for translational research. The resilience of the Baltimore City population in the face of the many struggles they encounter daily makes the patients and their parents a truly inspiring group of people to work with.
Academic interests: Defining populations of patients at risk for severe sepsis using cellular and molecular immunology. Improving the experience of children with autism spectrum disorders and their families in the pediatric ED. Optimizing patient flow and resource utilization in the peds ED to decrease length of stay.
Nonacademic interests: Trying new restaurants in Baltimore City, wine and beer, traveling, kayaking, paddle boarding, cooking, wrestling with my pitbull mix, smart home technology, science fiction movies.

Second-Year Fellows

Keith Kleinman, M.D.

Keith Kleinman, M.D.

Medical schoolBoston University School of Medicine
Residency/Chief Resident: The Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Why I chose HopkinsI have always been interested in learner-focused medical education, skills I honed as a chief resident. My research primarily focuses on the vast applications of emerging technological innovation on patient-centered health care, with a particular interest in applications of mixed reality (virtual and augmented) and cellphone-based technology.
Nonacademic interests: backcountry camping and hiking, skiing, cooking, home renovations, and any form of technology

Julianne Lapsa, M.D.

Julianne Lapsa, M.D.

Medical schoolUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Children's National Medical Center
Why I chose HopkinsI chose Hopkins because the fellowship offers the perfect combination of patient volume, high acuity complex cases and procedural experience. I felt an immediate sense of comradery among the fellows and attendings, which I am so excited to join. I am also planning a career working with underserved patient populations and am very happy to continue this experience within the Baltimore community.
Academic interests: Simulation, resident education, cardiac emergency medicine, advocacy
Nonacademic interests: Long-distance running, baking, skiing 

Jennifer Scott, M.D.

Jennifer Scott, M.D.

Medical schoolUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Why I chose HopkinsHaving attended medical school in the city, I looked forward to the opportunity to work with the Baltimore City population in addition to patients who have rare or complex diseases processes. The faculty I met were so passionate about the work they were doing in the department, as well as with the medical school and city. I felt like they would be a fantastic group to work with and learn from.
Academic interests: Simulation, trauma, improving mental health care in the ER
Nonacademic interests: I enjoy reading, baking, running, yoga, wine tasting and finding new restaurants in Baltimore to explore.

First-Year Fellows

Nabila Chowdhury, M.D.

Nabila Chowdhury, M.D.

Medical school: Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency: Northwell Health – Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Why I chose Hopkins: I chose Hopkins because of the collegial nature of the faculty and fellows I met and feel fortunate to be able to work with. Everyone is very passionate and invested in supporting and fostering each other’s professional interests and endeavors. In addition to caring for an underserved population, I am excited about the unique and extensive opportunities in research that this fellowship program offers. 
Academic interests: trauma, improving care of children with autism in the ED, improving adolescent psychosocial assessment and intervention in the ED
Nonacademic interests: cooking, painting, trying new restaurants, board games

Ronald “Ronnie” Potocki, M.D.

Ronald “Ronnie” Potocki, M.D.

Medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus
Residency/Chief Resident: Inova Children’s Hospital
Why I chose Hopkins: I could tell the minute I arrived on interview day that this was the perfect place for me. The wonderful staff, the academic setting, the clinical acuity/complexity, as well as the outstanding comradery felt at all levels truly solidified my decision in choosing Hopkins. I could not be happier to join my new work family!
Academic interests: medical education, simulation, quality improvement
Nonacademic interests: playing guitar, traveling and spending time with my family

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