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Current Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

Third-Year Fellows

Lauren Kahl, M.D.

Lauren Kahl

Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: The Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program
Why I chose Hopkins: I was excited about continuing to work with the amazing faculty after residency. I also was interested in the opportunities the institution has to offer, such as working with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Academic interests: Pain management and medication safety, handoffs, simulation
Non-academic interests: Reading, yoga

Joseph (Bob) Kelly, M.D.

Joseph (Bob) Kelly

Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine
ResidencyThe Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program
Why I chose Hopkins: After serving in the U.S. Army, I wanted to come back to Hopkins because I knew I would get great mentorship and a phenomenal education.
Academic interests: Disaster preparedness, prehospital medicine
Non-academic interests: Traveling, drinking coffee

Courtney Mangus, M.D.

Courtney Mangus

Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine
ResidencyThe Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program
Why I chose Hopkins: I chose Hopkins because I loved my Hopkins residency experience and knew I would get a great education, stellar mentorship and tremendous support. I also love living in Baltimore City.
Academic interests: Patient transport, ED flow, radiation reduction
Non-academic interests: Traveling, photography and spending time with my husband, son and dog

Second-Year Fellows

Maher Abulfaraj, M.D.

Maher Abulfaraj

Medical school: Taibah University School of Medicine
Residency: New York Methodist Hospital
Why I chose Hopkins: I chose PEM fellowship at Hopkins because of the high acuity, different patient population with multiple backgrounds and the focus on academic teaching and research. All of these will help me tune my career and reach my goals.
Academic interests: Trauma, global health and improving health care systems
Non-academic interests: Sports and comedy (watching comedy, not becoming a comedian)

Erin O'Donnell, M.D.

Erin O’Donnell

Medical school: Mayo Medical School
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Why I chose Hopkins: The attendings I met and now have the privilege to work with are energetic, invested in the EM training program and department, eager to teach and mentor and are genuinely excited about their work and research in the ED. I am also very excited to practice medicine in Maryland having grown up here with much of my family nearby — it’s great to be back home!
Academic interests: During residency my academic pursuits were largely focused on antibiotic stewardship. My work involved evaluating how clinical care outcomes changed with the implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program in terms of antibiotic use, dose, duration and adverse side effects from antibiotics within all inpatient units.
Non-academic interests: Anything outdoors from hiking to biking. The water has also always been a love of mine, and during undergrad I became certified in sailing.

Eva Sellgman, M.D.

Eva Seligman

Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: Lurie Children’s Hospital/Northwestern University
Why I chose Hopkins: I chose Hopkins for fellowship because of the opportunity to work with an underserved population as well as have exposure to complex clinical cases.  I was also drawn to the program by the passionate and kind faculty I met on the interview day — I could tell that they would invest in my personal and professional development.
Academic interests: Intersection of pediatric emergency medicine and sports medicine
Non-academic interests: Cooking and the occasional DIY project. I also love to be outdoors (running, sailing, or just soaking in the sunshine).

First-Year Fellows

Keith Kleinman

Keith Kleinman

Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
ResidencyThe Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program
Why I chose Hopkins: Diverse patient population, broad range of illness and disorders seen, level 1 trauma experience, amazing access to scholarly activities and research funding, affordable and interesting city to live in
Academic interests: The use of virtual reality applications as an adjunct to current standard of care for procedural sedation, anxiolysis, analgesia, and coping mechanisms. Improving the efficiency of ED workflow and intraday-hospital patient movement. Development of early warning tools in academic children’s centers. Improving the accuracy of diagnosing otitis media and papilledema using cell phone-based visualization and recording technologies. Federal, state and global disaster response. The development of global health curricula for medical students and residents in pediatrics, including predeparture preparatory activities and international rotations in low-resource settings.
Non-academic interests: Backpacking, hiking, traveling, cooking, skiing, hockey, Apple products, drones, technology, scratching my dog's belly

Ted Kouo

Theodore (Ted) Kouo

Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
ResidencyThe Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program
Why I chose Hopkins: Camaraderie among 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 pediatric ED to decrease length of stay.
Non-academic 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

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