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Current Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

Third-Year Fellows

Maher Abulfaraj, M.D.

Maher Abulfaraj, M.B.B.S.

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, M.D.

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, M.D.

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).

Second-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 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

First-Year Fellows

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 camaraderie 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
Non-academic 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
Non-academic interests: I enjoy reading, baking, running, yoga, wine tasting and finding new restaurants in Baltimore to explore.

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