Faculty of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program

Niharika Tayade (She/Her/Hers)

Program Coordinator
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer Building, Suite 134
Baltimore MD, 21287
Email: [email protected]

Niharika Tayade graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Education with a Master's degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. She worked as a High School ESOL Math and Middle School Math teacher from 2021 to 2023 with City Teaching Alliance before coming to join the Johns Hopkins Residency Program.

Niharika Tayade

Alyssa Flanagan Cook, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Email: [email protected]

Alyssa Cook, MD, practices internal medicine and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians East Baltimore Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, and completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Cook is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Alyssa Flanagan Cook

Leonard Feldman, M.D. (He/Him/His)

Program Director
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 134-F
Baltimore, MD 21287
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Feldman, founder and director of the Med-Peds residency program and the director of the Urban Health Internal Medicine track, is board certified in both general internal medicine and pediatrics. An associate professor in the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and faculty member since 2004, he is an associate program director for the Osler Medical Residency at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Feldman, a clinical skills specialist, has focused his research on urban health, medical education, high value care, and online education of medical residents and practicing general internists. He lives with his wife, Laura, and their son, Lee. Lee keeps them very busy. Dr. Feldman loves the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens and grew up right outside of Baltimore in Columbia, Maryland. He likes to jog, listen to Podcasts and audiobooks, and occasionally golf. His golf outings and his fantasy football competition leaves something to be desired.

Leonard Feldman

Kevin Klembczyk, M.D. (He/Him/His)

Clinic Preceptor
Email: [email protected]

Kevin Klembczyk did medical school at Columbia and moved to Baltimore for this program, finishing in 2021. He stayed at EBMC as a full-time med-peds primary care provider. He precepts residents and facilitates primary care mentoring and coaching. He tries to help residents navigate the challenges of training to build their skills, confidence, and careers in primary care. He is inspired every day by them and everyone else at EBMC. Otherwise, he works with a neighborhood organization and likes to read about global history and politics. He finds Baltimore to be full of kindness and camaraderie.

Kevin Klembczyk

Colleen Mary Leavitt, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Leavitt grew up in northern Connecticut and completed undergrad at Fairfield University. After college, she spent a year in Yakima, Washington as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corp where she worked as a case manager for patients with chronic mental illness.  Afterward, she attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and continued at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago for Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency.  After residency, she practiced at two FQHC’s as a NHSC scholar at Chicago Family Health Center in the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago and  People’s Community Health Center on Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore.  During this time, she was involved in HRSA’s Health Disparities Collaborative, practiced in resource scarce locations that encouraged a more minimalist practice, and appreciated the diversity of providers she learned from early in her career.  She became the IM Office Medical Director at JHCP EBMC in 2014. Her professional interests are around delivery of health care, health disparities/equity, quality improvement and team based care.  Her clinical strengths are around immunizations, substance use disorders/MAT, adults with developmental disorders and illnesses from childhood,  HCV treatment, diabetes and hypertension. In her free time, she is a runner, hiker, bird-watcher, city gardener, reader of The New Yorker, a ‘bad’ vegetarian and an aspiring cook.  She lives with her husband, Jeff Griffith, and a crazy Australian Shepard, Rocky, in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Colleen Mary Leavitt

Monica Mix, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Associate Director

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Mix, the Associate Program Director, received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. She was in the first class of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health residency at Johns Hopkins, graduating in 2014. Since that time, in addition to her work with the residency program, she has served as a Med-Peds primary care provider for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at East Baltimore Medical Center. She completed a Master’s in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2017. Her medical interests include team-based models of primary care, healthcare reform, and integration of substance abuse, psychiatric, reproductive, and hepatitis C care into primary care. Outside of work, she is an avid consumer of podcasts and a huge fan of any outdoor space that can occupy a very energetic toddler for at least 30 minutes.

Monica Mix

Sara Elizabeth Mixter, M.D., M.P.H. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Email: [email protected]

Sara is the director of the Johns Hopkins PACT (Pediatric-informed Adult Care and Transition) Clinic, where she provides primary care and transition care for adults with developmental disabilities and other complex childhood onset conditions. She is also a preceptor in the Med-Peds and IM resident clinics and works with the Pediatric Complex Care service as a peds hospitalist. Immediately after residency, Sara served as the Assistant Program Director for Ambulatory Education for Internal Medicine in 2014-2015 and as an Assistant Chief of Service (IM Chief Resident) in 2015-2016.

Sara Elizabeth Mixter

Denisse Mueller, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Pediatric Clinic Preceptor and Office Medical Director
Email: [email protected]

Denisse Mueller, M.D., is a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians East Baltimore Medical Center. She also serves as office medical director for pediatrics at the practice. Dr. Mueller earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Mueller precepts the categorical pediatric residents on Tuesday mornings and the Med-Peds residents occasionally join that session.

Denisse Mueller

Talia Robledo-Gil, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Associate Director and Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Robledo-Gil is the Associate Director and Director of Diversity and Inclusion. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College where she majored in art history and minored in biology. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine. She joined Hopkins as a resident of the Internal Medicine Urban Health track. Following graduation, she joined Whitman-Walker in Washington, DC, as a staff bilingual physician, working in general primary care, HIV care, LGBTQIA health, and substance use. As a clinician educator, her interests include addressing and evaluating how care is delivered to limited-English proficient communities, exploring health care access issues particularly for uninsured or underinsured persons, providing education on gender affirming care, and supporting pipeline education programs aimed at greater diversity in healthcare.

Talia Robledo-Gil

Katie Shaw, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Associate Director

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Shaw received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health residency at Johns Hopkins in 2015. Since that time, in addition to her work with the residency program, she is a Med-Peds primary care provider for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at East Baltimore Medical Center. She is also part of the Medicine for the Greater Good Initiative, an initiative based out of the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus seeking to bridge health disparities between the community and the hospital by partnering with churches and community organizations. Her interests include primary care practice innovation, home visitation in primary care, and community advocacy.

Katie Shaw

Rachelle Smith, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Smith received her MD from Duke University and completed her Med-Peds residency at the University of Rochester. Over the last eight years, she has honed her ambulatory skills as a provider, teacher, and clinic administrator in Baltimore. Her familiarity with the patient-centered medical home model and her experiences with interprofessional training allow residents to gain a greater understanding of these important concepts. She has experience treating patients with addictions, mental illness, and HIV.

Rachelle Smith

Maya Venkataramani, M.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Clinic Preceptor
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Venkataramani completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University and received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital. She then completed a General Internal Medicine research fellowship at Johns Hopkins, during which time she completed her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Sommer Scholar. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and core faculty of the Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care and the Welch Center. Her research interests include developing and evaluating family-oriented and integrated approaches to primary care and preventive service delivery and policy evaluation in order to improve the health of underserved and vulnerable populations both domestically and globally.

Maya Venkataramani

We have an amazing cadre of Med-Peds physicians practicing within the Johns Hopkins system. Here’s our current list:

Faculty MemberDepartment or Clinic
Allison Agwu, M.D.Infectious Disease
Rachel Alinsky, M.D., M.P.H.Adolescent/Addiction Medicine
Mary ArmaniosAdult Oncology
Renata Arrington, M.D., M.P.H.General Peds-Adolescent
Brittany BadeschPICU Hospitalist and Future Peds Chief
Ben BodnarIM and Peds Hospitalist
Tony Boonyasai, M.D., M.P.H.Hospitalist-Downtown
Laurie Bothwell, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Water's Edge
Stephanie Chang, M.D., M.P.H.Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USHHS
Ritha Chea, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Glen Burnie
Lynae ConyersGIM Fellow
Nick CuneoIM and Peds Hospitalist
Mark Davino, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Odenton
Mollie Davis, M.D., M.P.H.Outpatient Primary Care-Odenton
Joyce Dietrich, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-White Marsh
Alejandra Ellison-BarnesGIM Fellow
Lenny Feldman, M.D.Urban Health Program Director
David GriffithInfectious Diseases
Cherilyn Hall, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-EBMC
Brian Hasselfeld, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Canton Crossing
Carrie Herzke, M.D.Hospitalist-Downtown
Daniel HindmanGIM at Green Spring and Peds Hospitalist
Ryan HirschfeldPICU Critical Care
Betsy HuntPICU Critical Care
Chris IshOutpatient Primary Care-Glen Burnie
Erika Larson, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Odenton
Alice Lee, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-White Marsh
Lana LeeAdolescent Medicine
Amanda LevinPICU Critical Care
Iris LevinerHealth Care for the Homeless
Crystal MackallNIH
Mary Martello, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Water's Edge
Ben MezaGIM
Henry MichtalikHospitalist-Downtown
Monica MixOutpatient Primary Care- EBMC and APD
Sara MixterOutpatient Transitions and Inpatient
John MolinaCombined Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Adult Hematology Fellow
Candice NalleyMedical Director of PAPC
Zach NayakOutpatient Primary Care- Total Health Care
Angela OrozcoOutpatient Primary Care- Bayview and Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Rulan Parekh, M.D., M.S.Nephrology
Amit Pahwa, M.D.Hospitalist
Damani Piggott, M.D.Infectious Diseases
Jennifer Pippins, M.D., M.P.H.U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Selvi RajagopalObesity Medicine/GIM
Jess RatnerAddiction Medicine Fellow
Susan H. Schrock, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care-Canton Crossing
Nirali Shah, M.D.Oncology
Katie ShawOutpatient Primary Care- EBMC and APD
Rachelle Smith, M.D.Outpatient Primary Care- EBMC
Diana SpellOutpatient Primary Care- Odenton
Natalie SpicynOutpatient Primary Care- Park West and Medical Director
Rosalyn StewartOutpatient Primary Care- JHOC
Kathryn StrainOutpatient Primary Care- Odenton
Amy TangOutpatient Primary Care- Glen Burnie
Jeff TornheimInfectious Diseases
Maya VenkataramaniOutpatient Primary Care and researcher- EBMC
Ethel WeldInfectious Diseases