Pediatrics

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Steven J. Czinn, MD, FAAP, FACG, AGAF 
Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Professor of Pediatrics,
Chair, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Board Certification: Pediatrics
Special Interests: Mucosal Immunology, Gastrointestinal Infections, Helicobacter Pylori, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Behavioral Health

Deborah G. Badawi, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Special Interests: Behavioral Health

Cardiology

Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MS, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology
Special Interests: Pediatric Cardiology, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Genetics, Quality Improvement, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Peter Gaskin, MBBS 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of the West Indies
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Center - Downtown Ctr; Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology
Special Interests: Hypercholesterolemia, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary Hypertension

Nicholas Pietris, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Residency: Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Yale New Haven Hospital,
Board Certification: Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Pediatric Cardiology
Special Interests: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging (Fetal, Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography), Low-radiation Dose CTA, Cardiac MRI, CT Angiography

Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD 
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program,
University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Texas Children's Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology
Special Interests: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Intensive Care, Quality Improvement in Pediatric Cardiac Care, Children's Health Advocacy, Cardiovascular Research, Adult Congenital

Michael Slack, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director of Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiology,
University of Maryland Medical Center
Medical Degree: Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Capital Consortium
Internship: Ft. Belvoir Army Hospital
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Cardiology
Special Interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Intravascular Stents, Melody Valve, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Septal Defects

Sudhir Vashist, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center; Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children's Hospital
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology
Special Interests: Pediatric Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Syncope, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing, Pacemaker, Defibrillators

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Ryan S. Miller, MD 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Albany Medical College
Residency: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Pediatrics, Endocrinology
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinology


Paula Newton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Washington University Medical School
Fellowship: Washington University Hospital for Children 
Residency: Inova Fairfax Hospital
Special Interests: Pediatric Endocrinology
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinology

Maria Eleni Nikita, MD 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Crete
Fellowship: University of California San Diego
Internship: Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Residency: Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Special Interests: Pediatric Thyroid Cancer, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Gastroenterology

Samra Blanchard, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
Medical Degree: Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Runa Diwadkar Watkins, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean
Residency: Memorial Medical Center of Georgia
Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Gastroenterology
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Howard A. Kader, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Residency: Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Special Interests: Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Nidhi Rawal, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Lady Hardinge Medical College of India
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Genetics

Carol L. Greene, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Genetics Clinic
Co-Director, Adult Genetics Clinic,
University of Maryland Medical Center

Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Residency: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics); Pediatrics
Special Interests: Clinical Genetics, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Newborn Screening, Genetics Policy

Hematology Oncology

Teresa A. York, MD  
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: West Virginia University Children's Hospital
Residency: West Virginia University Children's Hospital of Maryland, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Special Interests: Leukemia and Methrotrexate Resistant cells

Immediate Care

Christian C. Wright, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Director, Pediatric Immediate Care in Lutherville
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Special Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Asthma in Hispanic children, International health, Medical Humanities

Nephrology

Erin Dahlinghaus, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Medical University of Ohio at Toledo
Residency: INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification: General Pediatrics

Laide A Jinadu, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles
Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Board Certification: General Pediatrics
Special Interests: Pediatric Transplant, Post-transplant EBV Viremia

Neurology

Jack Gladstein, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology,
Interim Division Head, Pediatric Neurology,
Interim Division Head, Ambulatory Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Headache Clinic,
University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center 
Board Certification: Pediatrics 
Special Interests: Adolescent Medicine; Pediatric Headache; Inpatient Pediatrics

Stephen Thompson, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Board Certification: Allergy/Immunology
Special Interests: Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-Oncology

Pulmonology and Allergy

Mary Beth Bollinger, DO 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Allergy/Immunology
Special Interests: Asthma, Food Allergy, Latex Allergy

Anupama Kewalramani, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Internal Medicine; Allergy/Immunology
Special Interests: Asthma, Food Allergies, Eczema

Anayansi Lasso-Pirot, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Panama School of Medicine
Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: St. Christopher's Children's Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Pulmonology
Special Interests: Asthma in the Hispanic Population, Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity and Infancy, Reflux and its effect on Lung Disease

Surgery

Helena M. Crowley, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Tufts University School of Medicine,
Residency: Tufts Medical Center
Fellowship: Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University
Board Certification: General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
Special Interests: Pediatric Surgery

Kimberly M. Lumpkins, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery & Urology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland; Birmingham Children's Hospital
Board Certification: General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
Special Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Urogenital and Pelvic Anomalies

James T. Moore, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee
Board Certification: General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
Special Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Repair of Atresias and Other Neonatal Abnormalities, Pediatric Endocrine Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Roger W. Voigt, MD, ChB, FRACS  
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Head, Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-In-Chief,
University of Maryland Children's Hospital
Medical Degree: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Residency: Auckland Hospital Board Hospitals
Board Certification: General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
Special Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Urology, General Pediatric Surgery, Cancer, Neonatal Surgery