For Professionals

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Faculty & Fellows

Erika Abramson, MD, MSc

Erika Abramson, MD, MSc

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: NYU
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Penicillin
Favorite activity: going to Broadway shows
Favorite restaurant: J.G. Melon
Areas of clinical/research interest: Medical education research (focused on scholarly activity training) and health services research (healthcare utilization, safety)

Sumeet Banker, MD, MPH

Sumeet Banker, MD, MPH

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: North Carolina
Medical school: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Cephalexin
Favorite restaurant: Jacob's Pickles
Areas of clinical/research interest: Medical education, global/public health, evidence-based medicine and pathways

Susan Bostwick, MD, MBA

Susan Bostwick, MD, MBA

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: Stony Brook
Residency: New York Hospital
Favorite past travel destination: Tuscany or Paris
Favorite restaurant: Maya
Areas of clinical/research interest: Medical education, clinical informatics

Tina Desai, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: Zambia
Medical school: Ross University
Residency: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Favorite activity: Shakespeare in the Park or any summertime activity in the parks
Favorite restaurant: Dirt Candy
Areas of clinical/research interest: Global Healthcare

Rebekah Diamond, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Immunizing against vaccine-preventable infections
Favorite restaurant: El Paso Taqueria
Areas of clinical/research interest: Maternal-infant health, breastfeeding, vaccines, healthcare advocacy, and writing

Jennifer DiPace, MD

Jennifer DiPace, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: New Jersey
Medical school: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Favorite activity: Exploring farmers’ markets
Favorite restaurant (lunch spot): Sweetgreen
Areas of clinical/research interest: Newborn medicine, education

Avital Fischer, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Amoxicillin-clavulanate, duh
Favorite restaurant: Seamless
Areas of clinical/research interest: Complex care, palliative care

Mirna Giordano, MD

Mirna Giordano, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: Yugoslavia
Medical school: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: UCSF/Columbia
Favorite antibiotic: Cefazolin
Favorite restaurant: Per se
Areas of clinical/research interest: Peri-operative care

Cori Green, MD, MSc

Cori Green, MD, MSc

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: Illinois
Medical school: Rush University Medical School
Residency: Rush University
Favorite past travel destination: Croatia
Favorite restaurant: Faun, Brooklyn
Areas of clinical/research interest: Integrating mental health into pediatric care

Elisa Hampton, MD

Elisa Hampton, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: Virginia
Medical school: University of Virginia
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Cephalexin
Favorite restaurant: Al Di La
Areas of clinical/research interest: Quality improvement, transitions of care

Duncan Hau, MD

Duncan Hau, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: California
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Favorite activity: Spending time in New York City parks
Favorite restaurant: Too many but in our neighborhood of the Upper West Side, it would be Sushi Yasaka
Areas of clinical/research interest: Global Health, Medical Education

MacKenzi Hillard, MD, MHPE

MacKenzi Hillard, MD, MHPE

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Virginia
Favorite past travel destination: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Favorite restaurant: Pier i
Areas of clinical/research interest: medical education

Benjamin Hooe, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: Illinois
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Azithromycin
Favorite restaurant: The Milling Room
Areas of clinical/research interest: Health IT, transitions of care

TJ Jirasevijinda, MD

TJ Jirasevijinda, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: Thailand
Medical school: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital Center
Favorite antibiotic: Please ask me in person
Favorite restaurant: Please ask me in person
Areas of clinical/research interest: Medical education

Divya Lakhaney, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: NYU
Residency: NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Favorite antibiotic: Amoxicillin-clavulanate
Favorite restaurant (lunch spot): L’artusi
Areas of clinical/research interest: Transitions of care, palliative care, complex care

Jennifer Lee, MD

Jennifer Lee, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Favorite antibiotic: Amoxicillin-clavulanate
Favorite restaurant: Halal Guys
Areas of clinical/research interest: Quality improvement, pathways, patient flow, hospital operations

Teresa McCann, MD

Teresa McCann, MD

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Babies Hospital (now NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital)
Favorite antibiotic: Cefadroxil
Favorite restaurant: Patricia’s of Morris Park
Areas of clinical/research interest: Family-centered care, hospital readmissions, patient flow

Jennie Ono, MD, MS

Jennie Ono, MD, MS

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: University at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Favorite activity: concerts/shows, restaurants, central park
Favorite restaurant: ROKC
Areas of clinical/research interest: Childhood asthma; mechanisms of biologic susceptibility and clinical characteristics which contribute towards exacerbations/ increased health care use

Snezana Nena Osorio, MD, MS

Snezana Nena Osorio, MD, MS

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: Serbia
Medical school: University of Belgrade Medical School
Residency: The New York Hospital
Favorite past travel destination: Dubrovnik
Favorite restaurant: Fiorello
Areas of clinical/research interest: Quality and patient safety

Kiran Gadani Patel, MD, MPH

Birthplace: Utah
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean
Residency: UCSF Fresno
Favorite antibiotic: Ampicillin
Favorite restaurant: Sushi Seki
Areas of clinical/research interest: QI project in Improving Hypoglycemia Surveillance In high risk term infants in the Community Hospital Setting

Steve Paik, MD, EdM

Steve Paik, MD, EdM

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Babies Hospital (now NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital)
Favorite antibiotic: Narrow to none
Favorite restaurant: Depends on which neighborhood and how much you want to spend
Areas of clinical/research interest: Medical education

Taylor Sewell, MD, MBA

Taylor Sewell, MD, MBA

NewYorkPresbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Birthplace: Kentucky
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Favorite antibiotic: Clindamycin
Favorite restaurant: Cookshop
Areas of clinical/research interest: Patient experience, health economics

Brooke Spector, MD

Brooke Spector, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Birthplace: New York
Medical school: New York Medical College
Residency: NewYorkPresbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Favorite past travel destination: Kyoto, Japan
Favorite restaurant (lunch spot): Tanoshi and Flex Mussels
Areas of clinical/research interest: Undergraduate and graduate medical education

Fellows

Francesca Kingery, MD

Residency: NewYorkPresbyterian/Columbia, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Theresa Scott, DO

Residency: Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital