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Faculty

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program is led by highly experienced, knowledgeable clinicians who are committed to helping fellows become leaders in the field of pediatric emergency medicine.

Program Director

Lina M. Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Kansas University Medical Center

Associate Program Director

Tyler J. Fisher, MD, MHPE
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Kansas University Medical Center

Vivek Dubey, MD
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency: University of Oklahoma OKC
Career/Research Interests: Interests include medical education, global health, business
Hobbies/Interests: Sports/exercise, exploring new places, board games, music

Eric Nau, MD
Hometown: Ames, IA 
Medical School: Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 
Residency:  Phoenix Children's Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program, Phoenix, AZ 
Career/Research Interests: Global Health 
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Hiking, Camping, Climbing, Skiing, SCUBA, Sports, Music 

Marc Sycip, MD
Hometown: Fullerton, California 
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine 
Residency: Pediatrics - NYU Winthrop (Mineola, NY) 
Career/Research Interests: Quality Improvement 
Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors, travel, basketball, technology 

 

Matt Solove, MD
Hometown: Englewood, CO
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Career/Research Interests: Pain management/sedation, simulation, sepsis
Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors (hike, bike, backpack, ski), photography, sports, food

Kayla Barnes, MD
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan 
Career/Research Interests: Improving patient education in the ED. STI screening & STI education in the ED
Hobbies/Interests: 5K Fun Run, collecting recipes, and traveling

Bryan Stocker
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: Blank Children's Hospital Des Moines
Career/Research: medical education/optimizing care of suicidal children and teens
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife and three children, home improvement projects, working on cars, and reading.

Sam Dillman
Hometown: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin MCWAH
Career/Research Interests: Goal is to have Medical Education as part of my career. Research interests include ultrasound and sedation.
Hobbies/Interests: Wisconsin Sports (Go Pack!), Skiing, Water Sports, Tennis

April McNeill:
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Mercy Hospitals
Career/Research Interests: Advocacy, Health disparities amongst incarcerated youth, Sexual and Reproductive health in at-risk populations
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy posting on my YouTube channel, "TheRealMEDLife," spending time with my family and friends, attempting to work out, CNN, and HGTV.

2016-2019

Arjun Sarin

  • Residency: Cardinal Glennon Hospital, St. Louis, MO

  • Post-fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO

  • Scholarly Project: “Health Care System Utilization by Adolescents in the Year Preceding Emergency Care for Suicidality”

Andrew Thill

  • Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

  • Post-fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO

  • Scholarly Project: “Evaluation of Electrocardiogram Findings in Pediatric Chest Pain in an Emergency Department”

Clay Yaklin

  • Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

  • Post-fellowship: Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

  • Scholarly Project: “Attitudes of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Providers towards Pediatric Death and Outside-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders”

2015-2018

Theo Trigylidas

  • Residency: University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Post-Fellowship: Children’s National, Washington, D.C.

  • Scholarly Project: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Performed Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Diagnosis of Intussusception

Tania Ahluwalia

  • Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria/Children’s Hospital of Illinois

  • Post-Fellowship: Children’s National, Washington, D.C.

  • Scholarly Project: Using Cognitive Task Analysis to Understand The Decision-Making Process for Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma 

2014-2017

Tyler Fisher

  • Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

  • Post-Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

  • Scholarly Project: Needs Assessment of Community EMS Providers on Pediatric Emergencies

Michelle DePhillips

  • Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

  • Post-Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

  • Scholarly Project: Use of Outpatient Opioids Prescribed from a Pediatric Acute Care Setting

Mylinh Nguyen

  • Residency: Children’s Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA

  • Post-Fellowship: Pediatric Ultrasound Fellowship--New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital 

  • Scholarly Project: Clinical Features of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections

Anna Sorenson

  • Residency: University of Virginia

  • Post-Fellowship: University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Scholarly Project: Resident & Nursing Perceptions of Parental Concerns in Acute Bronchiolitis


2013-2016

Shobhit Jain

  • Residency: The Children’s Hospital at SUNY Downstate; Brooklyn, NY

  • Post-Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

  • Scholarly Project: Increasing J-Tip Utilization for IV-Related Pain Management in the ED: A Quality Improvement Project

Laura Nilan

  • Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School, Amplatz Children’s Hospital

  • Post-Fellowship: Sports Medicine Fellowship--Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City 

  • Scholarly Project: Compassion Fatigue Among Pediatric Emergency Medicine Providers

Uzma Cheema

  • Residency: The Children’s Hospital at SUNY Downstate; Brooklyn, NY

  • Post-Fellowship: Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY

  • Scholarly Project: Patient and Compliance Factors Associated with Child Physical Abuse

2012-2015

Justin Davis

  • Residency: University of Alabama Medical Center Program

  • Post-Fellowship: Batson Children’s, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

  • Scholarly Project: Providing Individualized Written Asthma Action Plans During the Pediatric Emergency Department Visit

Jessica Schnell

  • Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

  • Post-Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO

  • Scholarly Project: Effect of Early Knowledge of RSV Positivity on Medical Decision Making & Throughput in a Pediatric Emergency Department