Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

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Program Aims

The Neonatal Fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is a comprehensive program that combines extensive clinical teaching and exposure to rigorous research training to facilitate successful academic careers for graduates.

  1. To prepare learners to provide patient- and family-centered, evidence-based, comprehensive care for neonates with a particular focus on promoting patient safety, system, and process improvement.
  2. To provide broad opportunities in scholarship, including basic science and clinical research and the development and implementation of quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, that prepare fellows for successful careers in academic pediatrics.
  3. To teach trainees strategies to maintain wellness (of self and others), to build resilience, and to prevent burnout.
  4. To provide ongoing education in career development skills, such as leadership and communication, which promote lifelong success in neonatal medicine.
  5. To build and maintain an infrastructure to recruit diverse fellows and provide an inclusive learning environment that promotes and celebrates differences.


   Program Leadership

    Jeanne           Thomas            Nicolle           Michele

Program DirectorAssociate DirectorAssociate DirectorProgram Coordinator

Jeanne Zenge, MD

Program Director 

Email: Jeanne.Zenge

Thomas Parker, MD

Associate Director

Email: Thomas.Parker

Nicolle Fernandez Dyess, MD, MEd
Associate Director

Email: Nicolle.Dyess

Michele R. Bialkowski

Program Coordinator

Email: Michele.Bialkowski

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 University of Colorado NICU Research Training

Research/Scholarly training is a major focus of the fellowship training program and fellows are provided substantial protected time throughout their fellowship to engage in rich research experiences. The research program is designed to provide comprehensive scholarly training that prepares all trainees with the background and skills to successfully compete for academic faculty positions and extramural funding at the completion of their fellowship.  Although many neonatal fellows are mentored by a faculty member within the Division of Neonatology, the program encourages fellows to consider a broad range of potential mentors. The program will assist in identifying potential mentors, both within the Department of Pediatrics and, when appropriate, from across the School of Medicine campus. 

Although we do not limit research topics to those within the neonatology section, we have faculty who are involved in various areas of investigation.  Please select an area below for more details.


Research Expectations

Each fellow in the program is expected to undertake a substantive scholarly project during their training. Fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of their individual research projects, including the development of hypotheses and study design, implementation of basic science techniques (such as whole animal surgeries and in-vivo studies or cell and molecular biology techniques) or IRB submission and patient enrollment, data collection and analysis, and abstract/manuscript presentation.

Scholarship Oversight Committees

Towards the end of the first year of training, each fellow is assigned a Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC), composed of at least 3 faculty members. The SOC meets every six months, at a minimum, to evaluate the fellow’s scholarly progress and to help provide support and direction. At the end of training, the SOC is responsible for determining whether the fellow’s work has met the American Board of Pediatrics’ requirement for sub-board.


Research Timeline (dependent on type of research and project identified)
First Year Second Year Third Year

Identify a mentor(s) and project by Fall

Potential IRB submission or initial laboratory studies started by Spring

Ongoing data collection/patient recruitment
Aim for abstract submission by Winter
 Attendance/presentation at Spring conferences such as Pediatric Academic Society (PAS)
Ongoing data collection and analysis
Manuscript preparation
Determination or initiation of follow-up studies

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The University of Colorado Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship program aims to provide comprehensive training in clinical neonatology across four key domains:

  • Evidence-based patient care
  • Academic scholarship
  • Medical education
  • Leadership

Fellows are supervised by a faculty with a diverse array of academic interests and have the opportunity to care for infants across a broad spectrum of gestational ages and disease processes. Education from direct patient care is complimented by our fellow lecture series, a protected half day of interactive didactic sessions that occurs each week. Fellows attend additional seminars focused on communication, ethics, and diversity and health equity throughout the year.



The University of Colorado Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship program aims to provide comprehensive training in clinical neonatology across four key domains:

  • Evidence-based patient care
  • Academic scholarship
  • Medical education
  • Leadership

Fellows are supervised by a faculty with a diverse array of academic interests and have the opportunity to care for infants across a broad spectrum of gestational ages and disease processes. Education from direct patient care is complimented by our fellow lecture series, a protected half day of interactive didactic sessions that occurs each week. Fellows attend additional seminars focused on communication, ethics, and diversity and health equity throughout the year.

Upon graduation, our fellows are prepared to confidently and independently provide newborn resuscitation, perform all necessary hands-on procedures, and manage a broad range of neonatal problems. Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers as:

  • Expert clinicians in both academic and private practice careers
  • Clinician researchers with expertise in basic science, translational, clinical, and quality improvement research
  • Medical educators with advanced training in curriculum development, trainee evaluation, and educational research
  • Administrative leaders in both academic and community settings




Scope of Clinical Training

Fellows in the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program complete their clinical training at two primary medical facilities on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  - Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Both hospitals are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and house state of the art Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). The combination of these clinical sites, each with their own distinct patient population, provides fellows with comprehensive exposure to a myriad of neonatal complications.

Interested fellows may request to complete an additional rotation the historic Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC), a University of Colorado affiliated hospital that serves as the primary safety net facility for the city of Denver. 

Fellows will have the opportunity to attend unique medical follow up clinics throughout their three years of training. The fellowship clinic experience complements our robust inpatient training to provide a more holistic understanding of our patients’ complex outpatient needs. Options for these clinics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Aerodigestive Clinic
  • Colorado Fetal Care Center
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic
  • Chronic Ventilation Clinic
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
  • Infant Developmental Pediatric Clinic
  • Infant Stroke Clinic
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
  • Short Gut Clinic
  • SIE Center for Down Syndrome
  • Special Care Clinic
  • Therapy Follow Up – PT, OT, SLP


Clinical Training Sites


Children's Hospital Colorado

  • Largest level IV NICU in Colorado - 82 beds
  • 2000+ infants treated every year
  • Primarily cares for term or formerly preterm infants with complex medical problems
  • Affiliated with the Colorado Fetal Care Center and accepts transfers from the surrounding 7 state region
  • Educational focus on cardiopulmonary failure, congenital heart disease, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, congenital and postnatally acquired infection, surgical problems, and multiple congenital anomalies
  • Exposure to complex delivery planning, tracheostomy and long-term ventilation, selective head cooling, dialysis, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation



University of Colorado Hospital

  • Largest level III NICU in Colorado – 50 beds
  • 650+ infants treated every year
  • Primarily cares for preterm infants, some as young as 22-23 weeks
  • Destination choice for individuals experiencing a medically complicated pregnancy, especially those with a threatening preterm delivery
  • Educational focus on respiratory failure, growth restriction, hypoglycemia, early-onset sepsis, and surgical problems
  • Exposure to a high volume of deliveries and high-risk neonatal resuscitation



Denver Health Medical Center

  • Level III NICU in downtown Denver - 25 beds
  • 300+ infants treated every year
  • Primarily cares for preterm infants as young as 24 weeks
  • Primary safety net institution for routine and a medically complicated pregnancies
  • Educational focus on respiratory failure, growth restriction, hypoglycemia, early-onset sepsis, and surgical problems
  • Exposure to a high volume of deliveries and high-risk neonatal resuscitation


Procedural Skills

All fellows are highly trained in neonatal resuscitation and encouraged to become NRP instructors during their first year of fellowship. Additionally, fellows are trained to be competent in all procedures required of an independent neonatologist, including:

  • Intubation
  • Umbilical catheter insertion
  • Central venous and arterial catheter insertion via:
    • Percutaneous technique (with and without ultrasound)
    • Cut down technique
  • Thoracentesis and chest tube insertion
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Lumbar puncture


Expectations and Responsibilities

Fellows are directly supervised by full-time neonatology faculty at all times. During the daytime, fellows work alongside faculty and neonatal nurse practitioners to provide high level care to infants at both clinical training sites. During the night, fellows at Children's Hospital Colorado stay in-house along with their attending. At University of Colorado Hospital, the overnight fellow practices and attending practice home-call.

At each stage of training, faculty aim to provide a level of supervision that maximizes fellow education while ensuring patient safety. Fellows assume graduated autonomy as they progress through their neonatology training. Even early in the first year, fellows begin directing clinical management decisions and coordinating complex care with subspecialty teams. Fellows are expected to take an active role in independent learning and seek out the most up-to-date information to guide patient care decisions.

Fellows have the opportunity to serve as the primary educator for pediatric residents and medical students rotating through the NICUs at both University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado.

Clinical Schedule

The clinical schedule is intentionally front-loaded, with fellows spending six blocks on service during their first year of training, and three blocks during each the second and third years. This model allows fellows to gain clinical competency early on in training and have increasing protected time for personalized scholarly activities as they progress through fellowship. Rotation blocks are typically four weeks in duration, but fellows may have the option to request two-week blocks during their second and third years of training.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Rotation UCH: 2 blocks
CHCO: 4 blocks
UCH: 1 block
CHCO: 1 block
CICU: 1 block
UCH: 1 block
CHCO: 2 blocks
Overnight Call 50-60 nights of call per year
Approximately half of overnight calls are home-call at UCH,
and the other half are in-house at CHCO
Clinic 10 half-days of medical follow up clinic per year
Elective 1 block of elective during the 3-year training program
Didactics Weekly protected half-day for formal education


Every Wednesday, fellows attend a full half-day of   protected  education time, including:

12:00-1:00 Neonatal Noon Conference:

  • The audience includes Neonatology faculty and fellows, NNPs, neonatal nurses, Pediatric Surgery faculty and fellows, and others (depending on the topic of the individual conference). 
  • Topics include updates on clinical management, multidisciplinary problems and management, QI, and review of current research initiatives

1:15-2:15 Rotating Conferences

  • Section Meeting
  • M&M Conference
  • Case Conference
  • Diversity and Health Equity topics

2:30-4:30 NPM Fellow’s Lecture Series

  • Faculty lectures on core clinical topics
  • Journal Club
  • Meetings with visiting professors
  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Skills review twice a year with annual simulation
  • Neonatal Board Reviews




Additional Conferences:

  • First Year fellow Regional Boot Camp
  • Daily: Radiology Rounds, Surgery Rounds
  • Weekly: Pulmonary HTN Rounds, Chronic Vent Rounds, Intestinal Rehab Rounds
  • Weekly: Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Perinatal Research Facility Research Seminars
  • Neonatal Outcomes Research Alliance (NORA)


Additional Learning Opportunities:

Subspecialty Excellence in Educational Leadership & Scholarship (SEELS) Program :

  • The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics is proud to offer the Subspecialty Excellence in Educational Leadership & Scholarship (SEELS) Program for subspecialty pediatric fellows committed to an academic career in medical education.
  • The SEELS program guides fellows through an 18-month program that provides research mentorship, coaching, and instruction.
  • The overall  goal of SEELS is to equip these fellows with the necessary knowledge/skills/attitudes for success as future medical educators through educational scholarship and professional identity development, faculty and peer mentorship, and engaging in an educational community of practice.

Pediatric Fellowship Educational Series

This educational series has been developed by the Committee on Fellowship Education to address areas  of scholarly interest common to all pediatric fellows. Nearly 100 sub-specialized physicians in training will attend 5-6 half-day seminars spread across their 3 years of fellowship.

  • Attendance is mandatory and the trainee is excused from clinical responsibilities.
  • In addition to providing core educational material, these sessions allow trainees in different disciplines and throughout the department to meet and interact with one another in an informal and collegial environment.
  • Occurs several times per year throughout fellowship with fellows of different subspecialties

Pediatric Biostatistics for Clinicians Course:

This course is primarily intended for 2nd and 3rd year Department of Pediatrics fellows as part of the comprehensive fellowship educational program. Designed to help fellows to develop an ability to be a critical consumer of the literature and develop familiarity with many commonly used statistical methods.

  • This course comprises for six  2-hour sessions
  • Designed for second year fellows, but any fellow or resident an register for the course.

Advanced Degrees Available at CU:

Masters of Public Health

Masters of Science in Clinical Science

Welcome to the University of Colorado
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) Fellowship!


Our program has a rich history of matching and training quality neonatologists who have made significant contributions to Neonatal-Perinatal medicine. Join us!


To be considered for admission to our program, applicants must have successfully completed training in a 3-year ACGME-accredited residency program in Pediatrics.

We particularly hope to attract applicants who are motivated and self-directed learners who want to develop academic careers based on excellence in research, scholarship, and clinical neonatology. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of groups Underrepresented in Medicine


Required Application Materials

All application material should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We participate in the  National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and do not offer any positions outside of the match. Required applicates on materials include:

  • Completed ERAS common application form
  • USMLE (or COMLEX/ECFMG) transcript
  • Personal statement addressing your interest in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation

ERAS Application Timeline

Monday, May 31, 2024ERAS 2024 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, June 5, 2024ERAS 2025 season begins at 9 a.m. ET.
Thursday, June 5, 2024EFDO will release tokens to fellowship applicants.
Wednesday, July 3, 2024July cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
Wednesday, July 17, 2024July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 a.m. ET.
May 31, 2025    ERAS 2025 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.


NRMP Fall Match Timeline

Dates Activity
Wednesday, August 21, 2024Match Opens 
Wednesday, September 25, 2024Ranking Opens
Wednesday, November 6, 2024Quota Change Deadline
Wednesday, November 20, 2024Rank Order List Certification Deadline
Wednesday, December 4, 2024MATCH DAY


Our pediatric fellowship will be conducting virtual interviews this upcoming interview season.  We look forward to sharing our programs with you and getting to know more about you. 

Interviews will be held mid September to end of October.

On the interview day, candidates will:

  • Gain a broad overview of the program
  • Meet individually with 4 members of the faculty. If an individual candidate is interested in meeting with a specific faculty member, we will try to accommodate those requests.
  • Meet with current fellows

If you have questions about the online application and interview process, please contact our program coordinator, Michele Bialkowski via email at


Salary and Benefits

The University of Colorado offers salary and benefits packages that are competitive with other fellowship programs across the country. Current salary levels can be found at the School of Medicine - Graduate Medical Education Stipends.


Please address further questions as necessary to:



Program Coordinator


1st year Fellows


Zayna Marwa Bakizada, MD



Kylie Anne Mena, MD



Mariana Nino de Guzman Ramirez, MD, MPH



Arjun Dipak Patel, DO


2nd Year Fellows


Ashley Cowan, MD

  • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine 
  • Residency: University of California Irvine – Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: The people! Felt such a warm and welcoming vibe during the interview, which helped me realize this should be my fellowship family!
  • Research interest: TBD
  • Favorite things to do in Colorado: Exploring, hiking, paddle-boarding, trying new foods. 
  • Fun fact about me: I’ve swam with pilot whales, dolphins, manta rays, eagle rays, sharks and turtles. 
  • Favorite food: Tex-Mex. Queso!



Hannah Fuson, MD

  • Hometown: Granville, Ohio
  • Medical school: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Residency: Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: I came to CHCO as a pediatric hospitalist and have been so impressed with the collegial yet friendly atmosphere. Choosing to stay for fellowship was an easy decision once I met the great current fellows and learned about the perks of having two unique training sites. 
  • Research interest: TBD
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: easy access to great hiking with my husband, Dave, and my dog, Toby.
  • Favorite food: Ice cream! 
  • Fun fact: I lived part time in Denmark for my last two year of medical school while my husband was doing a post-doc there.



Igor Shumskiy, MD

  • Hometown: Denver, Colorado
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency: Boston Combined Residency Program
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: Some of my very favorite people live in Colorado - my wife, son, dog, friends, and parents! Also, my wife is a 2nd year medical student at CU SOM.
  • Research interest: TBD
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado:  in no particular order: drive my mini cooper convertible in the mountains, après ski with my wife in the winter, and hut trips with friends year-round! 
  • Favorite food: Pizza!!! From gourmet pizza at The Greenwich to frozen, it’s all tasty!
  • Fun fact: I was born in Ukraine, and I’ve been to 5/7 continents!



John Wang, DO, MPH

  • Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan 
  • Medical school: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center 
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: During my interview, the supportive and welcoming atmosphere was palpable. I was looking for a program with exceptional clinical care, research, and point-of-care ultrasound. I can't wait to experience what Colorado has to offer and learn to ski/snowboard!
  • Research interest: Neonatal hemodynamics and point-of-care ultrasound
  • Favorite things to do in Colorado: Hiking, Breweries, and Biking
  • Favorite food: Risotto
  • Fun fact: I can cook the most amazing microwaved food.


3rd Year Fellows


Jamie L Archambault, MD

  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: This program is incredible for so many reasons, but the people here are what make it truly special. The faculty, fellows, and NNPs here are some of the most humble, brilliant, and inspiring people I have ever met, and I am constantly learning from their skills and experiences. This program will train you to be the very best neonatologist and give you some of the most supportive best friends and mentors along the way.
  • Research interest: Platelet activation in pulmonary vascular disease
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hiking in the mountains with my husband and our dog, Thumper. The mountain scenery is always beautiful, but especially in the fall. We love exploring new mountain towns and are traveling to see as many parts of Colorado as possible.
  • Favorite food: Pasta, always
  • Fun fact: I’ve been to 2 space shuttle launches… (for my astronaut dad)


Dias Maia

Paula Dias Maia, MD

  • Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Medical school: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Residency: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: The mentorship, the patient population, and (of course) the people.
  • Research interest: Pulmonary vascular disease and neonatal hemodynamics
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: I love spending time outside, but I also love the art scene in Denver
  • Favorite food: Olives
  • Fun fact: I have a trilingual dog – Rufus



Emma Marie Harding, MD

  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas
  • Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: To continue working in a fun and supportive environment with the most incredible people in the country! I also appreciated the opportunity to be at 2 unique sites that teach us different, but complementary skills!!
  • Research interest: Education and quality improvement with specific interest in prenatal counseling, resuscitation, and patients with medical complexity born at our free standing children’s hospital
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Roadtrips around the state (especially to places like Palisade and Crested Butte!) with my husband, Al, and two dogs, Rosie and Miller ❤️
  • Favorite food: Tex-Mex
  • Fun fact: I can recite the entire first Harry Potter movie while watching it (which my husband is *never* annoyed by…)


Sarah Anne Kohn, MD

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: I feel so lucky that I got a lot of exposure to our NICU program during med school and residency. One of the fellows on elective at Denver Health was a great teacher, calm under pressure and so competent I decided I wanted to be just like her when I grew up and here we are!
  • Research interest: All things related to point-of-care ultrasound, but my primary project is about using lung ultrasound in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Trail runs, spending time with family, cooking/eating, going to the rodeo, cheering on the Avalanche.
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Fun fact: I married my high school sweetheart ❤️


3rd Year Fellows


Michael Wesley Cookson, MD

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: I loved the balance of acuity and variety between Children’s and the University. Everyone is willing to help and discuss patients on rounds, including senior attendings. I also loved that the fellowship values research and has research interests spanning all domains.
  • Research interest: Effect of antenatal stress (pre-eclampsia, chorioamnionitis) on vascular development in the lung and placenta.
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Skiing and enjoying all the parks in town.
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Fun fact: Spent in a summer in Thailand playing soccer for a US national team.



Tristan Bakke Dear, MD

  • Hometown: Durango, Colorado
  • Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: Because of the people and culture (having experienced it in residency), the variety of learning opportunities at two different institutions (Children’s and University) and in basic science research, and to continue to get to live in such an incredible state!
  • Research interest: Microvascular architecture in skeletal muscle in the growth restricted fetus.
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Anything outside (year-round – take advantage of the 300 days of sunshine), walks with my dogs, and happy hour/game nights/book club with my co-fellows.
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Fun fact: I was a Bronco’s cheerleader for 3 years!!



Aniekanabasi Nsima Udoko, MD

  • Hometown: Uyo, Nigeria
  • Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: THE PEOPLE! During my interview day it was very clear that I receive incredible training and that I would work with faculty who were intentional and invested in my success.
  • Research interest: Racial ethnic disparities in neonatal perinatal outcomes
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Exploring and hiking the beautiful mountains of Colorado. I also love the many days of sunshine…no more winter blues!
  • Favorite food: All things plantain!
  • Fun fact: I am fluent in Ibibio (Nigerian language)



 Grace Velez, MD

  • Hometown: Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Medical school: Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Ciencias Medicas
  • Residency: Children's National Hospital Pediatric Residency, DC
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: It was the height of COVID times and interviews were remote for the first time. I had initially decided I would only interview in the DMV area BUT since interviews were remote, why not interview in Colorado? Between our wonderful Program Directors (Tom Parker and Mama Jeanne), the fellows, and the banter/sense of humor I was won over. During an interview break I interrupted my work from home now fiancé and said “CAN WE MOVE TO DENVER?”. Best decision ever.
  • Research interest: Impact of tracheal aspirate cultures on antimicrobial management
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: You don’t have to be an outdoorsy person to live here – I enjoy the mountains from afar as much as I do from up close!
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Fun fact: We have gone to 10 national parks within 15h drive of Denver in 2 years.


4th Year Fellow


 Yo Nishihara, MBBS

  • Hometown: Yokohama, Japan
  • Medical school: St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
  • Residency: London Deanery School of Paediatrics and University of Colorado Pediatric Residency
  • Why I chose Colorado for fellowship: Because I married a Colorado native!! But also because it’s a strong and supportive fellowship with exposure to huge clinical variety and excellent research opportunities.
  • Research interest: Neonatal infectious diseases and Global Health
  • Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Skiing, going up to the mountains with the family.
  • Favorite food: pretty much anything Japanese
  • Fun fact: I took the scenic route in medical training – I trained in London, then worked with my now wife in Malawi, before moving out to (finally) finish training in Colorado.
Diversity / Equity / Inclusion


We are committed to creating a diverse environment for students, residents, fellows, and faculty. We believe that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes excellence and that a setting where diversity is valued leads to the training of physicians who are prepared to practice culturally effective medicine and meet the needs of the various populations we serve. Visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage for more....

Well-Being / Resilience

Be well

By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, physicians can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Reducing or eliminating burnout also has practical implications for the entire department such as improving patient safety, student advancement, and the overall campus environment. 

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