Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School. The primary objective of the fellowship program is to provide fellows with a learning environment that will enable them to become expert practitioners and leaders in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The fellowship faculty work closely with each fellow throughout their three years of training to tailor their experience to meet individual career aspirations. In the past this has included the design of ABP-approved dual subspecialty training in PCCM and other pediatric subspecialties, including emergency medicine and pulmonology.

The program is configured to support seven clinical fellows following the track toward certification by the sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care of the American Board of Pediatrics. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

The goals of the program are four-fold:

1) To provide fellows with an understanding of the pathophysiology of life-threatening disease and injury, and the cognitive and technical skills necessary to independently diagnose and manage critically ill infants, children and adolescents.

2) To foster an environment of intellectual curiosity, advance the fellows’ knowledge of the basic principles of research and mentor each fellow in the pursuit of scholarly activity related to pediatric critical care.

3) To enable fellows to become effective educators in pediatric critical care medicine.

4) To help the fellows become efficient administrators, through supervised acquisition of experience in management and problem-solving in a multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit.

Our Fellows

Third Year Fellows

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Erin Rescoe, MD (Chief Fellow)
Hometown: Wheeling, IL
Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
Medical School: The University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Goryeb Children’s Hospital, New Jersey
Currently Living: Beacon Hill
MGHFC and Me: Moving to Boston for fellowship was a big change for my family. We left our home and both of our families to move north to a place where we didn’t know anyone and were unfamiliar with the area, but it worked out for the best! What we found when we got here was the MGHFC family ready to welcome us with open arms. Not only do I feel that MGHFC has provided an incredible educational environment with faculty who are truly invested in my learning, but they are all also truly invested in me as a person. It’s the best of both worlds.

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William Bortcosh, MD
Hometown: Natick, MA
Undergraduate School:mMcGill University
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Currently Living: Boston, MA
MGHFC and Me: The PICU at MGH has always stood out to me not only as a unit that provides excellent care, but also a place that fosters education, collegiality, and personal growth. I grew up in Massachusetts, left for Montreal during college, and returned to complete my residency at UMass and was excited to remain in MA for fellowship here at MGHFC. I feel very fortunate to be working in a place that has allowed me to grow as a physician and intensivist, all the while being surrounded by colleagues and friends who are brilliant and supportive.

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Jeremy Schnall, MD
Hometown: Hollis, NY
Undergraduate School:Yeshiva University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: LIJ Cohen Children’s Medical Center, NY
Currently Living: Brookline, MA

Second Year Fellows

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Sarah Hendrickson, MD
Hometown: Roslyn, New York
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency: Stanford Children’s Health – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Currently Living: Wayland, MA
MGHFC and Me: In my search for a fellowship I was interested in a finding an institution where I would be exposed to a wide variety of illnesses; both surgical and from the community. I also wanted to be at a place where faculty and staff were focused on advancing the quality of care for patients through research and by consistently evaluating their own clinical practice. All of these qualities were quickly evident to me at MGHFC and I have continued to be impressed. The faculty and my co-fellows are exceptional! They are truly interested in helping advance my critical thinking and skill sets. MGHFC has provided me the additional benefit of being close to my family and returning to the four seasons of the East Coast. I enjoy getting outside when possible and trying to keep my tomato plants alive...it can be a struggle!

Kelly Gardner, MD
Hometown: South River, NJ
Undergraduate and Graduate School: Rivier College
Medical School: University of Vermont
Residency: MassGeneral Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School
Currently Living: Boston, MA
MGHfC and Me: I chose MGHfC for residency because of the people and culture, and that’s exactly why I chose to stay for fellowship. Within medicine, I’ve been an active member of the Pediatric Ethics Committee and hope to continue this work as a fellow and beyond. I’m also interested in pulmonology, more specifically non-invasive ventilation. Outside of medicine I love to go to the movies with my significant other Sam, walk around Boston, and go hiking. If you spend any time with me you’ll get to know pictures of my niece and nephew quite well, as well as my cat Peanut Butter.

First Year Fellows

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Zelda Ghersin, MD
Hometown: Chappaqua, New York
Undergraduate School: McGill University
Medical School: Technion Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel)
Residency: New York Medical College at Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital
Currently Living: Boston (Beacon Hill)
MGHFC and Me: I love to travel and luckily my spouse works for an airline! From university until now, I have been fortunate enough to live in several fantastic cities and now is a great time to try out Boston. A dream of mine is to one day be involved in global medicine. I chose MGHFC because I loved the people that I met on my interview day and right from the start it felt like a place that I could call home. In medical school and residency I was active in research and I am interested in finding a project that I am passionate about during my fellowship. I grew up playing lots of sports and loving the outdoors...not much has changed! Since I am originally from New York I can still head back for a slice of my favorite pizza! An added perk is that I am also not too far away from my dog and my family.

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Nate Mosley, MD
Hometown: Ellijay, Georgia
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital
Currently Living: Boston (Jamaica Plain)
Brief Bio: I grew up in a small town in north GA, and after completing my schooling down south I decided it was time for a change of scenery. So far, New England has been great, but I hold to my assessment that shoveling snow is for the birds! My wife and I live in Jamaica Plain with our son and love the neighborhood. We enjoy cooking and trying local restaurants or taking day trips around New England. In my scarce time not working or raising a kid, I love to get away fly fishing.
MGHFC and Me: I chose MGHFC for fellowship primarily for the tight knit faculty and fellows and the strong culture of mentorship. Tapping into the nearly limitless Harvard and Partners resources and research opportunities are always a bonus. My research goals (as of now) are mainly QI focused. Ultimately, my wife and I would love to move back southward to work closer to our families.

Educational Curriculum

Conferences

In addition to bedside teaching and daily case-based discussions on work rounds, the fellows attend weekly didactic teaching conferences covering a wide array of topics, including basic pathophysiology and management of critical care illness and disease, biostatistics, innovative therapies and more.

 

Fellow’s Lecture Series: Dedicated fellow lectures are held weekly throughout the academic year and are taught by a mix of faculty and co-fellows.  They include introductory topics such as respiratory physiology and mechanical ventilation, and progress to cover topic areas highlighted by the American Board of Pediatrics for critical care medicine.

 

Departmental Conference: Pediatric critical care lectures are held weekly for the entire department and are presented by a variety of MGH faculty, as well as visiting lecturers. 

 

Morbidity and Mortality Conference: M&M conference is held monthly and presented by the prior month’s on-service fellow.  These conferences review important cases from the month, as well as highlight teaching in cases that resulted in a mortality or major morbidity. 

 

Journal Club: With the help of a faculty mentor, fellows are expected to prepare a journal club presentation on a recent topic pertinent to pediatric critical care. 

 

Case Conference: This interdisciplinary conference is presented by a PICU fellow and typically reviews a recent complex case.  The conference is attended by invited subspecialists and the entire PICU care team in order to learn and discuss cases which involved many integrated decisions and multiple teams.

 

Faculty Rounds: Presented monthly by the on-service PICU fellow, this conference aims to discuss the highlights of difficult or interesting cases currently in the unit, with discussion and input from other PICU attendings.

 

Neurocritical Care Conference: Held monthly, this conference is a collaboration of neurology, neurocritical care, trauma, and neurosurgery. Topics include recent case presentations, literature reviews, and current topics in the field.

 

Fellows also participate in a monthly Collaborative Practice Meeting, a multidisciplinary conference focused on quality improvement efforts in the PICU.

 

Beyond these division-specific conferences, fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the many other didactic conferences offered by MassGeneral Hospital for Children, including Pediatric Grand Rounds, Trauma Conference, Pediatric ECMO conference, Pediatric Transport Conference, Pediatric Ethics Committee meetings and lecture series, and Adult Critical Care/Anesthesia/Pulmonary Conference.

 

Simulation

Fellows are taught monthly in difficult clinical scenarios with the aid of medical simulation.  Utilizing two life-like simulation mannequins, fellows are taught together to work through difficult clinical scenarios in real-time.  Simulations are also held in the unit together with residents, nursing, and respiratory therapy.  Fellows have the opportunity to design clinical cases and run and de-brief simulations within the unit.  Fellows also have the opportunity to assist with simulation exercises held at outside hospitals designed for pediatric hospitalists and other sub-specialties.

 

Telemedicine

There are three components to the telemedicine service provided through the MassGeneral Hospital for Children PICU.

 

First, through our state-of-the art telemedicine link, we provide live video conferencing between the PICU and select patient rooms in emergency departments at outlying community hospitals. Via this link, fellows provide on-demand medical advice and guidance to help assess, and if needed, stabilize critically ill infants and children and prepare them for transport to the PICU.

 

Secondly, our telemedicine technology currently supports an international link between the Buen Samaritano Hospital in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and our PICU. Under the supervision of the on-service attending, the fellow provides teaching and consultation on challenging pediatric cases presented by faculty in Puerto Rico.

 

Finally, this innovative technology is designed to support live video conferencing between the PICU team in-house overnight and the on-service attending, at home. Any member of the team may request a teleconference with the attending for the purpose of virtual bedside evaluation of a new patient, reassessment of a patient whose condition may be deteriorating, or a team meeting with other subspecialty consultants and family members at the bedside. One of the many advantages of this technology is that it allows the on-call fellow the opportunity to be on the frontline, independently leading the unit overnight while still having access to appropriate faculty supervision. All faculty live in close proximity to the hospital and can return to the hospital within minutes to provide direct supervision of the fellow when needed.

 

Transport

The PICU at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides an active critical care transport service for local and regional hospitals throughout New England. All transport calls are fielded by the PICU fellow by telephone or, in some cases, via telemedicine link between the PICU and the outlying hospital. The PICU fellow is required to assess the level of acuity of the patient and to identify the patient’s immediate and transport needs. He/she is expected to provide management advice to the referring physician, determine and coordinate the best mode of transport, and provide ongoing consultation with the transporting team en route to the PICU. All of this is done under the direct supervision of the on-service attending.

Clinical Experience

Clinical training occurs primarily at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed medical/surgical unit located on Bigelow 6. The PICU fellow works closely with the on-service attending physician and is given graduated responsibility in his/her management of the service. The philosophy of the PICU faculty is that responsibility should increase commensurate with the increase in knowledge and skills that are gained over the three-year fellowship.

Additional clinical training occurs in pediatric burn care at Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, and in the 32-bed cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) at Boston Children's Hospital.

Fellows also learn the art of delivering procedural sedation as part of a robust inpatient/outpatient sedation program located within the MGH PICU.

Sample Three Year Curriculum:

Year 1

The block rotations in the first year of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) fellowship training are focused on the development of clinical skills in the ICU, advanced airway management, and an introduction to the principles of research design and performance. Clinical rotations typically include two months in the PICU, one month in the Pediatric Burn ICU at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Boston next door to Massachusetts General Hospital, one month in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Boston, and one month in Anesthesia. Fellows also gain experience providing procedural sedation to infants and children undergoing painful procedures or studies requiring no movement.

The first-year fellow is expected to participate in regularly scheduled teaching conferences, morbidity and mortality conference, journal club, mock codes and fellow-run didactic teaching for pediatric residents and medical students on basic pediatric critical care topics.

With respect to scholarly activity, the first-year fellow is scheduled for approximately four months of dedicated research time during which he/she explores various research opportunities and begins laying the foundation for a scholarly project under the guidance of a research mentor.

Year 2

The second-year curriculum continues to provide clinical experience, including two months in the PICU, one month in the burn ICU and one month in the CICU. The second-year fellow is expected to display progressively independent thought and management skills during these service months. The remainder of the year is dedicated to research, with continued participation in weekly teaching conferences and continued contributions to the teaching of pediatric residents and medical students in pediatric critical care medicine.

Year 3

The third-year curriculum continues to focus more on research and teaching, though it also provides clinical experience, including one to two months in the PICU, one month in the burn ICU and one month in the CICU. The third-year fellow is expected to take responsibility for leading work rounds and team meetings and to take on a greater proportion of formal teaching in rounds and lectures. The remaining seven to eight months is dedicated to research, during which time the fellow is expected to complete his/her research project and often present his/her findings at a national conference.

Research Experience

A meaningful supervised research experience is an integral component of the Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Support for the trainee’s research project begins in the first months of fellowship. First-year fellows meet with the Program Director at regular intervals to help identify an area of interest, to visit different labs and to meet with prospective mentors in the Mass General/Harvard system. Research opportunities abound throughout Mass General, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School for Public Health, as well as other academic health care centers in Boston. Offerings range from basic science and translational research to clinical investigation, ethics, international health and education. Each member of the PICU faculty is actively engaged in various types of scholarly activity, and many have acted as research mentors for past fellows. Other fellows have identified research projects and mentors beyond the PICU.

After identifying a project and research mentor, a scholarship oversight committee (SOC) is created to oversee the scholarly activity of the fellow. In addition, trainees are introduced to basic science techniques, study design, data collection, statistical analysis, and other fundamental areas of study design through seminars offered throughout the Mass General/Harvard Medical School community.

Examples of scholarly activity undertaken during fellowship:

“Cerebral near infrared spectroscopy insensitively detects cerebral venous oxygen saturations following stage 1 palliation”: Erin Rescoe, MD

“Use of MRI in the Acute Management of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury”: Niharika Samtani, MD

“Impact of In-Situ Simulation-Based Training on Patients and Families in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit”: Emily Lynch, MD

“The Effect of Off-Road Vehicle Legislation on Pediatric Injuries”: Michael Flaherty, DO

“Novel Roles for Receptor Interacting Protein Kinases in Traumatic Brain Injury”: Jessica Hahn, MD

“Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Pediatrics: A Single Center Experience”: Sam Gorstein, MD

“Investigation of Electroencephalographic and Physiologic Signatures of Sedation and Analgesia in pediatric ICU Patients”: Zenab Mansoor, MD

“Telemedicine versus face-to-face evaluation by respiratory therapists of mechanically ventilated neonates and children – a pilot study” Rebecca Bell, MD

Fellow Publications

Flaherty, MR., Raybould,T, Jamal-Allial,A., Kaafarani,H.,Lee,J.,Gervasini,A.,Ginsburg, R.,Mandell,M., Donelan,K.,Masiakos,P. Impact of a State Concussion Law on Physician Practice in the Care of Sports-Related Concussions. J.Peds. 2016 Nov;178:268-274.

Agus MS,Jaksic T. Nutritional support of the critically ill child. Curr Opin Pediatr.2002 Aug;14(4):470-81.

Prodhan P, Noviski NN, Kinane TB. Salmeterol for the prevention of high-altitude pulmonary edema. N Engl J Med. 2002 Oct 17; 347(16):1282-5; author reply 1282-5.

Prodhan P, Noviski NN, Butler WE, Eskandar E, Ellen Grant P, Whalen MJ. Orbital compartment syndrome mimicking cerebral herniation in a 12-yr-old boy with severe traumatic asphyxia. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2003 Jul; 4(3):367-9.

Prodhan P, Noviski N. Pediatric acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: management of oxygenation. J Intensive Care Med. 2004 May-Jun; 19(3):140-53.

Sheibani N,Grabowski EF,Schoenfeld DA,Whalen MJ. Effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on functional and histopathologic outcome after traumatic brain injury in mice.Crit Care Med.2004 Nov;32(11):2274-8.

Prodhan P, Casavant D, Medlock MD, Yager P, Kim J, Noviski N., Inhaled nitric oxide in neurogenic cardiopulmonary dysfunction: implications for organ donation. Transplant Proc. 2004 Nov; 36(9):2570-2572.

Manohar N,Prodhan P. Dispatch from India. N Engl J Med.2004 Apr 1;350(14):1471.

Shank E,Manohar N,Schmidt U.  Anesthetic management for thoracopagus twins with complex cyanotic heart disease in the magnetic resonance imaging suite.Anesth Analg.2005 Feb;100(2):361-4.

Zhu X,Bernecker OY,Manohar NS,Hajjar RJ,Hellman J,Ichinose F,Valdivia HH,Schmidt U. Increased leakage of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ contributes to abnormal myocyte Ca2+ handling and shortening in sepsis. Crit Care Med.2005 Mar;33(3):598-604.

Paris JJ, Billinngs JA, Cummings B, Moreland MP. Howe v. MGH and Hudson v. Texas Children's Hospital: two approaches to resolving family-physician disputes in end-of-life care. J Perinatol. 2006 Dec; 26(12):726-9.

Lok J,Gupta P,Guo S,Kim WJ,Whalen MJ,van Leyen K,Lo EH.  Cell-cell signaling in the neurovascular unit.Neurochem Res.2007 Dec; 32(12):2032-45.

You Z, Yang J, Takahashi K, Yager P, Kim HH, Qin T, Stahl GL, Ezekowitz RA, Carroll MC, Whalen MJ. Reduced tissue damage and improved recovery of motor function after traumatic brain injury in mice deficient in complement component C4. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2007 Dec; 27(12):1954-1964.

Yager P, You Z, Qin T, Kim HH, Takahashi K, Ezekowitz AB, Stahl GL, Carroll MC, Whalen MJ., Mannose binding lectin gene deficiency increases susceptibility to traumatic brain injury in mice. Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2008 May; 28(5):1030-1039.

Tsifansky MD,Yeo Y,Evgenov OV,Bellas E,Benjamin J,Kohane DS. Microparticles for inhalational delivery of antipseudomonal antibiotics.AAPS J.2008 Jun;10(2):254-60.

Gupta P,Goyal S,Gonzalez-Mendoza LE,Noviski N,Vezmar M,Brathwaite CD,Misra M.  Corticotropin-independent cushing syndrome in a child with an ovarian tumor misdiagnosed as nonclassic congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Endocr Pract.2008 Oct;14(7):875-9.

Prodhan P, Dela Rosa RS, Shubina M, Haver KE, Matthews BD, Buck S, Kacmarek RM, Noviski NN. Wheeze detection in the pediatric intensive care unit: comparison among physician, nurses, respiratory therapists, and a computerized respiratory sound monitor. Respir Care. 2008 Oct; 53(10):1304-9.

Domnina YA,Yeo Y,Tse JY,Bellas E,Kohane DS. Spray-dried lipid-hyaluronan-polymethacrylate microparticles for drug delivery in the peritoneum. J Biomed Mater Res A.2008 Dec 1;87(3):825-31.

Prodhan P, Westra SJ, Lin J, Karni-Sharoor S, Regan S, Noviski N. Chest radiological patterns predict the duration of mechanical ventilation in children with RSV infection. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Feb;39(2):117-23.

Gupta P,Tobias JD,Goyal S,Miller MD,De Moor MM,Noviski N,Mehta V.  Preliminary experience with a combination of dexmedetomidine and propofol infusions for diagnostic cardiac catheterization in children. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther.2009 Apr;14(2):106-12.

Melendez E,Bachur R. Serious adverse events during procedural sedation with ketamine.Pediatr Emerg Care.2009 May;25(5):325-8.

Goyal S,Gupta P,Ryan CM,Kazlas M,Noviski N,Sheridan RL. Toxic epidermal necrolysis in children: medical, surgical, and ophthalmologic considerations. JBurn Care Res.2009 May-Jun;30(3):437-49.

Melendez E, Bachur R.Serious adverse events during procedural sedation with ketamine.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 May;25(5):325-8.

Li Y, Liu B, Zhao H, Sailhamer EA, Fukudome EY, Zhang X, Kheirbek T, Finkelstein RA, Velmahos GC, deMoya M, Hales CA, Alam HB.Protective effect of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid against LPS-induced septic shock in rodents.Shock. 2009 Nov;32(5):517-23.

Cummings B,Noviski N,Moreland MP,Paris JJ. Circulatory arrest in a brain-dead organ donor: is the use of cardiac compression permissible?J Intensive Care Med.2009 Nov-Dec;24(6):389-92.

Gupta P,Tobias JD,Goyal S,Miller MD,Melendez E,Noviski N,De Moor MM,Mehta V. Sudden cardiac death under anesthesia in pediatric patient with Williams syndrome: a case report and review of literature. Ann Card Anaesth.2010 Jan-Apr;13(1):44-8

Alam HB, Hashmi S, Finkelstein RA, Shuja F, Fukudome EY, Li Y, Liu B, Demoya M, Velmahos GC.Alterations in gene expression after induction of profound hypothermia for the treatment of lethal hemorrhage.  J Trauma. 2010 May;68(5):1084-98. Erratum in: J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69(1):242.

Li Y,Liu B,Fukudome EY,Kochanek AR,Finkelstein RA,Chong W,Jin G,Lu J,deMoya MA,Velmahos GC,Alam HB. Surviving lethal septic shock without fluid resuscitation in a rodent model. Surgery.2010 Aug;148(2):246-54.

Gupta P,Tobias JD,Goyal S,Kuperstock JE,Hashmi SF,Shin J,Hartnick CJ,Noviski N. Perioperative care following complex laryngotracheal reconstruction in infants and children. Saudi J Anaesth.2010 Sep;4(3):186-96.

Finkelstein RA,Alam HB. Induced hypothermia for trauma: current research and practice. J Intensive Care Med.2010 Jul;25(4):205-26.

Finkelstein RA, Li Y, Liu B, Shuja F, Fukudome E, Velmahos GC, deMoya M, Alam HB.Treatment with histone deacetylase inhibitor attenuates MAP kinase mediated liver injury in a lethal model of septic shock.J Surg Res. 2010 Sep;163(1):146-54.

Gupta P, Goyal S, Grant E, Fawaz R, Noviski N, Yager P, Sharma A, Lok J, Browning M. Acute Liver Failure and leukoencephalopathy in a pediatric patient with homocystinuria: A case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Nov; 51(5):668-671.

Cummings BM, Noviski N. Autoresuscitation in a child: The young Lazarus. Resuscitation. 2011 Jan; 82(1):134.

Prodhan P, Sharoor-Karni S, Lin J, Noviski N. Predictors of respiratory failure among previously healthy children with respiratory syncytial virus infection. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;29(2):168-73.

Shuja F,Finkelstein RA,Fukudome E,Duggan M,Kheirbek T,Hamwi K,Fischer TH,Fikry K,deMoya M,Velmahos GC,Alam HB. Development and testing of low-volume hyperoncotic, hyperosmotic spray-dried plasma for the treatment of trauma-associated coagulopathy.J Trauma.2011 Mar;70(3):664-71.

Murphy S,Cserti-Gazdewich C,Dhabangi A,Musoke C,Nabukeera-Barungi N,Price D,King ME,Romero J,Noviski N,Dzik W. Ultrasound findings in Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a pilot study. Pediatr Crit Care Med.2011 Mar;12(2):e58-63.

Gupta P,Tobias JD,Goyal S,Hervie P,Harris JB,Sadot E,Noviski N. Prolonged mechanical support in children with severe adenoviral infections: a case series and review of the literature.J Intensive Care Med.2011 Jul-Aug;26(4):267-72.

Gupta P,Goyal S,Tobias JD,Prodhan P,Purohit P,Gossett JM,Chow V,Noviski N. Risk factors associated with hospital admission among healthy children with adenovirus infection.  Turk J Pediatr.2011 Nov-Dec;53(6):597-603.

Kim SW, Maturo S, Dwyer D, Monash B, Yager PH, Zanger K, Hartnick CJ. Interdisciplinary development and implementation of communication checklist for postoperative management of pediatric airway patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jan; 146(1):129-34.

Mbye LH,Keles E,Tao L,Zhang J,Chung J,Larvie M,Koppula R,Lo EH,Whalen MJ.

Kollidon VA64, a membrane-resealing agent, reduces histopathology and improves functional outcome after controlled cortical impact in mice.J Cereb Blood Flow Metab.2012 Mar; 32(3):515-24.

Cowl AS, Cummings BM, Yager P, Miller B, Noviski N. Organ donation after cardiac death in children: acceptance of a protocol by multidisciplinary staff. Am J Crit Care. 2012 21(5):322-327.

Weiner EA,Finkelstein RA,Goldstein MA,Gupta N,Noviski N,Sharma A. Severe hypernatremia in an adolescent with an eating disorder. Adolesc Med State Art Rev.2012 Aug;23(2):371-80.

Dapul HR,Park J,Zhang J,Lee C,Daneshmand A,Lok J,Ayata C,Gray T,Scalzo A,Qiu J,Lo EH,Whalen MJ. Concussive Injury before or after Controlled Cortical Impact Exacerbates Histopathology and Functional Outcome in a Mixed Traumatic Brain Injury Model in Mice. J Neurotrauma.2013 Mar 1;30(5):382-91.

Cummings BM, Macklin EA, Yager PH, Sharma A, Noviski N. Potassium Abnormalities in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Frequency and Severity. J Intensive Care Med. 2013 Jun 6.

Bhupali C, Cummings BM, Parker L, Young R, Noviski N. Positive lidocaine toxicology screen after j-tip for venipuncture. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Dec; 29(12):1278-9.

Fellow Presentations

Prodhan P, Lin J, Regan S, Westra J, Yager P, Karni-Sharoor S, Noviski N.  Critically ill children with respiratory syncytial virus and acute respiratory failure: initial chest radiological patterns as predictors of outcome.  Poster presentation, 5th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, Geneva, Switzerland, 2007.

Sadot E, Prodhan P, Yager P, Noviski N. Neurological findings in hospitalized children with severe status asthmaticus.  Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI. 2008.

Cummings B, Yager P, Riley J, Carew A and Noviski N.  Impact of hospital-based pediatric transport team closure on transports and transport requests to a pediatric intensive care unit.  Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 40th Critical Care Conference, San Diego CA January 2011.

Byrnes C, Cummings B, Noviski N, Stathopoulos W and Gordon J.  Objectively Evaluating Pediatric Resident Performance using Closed Malpractice Claims in a Simulator Based Testing Environment.  Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 40th Critical Care Conference, San Diego CA January 2011.

Fuenfer, M. Injury To The Abdominal Aorta In Children Resulting From Blunt Trauma. Poster Presentation, Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee Poster Day, Boston MA April 2012.

Ode O, Cummings BM, Lawrence C, Hartnick C, Noviski N.  Chest Radiographic Patterns after Laryngotracheal Reconstructions in Children.  Poster Presentation, ATS International Conference in San Francisco, CA May 2012.

Fuenfer M, Gilchrist B et al. Revision Circumcisions and Re-Educating Clinicians.  Brian Gilchrist. Poster presentation, 93rd Annual New England Surgical Association Meeting, Rockport ME September 2012.

Helena Crowley H, Fuenfer M, Gilchrist B. Argon Beam Coagulation Negates the Need for Drainage in the Excision of Cystic Hygromas. Poster Presentation, 93rd Annual New England Surgical Association Meeting, Rockport ME September 2012.

Fuenfer M, Cummings BM, Noviski N.  Lifeguard Down: Causative Factors in US Civil Air Ambulance Accidents From 1982-2009.  Poster Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, September 2012.

Ahmed F, Cummings BM, Noviski N. Reduction Of Repetitive Imaging On Pediatric Patients Referred To A PICU: A Quality Initiative. Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 42th Critical Care Conference, San Juan, PR January 2013.

Cummings BM, Cowl A, Yager P, El Saleeby C, Shank E, Noviski N. Cardiovascular effects of dexmedetomidine infusion without a loading dose in critically ill children.  Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 42th Critical Care Conference, San Juan, PR January 2013.

Fuenfer M, Lemierre’s Syndrome Resulting from Parotidis. Poster Presentation, Mass. General Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee Poster Day, Boston MA March 2013.

Fellow Chapters

Duran C, Noviski N.  Fiberoptic flexible bronchoscopy in children with pulmonary disease (Broncoscopía con fibra óptica en el paciente pediátrico).  In: Quiñones E, Ugazzi F, Donoso F, and Endara S, eds.  Bases de neumología pediátrica.  Quito: Ed. Noción; 2006. p. 126-35.

Tsifansky M, Duran C, Noviski, N. Asma Casi Mortal.  Epidemiología, Fisipatología Y Manejo. In: Quinones, E, Ugazzi, M, Campos, S, Donoso, F, Noviski, N. eds. Bases de pediatria critica, 4th ed. Quito: Cmiuio; 2007. p. 102-08.

Duran C, Prodhan P, Noviski N. Manejo Del Fracaso Respiratorio Hipoxemico Agudo. In: Quinones, E, Ugazzi, M, Campos, S, Donoso, F, Noviski, N., eds.. Bases de pediatria critica, 4th ed. Quito: Cmiuio; 2007. p. 291-302.

Duran C, Noviski N. Broncoscopia Con Fibra Óptica En El Pactiente Pediátrico. In: Quinones, E, Ugazzi, M, Campos, S, Donoso, F, Noviski, N., eds.. Bases de pediatria critica, 4th ed. Quito: Cmiuio; 2007. p. 200-10.

Tsifansky M, Duran C, Noviski N. Asma casi mortal eidemiologia, fisiopatologia y manejo. [Near-fatal asthma: epidemiology, pathophysiology and management.] In: Quinones E, Ugazzi M, Campos S, Donoso F, eds. Noviski N, assoc. ed. Bases de pediatria critica, 5th ed. Quito: Cmiuio; 2010. p. 100-06.

Duran C, Noviski N. Broncoscopia con fibra optica en el paciente pediatrico. [Flexible bronchoscopy in the pediatric patient.] In: Quinones E, Ugazzi M, Campos S, Donoso F, eds. Noviski N, assoc. ed. Bases de pediatria critica, 5th ed. Quito: Cmiuio; 2010. p. 194-203.

Duran C, Prodhan P, Noviski N. Manejo del fracaso respirtorio hipoxemico agudo. [Management of Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure.] In: Quinones E, Ugazzi M, Campos S, Donoso F, eds. Noviski N, assoc. ed. Bases de pediatria critica, 5th ed. Quito: Cmiuio; 2010. p. 285-96

Fellow Awards

Byrnes, C.  Harvard Macy Fellowship in Education, 2008-2009.

Finkelstein, R.  Winner of the Massachusetts State Basic Science Competition, 2010 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Competition.

Dapul, H.  Research citation finalist, 10th National Neurotrauma Symposium in 2011.

Munoz Pareja, J.  Best Physician-In-Training Award, The American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013.

After identifying a project and research mentor, a scholarship oversight committee (SOC) is created to oversee the scholarly activity of the fellow. In addition, trainees are introduced to basic science techniques, study design, data collection, statistical analysis, and other fundamental areas of study design through seminars offered throughout the Mass General/Harvard Medical School community.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. We accept applications electronically through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) on the July application cycle.

We participate in the NRMP Match program (National Resident Matching Program) on the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match cycle for fellowships. To register, please see instructions for applicants under “Fellowship”.

ERAS opens for applications in June each year, and programs receive applications in mid-July. Applicants are encouraged to complete applications as soon as possible or by August 15th, which affords ample time for the program to review all applications and schedule personal interviews for competitive applicants. Interviews are held between September and early November, before the December match date. Matched applicants begin fellowship training the following July.

Applications should include the following documents via ERAS:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript to include USMLE III, or COMLEX equivalent
  • Photo
  • Any other ERAS-required items
  • ECFMG certification report (international medical graduates only)

Applicants must have graduated from an ACGME-accredited Pediatrics or Medicine-Pediatrics residency program in the United States, or accredited Canadian equivalent. We prefer applicants who will be board eligible or certified in Pediatrics as determined by the American Board of Pediatrics.  

International Medical Graduates:
Applicants must be ECFMG certified. We sponsor J1-ECFMG and H1B visas for competitive applicants. Applicants must not have exceeded maximums of stay for a visa. There must be a minimum of 3 three years remaining on the applicant’s visa in order to complete fellowship training. To apply through ERAS click here: ECFMG ERAS Support

If you have any questions regarding our program, the application process, or the status of your application, please feel free to contact Pat McCarthy, Fellowship Coordinator, by telephone: 617-724-4380 or by e-mail at pjmccarthy@partners.org .

 

 

Contact

MGHfC Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

CPZS-5

175 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-4380

Fax: 617-724-4391

If you have any questions regarding our program, the application process, or the status of your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to talk to you more about how we might tailor the program to meet your individual needs.

Address:

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

175 Cambridge Street, CPZS-5

Boston, MA 02114

Patricia McCarthy

Fellowship Program Coordinator

pjmccarthy@partners.org

Phoebe Yager, MD

Fellowship Program Director

Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

pyager@partners.org

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