Alumni of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Mass General for Children have become leaders in academic medicine and clinical practice. 

What Are Past Fellows Doing? 


Jacqueline Maya, MD | Publications
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Pediatrician, Mass General for Children
Boston, MA

Janaki Vakharia, MD | Publications
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Pediatrician, Mass General for Children
Boston, MA


Aluma Chovel Sella, MD | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinology Attending
Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
Petach Tikvah, Israel

Jonanlis Ramirez Alcantara, MD | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 


Luz “Lucy” Castellanos, MD | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Marwa Tuffaha, MD | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist 
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA


Liya Kerem, MD, MSc | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel  


Jordan Sherwood, MD | Publications
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Development 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA

Rachel Whooten, MD, MPH | Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 
Assistant Pediatrician, MassGeneral for Children  
Associate Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Program
Mass General for Children  
Boston, MA


Rabab Jafri, MD| Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
UT Health San Antonio
Texas Diabetes Institute
San Antonio, TX

Jasreena Nijjar, MD | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) 
The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) 


Dayna McGill, MD  | Publications
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Development
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, Massachusetts

Laurie Braun, MD|Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Laya Ekhlaspour, MD|Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
Division of Endocrinology 
University of California, San Francisco  
San Francisco, CA

Shylaja Srinivasan, MD|Publications
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
Pediatric  Endocrinologist, The Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF 
San Francisco, CA


Julia Cartaya, MD |  Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital,
1465 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63104 

Vibha Singhal, MD |  Publications
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School   
Director, Pediatric Program MGH Weight Center
Mass General for Children and Harvard Medical School 
Boston, MA


Charumathi Baskaran, MD |  Publications
Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School  
Boston Children’s Hospital 
Boston, MA 

Manasi Sinha Jaiman, MD, MPH |  Publications
Chief Medical Officer, ViaCyte 
San Diego, CA


Bharti Balhara, MD |  Publications
Staff Physician Joslin Clinic, Pediatrics Adolescent and Young Adult Section  
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School  
Boston MA 


Deborah Mitchell, MD |  Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School  
Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Program 
Co-Director, Pediatric bone and mineral metabolism clinic 
MassGeneral for Children 
Boston, MA


Michelle Katz, MD, MPH |  Publications
Executive Director, Eli Lilly and Company 
Cambridge, MA

Melissa Russell, MD |  Publications
Staff Endocrinologist, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters 
Norfolk, VA


Eray Savgan-Gurol, MD |  Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 
MassGeneral for Children 
Boston, MA


Takara Stanley, MD |  Publications
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 
Assistant Pediatrician, MassGeneral for Children 
Boston, MA

Melissa L. Woo, MD |  Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Medical Director of the KidFit Weight Management Program
Goryeb Children’s Hospital  
Morristown, NJ


Ximena Lopez, MD |  Publications
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Medical Director, GENder, Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) Program 
Children's Medical Center - Dallas 
Dallas, TX
8/4/2014: ‘My fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provided me with a highly academic training. The faculty is incredibly dedicated and assures a strong, rigorous training while working in a friendly environment.’ 

Jennifer Sivitz, MD  | Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Summit Medical Group
Livingston, NJ 

Elvira Isganaitis, MD | Publications
Research Associate and Staff Pediatric Endocrinologist, Joslin Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 
Boston, MA
2/3/2015: ‘"MassGeneral Hospital for Children was truly a wonderful place to train in pediatric endocrinology. I really appreciated the opportunity to develop my clinical acumen under the supervision of leaders in pediatric endocrinology. And the incredible breadth of research opportunities available within the Harvard Medical School system allowed me to develop laboratory and analytical skills to study the perinatal antecedents of obesity and insulin resistance. I feel my fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children prepared me well to pursue a career in academic medicine." 


Elka Jacobson-Dickman, MD |  Publications
Associate Dean for Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics
State University of NY, Downstate Medical School
Brooklyn NY 

Rajani Prabhakaran, MD |  Publications
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School 
Pediatric Endocrinology; Dell Children’s Medical Group
Austin, TX


Tandy Aye, MD |  Publications
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine 
Pediatric Endocrinology, Medicine Specialties Clinic 
Palo Alto, CA


Elaine M. Apperson, MD |  Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of South Carolina School of Medicine 
Greenville, SC
7/21/2014: ‘I am exceedingly grateful to have received my pediatric endocrinology training at Mass General, among world-renowned experts who are luminaries in our field. The exposure to a vast array of clinical conditions, the caliber of the academic training, and the proximity to and availability of research opportunities were all tremendous assets to an outstanding program.’ 


Christopher P. Houk, MD |  Publications
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology 
Augusta University and Medical College of Georgia 
Augusta, GA


Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH |  Publications
Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, MassGeneral for Children 
Fritz Bradley Talbot and Nathan Bill Talbot Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 
Boston, MA


Robert Gensure, MD, PhD |  Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Hanover, NH


Karen Loechner, MD, PhD |  Publications
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Connecticut Children’s Hospital
Hartford, CT

Andrew Lane, MD |  Publications
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Stonybrook Children’s Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
7/15/2014: "I thought you might like to know that just this past week I was promoted to Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. The excellent clinical training I received as a fellow at MassGeneral Hospital for Children still guides my approach from the most "routine" through the most unusual cases, and I continue to draw upon my clinical and lab research experiences at MassGeneral Hospital for Children when developing projects for our fellows to pursue"

Leslie Soyka, MD |  Publications
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center 
UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus 
Worcester, MA