Neonatology Fellowship Meet Our Fellows :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Meet Our Neonatology Fellows

Mike BixlerMike Bixler, MD

Hometown: Springfield, Ohio
Medical School: Wright State University
Research/Scholarly Project:  Development of Critical Thinking in Pediatric Residents using Concept Mapping
Mentor:  John Mahan, MD
Interests outside of fellowship: My family, running, golf, reading
Fellowship Dates:  2011-2014

Arielle BokisaArielle Bokisa, MD

Hometown: Green, Ohio
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Research/Scholarly Project: Aerodigestive Mechanisms of GERD in Neonates with Chronic Lung Disease
Mentor: Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD
Interests outside of fellowship: Mortherhood, church, crocheting
Fellowship Dates:  2012-2015


Corin CozziCorin Cozzi, MD         

Hometown:  Rockford, IL
Medical School:  Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Research/Scholarly Project:  Superior Mesenteric Artery Blood Flow in Infants with CHD
Mentor:  Cliff Cua, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Sand volleyball, live music, traveling
Fellowship Dates:  2011-2014


Shaheen DurraniShaheen Durrani

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Research/Scholarly Project: Maternal inflammation and neonatal hyperoxia decrease expression of miR-29b in lung tissues and AAV9 delivery of miR-29b to the newborn pups will rescue the phenotype
Mentor: Lynette Rogers, PhD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Spending time with my husband and family. Taking our two dogs on walks or to local parks. Getting to know Columbus!
Fellowship Dates:  2012-2015

Preceousa JensenPreceousa Jensen, MD

Hometown: Phillipines/ Jacksonville, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research/Scholarly Project: Altered Oropharyngeal Feeding Response in Infants with Neurological Insults
Mentor: Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Spending time with my husband, family, and friends, traveling, jewelry-making, working-out, discovering new restaurants, exploring the city I live in, learning about wine
Fellowship Dates:  2012-2015

Benjamin McDonaldBenjamin McDonald, MD

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: To be determined
Mentor: Sarah Keim, PhD
Interests outside of fellowship: Dining out with my wife Allison, Playing with my dog Clementine, skiing, golfing, OSU Football and Basketball.
Fellowship Dates: 2013-2016


Mary RobbinsMary Robbins, MD

Hometown: Pataskala, Ohio
Medical School:  Georgetown University
Research/Scholarly Project:  Micro-RNA and DNA Methylation Involvement/Impact on Lung Development
Mentor: Trent Tipple, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Sand Volleyball, Foodie
Fellowship Dates: 2011-2014

HIlary WhiteHilary White, DO

Hometown:  Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: To be determined
Mentor: Leif Nelin, MD
Interests outside of fellowship: Attending concerts, spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants, spending time with family & friends
Fellowship Dates: 2013-2016

Natalie WhiteNatalie White, DO

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Medical School: Des Moines University
Research/ Scholarly Project: TNeonatal Herpes Simplex Virus infections: transmission, prevention, disease classification, and genomic expression patterns
Mentor: Pablo Sanchez, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  I like to be physically active, run road races, practice yoga, and of course go to the water park during the summer months.  I enjoy trying new restaurants with family and friends, attending farmers’ markets, and traveling if I have the opportunity.  I have a special place in my heart for Madison, WI and hot weather
Fellowship Dates: 2013-2016

Contact Us

If you need more information or have questions about the Neonatology Fellowship, please contact:

Diana Crenshaw
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (614) 722.4559
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