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

Meet Our Neonatology Fellows

We are excited to welcome our class of 2016-2019: Maria Ferrara, MD; Christopher Regan, DO; and Hevil Shah, MD.


Benjamin McDonaldBenjamin McDonald, MD

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: The Role of Body Composition in the Neurodevelopment of Infants Born Preterm
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


HIlary WhiteHilary White, DO

Hometown:  Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: Hypoxia Activates ERK via EGFR Activation in Human Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cells
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: Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus infections: transmission, prevention, disease classification, and genomic expression patterns
Mentor: Pablo Sanchez, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  I enjoy hiking, running road races, practicing yoga, kayaking, and going to the water park. I appreciate quality time with my family and friends. I love attending farmers markets, seeing live music, traveling, and cooking Indian food
Fellowship Dates: 2013-2016


Natasha SwierNatasha Swier, MD

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Research/ Scholarly Project: Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Mentor: Leif Nelin and Carl H. Backes
Interests outside of fellowship:  Hanging out with my boyfriend and dog. Watching my little sisters’ basketball/volleyball games. Participating in Crossfit, traveling, and shopping
Fellowship Dates: 2014-2017


Angela Firestine, MDAngela Firestine, MD

Hometown: Ashland, Kentucky
Medical School: University of Louisville
Research/ Scholarly Project: To Be Determined
Mentor: Pablo Sanchez, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Spending time with my husband Marc and my dog Cooper, Kentucky Basketball, cooking, yoga
Fellowship Dates: 2014-2017


Amina Habib, MDAmina Habib, MD

Hometown: Mt. Prospect, IL
Medical School: Rush Medical School
Research/ Scholarly Project: Golden Hour Quality Improvement
Mentor: Tom Bartman and Rick McClead
Interests outside of fellowship:  family, friends, and faith
Fellowship Dates: 2014-2017


Brianna BertoniC. Briana Bertoni, MD

Hometown: Owego, New York
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
Research/ Scholarly Project: A Quality Improvement Based Approach to Improving Resident Resuscitation Skills in the Delivery Room and NICU
Mentor: Tom Bartman, MD, PhD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Family, my dogs, exercise, soccer, snowboarding
Fellowship Dates: 2015-2018


Kristopher RosburgKristopher (K.C.) Rosburg, MD

Hometown: Fountain Hills, Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: Lung Injury
Mentor: Leif Nelin, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Watching movies, reading, hiking, mountain biking and discovering new restaurants/places in Columbus
Fellowship Dates: 2015-2018


Kristen Benninger, MDKristen Benninger, MD

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Research/ Scholarly Project: The spectrum and neurodevelopmental outcomes of intracranial venous thrombosis and infarction in infants and children
Mentor: Nathalie Maitre, MD
Interests outside of fellowship:  Buckeye football, running, reading, Brutus, exploring new restaurants and breweries, Urban Meyer, Script Ohio 
Fellowship Dates: 2015-2018

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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