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Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is designed to prepare physicians for an academic career in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Our program offers a challenging experience, allowing fellows to progressively acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to provide excellent direct and supervisory emergency care to children.

Fellows are offered a broad experience in all facets of pediatric emergency medicine¸ including clinical care, teaching, research and administration. We accept graduates from both pediatric and emergency medicine residencies.

What You Need to Know


Nationwide Children’s Hospital has one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the country. With 62 beds and over 90,000 visits per year, we offer an outstanding clinical experience for trainees. We are a Level I Trauma Center, the first designated as such in the state of Ohio in 1991. We are also a verified Burn Center. We have a close relationship with our Child Advocacy Center and offer a four-year combined Child Abuse/Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Our fellows also have the opportunity to practice in a community setting in our satellite Lewis Center location.

Application and Selection

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program takes three to six new fellows per year. Applications for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Program (ERAS), which opens for participation in July of each year. Applicants may register at MyERAS and begin working on their applications in June. All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program in the United States, or in an RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited residency program located in Canada. After a review of the completed applications, selected applicants will be invited to interview (removed on site).

Application Requirements

  • Common application form (CAF)
  • USMLE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • ECFMG status report (if foreign medical graduate)
  • J1 visa (if non-resident)*
  • Board eligible or board certified in Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine

At the close of interview season, candidates will be ranked and the final selection will be submitted to the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Residents being considered for a fellowship at our institution must also register with the NRMP. The results of the Match will be published in mid-December.

*NOTE: J1 Visas are the only visas accepted by our program.


Our PEM-trained faculty include:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty:

  •  Adjoa A Andoh
  • Srikanth Aravapalli, MD
  • Berkeley Bennett, MD, MS
  • Alan Bleiberg, MD
  • Bridget Bonaventura, MD
  • Mary Jo Bowman, MD
  • Beth Bubolz, MD
  • Cullen Clark, MD
  • Elizabeth Claxton, MD
  • Daniel Cohen, MD
  • Emile El-Shammaa, MD
  • Edward Ferenczy, MD
  • Aarti Gaglani, MD
  • Yaffa Gewirtz, MD
  • Delia Gold, MD
  • Angela Harris, MD
  • Todd Holman, MD
  • Maya Iyer, MD, Med
  • Christopher Jones, DO
  • Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
  • Julia Lloyd, MD
  • Jennifer Melvin, MD
  • Leah Middelberg, MD
  • Jennifer Mitzman, MD
  • Rustin Morse, MD
  • Maegan Reynolds, MD
  • Laura Rust, MD
  • Daniel Scherzer, MD
  • Betsy Schmerler, MD
  • Bashar Shihabuddin, MD, FAAP, FACEP
  • Rachel Stanley, MD, MHSA
  • Greg Stewart, MD
  • Michael Stoner, MD
  • Kristin Stukus, MD
  • Tracey Wagner, MD
  • Jordee Wells, MD
  • Morgan Wurtz, DO

General Pediatric Faculty:

  • Carrie DeHoff, MD
  • Michael Dunn, MD
  • Meika Eby, MD
  • Joelle Farlow, DO
  • Christopher Gable, DO
  • Jennifer Mrozek, DO
  • Nkeiruka Orajiaka, MD
  • Michael Patrick, MD
  • Jessica Wilson, MD
  • Anita Yalamanchi, DO

Pediatric Urgent Care Faculty:

  • Barbara Amakye, MD
  • Terry Barber, MD
  • Robert Baun, MD
  • Luciana Berg, MD
  • Deborah Blackwell, DO
  • Traci Bouchard, MD
  • Brian Bowden, MD
  • Michael Chua, MD
  • Gracia De Jong, MD
  • Lori Deschene, MD
  • Simmi Dogra Kulkarni, MD
  • Rachel Feldkamp, MD
  • Karla Hauersperger, MD
  • Daniela Humphrey, DO
  • Iram Jafri, MD
  • Catherine Lambert, MD
  • Marc Leder, MD
  • Rachael Levine, MD
  • Timothy McClung, MD
  • Kathryn Nuss, MD
  • Jan Perry, MD
  • Jonathan Price, MD
  • Sheela Rao, MD
  • John Sotos, MD
  • Jerry Stultz, MD
  • Kathleen Sugrue, MD
  • Bethany Uhl, MD
  • Rishi Verma, MD
  • Jennifer Wyse, MD

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Kristin Stukus, MD
Program Director
Email: Kristin.Stukus@NationwideChildrens.org

Tammy Reiss
Program Coordinator
Email: Tammy.Reiss@NationwideChildrens.org

Quality and Safety Leadership Fellowship

The two year Clinical Fellowship in Quality and Safety Leadership can be pursued concomitantly with other clinical fellowships at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For example, trainees in a 3 year clinical fellowship can participate in the Q&S leadership fellowship during their 2nd and 3rd years of their clinical fellowship. We have had fellows stay one year beyond their clinical training if they start the quality fellowship during their final clinical fellowship year. Fellows graduate with a Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

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