Past Fellows

Graduates from our program are successful pediatric cardiologists! They are scientists, teachers, and clinicians.

2014 Graduates

Luis Ochoa, MD
Luis Ochoa, MD
(2011-2014)

Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado, Denver / The Children's Hospital - Aurora
Research Interests: Regulation of Epithelial Sodium Channel Gating in Hypertension
Additional Training: Electrophysiology
Current Position: 4th year EP fellow, Duke University
Area of Expertise: Electrophysiology

Santiago Restrepo
M. Santiago Restrepo, MD
(2011-2014)

Medical School: Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Antioquia (University of Antioquia, Medical School
Residency: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, New York
Research Interests: In-vivo delivery of a viral vector for gene therapy in cystic fibrosis
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Pediatric Cardiologist, Children's Hospital Central California, Madera, CA
Area of Expertise: General Cardiology

2013 Graduates

Lindsey Malloy, DO, MPH
Lindsey Malloy, DO, MPH
(2010-2013)

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Research Interests: Biochemical changes caused by aortic aneurysm actin mutations.
Additional Training: 4th Year EP Fellowship at Stanford.
Current Position: Pediatric Cardiologist, Children's Mercy Kansas City
Area of Expertise: Pediatric Electrophysiology.

2012 Graduates

Benton Ng, MD
Benton Ng, MD
(2009-2012)
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Interests: Heart rate variability in newborns. 
Additional Training: Completion of Masters in clinical investigation.  Three month observership at CHOP for cardiac MRI.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA.
Area of Expertise: Imaging, including transthoracic echo, transesophageal echo, and cardiac MRI.

2011 Graduates

Scott (Jared) Bentley, DO
Scott (Jared) Bentley, DO
(2008-2011)

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia
Research Interests: Obstructive sleep apnea (clinical markers of and cardiovascular changes associated with OSA) and childhood obesity.
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Major in the United States Air Force, San Antonio TX
Area of Expertise: General Pediatric Cardiology

Susan Haynes, MD
Susan Haynes, MD
(2008-2011)
Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: University of South Alabama
Research Interests: Hypertension in preterm infants.
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
Area of Expertise: Interventional Pediatric Cardiology

2010 Graduates

Melissa Agoudemos, MD, PhD
Melissa Agoudemos, MD, PhD
(2007-2010)

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Residency: University of Iowa
Research Interests: Cardiovascular effects in offspring of diabetic mothers.
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Southern Illinois University, Springfield IL
Area of Expertise: Pediatric Echocardiography

Ryan Johnson, MD
Ryan Johnson, MD
(2007-2010)

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Residency: University of Arizona - Tucson
Research Interests: Development of novel indices of right and left ventricular morphology/motion and aortic morphology/motion using 4D MR imaging in pediatric patients with tetralogy of Fallot and connective tissue disorders.
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson AZ
Area of Expertise: General pediatric cardiology

2009 Graduates

Sonali Patel, MD, PhD
Sonali Patel, MD, PhD
(2006-2009)

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa
Research Interests: Epidemiology of atherosclerotic heart disease in pediatric patients.
Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiology Research Fellowship, PhD Thesis in Epidemiology
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Director, Hypertension Program, Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Area of Expertise: Preventive Cardiology

2008 Graduates

Priti Patel, MBBS, MD
Priti Patel, MBBS, MD
(2005-2008)

Medical School: Sri M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India
Residency: JH Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago
Research Interests: Genetic determinants of patent ductus arteriosus in term infants; Gene linkage analysis for familial atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias, and/or cardiomyopathy
Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiology (interventional cardiac catheterization), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
Current Position: OSF Medical Group, Pediatric Cardiology, Peoria IL
Area of Expertise: Interventional cardiac catheterization

Nicholas Von Bergen, MD
Nicholas Von Bergen, MD
(2005-2008)

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa
Research Interests: Alterations of heart rate variability as a predictor of sudden cardiac death in the Norwood population; Alterations in reactive oxygen species production in ovine coronary artery smooth muscle cells, mitochondrial and sub-mitochondrial particles in early gestation dexamethasone programmed ewes; Effectiveness of ICDs by indication in children and young adults with congenital heart disease; Exercise related syncope in pediatrics.
Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiology-Visiting Scholar in Pediatric Electrophysiology, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Area of Expertise: Pediatric Electrophysiology

2007 Graduates

Robert Escalera, MD
Robert Escalera, MD
(2004-2007)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, SF-Fresno
Research Interests: The role of early genetic determinants of Xenopus heart development.
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Pediatric Cardiology Associates, Pediatric Fairfax VA
Area of Expertise: General Pediatric Cardiology

2006 Graduates

Benjamin Reinking, MD
Benjamin Reinking, MD
(2003-2006)

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Residency: University of Arizona - Tucson
Research Interests: Using high resolution ultrasound to define the cardiac phenotype of small animal models.
Additional Training: Echocardiography – Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Stanford CA
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Director Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
Area of Expertise: Pediatric Echocardiography

2005 Graduates

Aaron Olson, MD
Aaron Olson, MD
(2002-2005)

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School – Minneapolis and University of Minnesota – Duluth School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics, Chicago IL
Research Interests: Signaling pathways in fetal cardiac hypertrophy.
Additional Training: None
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA
Area of Expertise: General pediatric cardiology

2004 Graduates

Jeffrey Frazer, MD
Jeffrey Frazer, MD
(2001-2004)

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Residency: University of Arizona, Tucson
Research Interests: Delineating the metabolic and physiologic alterations in cardiovascular function induced by deletion of the gene for the voltage-dependent chloride channel CIC-3.
Additional Training: Interventional Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of San Diego, University of California-San Diego
Current Position: Pediatric Cardiologist, Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego
Area of Expertise: Interventional cardiac catheterization

Past Fellows with Post Fellowship Training

Luis Ochoa, MD
(2011-2014)

Additional Training: Pediatric Electrophysiology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Lindsey Malloy, DO, MPH
(2010-2013)

Additional Training: Pediatric Electrophysiology, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Stanford, CA

Benton Ng, MD
(2009-2012)

Additional Training: Completion of Masters in Clinical Investigation, Cardiac MRI Observership at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sonali Patel, MD, PhD
(2006-2009)

Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiology Research Fellowship, PhD Thesis in Epidemiology, University of Iowa 2008 Graduates

Priti Patel, MBBS, MD
(2005-2008)

Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiology (interventional cardiac catheterization), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

Nicholas Von Bergen, MD
(2005-2008)

Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiology, Visiting Scholar in Pediatric Electrophysiology, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Benjamin Reinking, MD
(2003-2006)

Additional Training: Echocardiography, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Stanford CA

Jeffrey Frazer, MD
(2001-2004)

Additional Training: Interventional Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of San Diego, University of California-San Diego

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