Faculty/Research Members

Our division actively publishes in both the basic science and clinical research realms. All fellows in our program are required to complete two years of either basic science or clinical research. There are numerous opportunities for research in any field of interest across all subspecialties including within our very own division. Basic research within our division includes the work of Dr. Andrew Norris.

Researchers Department Division Current Research Interests
Ahrens, Richard Pediatrics: Allergy & Pulmonary Division Evaluation and treatment of children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and other respiratory diseases
Atkins Dianne L., MD Pediatrics: Cardiology Clinical trials, pharmacokinetics of anti-arrhythmics, CPR and resuscitation
Bell, Edward, MD Pediatrics: Neonatology Clinical trials relating management to outcome in NICU patients, nutrition and energy metabolism, thermal physiology
Colaizy, Tarah, MD, MPH Pediatrics: Neonatology Donor milk use in the NICU and neurodevelopmental outcomes, breastfeeding promotion and support, large database analysis
Cooper-Brown, Linda, PhD Pediatrics: Psychology Assessment and treatment of feeding disorders, disruptive behavior and noncompliance in young children
D'Alessandro, Donna M., MD Pediatrics: General Pediatrics Medical informatics: improving health care with the use of computers in aiding medical practice, research, and education
Divekar, Abay, MD Pediatrics: Cardiology Clinical trial for closure devices - multicenter study
Edens, R. Erik MD,PhD Pediatrics: Cardiology Transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, myocardial dysfunction, cardiomyopathy, management of heart failure, inflammatory vascular diseases, patient safety & quality improvement
Joshi, Charuta, MD, FRCPC Pediatrics: Neurology Medically intractable epilepsy, surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy, ketogenic diet, epileptic encephalopathies, clinical research related to childhood epilepsy and neurophysiology. Also interested in resident and medical student education
Kaldjian, Lauris C., MD, PhD Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine Disclosure of medical errors, dementia and end-of-life care, religious beliefs in medical practice
Klein, Jonathan M., MD Pediatrics: Neonatology Sex-specific mechanisms influencing pulmonary development
Law, Ian, MD Pediatrics: Cardiology Management of arrhythmias in children and adults with congenital heart disease
Mathews, Katherine, MD Pediatrics: Neurology Clinical and genetic aspects of neuromuscular diseases (particularly muscular dystrophies)
Oral, Resmiye, MD Pediatrics: General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Perinatal illicit drug screening/intervention practices, prevention of in-utero exposure to illicit drugs, shaken baby syndrome, missed opportunities to diagnose child abuse
Rahhal, Riad, MD Pediatrics: Gastroenterology Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, feeding G and GJ tubes, and effects of chronic acid suppression therapy in pediatric GERD
Segar, Jeffrey L., MD Pediatrics: Neonatology Developmental cardiovascular biology; Integrative neural regulation of cardiovascular function; fetal programming of adult vascular disease
Tansey, Michael, MD Pediatrics: Endocrinology and Diabetes Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) and TrialNet investigates factors for and prevention of hypoglycemia and diabetes in children and first degree relatives.
Tsalikian, Eva, MD Pediatrics: Endocrinology and Diabetes Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) and TrialNet investigates factors for and prevention of hypoglycemia and diabetes in children and first degree relatives
Weinberger, Miles, MD Pediatrics: Allergy & Pulmonary Division Clinical pharmacology of drugs used in respiratory disease, health care delivery and education with regard to pediatric pulmonary disease.
Widness, John A., MD  Pediatrics: Neonatology Anemia, erythropoiesis, & iron metabolism during the perinatal period. Erythropoietin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Ziegler, Ekhard E., MD  Pediatrics: Neonatology Nutrition of term and preterm infant, especially protein & iron requirements