Our Fellows

Pediatric fellowsFrom left to right (Pictured are Peds heme/onc fellows unless otherwise noted): Nitya Gulati, Molly Smith (Chief Resident), Sonia Singh, Sameer Sait, Hiro Kiguchi, Eileen Nicoletti, Prachi Kothari, Nagma Dalvi (Neuro-onc Fellow), Beth Carella (BMT Fellow)

Nitya Gulati, MBBS

Hiroto Kiguchi, MD

Violetta Kivovich, MD, PhD

Prachi Kothari, DO

Eileen Nicoletti, MD

Sameer Sait, MBBS

Sonia Singh, MD

First-Year Pediatric Hematology/Oncology FellowsFrom left to right: Mike Ortiz, Melissa Mathias, Katie Offer, Miho Nakajima, Kate Rae, Ogu Ugochi, Sara Zarnegar

Melissa Mathias, MD
PI: David Scheinberg, MD, PhD
Research Project: modeling foxp3 expression in xenograft tumor and characterizing foxp3 peptide tcr mimic antibodies

Miho Nakajima, MD
PI: David Lyden, MD, PhD

Katharine Offer, MD
PI: David Lyden, MD, PhD
Research Project: Role of Exosomes in 
Neuroblastoma Metastasis

Ugochi Ogu, MD
PI: Katherine Hajjar, MD
Research Project: Effect of annexin A2 on VWF secretion.

Michael Ortiz, MD
PI: Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
Research Project: Prohibiting inhibition in Wilms’ tumor

Katharine Rae, MD
PI: Viviane Tabar, MD
Research Project: Murine model of chemotherapy induced neurocognitive damage

Sara Zarnegar, MD
PI: Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD
Research Project: Transforming human hematopoietic cells as a model for acute leukemia

Ratna Behal, MD
PI: Praveen Raju, MD, PhD
Research Project: Role of p53 mutations in sonic-hedgehog driven medulloblastoma.

Angelica Garzon, MD
PI: Beau Mitchell, MD
Research Project: megakaryocytopoiesis and thrombopoiesis: understanding the differences between the stages of differentiation and platelet formation.

Anupa Kudva, MD
PI: Katharine Hsu, MD, PhD
Research Project: Genotyping KIRs in Neuroblastoma.

Manjusha Namuduri, MBBS
PI: Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD
Research Project: Development of CAR T cells for 8H9 positive tumors.

Javier Otero, MD, PhD
PI: Filippo Giancotti, MD, PhD
Research Project: Study of niche signals that promote tissue homeostasis of the normal prostate and how they are adapt during tumor initiation and progression, with special focus in how they are instrumental to the establishment of tumor heterogeneity.

Kavitha Ramaswamy, MD
PI: Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
Research Project: Peptidomimetic blockade of oncogenic MYB in acute myeloid leukemia.

Maya Suzuki, MD
PI: Nai-Kong Cheung, MD, PhD
Research Project: Developing anti-L1CAM bispecific antibody.

Leonid Dubrovsky, MD
PI: David Scheinberg, MD, PhD
Research Project: Therapy Utilizing ESKM Antibody Against Leukemias Expressing WT1 Peptide.

Konstantin Dobrenkov, MD
PI: Nai-Kong Cheung, MD, PhD
Research Project: Genetically Modified Lymphocytes for Adoptive Immunotherapy of Neuroblastoma.

Estibaliz Lopez, MD (former Chief Fellow)
PI: Alexandra Joyner, PhD
Research Project: Using Mouse Models to Identify Cell of Origin and factors that influence progression of Hedgehog induced muscle tumors.

Steven Quatela, MD, PhD
PI: Neal Rosen, MD, PhD

Zeena Salman, MBBS
PI: Monica Guzman, PhD
Research Project: Investigating a novel multi-kinase inhibitor in acute myeloid leukemia.

William Terry, MD, MPH (former Chief Fellow)
PI: Jayanta Chaudhuri, PhD
Research Project: Rituximab-associated hypogammaglobulinemia