Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows

Our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship lasts three years. Meet our fellows who are at different stages of their career development, and learn about their research projects. All of our current fellows are members of the Stanford Society of Physician Scholars (SSPS) in the Department of Pediatrics.

Gregory Goldstein, MD | Class of 2020

MD: Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA

Residency: Brown University in Providence, RI

Mentors: Gary Shaw, DrPH, Karl Sylvester, MD, and Henry C. Lee, MD, MS Epi

Research: My research interest is in neonatal epidemiology and clinical research. I am currently investigating antenatal risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis using data from the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative.

I received a Clinical Trainee Award from Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), which supports my research efforts.

Additional Education: I received funding from MCHRI to pursue a master’s degree in epidemiology and clinical research. Funding began in the fall of 2018 and continues for two years.

Laura Peterson, MD | Class of 2020

MD: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN

Residency: University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI

Mentor: Brice Gaudilliere, MD, PhD

Research: I am studying the dynamics of the neonatal and maternal immune systems using a high-dimensional flow cytometry technology called CyTOF. My primary focus is on learning more about the immunologic differences between preterm and term neonates. I am also interested in aspects of aberrant maternal immune functioning that contribute to preterm birth and to diseases of pregnancy such as preeclampsia.

I received a Clinical Trainee Award from Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute, which helps fund my research.

Megan Ringle, MD, MPH | Class of 2020

MD: St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies

Residency: Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, FL

Mentor: Shazia Bhombal, MD

Research: My research includes doing serial functional echocardiograms on all preemies born at gestational age < 29 weeks at 48 hours of life and days of life 3, 5, 7, and 14. I aim to assess hemodynamics and correlate the findings with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measurements. On another project, I am investigating the outcomes of neonates who had persistant pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in the NICU and required pulmonary hypertensive medications or catheterizations.

A Clinical Trainee Award from Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute supports my research.

Additional Education: I received a master's degree in public health from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.

Eman Haidari, MD | Class of 2021

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY

Residency: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland in Oakland, CA

Mentors: Henry Lee, MD, MS Epi and Ciaran Phibbs, PhD

Research: I am interested in health services research and working on a project investigating reasons for the increase in NICU admission rates. My goal is to better understand inter-hospital variation and potentially identify overuse of NICUs.

Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute recently awarded me with a Clinical Trainee Award to help fund my research.

Kevin McKim, MD | Class of 2021

MD: Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA

Residency: Cohen Children's Medical Center in Queens, NY

Mentor: David Stevenson, MD

Research: My research is focused on the neonatal immune system and its evolution over time. Currently, I am planning to use CytoF to monitor changes in a neonate's immune development as a result of common treatments in our NICU, like the Premieloc hydrocortisone protocol.

Caroline Yeon-Kyeong Noh, MD | Class of 2021

MD: Ajou University School of Medicine in South Korea

Residency: University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

Mentors: Valerie Chock, MD, MS Epi, Krisa Van Meurs, MD, Shazia Bhombal, MD

Research: My research interest is in understanding the physiology of neonatal hemodynamics and its monitoring and management. I am conducting studies related to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), especially functional echocardiograpy.

Additional Education: I received full tuition support from Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute to pursue a Master's degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research starting Fall 2019.

Xuxin Chen, MD | Class of 2022

MD: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Residency: New York University School of Medicine

Mentor: Henry C. Lee, MD, MS Epi

Pearl Houghteling, MD | Class of 2022

MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital

Research Interests: I am interested in the neonatal microbiome and nutrition. 

Jonathan Reiss, MD | Class of 2022

MD: Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency: University of California, San Diego / Rady Children's Hospital