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.

Aviva Aiden, MD, PhD | Class of 2023

MD: Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA

Residency: Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX

PhD: Harvard University in Boston, MA

Mentors: Gary Darmstadt, MD & Paul Wise, MD, MPH

Research Interests: My PhD is in applied math and genomics, and my research has focused on the genomics of disease vectors and molecular diagnostics. Most recently, I led a team to develop a whole genome assembly based diagnostic approach to COVID-19.

John Feister, MD | Class of 2023

MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH

Residency: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, IL

Mentors: Henry C. Lee, MD, MS Epi & Paul Wise, MD, MPH

Research Interests: My research investigates how public policy influences neonatal health outcomes and can address health disparities. My two current projects focus on use of paid family leave in the NICU, and neonatal outcomes of infants from families with limited English proficiency. I recently received an MCHRI Clinical Trainee grant to pursue my research.  

Additional Education & Work: I am also completing a Master’s of Science in Health Policy funded by an MCHRI grant during my fellowship.

During residency, I pursued a certificate in global health studies and have researched how socioeconomic factors influence Latinx birth outcomes. 

Nicholas Gianaris, MD, MS | Class of 2023

MD: Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN

Residency: UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA

Mentors: David Relman, MD & Adam Frymoyer, MD

Research Interests: Prior to starting medical school, I obtained a Master's degree in cellular and integrative physiology and investigated the electrophysiologic properties of transient receptor protein channels. I am interested in investigating neonatal microbial ecology and the applications of machine learning methods for microbiome host-trait predictions.

Hannah Gu, MD | Class of 2024

MD: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests: I am interested in resuscitation and hope to learn biodesign skills to improve resuscitation and newborn care, particularly in lower resource NICUs.

Faith Myers, MD | Class of 2024

MD: University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN

Residency: University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN

Research Interests: I am passionate about critical congenital heart disease, perinatal hemodynamics, and methods of hemodynamic monitoring to individualize care. Additionally, I am interested in competency-based medical education. 

Sheila Razdan, MD, MPH | Class of 2024

MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO

MPH (concentration in Epidemiology/Biostatistics): Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD

Research Interests: In residency, I was a member of my program’s Advocacy Track and served on the Missouri American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors as a resident representative. I am passionate about legislative advocacy, and hope to pursue research on reducing racial/ethnic disparities in neonatal outcomes.

Jennifer Sequoia, MD | Class of 2025

MD: University of Chicago in Chicago, IL

Residency: Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Stanford, CA

Mentors: Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD and Virginia Winn, MD, PhD

Research Interests: How bacteriophage impacts pregnancy (which I researched during residency) and point of care ultrasound

Danielle Sharp, MD | Class of 2025

MD: University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Residency: University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Research Interest: Congenital heart disease

May Szeto, MD | Class of 2025

MD: University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Residency: University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Research Interests: Basic science and translational research in neonatal brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, chronic lung disease