Current Fellows

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Rohit Aswani
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Dr. Rohit Aswani is investigating oxygen requirement as a screening test for late pulmonary hypertension in extremely low birth weight neonates. His mentor is Dr. Gul Dadlani. In addition, Dr Aswani received $25,000 from USF’s Graduate Medical Education office to support his study entitled Identification of Problem and Skill Assessment in Learning Neonatal Intubation: A Descriptive Study Examining the Gaps in Procedural Proficiency.
Juan Fuentes-Guerra
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Juan Fuentes-Guerra is studying the effect of Placenta-specific 1 (Plac-1 on brain development using a knock-out mouse model under the mentorship of Dr.Michael Fant.
Alejandro Diego
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Alejandro Diego is in the process of developing a research project.
Thao (Tina) Ho
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Thao (Tina) Ho is to examining the relationship between PRBC transfusion and intestinal inflammation in very low birth weight infants. Her study was prompted by recent reports of blood transfusion-related acute gut injury. ELISA is used to measure fecal calprotectin as the intestinal inflammatory marker. Tina’s mentor is Dr.Maureen Groer. She is also working with Dr. Terri Ashmeade and Dr. Angel Luciano.
Rebecca Levine
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Rebecca Levine is conducting a prospective observational study to develop an algorithm to standardize screening newborns with asymptomatic heart murmurs. Rebecca’s mentor is Dr Maya Balakrishnan
Thais Pena
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Thais Queliz is in the process of developing a research project.
Graciela Rabri
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow

Graciela Rabri is in the process of developing a research project.