Pediatric Fellowships

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics offers several pediatric subspecialty fellowships.

We strive to recruit and develop subspecialty physicians that provide excellent clinical care for diverse patient populations, serve as outstanding clinician-educators and promote academic and scholarly innovation.  Since 2010, we have had over 80 fellows graduate from our programs and go on to pursue careers in 23 different states and Puerto Rico.  Approximately a third of our fellow alumni serve as faculty members right here at the University of Louisville.

All of our subspecialty training programs pride themselves in providing:

  • Outstanding Clinical Experiences in state-of-the-art Facilities such as Norton Children’s Hospital and the Novak Center for Children's Health, the outpatient services center
  • A Diverse Patient Population with a Collaborative Interdisciplinary approach
  • Progressive Autonomy with Customizable Experiences as fellows work through training.
  • Top-notch Teaching and Mentorship from a dedicated Faculty, fully invested in fellows’ education and professional development
  • Research Support through the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit (CAHRDS), the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit, and the Pediatric Research Unit – just to name a few.

All fellows are eligible to complete a Master’s or Certificate Program to further their education.

Whether you are considering the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics for subspecialty training, currently serving as a fellow or faculty member in our program, or simply stopping by, we are excited to showcase our programs, our facilities, and our city – but most important, our Fellows.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Erin B. Owen, MD
Director of Pediatric Fellowships
Associate Director: Residency Program
Associate Professor: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Most University of Louisville pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs use ERAS and participate in the fall Match.  Applicants must complete a pediatric residency from an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) approved training program or be ABP certified in pediatrics.

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry uses ERAS  and participates in the January Match

Applications may be submitted via ERAS® – The Electronic Residency Application Service.

The following information should be uploaded into the ERAS application:

  • ERAS common application form
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your residency training program)
  • Photograph
  • An official copy of your medical school transcript
  • An official copy of your medical school Dean's letter
  • An official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates only)
  • Other documents supporting your Visa status

 International Medical Graduates

Our fellowship programs do consider International Medical Graduates (IMGs). IMGs applying to our program should note the following:

  • All graduates of medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have a valid ECFMG certificate
  • We sponsor only J1 Clinical Visas
  • We prefer U.S. clinical experience
Visas not accepted

H1B Visa
Residents are classified as students at the University of Louisville; the University does not sponsor H1B visas for residency training. 

J2 Dependent Visa
Applicants with a J2 Dependent Visa must obtain their own J1 Visa.

J1 Research Visa
Applicants with a J1 Research Visa must apply for a change of category to J1 Clinical, requiring Department of State approval. 

Programs not using ERAS

Child Clinical & Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship application information.

Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship application information.

For additional information please visit the UofL GME How to Apply page


Pediatric fellow stipends for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are as follows:

Does not apply to trainees in the Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship or the Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

PGY LevelAnnualMonthly

 Stipend rates based on 2% increase for all PG levels.



Take a look at the benefits package you'll get as a pediatric fellow at UofL.

 2021 UofL Benefits Guide

Vacation: 4 weeks paid vacation for all Fellows

Family Medical Leave (includes maternity)

Health Insurance Plans: The University offers a complete package of insurance coverage for our residents and their families, including health, dental, vision, prescription, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability and Long Term Care. Detailed plan information can be found on the University of Louisville Human Resources site.

Fellows are considered "eligible employees" and may contribute monies to any of UofL's retirement plans.

Worker's Compensation
All house staff are covered under the Kentucky Worker's Compensation statutes for injuries incurred while engaged in regularly assigned duties.

Professional Liability Insurance (Malpractice)
Professional liability insurance is provided by the University of Louisville or by affiliated hospitals through contract agreement.

Preventive Health Program
Hepatitis B immunization, an annual TB skin test, and flu shots are required and furnished free of charge to all fellows. Additionally, COVID-19 testing and monitoring is also provided free of charge. For more information, please visit the UofL Employee Benefits page

Additional Perks

  • Free parking in the attached, covered Norton Children's Hospital garage.
  • On call meals are provided at both Norton Children's Hospital and UofL Hospital
  • Lab Coats are provided
  •  Additional expenses covered (some restrictions apply):
    • Medical licenses
    • Specialty memberships
    • Scientific meeting registration and travel for first authors
    • PALS/NRP training
    • Academic allowances (journal subscriptions, books, conferences, etc.)

Fellows are eligible to purchase discount student athletic tickets through the University of Louisville Athletics Department

Pediatrics Fellowship programs train at Kentucky's only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and outpatient services center.

Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital has 300-beds and is Louisville's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.  It provides the area's highest-rated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Norton Children's Hospital, along with its predecessors, has provided care for more than a century without regard to a family’s ability to pay for treatment(s).

 Novak Center for Children's Health

The Novak Center for Children's Health opened in Summer 2018. This 176,000 square foot building is home to general, specialty and subspecialty pediatrics programs at the University of Louisville and Norton Children's Medical Group.  There are seven clinical floors, a conference center, and three roof-top gardens to provide state-of-the art patient care and pediatrics medical training.

University of Louisville Hospital Center for Women & Infants

University of Louisville Hospital Center for Women & Infants houses a 24-bed Level III NICU – one of the largest in the region with approximately 300 admissions per year.  The unit has been designated as a baby-friendly hospital by baby-friendly USA (2017- 2022).

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Child Abuse

Nick Miles, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  Florida International University | Miami, FL
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 


 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Kristina Baula, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 


Hira Waseem, MD 
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  Aga Khan University | Pakistan
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 



Mahmood Hossain, DO
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | Philadelphia, PA
Residency:  Florida International University | Miami, FL



Nichole Wood, MD
(Fellow 1)
Residency: Richmond University | Richmond, VA


Child Clinical & Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship

Savannah Davison
(Fellow 1)
Graduate School: University of Texas - Austin | Austin, TX

Lauren Quast
(Fellow 1)
Graduate School: University of Georgia | Athens, GA

Maggie Young
(Fellow 1)
Graduate School: Auburn University | Auburn, AL


Critical Care Medicine

Michael Facciolo, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  Ross University | Dominica
Residency:  University of Tennessee | Memphis, TN


Kavi Komeswaran, MBBS
(Fellow 3)
Medical School: Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute | India
Residency: Southern Illinois University | Springfield, IL


Molly Flottman, MD
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Gus Wilson, MD
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: Texas Tech University - Odessa | Odessa, TX
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


JB Remmel, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Johnna Sizemore, DO
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  University of Pikeville | Pikeville, KY
Residency:  Loyola University | Chicago, IL



Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Stephanie Battistini, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School: Florida State University | Tallahassee, FL
Residency: University of Florida | Gainesville, FL


Emergency Medicine

Kasi Eastep, DO
(Fellow 3)
Medical School: Midwestern University | Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Dominique Elmore, DO
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine | Lewisburg, WV
  Marshall University | Huntington, WV


Julie Klensch, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN


Aakriti Bhargava, MD, MPH
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine | Grenada
Residency: Children's Hospital of New Jersey | Newark, NJ


Samantha Lucrezia, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  SUNY Upstate College of Medicine | Syracuse, NY
Residency:  Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital | St. Petersburg, FL


Victoria Magloire, MD
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: Loma Linda University | Loma Linda, CA
Residency: Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN


Ndah Poteh, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  Medical College of Georgia | Augusta, GA
Residency:  University of Alabama | Birmingham, AL


Esper Wadih, MD
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY




Megan Coriell, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Fellowship:  Augusta University | Augusta, GA


Ryan Dyess, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  Ross University | Dominica
Residency:  University of Tennessee | Memphis, TN



Emily Montgomery, MD
(Fellow 1)
Medical School:  St. George's University | Grenada
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY




Simone Chang, MBBS
(Fellow 3)
Medical School: University of the West Indies | St. Augustine, Trinidad
Residency: University of Miami | Miami, FL



Infectious Diseases 

Katie Weakley, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY



Lovak C. Miller Post-Doctoral

Kelly Slaughter, PhD, M.Sc.
(Fellow 1)
Doctoral Program: University of Louisville 
Graduate School: Eastern Michigan University

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

Jessica Ford, DO
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine | Pikeville, KY
Residency: Peyton Manning Children's Hospital | Indianapolis, IN


Diane Buckley, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 


Rebecca Decker, DO
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences | Kansas City, MO
Residency:  Children's Hospital of Palms West | Loxahatchee, FL



Natt Juneau, DO
(Fellow 1)
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas | Spartanburg, SC
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Daniel Kahn, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  Marshall University | Marshall, WV
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Carrie Moore, MD
(Fellow 2)
Medical School:  West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV
Residency:  West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV


John Stack, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN
Residency:  University of Arkansas | Little Rock, AR



Julie Springate Spalding, MD
(Fellow 1)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY




Stan Lee, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  Xavier University | Aruba
Residency:  SUNY Downstate Medical Center | Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship:  Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX


Michael Orangias, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY



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