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.

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 2022-2023 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 2.5% increase for all PG levels.



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

 2022 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

Ash Cochran, DO
(Fellow 2)
Residency:  University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM


 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Nichole Wood, MD
(Fellow 2)
Residency: Richmond University | Richmond, VA


Child Clinical & Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship

Aubrey Borgen, MA
Graduate School: University of Central Michigan




Caroline Gonynor, MS, MPH
Graduate School: University of Texas A&M




Jacqueline Pabis, MA
Graduate School: University of North Illinois

Critical Care Medicine

Michael Facciolo, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency:  University of Tennessee | Memphis, TN


Molly Flottman, MD
(Fellow 2)
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Kelly McIntyre
(Fellow 1)
Residency: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Johnna Sizemore, DO
(Fellow 3)
Residency: Loyola University | Chicago, IL


Gus Wilson, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Sam Wirkowski, DO
(Fellow 2)
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY

Emergency Medicine

Aakriti Bhargava, MD, MPH
(Fellow 2)
Residency: Children's Hospital of New Jersey | Newark, NJ


Michele Bresler
(Fellow 1)
  Drexel University | Philadelphia, PA


Sarah Grout, MD
(Fellow 1)
Residency: Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN

Julie Klensch, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency:  Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN


Samantha Lucrezia, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency:  Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital | St. Petersburg, FL


Victoria Magloire, MD
(Fellow 2)
Residency: Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN


Ndah Poteh, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency:  University of Alabama | Birmingham, AL


Esper Wadih, MD
(Fellow 2)
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


 Naomi Warnick, MD
(Fellow 1)
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Megan Coriell, MD
(Fellow 3)
Fellowship:  Augusta University | Augusta, GA


Emily Montgomery, MD
(Fellow 1)
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Infectious Diseases 

Katie Weakley, MD
(Fellow 3)
Medical School:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Post-Doctoral Heme/Onc Fellow

Lauren Hayes, PhD
Doctoral Program:
University of Memphis


Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Claire Niehaus Milligan, PhD
Doctoral Program: 
George Mason University


Neonatal Medicine

Diane Buckley, MD
(Fellow 3)
University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 

Jessica Ford, DO
(Fellow 2)
Residency: Peyton Manning Children's Hospital | Indianapolis, IN


Caroline Jackson, MD
(Fellow 1)
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Natt Juneau, DO
(Fellow 2)
Residency: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Daniel Kahn, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Carrie Moore, MD
(Fellow 3)
Residency:  West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV


Shelbye Schweinhart, MD
(Fellow 1)
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Julie Springate Spalding, MD
(Fellow 2)
Residency:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY


Masters in Science and Certificate in Health Professions Education

  • Develop skills necessary to succeed in an academic career
  • Advance health sciences education research through multidisciplinary studies
  • Improve practitioner and patient education
  • Explore principles and methods of teaching and learning within a healthcare context

 For more information about the Masters Program click here and for the Certificate Program opportunity, click here.

Masters in Science and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences

  • Acquire skills necessary for a clinical research career
  • Master biostatistical and epidemiological methods
  • Participate in or develop clinical research trials
  • Attend on-line and in-person classes

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies - Health Care Ethics

  • Prepare for a more robust approach to their clinical work
  • Learn to analyze real-world ethical dilemmas
  • Develop skills to participate in clinical ethics committees and teach medical ethics
  • Meet students with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences
For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Pediatrics Fellowship Directors and Coordinators

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Child Abuse Fellowship
Program Director: Melissa Currie, MD
Associate Program Director: Jennie Green, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Camry Woodward

Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Program Director: Danielle Graff, MD, MSc
Associate Program Director: Johanna Said, DO, MSc
Fellowship Coordinator: Krystal Kaufman

Child Neurology Residency Program
Program Director: Mike Sowell, MD
Associate Program Director: Chris Barton, MD
Coordinator: Dominique Hurt

Endocrinology Fellowship
Program Director: Suzanne Kingery, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Ashley Batton

Child Psychiatry Fellowship
Program Director: Jennifer Le, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: LaJa Hurt

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Program Director: Mustafa Barbour, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Vicki Masterson

Child Psychology Internship
Training Director: Kristie Schultz, PhD
Coordinator: LaJa Hurt

Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Program Director:  Bethany Woomer, MD
Fellowship Coordinator:  Brittney Luckett

Child Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Program Director: Kayla LaRosa, PhD, HSP
Fellowship Coordinator: LaJa Hurt

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Program Director: Katherine Potter, MD
Associate Program Director: Natalie Henderson, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Mary Lu Schooler-Baker

Neonatal Fellowship
Program Director: Cindy Crabtree, DO
Associate Program Director: Amanda Farris, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Denise Abels, C-TAGME

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship
Program Director: P. Gail Williams, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Wendy Hilton

Pulmonology Fellowship Program
Program Director: Adrian O;Hagan, MD
Associate Program Director: Erica Stevens, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Brittney Luckett

Pediatrics Fellowship Program Internal Resources

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