Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program Aims

  • To practice patient centered medicine of the highest standard for medically complex pediatric patients.
  • To develop an area of specialized skills in one of four domains: clinical research, advocacy, quality improvement or medical education.
  • To inspire trainees to incorporate leadership into their professional identity formation.

Innovative Learning Environment

The Mission of the PHM fellowship program is to train the next generation of leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine within an innovative, collaborative, personalized and learner-centric environment. Fellows will develop superior skills in delivering family-engaged patient care through a systems-based model, advocating for safety, quality and value-based care, and in advancing scientific research and investigation.

Our simulation center, led by Jennifer Arnold, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP, will expose fellows to state-of-the-art simulation experiences with the most advanced technology available for simulation-based learning.

A personalized academic structure will allow the fellow to advance individual learning objectives and develop expertise in a specialized area of interest with the following highlights:

  • Individualized learning objectives
  • Weekly “on-the-job” mentorship meetings

  • Opportunities to develop expertise in specific areas of individual interest
  • Emphasis on active learning and simulation

Research and Investigation

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s PHM fellowship program provides the fellow a range of opportunities to pursue clinical, integrative basic science and translational research, as well as quality improvement and educational scholarship.

The program benefits from research collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine campus in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Armstrong Institute.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Clinical and Translational Research Organization (CTRO) includes the Research and Grant Administration Core, Study Design and Analysis Core, the Pediatric Biorepository, the Research Operations Core, the Database Design and Data Management Core, the Investigational Drug-Services Core, the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Core, and the Investigational New Drug/Investigational Device Exemption Core.


Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is the primary training site for the PHM fellow. This 259-bed hospital is home to a 56-bed pediatric medicine unit and 28-bed neurosurgery and surgery unit.

Many of the patients on these units are cared for by the hospitalist team, either independently or co-managing with a wide range of surgical and medical subspecialty services.

The fellow will also spend 4 weeks at a community hospital in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, with the focus in core pediatric hospital medicine skills.  36-40 patients per day are divided amongst three resident teams led by hospitalists.

Rotations At a Glance

Core Clinical Rotations
Systems and Scholarship
Individualized Curriculum
8 months
8 months
8 months
Hospital Medicine
Improvement Science
Child Abuse and Neglect
Complex Care
Clinical and Translational Research
Additional time in pediatric subspecialties
(i.e. Palliative Care, ID, Pulmonology, Nephrology)
Surgical Co-management
Medical Education
Pain Management
Critical Care (EM, PICU, NICU, Transport)
Transport Medicine
Newborn Care
Practice Management
Emergency Medicine
Patient Safety
Additional time for scholarship and non-clinical electives
Medical informatics

Program Leadership

Robert “Bob” Dudas, M.D.

Robert “Bob” Dudas, M.D. Chair of General Pediatrics, Hospital and Adolescent Medicine

Robert “Bob” Dudas, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and serves as the chair of General Pediatrics, Hospital and Adolescent Medicine for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Dudas established the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., and served as its medical director until joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2015. His research interests include medical education with a focus on clinical skills development, simulation and learning technologies. His scholarly activity includes more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and educational materials and 60 national presentations, posters and workshops.

Dr. Dudas has won institutional teaching awards from both medical students and residents and he received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Education Award from the Institute for Excellence in Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The following year (2014) he was awarded the Teaching and Education Award from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. He received the 2015 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Teaching Program Award for his role in the Harriet Lane Pediatric Medical Education Program as well as the 2015 APA Teaching Award for Faculty. He serves on the editorial teams for American Academy of Pediatrics Journals Pediatrics and Hospital Pediatrics.

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Kimberly Collins, M.D.

Kimberly Collins, M.D. Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Kimberly Collins is a pediatric hospitalist and the associate program director of the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital in 2014 and serves as a core faculty member of the pediatric residency program and co-director of the residency program’s hospitalist rotation.

Dr. Collins is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine, where she also completed her pediatric residency and served as chief pediatric resident. Her academic interests include medical education and simulation.

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Brittany Casey, M.D.

Brittany Casey, M.D. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow

Dr. Brittany Casey is a second-year pediatric hospital medicine fellow. She graduated from Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine then completed her Pediatric Residency Training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center/ Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Her academic interests are focused on quality improvement, specifically in hospital readmissions and the care of the medically complex child.

Maddie Mier, M.D.

Maddie Mier, M.D. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow

Dr. Maddie Mier is a first year pediatric hospital medicine fellow. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL and then completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her academic interests are focused on medical education and child advocacy - specifically social determinants of health, health equity and gun safety.

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Timeline and Process

  1. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program.
  2. One fellow per year will be accepted for fellowship training. 
  3. From the PHM Fellows Application website: The application is available as of Jun 1, 2021. The first offers of interviews will occur starting Wed July 21, 2021, which is the same as ERAS this year. Applicants will have 72 hours to reply to interview offers. Additional interviews will be offered on a rolling basis after the July 21st date. 
  4. Interviews will be conducted in August-November.
  5. Our fellowship uses the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Fall Pediatric Specialties Match.