Office of Medical Education

Our Leadership

 

Institutional Leadership

George Jallo, MD

George Jallo, MD Vice Dean; Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Jallo joined Johns Hopkins in 2003 as a pediatric neurosurgeon. In 2013, he became the pediatric neurosurgery division director. Dr. Jallo moved to Johns Hopkins All Children's in 2015 to launch the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, a multi-disciplinary institute that unites clinicians, researchers and educators focused on protecting neurodevelopment and caring for children with injuries and illnesses that affect the brain.

Dr. Jallo has published more than 245 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 89 book chapters and is co-editor of five textbooks on pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy surgery and neuroendoscopy. He earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia Medical School and completed his residency at New York University Medical Center and fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH, MAcM

Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH, MAcM Designated Institutional Official

Dr. Maniscalco joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as a faculty member in 2018. She is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and her academic work relates to clinical teaching, promoting trainee autonomy, and mentorship.

She is a former pediatric hospital medicine fellowship director and chaired the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine PHM Fellows Conference from 2015-2018. She was the 2017 recipient of the PHM Award for Educational Excellence. She completed her pediatric residency and pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


Pediatric Residency Program

Akshata Hopkins, MD, FAAP, FHM

Akshata Hopkins, MD, FAAP, FHM Program Director, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Residency Program
Innovative Education Focus: Health Systems Science

Dr. Hopkins specializes in caring for hospitalized children and serves as the residency program director at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. She has been a core faculty educator since 2014, the first year of the program.

Dr. Hopkins has developed the Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Patient Experience longitudinal multimodal curriculum for the pediatric residents. Her research interests involve developing a bridging leader role between Graduate Medical Education and Health Care Delivery in order to create a truly integrated clinical learning environment. She graduated from the Armstrong Institute Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety in May 2018 with a research focus on High Value Care.

Hopkins graduated from the seven-year combine program at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. She completed her residency and served as chief resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Melissa Brinn, MD

Melissa Brinn, MD Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program; General Pediatrics Ambulatory Curriculum Director, General Pediatric and Adolescent Continuity Clinic Director

Dr. Brinn is a general pediatrician and currently leads the Resident Continuity Clinic. Dr. Brinn was a former Associate Program Director in Greenville, South Carolina, before joining the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program faculty in 2015. Her current interests in research include Adverse Childhood Events and Trauma Informed Care.

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Julia Noether, MD

Julia Noether, MD Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Innovative Education Focus: General Pediatrics Curriculum Integration

Dr. Noether is a Pediatric Critical Care physician and the Assistant Program Director for Curriculum Development. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, completed medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and her pediatric residency and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She became a faculty member in 2015.

Dr. Noether's current research interests include airway management, simulation, cardiac arrest preparation, medical education, and curriculum development. Her current research projects include developing and evaluating a didactics and simulation curriculum to teach residents better airway management skills and starting a project evaluating nurse-led rounds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

Gauri Sunkersett, DO

Gauri Sunkersett, DO Fellowship Director, Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Sunkersett joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2017 as a pediatric oncologist, specializing in Bone Marrow Transplantation. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, hematology-oncology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and a bone marrow transplant fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She founded the BMT Fellowship program in 2020 with the premise to mentor and facilitate higher education learning and training of subspecialty physicians. Dr. Sunkersett is actively involved with several statewide and national consortiums to advance clinical management as well as the development of research protocols. Her research interests include chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, immunotherapy, severe combined immunodeficiency, high-risk leukemias, and graft versus host disease.
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Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

Paul Danielson, MD

Paul Danielson, MD Fellowship Director, Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Danielson specializes in general surgery and serves as chief of the division of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He was an early adopter of minimally invasive surgical techniques and has expertise in treating chest wall deformities. Dr. Danielson was named Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital physician of the year in the 2015 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Awards. He joined the hospital staff in 2009.
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Nicole Chandler, MD

Nicole Chandler, MD Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Nicole Chandler is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, where she completed her general surgical residency. She also was a Research Fellow in Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and was principal investigator for a grant that focused on overcoming chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer.
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Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Raquel Gonzalez, MD

Raquel Gonzalez, MD Fellowship Director, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Gonzalez is a pediatric and surgical critical care surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2017. She was previously the surgical critical care fellowship program director at the Detroit Medical Center and also served as a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association Surgical Critical Care Committee. Dr. Gonzalez received her medical degree from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine and trained in general surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Gonzalez then completed a surgical critical care fellowship at University of Michigan Health Systems & CS Mott Children’s Hospital and a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She subsequently completed a Master’s in Health Care Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

Joana Machry, MD

Joana Machry, MD Fellowship Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Joana Machry, M.D., FAAP, is program director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and instructor in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Machry received a Department of Pediatrics Teaching Excellence Award as a resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
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Aaron Germain, MD

Aaron Germain, MD Associate Fellowship Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Aaron M. Germain, M.D., FAAP, is associate program director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and instructor in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Germain was named Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Ashley Siems, M.D., M.Ed.

Ashley Siems, M.D., M.Ed. Fellowship Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Siems is a physician in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College, completed pediatric residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she stayed on for a chief resident year. She then pursued her fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children' National Hospital in Washington, DC where she stayed on as faculty until joining the All Children's team in 2020. Dr. Siems also earned her Masters in Education from George Washington University where her career interests include training non-technical skills in medicine. She is also an expert in simulation and utilizes simulation to study team dynamics in medicine. She is passionate about improving the quality of care we deliver utilizing an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to medicine.

Anthony A. Sochet, MD, MS

Anthony A. Sochet, MD, MS Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Sochet is a physician in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital who joined the hospital staff in 2016 and is an Assistant Professor on Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Florida State University College of Medicine, completed his pediatric residency at University of South Florida College of Medicine, fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, and Masters of Health Science in Clinical and Translational Research from the George Washington University. His research interests include an “-omics” approach to identifying modifiable risk factors for acute respiratory failure, machine learning to assess non-invasive modality failure, optimal nutrition delivery during critical illness, and the incorporation of industrial psychology and team science in healthcare.
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Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Laura Drach, DO, MSN FAAP FAAHPM

Laura Drach, DO, MSN FAAP FAAHPM Fellowship Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Dr. Drach joined the All Children’s Hospitalist program in 2009. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at All Children’s/USF. Dr. Drach is board certified in pediatrics and has an extensive background in pediatric oncology nursing and has a strong interest in pain management and palliative care.
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Jacinda Hays, DO

Jacinda Hays, DO Associate Fellowship Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Dr. Hays joined the hospital staff in 2020 and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Pediatrics. Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Dr. Hays was an adult and pediatric inpatient palliative care physician and neonatal abstinence syndrome program director where her leadership involved creating and sustaining a new model of care for substance exposed infants and their families.
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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

Bob Dudas, MD

Bob Dudas, MD Fellowship Director, Hospital Medicine

Dr. Dudas is chief academic hospitalist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and associate director of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine in the Department of Pediatrics for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dudas also serves as chair of general pediatrics, hospital and adolescent medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is program director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship. He joined the hospital staff in 2015.
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Kim Collins, MD

Kim Collins, MD Associate Fellowship Director, Hospital Medicine

Dr. 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.
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Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program

Stacie Stapleton, MD

Stacie Stapleton, MD Fellowship Director, Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Stapleton is the director of pediatric neuro-oncology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stapleton joined the hospital in 2007 and is double-board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. She has formal training in pediatric neuro-oncology.
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Thomas Geller, MD

Thomas Geller, MD Associate Fellowship Director, Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Geller specializes in pediatric neurology for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. He sees patients at the main campus in St. Petersburg and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, North Port. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. Dr. Geller previously was a pediatric neurologist and child neurology residency program director at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He retired as a captain from the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He is board certified in pediatrics and child neurology.
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Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Program

George Jallo, MD

George Jallo, MD Fellowship Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

George Jallo, M.D., is medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) and chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and joined the team in September 2015. This new multidisciplinary institute unites clinicians, researchers and educators in a comprehensive program to promote optimal neurodevelopment early in life and provide state-of-the-art care for children with injuries or illness that can affect the brain.
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Anne Altstadt, MM, C-TAGME

Anne Altstadt, MM, C-TAGME Department Manager

Anne Altstadt joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2015 as the Pediatric Residency Manager. She provides administrative oversight for the Office of Medical Education, including both residency and fellowship programs. Anne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Cleveland State University, Ohio and her Master’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix. She is also C-TAGME certified in graduate medical education.


Ashley Bonham, BS

Ashley Bonham, BS Medical Education Coordinator
Fellowship Programs

Ashley joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2016 as an Administrative Coordinator for the Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute and became a Medical Education Coordinator in 2020. She is the program coordinator for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship programs. Ashley graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Prior to the hospital she worked in a community hospital in Michigan.


Dawn Jones, MA, C-TAGME

Dawn Jones, MA, C-TAGME Medical Education Coordinator
Residency Program

Dawn Jones is the Medical Education Coordinator in the Office of Medical Education. Dawn joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in 2012. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Wellness Leadership from the University of South Florida in 1994 and a Master’s in Managerial Leadership from National Louis University in 2001. Prior to joining the hospital, she worked as an executive assistant and physician liaison for a large hematology oncology practice in the region.


Ashley Taylor, BHA

Ashley Taylor, BHA Medical Education Coordinator
Fellowship Programs

Ashley joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as a Medical Education Coordinator in 2017. She facilitates the development and initial accreditation of new fellowship programs and is the program coordinator for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuro-Oncology, and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship programs. Ashley graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and completed an internship with the Office of Continuous Professional Development at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.


Kristen Wilcox, BS-Ed, C-TAGME

Kristen Wilcox, BS-Ed, C-TAGME Medical Education Coordinator
Education Specialist

Kristen joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as a Medical Education Coordinator in 2019. Kristen facilitates all medical student and visiting resident clinical rotations. She also provides support for special projects within the Pediatric residency and fellowship programs. Kristen graduated from St. Petersburg College with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and is C-TAGME certified. Prior to joining the hospital, she worked for a large Medical Education program at a local community hospital.


Amy Williams, BS

Amy Williams, BS Medical Education Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education Specialist

Amy joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as a Medical Education Coordinator in 2019. Amy facilitates resident onboarding, off-boarding and advancement, as well as Alumni engagement. She will also assist with annual GME reports. Amy graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s in Education focusing on Workforce Education Development. Prior to joining the hospital she worked in the Office of Education and Curriculum and the Office of Continuing Professional Development at a medical school in the Midwest.