Pediatric Residency Program

Residency Core Faculty

Melissa Brinn, MD Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Brinn provides care and teaches residents in the General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Brinn is the director of the continuity clinic rotation for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatric residency program. She holds a faculty appointment with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, she did a pediatric residency at East Carolina University/Pitt County Memorial Hospital and then served as chief pediatric resident for East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine. 
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Kimberly Collins, MD 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. 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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Rachel Dawkins, MD Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Dawkins is medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Medicine, seeing patients in St. Petersburg, Florida. She also is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dawkins is active nationally with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics. Her research and teaching interests are in childhood resilience, advocacy, resident education and obesity.
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Robert Dudas, MD 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. His clinical and education focus is on developing the pediatric residency program and directing the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship. Dr. Dudas’ educator ratings have placed him consistently among the top 10 percent of educators in the department of pediatrics for 10 years. In 2014, he received an international award for teaching from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) and in 2015 he received the Academic Pediatric Association Teaching Award for Faculty.
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Taryn Hill, MD Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Hill provides care and teaches residents in the General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is the newborn nursery rotation director for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatric residency program. She currently participates in short-term medical missions in Rwanda through Africa New Life Ministries. Dr. Hill earned her medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and earned a master of secondary education at Arizona State University. She completed her pediatric residency through The Johns Hopkins Hospital Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a medical volunteer with the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Residency International Elective in Guyana and Kenya. She holds a faculty appointment with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Akshata Hopkins, MD Hospital Medicine

Dr. Hopkins specializes in caring for hospitalized children and serves as 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. Dr. 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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John Kotula, MD Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Kotula specializes in pediatric critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2020.
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Jennifer Maniscalco, MD MPH MACM Hospital Medicine

Dr. Maniscalco specializes in caring for hospitalized children at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the medical staff in 2018. Dr. Maniscalco's research focus in on learner motivation and autonomy, and the impact of these qualities on learning in the clinical environment. Her educational focus is on learner assessment and curriculum development in graduate medical education, and professional development in medical education and pediatric hospital medicine (PHM). She is the proud recipient of the 2017 PHM Award for Educational Excellence and the co-recipient with national colleagues of the 2017 and 2018 PHM Award for Collaborative Impact.
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John Morrison, MD PhD Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Morrison specializes in the care of hospital patients as a pediatric hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include the treatment of common pediatric conditions requiring hospitalization with a special interest in children with medical complexity. He is also interested in developing and practicing evidence-based pediatric medicine with an emphasis on patient-centered, cost-effective care.
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Patricia Quigley, MD Hospital Medicine

Dr. Quigley specializes in caring for hospitalized children and is education rotation director at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Additionally, she is an assistant professor of pediatrics for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined hospital staff in 2015. Dr. Quigley earned her medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She trained in pediatrics at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Quigley then earned a master’s of medical education from the University of Iowa.
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Jasmine Reese, MD MPH Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Reese is the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic within the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is also the adolescent medicine rotation director for the pediatric residency program. She joined the Johns Hopkins All Children's medical staff in 2016 and serves as a full-time assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reese’s clinical interests include reproductive health and mental health, and her research focuses are medical education and curriculum development in adolescent mental health and depression. She is an active member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, where she also serves as the secretary for the southeast United States region.
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Matthew Thomas, MD Infectious Disease

Dr. Thomas specializes in pediatric infectious diseases in the Department of Medicine. He serves as an assistant residency program director and is co-director of the academic coaching program within the residency program. He is seeking a Master of Education in Healthcare Professions at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. His academic interests include faculty development around academic coaching strategies and teaching methods. He joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2016, after completing a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Before that, he completed his Pediatrics training and chief residency at West Virginia University/Charleston Area Medical Center. 
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