Office of Medical Education

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Akshata Hopkins, MD, FAAP, FHM

Akshata Hopkins, MD, FAAP, FHM Program Director of Pediatric Residency Program
Innovative Education Focus: Integration of GME and Clinical Learning Environment; High Value Care

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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Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH, MAcM

Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH, MAcM Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Innovative Education Focus: Promoting appropriate autonomy and supervision; Faculty Development

Dr. Maniscalco joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as a faculty member in 2018. She is the Pediatric Residency Program Associate Program Director 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.


Patricia Quigley, MD, MME, FAAP

Patricia Quigley, MD, MME, FAAP Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Innovative Education Focus: Professional Leadership Development; Learning Communities; Engaging Multiple Levels of Learners

Dr. Quigley became a faculty member in 2015. She is the Pediatric Residency Program Associate Program Director, the Undergraduate Medical Education Director, and the Resident-as-Educator (RAE) Director. Her focus within the program is professional development and leadership. Her educational background includes her graduate degree in Medical Education and experience as a Chief Resident.

Quigley practices hospital medicine and specializes in caring for hospitalized children. She is currently using QI methodology to improve Morning Report, developing a curriculum for advocacy, teaching multilevel learner groups, facilitating PediaLink for medical students and is a faculty member for AAP Young Physician’s Leadership Alliance (YPLA). Additionally, she is an assistant professor of pediatrics for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a mom of two.

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Julia Ashworth, MD

Julia Ashworth, MD Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Innovative Education Focus: Curriculum redesign; Airway simulation

Dr. Ashworth 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. Ashworth’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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Melissa Brinn, MD

Melissa Brinn, MD General Pediatrics Ambulatory Curriculum 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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Kim Collins, MD

Kim Collins, MD Medical Education Simulation Chair
Innovative Education Focus: Learning through Simulation; Goal Setting and Self Reflection

Dr. Collins became a faculty member in 2014. She practices hospital medicine and is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship. She is currently developing curriculum for training residents skills for diverse clinical contexts including addressing difficult patient encounters, discussing social determinants of health and evaluating and treating of depression, and in 2016, she began participating with the Academic Pediatric Association’s Educational Scholars Program.

Dr. Collins received her undergraduate degree from Miami University, and completed medical school and her pediatric residency at the University of Toledo, where she was also a Chief Resident.

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Bob Dudas, MD

Bob Dudas, MD GPAM Core Faculty Division Chief
Innovative Education Focus: Learning Communities; Integrating technology into learning

Dr. Robert “Bob” Dudas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Division of General Pediatrics, Hospital and Adolescent Medicine for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Dudas attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining the faculty in 2007. His scholarly interests include medical education with a focus on clinical skills development, simulation and learning technologies. Dr. Dudas has won several institutional teaching awards as well as national teaching awards from the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP). He also serves on the editorial boards for the Pediatrics and Hospital Pediatrics.

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Jasmine Reese, MD, MPH

Jasmine Reese, MD, MPH Individualized Curriculum Chair
Innovative Education Focus: Innovative curricula in adolescent mental health, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ and transitions

Dr. Jasmine M. Reese is an adolescent medicine specialist and the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. In 2016, she became assistant professor of pediatrics for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the adolescent medicine rotation director for our pediatric residency program.

Dr. Reese’s background and training includes a pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona and subspecialty training in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program. Her research background in adolescent obesity and vulnerable youth was additionally supported by a Masters degree in Public Health with a specific focus in Health Care Organization and Policy and Maternal and Child Health.

Dr. Reese specializes in the health care of teens and young adults ages 12-21. She has expertise in the evaluation and management of a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, reproductive health irregularities, as well as other chronic medical illnesses common in the adolescent age group.

Dr. Reese is now currently dedicated to leading the adolescent medicine specialty program to provide best care for our adolescents and young adults as well as teaching the pediatric medical residents and medical students of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

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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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Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program

Joana Machry, MD

Joana Machry, MD Fellowship Director, Neonatal-Perinatal

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

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 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Laura Drach, MD

Laura Drach, MD 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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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 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 Broadbent, MM, C-TAGME

Anne Broadbent, MM, C-TAGME Department Manager

Anne Broadbent 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.



Gwen Harmon, BA

Gwen Harmon, BA Medical Education Coordinator
Undergraduate Programs

Gwen joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as the program administrator in 2015. She facilitates administrative and executive duties for residency program for medical school candidates for residency program at JHACH. She also manages the application process for medical students and undergraduates applying for elective rotations.

Gwen has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.



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 Fellowship and the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine 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.



Jamie Tidwell, MHA, C-TAGME

Jamie Tidwell, MHA, C-TAGME Medical Education Coordinator
Residency and Fellowship Programs

Jamie W. Tidwell, MHA, C-TAGME, currently serves as Medical Education Coordinator in the Office of Medical Education at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She is certified by the Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) and holds a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration along with an undergraduate degree in Education, both from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.