Intestinal Rehabilitation Therapy

Meet Our Team

Drew Rideout, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Drew Rideout is surgical director of the intestinal rehabilitation program in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery in newborns, children and adolescents. He joined the pediatric surgery program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2013. Dr. Rideout also travels to Latin America and Africa to support intestinal rehab and other surgical programs. He primarily sees patients at AdventHealth Tampa, Brandon Regional and Tampa General Hospital.
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Fauzia Shakeel, M.D. Neonatology

Dr. Shakeel has been a neonatologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital since 1999. She has a clinical focus on nutritional care for neonates to improve clinical outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improving clinical outcomes in infants with short bowel syndrome at risk of intestinal failure. She is chair of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Care Under Intestinal Rehabilitation Excellence (CUIRE) intestinal rehabilitation program. She also has a clinical focus on Patient Safety & Quality and is a quality lead for the hospital’s Maternal Fetal & Neonatal Institute.
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Michael Wilsey, M.D. GI / Nutrition

Dr. Wilsey specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in the Department of Medicine. He became chief of the medical staff in January 2020. He is vice chair of the Department of Gastroenterology. Dr. Wilsey is an assistant professor of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. He is a core faculty member of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Residency Training Program and serves as faculty and research mentor for pediatric resident physicians.
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Carolyn Kelly, M.S., A.P.R.N.

Carolyn Kelly, M.S., A.P.R.N. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Carolyn Kelly, M.S., A.P.R.N., is a neonatal nurse practitioner and clinical leader with the Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. She joined the hospital in 1996. She is the Intestinal Rehabilitation program coordinator and a member of the hospital’s Neonatal Nutrition Committee. She is also an active member of the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and, at the national level, is a member of the Academy of Neonatal Nurses. She earned a bachelor of nursing degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a master of science in the neonatal nurse practitioner program at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.

Melanie Newkirk

Melanie Newkirk Nutritionist

Melanie Newkirk is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in pediatric nutrition at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She is manager of Clinical Nutrition, Lactation and the Milk Depot. Melanie received a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical and Community Dietetics from the University of Florida and a master's in Dietetics from Kansas State University. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. Her clinical interests include nutrition of very low birth weight infants and childhood obesity.

Lacey Baker

Lacey Baker Nutritionist

 Cindy Bozarth

Cindy Bozarth Speech Pathologist

Cynthia Bozarth is a speech-language pathologist team leader at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Florida. Cynthia then completed her master’s in speech-language pathology from the University of South Florida. Her clinical interests include dysphagia, neonatal intensive care unit and modified barium swallow studies.

Julie Blanshan Brett

Julie Blanshan Brett Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson Speech-Language Pathologist

Michelle Fortney

Michelle Fortney Specialty Coordinator