Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Meet Our Pediatric Hospital Medicine Team

Our team provides individualized, inpatient care for children at Johns Hopkins All Children’s and affiliate Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospitalists Division Chief

Stephen Kennedy, MD

Stephen Kennedy, MD

Hospital Medicine
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Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospitalists

Brandon Alexander, DO

Brandon Alexander, DO

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Dipti Amin, MD

Dipti Amin, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Leslie Carroll, MD

Leslie Carroll, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Kimberly Collins, MD

Kimberly Collins, MD

Pediatric 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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Paola Dees, MD

Paola Dees, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Dr. Dees serves as the medical director for Utilization Management and physician adviser supporting the Utilization Management, Case Management and Health Information Management teams at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. In her role, she collaborates with many teams across the institution to ensure our facility is complying with health regulations and policies while providing high quality, evidence-based, comprehensive and family-centered care. Dr. Dees practices as a pediatric hospitalist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.  She cares for patients with common pediatric conditions, as well as children with medical complexity, who require hospitalization. Her clinical interests include improving discharge planning and evaluating processes that may help reduce or prevent readmissions.
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Abbye Degan, MD

Abbye Degan, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Dr. Degan specializes in the care of hospitalized patients for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She sees patients at the Johns Hopkins All Children's main campus in St. Petersburg, and joined the medical staff in 2018.
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Robert Dudas, MD

Robert Dudas, MD

Pediatric 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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Claudette Gonzalez, MD

Claudette Gonzalez, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Dr. Gonzalez specializes in caring for hospitalized children for Johns Hopkins All Children’s. She joined the hospital staff in 2020.
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Akshata Hopkins, MD

Akshata Hopkins, MD

Pediatric 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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Christina Killgoar, MD

Christina Killgoar, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Catherine Major, MD

Catherine Major, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Jennifer Maniscalco, MD MPH MACM

Jennifer Maniscalco, MD MPH MACM

Pediatric 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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Ralph Martello, MD

Ralph Martello, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Beatriz Ortega Fernandez, MD

Beatriz Ortega Fernandez, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Dr. Ortega Fernandez is a pediatric hospitalist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the medical staff in 2022 and sees patients at Brandon Regional Hospital. Previously, Dr. Ortega Fernandez worked at Kidz Medical Services Inc., as well as Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also worked at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Florida, and Bethesda Memorial Hospital East in Boynton Beach, Florida.
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Kristy Patel, MD

Kristy Patel, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Patricia Quigley, MD

Patricia Quigley, MD

Pediatric 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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Shaila Siraj, MD

Shaila Siraj, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Siraj is a pediatric hospitalist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2014. Dr. Siraj earned her medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine. She completed her intern year at University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and completed her pediatric residency at the University of South Florida.
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Diana Young, MD

Diana Young, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Sarasota Memorial Hospitalists

Jessie Hoang, MD

Jessie Hoang, MD

Hospital Medicine
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Grace Hunte, MD

Grace Hunte, MD

Hospital Medicine
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Jazmin Lesnick, MD

Jazmin Lesnick, MD

Hospital Medicine
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Catherine Major, MD

Catherine Major, MD

Hospital Medicine
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Tamara Van De Star, MD

Tamara Van De Star, MD

Hospital Medicine
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