Neonatology Faculty & Staff

 

Faculty

Catherine Bendel, MD
Associate Chair for Equity and Diversity, Pediatric Fellowship Programs Director, and Associate Professor

612-626-0644
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Melissa Engel, MD
Assistant Professor

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Nancy Fahim, MD
Assistant Professor

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Cheryl Gale, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor

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Michael K. Georgieff, MD
Executive Vice Chair and Professor

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Tate Gisslen, MD
Assistant Professor

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Sixto Guiang III, MD
Assistant Professor

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Erin A. Osterholm, MD
Assistant Professor

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Megan Paulsen, MD
Assistant Professor

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Katie Pfister, MD
Assistant Professor

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Heather Podgorski, MD
Assistant Professor

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Sara Ramel, MD
Associate Professor

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Raghavendra Rao, MD
Associate Professor

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Kari Roberts, MD
Assistant Professor

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Katherine Satrom, MD
Assistant Professor

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Johannah Scheurer, MD
Assistant Professor

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Erin Stepka, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Jameel Winter, MD
Assistant Professor

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Administration

Theresa Diggs
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

612-625-7451
tdiggs@umn.edu

Ellen Jeffery
Fellowship Coordinator

612-626-2958
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Nashad Muse
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

612-625-7156
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Susan Strate
Division Administrator

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Fellows

Juan David Gonzalez Villamizar, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

Gonz0241@umn.edu

David attended medical school at the Universidad de Carabobo Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud and continued his training as a resident at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He his studying the effects of enhanced perinatal nutrition in ELBW premature infants on body composition and its relation to neuro-developmental outcomes, as well as its effects on IGF-1. 

Justin Hammar, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

hamma213@umn.edu

Justin completed his medical school training at East Virginia Medical School and his pediatric residency at the University of Iowa. He has not yet decided on a research project. 

Marie Hickey, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

hick0245@umn.edu

Marie completed medical school and her pediatric residency at the U of MN. Marie's research interests are in nutrition, growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Her research project will explore the neurodevelopmental and metabolic consequences of an altered gut microbiome in infancy. 

Ellen Ingolfsland, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

chri1173@umn.edu

Ellen completed medical school and her pediatric residency at the U of MN. Ellen's work is on the impact of anemia on retinopathy of prematurity, specifically identifying how anemia modulates gene expression in the retina to produce neovascularization.

Julie Johnson Rolfes, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

Rolfe030@umn.edu

Julie completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed her pediatric residency at the University of California, San Diego. She is investigating what values parents of extremely premature infants are using to help guide their decision-making with respect to the care of their infants. She hopes that this insight will allow more directed counseling and improved communication between providers and families, to maximize collaborative partnership. She is also pursuing a Pediatric Bioethics Certificate this academic year, which will help guide her research.

Daniela Villacis Calderon, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

villa524@umn.edu

Daniela complated here medical school training at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud and continued her training as a pediatric resident at Texas Tech University Heath Science Center El Paso. She has not yet decided on a research project. 

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