Fellows' Council

Fellow's Council is a fellow-led committee that meets to form new initiatives, social opportunities and projects that support all fellows.  Council members act as a liaison to the fellowship leadership and have the opportunity to work on projects aimed at improving the fellowship experience and well-being for their community.

Members are elected from each program around April and serve an academic year term. Specific lead roles may arise during the year such as organizing fitness challenges, planning social outings, and organizing inter-disciplinary QI projects.

Meet Your Council Representatives


Anne McHugh
Pediatric Rheumatology

Ken Sutha
Pediatric Nephrology

Academic General Pediatrics - Devika Bhushan

Adolescent Medicine - Jonathan Avila

Allergy & Immunology - Rebecca Saenz

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics - Hannah Perrin

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Gregory Goldstein

Pediatric Cardiology - Christopher Knoll

Critical Care Medicine - Mais Yacoub

Pediatric Endocrinology - Rayhan Lal

Pediatric Gastroenterology - Kiran Mudambi

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Danielle Shin

Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Kim Hoang

Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Coralee Del Valle Mojica

Pediatric Pulmonology - Eric Hamberger


2017-18 Inaugural Year

Emily Whitgob
Co-Chair, Fellows Council
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Rachel Goldstein
Co-Chair, Fellows Council
Adolescent Medicine

Will Goodyer
Pediatric Cardiology

Anne McHugh
Pediatric Rheumatology

Talal Seddik
Infectious Diseases

Elizabeth Lippner
Allergy & Immunology

Elizabeth B. Burgener
Pediatric Pulmonary

Vidya Pai / Gregory Goldstein
Neonatal & Developmental Medicine

Christine Yang

Lindsey Troy
Critical Care

Brett Palama
Hospital Medicine

Chethan Sarabu
Clinical Informatics

May Chien
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Ken Sutha
Pediatric Nephrology

Laura Nally
Pediatric Endocrinology

Jaime Peterson (1st Half)/ Victor Cueto (2nd Half)
Academic General Pediatrics

Council Activities

Fellow Wellness Challenge 2017-18

Council leadership designed a wellness challenge and recruited interested fellows to compete both together and against personal goals over several winter months with pre and post assessments.

Extra points were awarded for team activity and sharing activity photos. No one walked away empty handed with bags, t-shirts, and water bottles from WellMD as participant prizes. Congratulations fellows!

Big Sib Program 

The Big Sib Program matches incoming first-year fellows with second or third-year fellows from outside of their divisions. When new fellows arrive at Orientation breakfast, they may be met by their Big Sib for the first time or schedule a coffee date a nearby Tootsie's for a more convenient time to meet up. Our hope is that this connection helps foster a broader sense of community among fellows and provides an opportunity to expand both professional and social networks.

Social Events

The Council has discretionary funds with which to plan activities and has planned quarterly events like dinner hikes, quiz nights, and happy hours. Contact your division rep with activities you'd like to see.