Fellows' Council

Fellows' 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 May 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

Paige Stevens, Co-Chair
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Lauren Wozniak, Co-Chair
Adolescent Medicine

Lindsey Daudt
Academic General Pediatrics

Allergy & Immunology

Nymisha Chilukuri
Clinical Informatics

Kate Frelinger
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Cindy Yang
Laboratory Genetics & Genomics

Reva Frankel
Medical Genetics and Genomics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Aaron Phillips
Pediatric Cardiology

Mindy Lee
Pediatric Endocrinology

Luisa Valenzuela Riveros
Pediatric Endocrinology

Michael Carver
Pediatric Gastroenterology 

Emily Larimer
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Ram Rao
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Stephanie Squires
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Lauren Kushner
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Fatima Barragan
Pediatric Integrative Medicine

Haejun Ahn
Pediatric Nephrology 

Ryan Town
Pediatric Nephrology 

Xixi Zhao
Pediatric Nephrology 

Jean Lee
Pediatric Pulmonology 

Cathy Tsin
Pediatric Rheumatology 

Raul Montiel-Esparza
Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation

Jenny Halma
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology



Council Activities

Big/Lil' Sib Program 

The Big/Lil' Sib Program matches incoming first-year fellows with second or third-year fellows from outside of their divisions. Incoming fellows have an opportunity to connect with their Big Sib before they arrive to campus, and during orientation we have scheduled time for Big and Lil' sibs to meet during lunch. 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 to plan activities for the fellow community. In the past, they have organized yoga sessions,  hikes, quiz nights, and happy hours. Contact your division representative with activities you'd like to see.

Fellows' Council Meetings

Fellows' Council meets monthly with members having the choice to attend in-person or via Zoom.