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 to improve their community's fellowship experience and well-being. Members are elected from each program around May and serve an academic year term.

Meet Your Council Representatives

Allison Henning
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Erin Holsinger
Academic General Pediatrics

Noelle Pineda
Adolescent Medicine

Laura Forero Zapata
Clinical Biochemical Genetics

Kate Frelinger
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Cindy Yang
Laboratory Genetics & Genomics

Elizabeth Null
Medical Biochemical Genetics

Emily Dunn
Medical Genetics & Genomics

Jeff Yang
Pediatric Cardiology

Karolina Grekov
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

John Grunyk 
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Becca Johnson 
Pediatric Endocrinology

Vicky Khoury
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Katie Czepiel
Pediatric Gastroenterology 

Ram Rao
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Gabe Tse
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Danielle Nahal
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Perseus Patel
Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bhavika Chepuri
Pediatric Integrative Medicine

Kalen Hendra
Pediatric Pulmonology 

Afshan Najafi
Pediatric Rheumatology 

Heather Alva
Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation

Anne Lyon
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

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. 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.