Querube Santana-Rivas, MD
Querube completed neonatology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, she completed her medical school training at Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Panama. She practiced as a General Physician in Panama City before completing her Pediatrics residency training at the Hospital “Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid”. Before moving to the United States she practiced as a General Pediatrician and conducted various research studies in the fields of Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
During her fellowship, Querube received an award by the NIH/NMA Travel Award Committee for outstanding minority group fellow in 2010 because of her two research studies “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension responsive to Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy in neonates < 34 Weeks” and “Randomized Controlled Trial of Rescue Surfactant Delivery via Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) vs. Endotracheal Intubation in Newborns with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)”. She presented her study on Inhaled Nitric Oxide at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research in September 2010. She also presented her preliminary data on Rescue Surfactant via LMA at the Upstate New York Throughway Conference and at The Albany Medical College Annual Resident Research Day. The same study received a travel award at PAS in 2011.
Dr. Mascoll-Robertson was born and raised in the beautiful sunlit Island of Barbados. She obtained her Medical Degree from The University of the West Indies (U.W.I) in 2004.
Her academic interests include non-invasive respiratory support and her research focuses on “The objective use of pulse oximetry to predict respiratory needs in preterm infants.” She also values and plans to contribute to Quality Improvement efforts in her future career.
Anastasia K. Ketko, MDC.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Medical Center
This autumn, Anastasia Ketko was one of 5 fellows who was awarded an AAP/VON scholar award for her outstanding work in quality research. Anastasia currently is a third-year fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. She completed medical school education at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI then graduated from Pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. Earlier this month, Anastasia attended the 2013 Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting & Quality Congress in Chicago, IL and made a platform platform presentation of her abstract entitled, ‘Approaches to Saturation Alarm Fatigue in a Single-Patient Bed Unit,’ summarizing her quality improvement research. Anastasia’s exemplary work was selected for the plenary session from among 200 abstracts submitted by neonatologists and trainees. Her work clearly demonstrates that alarm fatigue is real and can detrimentally affect both patient care and nurse morale. Her future directions include optimizing a MD/NNP response algorithm as well as securing pulse oximetry technology that reports, in real-time, a patient’s time spent within targeted SpO2 ranges.
University of Oklahoma
Faizah Bhatti is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Children’s Hospital. She received her MD from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan, a cell biology post-doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and completed a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Penn State University (PSU) in Hershey PA.
She was awarded an AAP resident research grant to study markers of iron free radical toxicity in pediatric traumatic brain injury. During fellowship, she completed a graduate degree in Health Evaluation Sciences through a K30 program at PSU. In 2011, she established a pediatric retina research lab the OU Health Sciences Center to study localization of SP-A in the retina and its effect on retinal endothelial cell function. Her work has been supported by a National Eye Institute COBRE Pilot Project Award as well as a Knights Templar Pediatric Ophthalmology Grant. She was awarded an Early Career Clinician Scientist Research Award from the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in 2012 and a Southern Society of Pediatric Research Basic Science Award in 2013. She was invited for a platform presentation at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Society Meeting in Washington D.C.
As a mother to two young children, she has become an advocate for advancement of women in pediatrics and medicine and is a member of the AAMC Graduate Women in Medicine and Science Organization and a member of the Department of Pediatrics Women in Academic Pediatrics Committee.
Lisa Charo Bain