Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Medicine Fellows List

Following is a list of current and past fellows with the Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Current Fellows

Erin Bradley, MD (2015-2018)
Undergraduate: Pomona College, Claremont, CA (BA, Neuroscience)
Graduate: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH (MS, Biomedical Science)
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Pediatrics)
Research: Pharmokinetic and pharmacodynamics of beta-lactams in pediatric patients with severe sepsis
Danna Qunibi, MD (2015-2018)
Undergraduate: University of Texas, Austin, TX (BA, Humanities – Refugee Health)
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Residency: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Pediatrics)
Research: Pre-tertiary hospital management of pediatric status epilepticus
Natalie Roebuck, MD (2015-2018)
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (BS, Mathematics)
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (Pediatrics)
Research: Allometric scaling in the PICU: Proof of concept for further applications
Lawren Wellisch, MD (2015-2018)
Undergraduate: Brown University, Providence, RI (BA, Sociology)
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Residency: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (Pediatrics)
Research: Reproductive health needs of teen girls admitted to the PICU

Grant Hahn, MD (2016-2019)
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL (BS, Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Residency: McGaw Medical Center/Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Research: RSV viral load and type 1-interferon response as a disease predictor and therapeutic approach

Candace Mannarino, MD (2016-2019)
 Boston University, Boston, MA (BS, Biology)
Medical School: New York Medical College, New York, NY
Residency: Yale University/New Haven Children’s Hospital New Haven, CT (Pediatrics)
Research: Innovative educational simulation tools to enhance parents’ readiness for discharge in the CICU

Amanda Puro, MD (2016-2019)
 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BS, Cellular & Molecular Biology)
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine  Grand Rapids, MI
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA  (Pediatrics)
Research: Using a mouse model to elucidate the mechanism of host sampling and identify the bacteria involved with intestinal translocation in control vs. pregnant state

Sara VandenBranden, MD (2016-2019)
 Calvin College  Grand Rapids, MI (BS, Biology)
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners  Grand Rapids, MI (Pediatrics)
Research: Characteristics of sleep behavior in the PICU survivors

Colleen Badke, MD (2017-2020)
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (BS – Biological Sciences/Spanish)
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshaft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL (Pediatrics)
Research: TBD

Amanda Becker, MD (2017-2020)
Undergraduate: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (BS – Biomedical Sciences)
Medical School: Southern Illinois University of Medicine, Carbondale, IL
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics, Madison, WI (Pediatrics)
Research: TBD

Zachary Daniels, MD (2017-2020)
Undergraduate: Denison University, Granville, OH (BS – Psychology & Neuroscience)
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Residency: Indiana Univ. School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN (Pediatrics)
Research: TBD

Jason Espinoza, MD (2017-2020)
Undergraduate: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (BS – Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Medical School: University of Chicago; Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: Univ. of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA (Pediatrics)
Research: TBD

Deborah Sung, MD (2017-2020)
Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle, WA (BA – International Studies)
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (Pediatrics)
Research: TBD

Past Fellows

2017 Graduates

2016 Graduates

2015 Graduates

2014 Graduates

2013 Graduates