Current Fellows

Sarah Bajorek – PGY 6

Education: Lake Erie College of Medicine

Residency: University of Florida, College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Research Interests: Microbiome and how it relates to prematurity


Primary Mentor:Josef Neu, MD


Marisa Pacella – PGY 6

Education: Temple University School of Medicine

Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Research Interests: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, intraventricular hemorrhage, cerebral oximetry.


Primary Mentor: Michael Weiss, MD


Oleksandr-KudinOleksandr Kudin – PGY 5

Education: Vinnitsa National Medical University

Residency: East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center

Research Interests: Developing a protocol for intestinal stem cell culture, effects of pro-inflammatory factors on intestinal stem cells and intestinal epithelium, QI project: Decrease of time interval between NICU admission and IVF initiation.


Primary Mentor: Josef Neu, MD


Diana-Montoya-WilliamsDiana Montoya-Williams – PGY 5

Education: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Residency: University of Florida

Research Interests: Social, biological and epigenetic determinants of neonatal health disparities; Immigrant child health


Primary Mentor: Dr. Scott Lorch


Daphna-BarbeauDaphna Barbeau – PGY 4

Education: University of Florida

Residency: University of Florida

Research Interests: Infant development, NICU design, parental coping, medical education




Christa-MatroneChrista Matrone – PGY 4

Education: University of Florida

Residency: Boston Combined Residency Program

Research Interests: Medical education, communication skills training, parent education in the NICU, the medical humanities




Michelle-SpencerMichelle Spencer – PGY 4

Education: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Florida

Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental outcomes of low birth weight infants, ROP, infection control in neonatal period, quality improvement