2024 Conference Faculty

Dr. Alexandria (Alli) Georgadarellis is originally from Southeastern Massachusetts and currently a third year PEM fellow at Yale in New Haven, CT.  She completed her Residency at Brown/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI.  She attended the PEM Fellows Conference last year and is thrilled to be returning this year. Her academic interests include medical education and simulation with a focus on team and patient communication. She is known to be an ice cream enthusiast and can be found exploring New England with her husband when she is not in the ED.

Dr. Beth Bubolz is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine doctor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital/The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  She completed PEM fellowship at TCH after a career as a pediatric electrophysiologist/cardiologist. She came to her current position in 2017. In addition to teaching on cardiology topics for PEM fellows, she has developed an interest in Appreciative Inquiry, a method of organizational development. In 2022 she earned Appreciative Inquiry Certification from the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management.

With the help of several colleagues, she has utilized the concepts of Appreciative Inquiry to develop a multidisciplinary conference in which cases are reviewed for the purpose of learning from excellence.  In 2023 she led an Appreciative Inquiry summit for the purpose of strategic planning with the PEM Section at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine and the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children’s. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine he was a resident, Chief Resident, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow at Cincinnati Children’s. He later received his Masters in Medical Education for the University of Cincinnati. 

Over the past 19 years at Cincinnati Children’s he has developed a career niche as an educator with expertise in delivering engaging online education. He is the creator and author of the educational website PEMBlog.com, a widely read pediatric emergency medicine blog, and hosts the medical podcast, “PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.” He is actively involved in curriculum planning and education for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, and the National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference Planning Committee. His educator portfolio is online at BradSobolewski.com. 

Dr. Charles Macias, Co-Director of the PEM Fellows Conference is one of four lead Principal Investigators for the HRSA-funded Pediatric Pandemic Network. He is a graduate of Stanford University, Southwestern Medical School, and the University of Texas School of Public Health. He serves as both the Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Chief Quality Officer for the Rainbow Babies and Children’s System of Care in Cleveland, Ohio.He is the Co-PI of both the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Recovery Region V for Kids Pediatric Disaster Center of Excellence as well as HRSA’s EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center.

 Dr Macias’ focus on studying and improving the safety and quality of care delivery has spanned disease-specific improvements to regional and national healthcare systems. He has led or co-led multiple quality improvement collaboratives including the Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes QI Collaborative which decreased mortality in pediatric sepsis across the country and generated evidence on systems improvement for mortality reduction. Additionally, his work in minimizing unwanted variation in clinical practice has supported evidence-based guidelines work locally, regionally and nationally, including his recent role as the Chair for the Board Committee on Policy (Board of Directors subspecialty seat) for the American Academy of Pediatrics, overseeing the development of clinical practice guidelines, technical reports, clinical reports and policy statements for the AAP.

Connie Smith has served as the national coordinator for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference since February 2013 after taking over the reins from Carol Heller, who worked with Co-Directors: David Jaffe, MD and Jane Knapp, MD.  Connie is known as the “busy bee” that handles all of the details of the conference.  She began working in this capacity immediately following the 2013 PEM Fellows Conference in Austin, TX with Co-Directors:  Charles Macias, MD, MPH and Susan Fuchs, MD.  She has been employed with Baylor College of Medicine since January 2013 and previously was employed at Texas Children’s Hospital beginning February 1997.  She received a BA in Marketing at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana in December 1983.

Dr. Deanna Dahl Grove is a professor of pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr Dahl Grove is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is a member of the executive committee for AAP Committee on Children and Disasters.  She has participated in emergency medical services for children (EMSC) in Ohio between 1997-2022 and is serving as disaster domain co-lead for the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC). Since 2019, Dr. Dahl Grove has also had the role of co-PI for the ASPR Pediatric Center of Disaster Excellence Region V for Kids, leading many projects to meet the goal of setting best practices for regional disaster preparedness for children and families. Dr. Dahl Grove is also a Hub site principal investigator for UH Rainbow Babies in the HRSA Pediatric Pandemic Network. 

Dr. Deb Hsu graduated with honors from Duke University, obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital. She also holds a Master of Education from the University of Houston College of Education.

Dr. Hsu is currently Vice Chair and Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to arriving at Stanford in Nov 2023, she served as PEM Division Chief at BCM/TCH for almost six years. Other leadership roles she has held include Program Director of the BCM PEM Fellowship and Associate Program Director of the BCM Pediatric Residency. Her current national roles include service on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine (AAP SOEM) Executive Committee (Chair), AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Emergency Medicine Subboard (Credentialing Committee Chair), Steering Committee of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network, and the Pediatrics Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She previously served on the Advisory Committee of the APPD Longitudinal Education Assessment Research Network, Editorial Board of AAP PREP E-Med, and the following AAP SOEM Subcommittees: Fellowship Directors (Chair), Education (inaugural Chair) and Women in PEM (Executive Committee member). 

The bulk of Dr. Hsu’s scholarship has been in medical education. She has worked on several projects related to competency-based medical education, most notable of which include her leadership of the ABP’s project on identifying pediatric emergency medicine entrustable professional activities and contributions to the ACGME Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones Projects 1.0 and 2.0.

Please access https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/deborah-hsu#bio for more information.

Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs completed her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center where she served at fellowship director for 4 years. Longing the ocean and New England fall weather, she returned to Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital where she had completed her pediatric residency. She has served as fellowship director for the last 11 years. Her research interests are just in time learning and cardiac arrest readiness for schools.  Her greatest source of pride is providing mentorship for both fellows & junior faculty as well as program directors across the country as chair of the AAP SOME Program Directors Subcommittee.  She is the proud mom of over 30 graduated fellows, 2 kids who sometimes listen to her and a golden retriever who loves her unconditionally

Elizabeth Foster is a Program Manager at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.  Foster has over a decade of experience in public health, program leadership, grants management, and facilitating effective collaborations.  As Operations Lead for the Pediatric Pandemic Network, she is responsible for ensuring coordination among a vast National network of hospitals, academic institutions and subject matter experts.  Foster has a master’s degree in public health from Kent State University.

Dr. Erin Hoehn is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She works clinically in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Her main area of academic interest is emergency airway management. She has participated in protocol development, quality improvement projects, and research in this area. Outside of work, Erin is busy with her three kids and enjoys spending time with her extended family in the Cleveland area. 

Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, M.D, MEd., is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Chair Graduate Medical Education (GME), Designated Institutional Officer for ACGME (DIO), Associate Chair for Education and Director of the Cincinnati Children’s Pediatric Education Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the Past – President at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), and Past – Chair for the Executive Committee for the Section of Emergency Medicine at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He received his university and medical school education at the National University Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU) in the Dominican Republic, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Connecticut Pediatric Primary Care Program, and Fellowships training in General Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He completed a Master’s of Medical Education and advance training in Quality Improvement Methodology (I2S2). Dr. Gonzalez del Rey’s major areas of interests include resident and subspecialty medical education – PEM national and for Latin America, and improvement science methodology applied to medical education and training.

Dr. Jennifer Mitzman is an associate professor of emergency medicine (EM) and pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), both in Columbus, Ohio. She speaks nationally about a wide range of pediatric emergencies for the general emergency physician. She is actively involved in graduate medical education serving as the lead pediatric educator for the OSU emergency medicine residency and the associate program director of the pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship at NCH. She has published widely on teaching PEM to EM residents. She has a focus on mentorship, particularly for women in EM and is the co-founder of the residents and faculty females together (RAFFT) program at OSU, a curriculum driven professional development program for female identifying trainees and faculty.

Dr. Joshua Nagler is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  As a faculty member, his academic efforts have focused on medical education, with clinical interest and scholarship related to teaching pediatric resuscitation and airway management.  

He has held numerous positions at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, including his current roles as Associate Division Chief and Program Director for the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, a position he has held for 13 years. He was the former chair of the AAP Subcommittee for Fellowship Directors, and currently sits on the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board on Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  He co-directs a number of CME courses focused on medical education, leadership, and innovation through Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  He has more than 100 academic publications and has edited multiple textbooks in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  

As metrics of his success as an educator, he has earned more than 20 teaching awards from medical students, residents, and fellows.  His mentees have been recognized with local, regional, and national awards for their academic work in medical education. He is widely known in pediatric emergency medicine for his academic focus on airway management as well as his teaching related to applied social sciences, including cognitive biases and professional development.  

Outside of work he loves his time with his family.  His wife Jan is a teacher in the Brookline Public Schools, his son Jack is a junior in college, and his daughter Maddie will start law school this fall.  His second favorite home is Fenway Park, though he would prefer not to talk about the last few seasons.  

Dr. Julie Leonard is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus Ohio. She completed medical school, residency and fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Leonard is the Associate Division Chief for Research in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Ohio. She is also a collaborator in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) where she serves as the Principal Investigator of the Great Lakes Area Children’s Emergency Research node. Dr. Leonard currently serves as the Program Director for the State of Ohio Emergency Medical Services for Children. Dr. Leonard has published extensively in cervical spine injury management and was the recipient of NIH funding to develop and test a Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Assessment Tool for use by both prehospital and emergency department providers.

Dr. Kate Remick is a board-certified Pediatrician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, and EMS physician.  She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Surgery/Perioperative Medicine at Dell Medical School. She serves as Associate Chair for Quality, Innovation and Outreach in the Department of Pediatrics, Co-Director of the national EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, Co-Director of the National Pediatric Readiness Project, Executive Director of the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative, and Medical Director for San Marcos Hays County EMS System.  Using quality improvement science as an underpinning of her work, Dr. Remick focuses on health systems research and implementation science to enhance healthcare outcomes for children. Dr. Remick has led numerous large-scale national quality improvement collaboratives that have engaged hundreds of frontline healthcare providers, hospitals, and EMS agencies across the United States and abroad. Her work transects policy development, survey design, advocacy, health system transformation, and the creation of data visualization platforms and registries to ensure system-level readiness and, ultimately, high-quality emergency care for children. 

Dr. Katherine Edmunds is a pediatric emergency medicine physician, whose clinical interest is to improve the care of critically ill pediatric patients. This includes the care we give and how we teach residents and fellows to provide that care. Her master’s degree in medical education focused on improving the feedback pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) providers give learners during clinical shifts.

She loves working with children because you see firsthand the innate resilience of a child. Even when they are very sick or injured, children can have a remarkable recovery. As an emergency medicine provider, she feels that she has the opportunity to help these children during their first steps on the path of healing.

Dr. Leslie Dingeldein joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital faculty in 2014. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio and completed her pediatric residency, a year as chief resident and her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Professionally, Dr. Dingeldein is an associate program director for the Pediatric Residency Program at Rainbow, and her interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education and injury prevention. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. Personally, Dr. Dingeldein is married to a pediatric surgeon and has two daughters, a dog, a bearded dragon, two rats, and a bunch of fish. She loves reading, snow days, visiting the beach, and exploring new places. 

Dr. Marc Auerbach is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Yale. He is the Director of Pediatric Simulation at the Yale Center for Medical Simulation and was the founding co-chair of INSPIRE, the world’s largest simulation-based research network.

His academic work focuses on the use of innovative techniques and technologies, such as simulation, to measure and improve the quality of pediatric emergency care. His overarching goal is to ensure that all children, no matter where they live, go to school or travel, receive the highest quality emergency medical care.

Marc serves in a national role with HRSA/EMSC on the EIIC executive committee and co-leading the EIIC Knowledge Management as well as serving as the education co-lead of the Pediatric Pandemic Network.

Michael Goldman, MD, MHS, MEd – As an attending in the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) Pediatric Emergency Department, the Associate Fellowship Director of Yale’s PEM Fellowship, and the Medical Director of the YNHCH Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team and Connecticut’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership Grant, Dr. Goldman is constantly pursuing two important and synergistic motivations. The first is the delivery of evidence-based, expert pediatric emergency care. The second is educating health professionals caring for children across the continuum of emergency medical services. He uses his educational background in combination with quality improvement methodologies to partner with stakeholders to advance the care of acutely ill or injured children. He is committed to advancing and improving each link in this chain, inclusive of active reflection on his own personal practice, so that all links in this continuum of care are “pediatrics ready.”  

Dr. Michelle Eckerle is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She was a staff physician in the emergency department for 6 years before returning to training and completing PEM fellowship in 2014. She currently serves as the PEM fellowship program director and as the associate division director for education. She also serves as chair of the institutional GME Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee and is a member of the hospital’s Professional Practice Evaluation Committee. She has actively participated as an investigator and collaborator in clinical research in both domestic and international settings. She has previously worked in Botswana and Malawi and actively maintains relationships in sub-Saharan Africa, currently focused on the development of pediatric emergency medicine training in this context. She serves on a workgroup sponsored through the Academic Pediatric Association focused on accreditation of US-based global health fellowships and chaired the subgroup focused on writing the accreditation requirements. Her favorite part of her career so far has been recruiting individuals to PEM fellowship in Cincinnati and helping them develop into truly impressive faculty members. Outside of work, she is facing a massive life transition as the youngest of her 5 children (twin son and daughter) finish their senior year of high school and prepare for college. She and her husband, Andy, a high school art teacher, are looking forward to seeing what comes next as they officially tap out of parenting…  

Michelle Moegling, BSN, RN, CPN is the Program Coordinator for UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Community Pediatric Readiness and is co-lead for EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) Hospital Domain and ASPR Region V for Kids Senior Project Manager for the past 4 years. She has twenty years’ pediatric emergency and disaster experience at a Level 1 pediatric trauma center. She is subject matter expert on EIIC Disaster Domain and HRSA Pediatric Pandemic Network. She has worked collaboratively to improve pediatric readiness and pediatric disaster preparedness for the care of children and families. She has experience in team science, driving organizational excellence. 

Dr. Preston Dean’s area of clinical expertise is in pediatric emergency medicine. He has a special clinical interest in resuscitation, especially critical procedures. His desire to provide high-quality care for acutely ill and injured children drew him to this specialty and continues to drive him to improve care for them.

In addition to a clinical interest in resuscitation and critical procedures, he also actively does research on both topics, with a special focus on tracheal intubation. His current efforts, with the help of an amazing research team, are focused on video laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation in physiologically high-risk patients. This work has led to multiple improvement initiatives — all designed to improve proceduralist performance, and more importantly, increase safety for the highest risk patients.

Dr. Rebecca Green is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and in her second year as an attending in the Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her general pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her academic areas of interest include clinical research and quality improvement and has been both a primary investigator as well as a site PI for several multi-center studies in the areas of serious bacterial infections and febrile young infants in both fellowship and now as an attending.

Dr. Regina Yaskey is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She is the Pediatric EMS Medical Director and the Co-Chair of Disaster Preparedness and Response at Rainbow. Dr. Yaskey is passionate about disaster medicine and pediatric prehospital care. She has given many national and regional presentations on pediatric emergency medical services and disaster readiness. She serves as a subject matter expert on Region V for Kids and Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN), both consortiums focused on developing best-practices around disaster preparedness and response to be shared with other children’s and non-children’s hospitals and affiliated entities in the region.

Dr. Sandra Spencer completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Spencer spent her early career as an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  There she was Director of Quality Improvement for Emergency Services and the Co-medical Director for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clinical Pathways Program.  In January 2022, Dr. Spencer joined the Section of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Colorado where she serves as the Director of Faculty Academy Development and continues her quality improvement work.  She has special interest in quality improvement publication education, emergency services process and quality improvement, and local and national guideline development.  She frequently lectures on quality improvement topics and supports project leaders in QI manuscript publications.  Dr. Spencer is a member of the AAP Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety’s Executive Committee and is the Chair of its Education Subcommittee and Vice Chair for the Committee on Guideline Development.  Dr. Spencer is a Co-Chair of the APA ED Special Interested Group and serves as a QI mentor for the EMSC Scholars program and PPN Research Domain. 

Dr. Sarah Gard Lazarus is a pediatric emergency medicine physician with Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates (PEMA), a physician owned group that staffs Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite. Training at Emory for residency and fellowship, she is a true Atlanta native! She is incredibly passionate about injury prevention and is a founding member of Children’s Injury Prevention Program (CHIPP), a program through Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that provides a multidisciplinary approach to reduce childhood injury in Atlanta through evidence-based programs, research, education, and community outreach, with her personal focus on safe sleep and drowning prevention. She has presented and published on these topics and provides context expertise to the hospital, with media interviews, guidance on print campaigns and working with local advocacy groups.  In addition, she is the emergency room trauma liaison and passionate about patient family experience.

Dr. Sarah Kline Krammes received her medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children’s Hospital.   She serves as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her academic interests include medical education, social determinants of health, and clinical research.   

Dr. Sarah Ronis is an academic pediatrician and health services researcher devoted to improving systems of care for low-income families and their children. Her work integrates frameworks derived from the fields of public health and clinical translational science, emphasizing the contributions of qualitative and mixed methods approaches to incorporate the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in such research efforts.  In particular, she seeks to understand the multi-level influences on health trajectories, attending to how the interplay among health care systems features and family contexts determine the ways families from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with lower income communicate with their clinicians, and the extent to which they may partner with their clinical teams.  She is the Director of the UH Rainbow Center for Child Health & Policy (CCHP), which brings together skilled professionals with expertise in population health, public health, quality improvement and implementation science to facilitate multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches to pursue these efforts in partnership with families and community stakeholders.  In addition, she serves as the Advocacy Domain Lead for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation Improvement Center, coordinating the activities of the EMSC Family Advisory Network, and is a member of the Health Equity and Community Engagement Service Core for the Pediatric Pandemic Network.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College, Master of Public Health from the University of Rochester, and her MD as well as PhD in Clinical Translational Science from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Sephora Morrison is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine currently the Associate Division Chief, Medical Director of Clinical Operations and Director of Experience and Clinical Integration at Children’s National’s Hospital (CNH), Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center in the District of Columbia. She is originally from Jamaica where she completed her medical school training.  Leaving Jamaica, she completed pediatric residency in New York and fellowship in Chicago at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. During fellowship she completed a Master’s in Clinical Science and Investigation at Northwestern, and a Master’s in Business Administration at George Washington University during her first years as a new attending.  She opened CNH’s first satellite Emergency Department in the southeast region of the city and served as the Medical Director until 2016. She was invited as a Certified Physician Executive by the American Academy of Physician Leaders, due to her extensive and successful work as a physician leader.  Most recently awarded certification as a Patient Experience Professional due to her commitment to the improvement of the patient experience through evidence-based research, continuing education and professional development.

Dr. Susan Fuchs, Co-Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference completed her pediatric residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, (now demolished), and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship under Dr David Jaffe at Children’s Memorial Hospital (also demolished). Her first attending position was at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, but she returned to Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago), where she is an attending in the Division of Emergency Medicine and EMS Medical Director. She is a member of the Illinois EMSC Advisory Board. She is an avid Cubs fan and volunteers at the Shedd Aquarium as a marine mammals and wild reef scuba diver.

Dr. Tracy McCallin is a native of Buffalo, NY, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 2004.  She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2008 with a Distinction in Community Service.  Dr. McCallin is an inductee of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  She completed her Pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2011. 

Dr. McCallin has spent her career working in pediatric emergency medicine. She first worked in the pediatric emergency department at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, then at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio where she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McCallin completed the Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Program at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2018 and was awarded the Baylor College of Medicine Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation in 2020. She is currently working at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital since 2021, where she is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. McCallin has served in numerous leadership roles within medical education and Quality Improvement (QI) and is currently the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Education and the Pediatric Residency QI Director at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.