Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship at Floating Hospital for Children is a 2-year fellowship that began in 2011. Our diverse training environments include Floating Hospital for Children, a full-service academic children’s hospital in downtown Boston, and Lowell General Hospital, a large urban community hospital in Lowell, MA. The clinical experience is supplemented with a curriculum designed to create leaders in quality improvement, medical education, clinical research, leadership and advocacy. Each fellow has the opportunity to tailor their educational experience to future career goals.

Floating Hospital for Children: The pediatric hospitalist service covers the majority of general pediatric and medical subspecialty patients. Fellows supervise a large team of learners and provide patient care on family-centered rounds with faculty oversight.  Additional clinical opportunities include newborn nursery, surgical co-management, procedural sedation, pediatric radiology, complex care, and transport medicine.

Lowell General Hospital: The pediatric hospitalist service covers the pediatric inpatient unit, emergency room consultation, newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care unit, and high-risk deliveries.  Fellows will provide independent patient care in all clinical areas, with 1-2 additional pediatric providers in house at all times. Additional clinical opportunities include: airway management with pediatric anesthesiology, delivery room competence and skills, pediatric emergency department and urgent care.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Fellows who graduate from our fellowship will be leaders in quality improvement and patient safety. Requirements include the development, implementation and leadership of a QI project in the first year of fellowship, and mentorship during the second year of fellowship.  Hands on learning will be supplemented with IHI modules and self-directed learning, and fellowship education sessions.  Fellows are expected to attend at least one national QI and or patient safety conference during fellowship.

Medical Education

Fellows will work with learners in every clinical setting and our curriculum focuses on creating expert teachers.  Requirements include leading family-centered rounds, giving and receiving effective feedback, creating and updating an educator’s portfolio, and leading small and large group teaching sessions.  We work closely with the faculty development office at Tufts University School of Medicine to provide a robust learning experience.  Opportunities for developing a career in medical education research exist.


Fellows will participate in a robust research curriculum with fellows from other pediatric sub-specialties over two years.  The goal of this seminar series is to provide foundational tools to approach research with knowledge, behaviors and attributes needed to realize research potential, establish knowledge of clinical research and design needed to prepare trainees for their area of board certification, and foster an environment of scholarship and learning which encourages life-long development of those skills.  Requirements include the development and completion of a scholarly project, submitting an IRB application, and submission of an abstract to a national meeting prior to graduation.

Opportunities for a more intensive research experience exist, extending training to three years and incorporating a certificate in Clinical and Translational Science from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.


Fellows who complete our fellowship are expected to become leaders in the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  Our leadership curriculum focuses on both the landscape and finances of medicine, and basic leadership skills such as running a meeting and time management.  Fellows will also participate in hospital-committees.  


Fellows will learn how to advocate for patients and families, departments, hospitals and hospital systems.  Opportunities to join advocacy efforts at a city, state or national level exist and supplement our web-based learning and fellowship education sessions.


Current First Year Fellows:

Alice Rhee, MD
Residency: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Melissa Tullock, MD
Residency: Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center

Current Second Year Fellows:

Edward Gill is a Floating Hospital for Children physicianEdward Gill, MD
Residency: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center





Past Fellows:

Leela Sarathy, MDLeela Sarathy, MD is a pediatrician at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. (2016 -2018)
Pediatric Hospitalist, Massachusetts General Hospital







AnaMaria Pulido, MD (2015 – 2017)
Pediatric Hospitalist, Miami Children’s Hospital

Norah Emara, MD (2014 – 2016)
Complex Care Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital

Snehal Shah, MD (2013 – 2015)
Pediatric Hospitalist, St. Louis Children’s Hospital 

Kiran Kulkarni, MD (2012 – 2014)
Pediatric Hospitalist, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 

Megan Cardoso, MD (2011-2013)


Krista Birnie, MD
Title: Pediatric Hospitalist
Area of Interest: Medical Education, Faculty Development








Noa Cohen Hughes, MMS, MD is a pediatric hospitalist at Floating Hospital for Children.

Noa Hughes, MD, MMS
Title: Pediatric Hospitalist
Area of Interest: Curriculum development, breaking bad news curriculum








Nina Dadlez is a Pediatric HospitalistNina Dadlez, MD
Title: Pediatric Hospitalist
Area of Interest: Quality Improvement, Clinical Research








Lindsay Fox, MD is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Floating Hospital for Children. Lindsay Fox, MD
Title: Site Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division at MetroWest Medical Center
Area of Interest: Administration, Leadership, Medical Education, Advocacy
Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine







Dr. Jana LearyJana Leary, MD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist
Area of interest: medical education, faculty development, translational research, mentorship








Daniel RauchDaniel Rauch, MD, FAAP, SFHM
Title: Chief, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Chair, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Sub-Board, American Board of Pediatrics
Area of Interest: Clinical outcomes, choosing wisely, ongoing developing of PHM as a field

Cathleen Renzi-Gulen, DO
Title: Pediatric Hospitalist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Area of Interest: Medical Education, Community Medicine, Newborn medicine, and medical simulation

Melissa Mauro-Small, MD
Title: Associate Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Program, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Assistant Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Area of Interest: Inpatient pediatrics, advanced clinical skills, resuscitation

Successful candidates will be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatrics, possess outstanding clinical skills, and must qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

We are accepting the PHM Fellowship Common application. 

Interested and qualified applicants should contact:

Megan Z. Cardoso, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization is an EO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.