Fellows | Leadership | Faculty | APPs | Administrative Staff
First Year Fellows
Steve Garbin, MD – starting July 2023
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia
Research Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Arrest; Pediatric Trauma; Toxicology
Outside of work interests? Reading, writing, movies, golf, hiking, skiing
Why did you choose Inova's program? For the wonderful attendings and ED staff and the excellent training opportunity
Seth Gerard, MD – starting July 2023
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: Wellspan York Hospital
Research Interests: Pediatric resuscitation/centrally inserted peripheral lines
Outside of work interests? Weightlifting, motorcycling, and raising my kids
Why did you choose Inova's program? I rotated at Inova as a resident and loved it.
Rising Second Year Fellows
George Nassar, MD
Medical Education: St George's University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center Pediatrics
Research Interests: Pediatric Sepsis, Trauma Simulation
Outside of work interests? Traveling, Cooking/Food, Sports
What do you like about our program? Very flexible schedule, broad range of pathology seen in a large catchment area, amazing and supportive group of doctors/nurses.
What do you like about northern VA? Very clean, close to DC, so many things to do and see
Erin Thomas, MD
Medical School: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Nemours, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
Research Interests: QI
Outside of work interests? Reading, Peloton, tennis, going to trivia with friends, trying new restaurants
What do you like about our program? Our department is very close, everyone treats you like family. Our attendings love having fellows and are great educators. The combination of EM trained and Peds trained attendings give us a lot of unique viewpoints and really enhances our learning. We have a great SIM lab and get great hands-on learning through that with combined trainings with other departments such as OBGyn and trauma.
What do you like about Northern VA? It's a beautiful area. I live in Alexandria, and I love exploring Old Town, walking along the river, and trying new restaurants. You have the benefits of living very close to a major city. It's very easy to get into DC either via car or public transportation and appreciate all of the culture and history DC has to offer.
Graduating Fellows in 2023
Christopher Kovaleski , MD
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Research Interests: Education and Process Improvement
What do you like about our program? Strong family feel and opportunities for education and simulation that the program offers.
Post-Graduation Position: Assistant Professor at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aditi Ghatak-Roy , MD
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University Emergency Residency
What do you like about the pediatric emergency department? Intimacy of the department allows autonomy, rapid graduation of responsibility and involvement in our program; high acuity; early involvement and management of sick pts; emphasis on teaching/medical education and exposure to fellows of inner workings of an efficient, safe department.
Post-Graduation Position: Emergency Medicine Physician at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, TX
Rising Chief Fellow for 2023-2024
Masouma Mohamed , MD
Medical School: University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Inova Children’s Pediatric Residency
Research Interests: EMS, MedED, Global Health
What do you like about the pediatric emergency department? What I like about our ED is the welcoming environment, I did my residency at INOVA, and I loved our ED environment, the great learning opportunities, and our patient population. Our ED is the why that I chose PEM and chose to stay at Inova. The feeling of camaraderie from the first day, the support that I received from everyone are the things that I like the most about our ED.
Aline Baghdassarian, MDProgram Director
Aline Baghdassarian, MD serves as Program Director, Inova Altieri Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.
Our ED is also staffed by Advance Practice Providers (APPs). Their excellent clinical care allows us to focus on taking care of the acutely ill children and focusing on our education.