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Meet Our Fellows: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

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Lani Kroese, MD

Lani Kroese, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellow, PGY-5

Undergraduate Education: College of William and Mary

Medical Education: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Pediatric Residency Training: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

PHM Interests: Quality improvement work.

Extracurricular Interests: I love hiking in Virginia and taking trips into DC to try new brunch spots. I also used to do gymnastics and enjoy staying active.

Why I Chose Inova: Inova Children's provides a wonderfully unique environment to practice pediatric hospital medicine. It has the rigor and access of an academic program blended with the patient-centric drive of a community institution. Based on its location, the hospital serves a diverse and varied patient population. In addition to these program characteristics, I was absolutely drawn to the program leadership and support. I wanted a program with personalized didactics and project development. I have been thrilled to have both curricular and personal mentoring from Program Director Dr. Halmon and Associate Program Director Dr. DeVeau-Rosen, along with personalized project guidance from Dr. Courtney Port. The entire pediatric hospital team is engaging, receptive, and supportive of my personal learning as a fellow.

Christine Klingaman, DO

Christine Klingaman, DO

Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellow, PGY-4

Undergraduate Education: West Chester University

Medical Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pediatric Residency Training: Geisinger Medical Center, followed by a year as Pediatric Chief Resident.

PHM Interests: General inpatient care, newborn medicine, patient safety and quality improvement.

Extracurricular Interests: Running (which balances out all of the food and drink I like to enjoy), kayaking or just being outside.

Why I Chose Inova: It was clear on my interview day that the hospitalists at Inova are a team that I wanted to be a part of. Relatively high volume (particularly newborns), a great location to practice in and down-to-earth, friendly, welcoming staff made Inova stand out. I was thrilled to find out I had matched at Inova and can’t wait to see what all the fellowship has in store!