Recent Graduate Job Placement
- Melissa Keeport, MD- Primary Care Pediatrics: Lincoln Health, Damariscotta, ME
- Emily Jacobs, DO- Primary Care Pediatrics: Franklin Memorial Pediatrics, Farmington, ME
- Ashley Jean, MD- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
- Leah Fox, MD- Neonatology/Perinatology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
- Katherine Redford, DO- Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center
- Amy Stepp, MD – Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine, Maine Medical Center
- Elizabeth Christian, MD- Infectious Disease Fellowship, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
- Andrew Long, MD- Rheumatology Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
- Laura Onderko, MD- Cardiology Fellowship, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Meredith Bryden, MD - Pediatric Hospitalist; Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at MMC
- Meagan Hardy, MD - Primary Care Pediatrics -Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME
- Micah Lamb, DO - Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Alison Schmitzler, MD - Primary Care Pediatrics: Rocky Mountain Health Center, Pediatrics, Denver, CO
- Kevin Scully, MBBCh - Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Boston
- Amy Stepp, MD - Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center
- Nubia Smith-Vaughan, MD - Primary Care Pediatrics: Martin’s Point, Brunswick, ME
- Alexis Beinlich, DO - Medicine Hospitalist & Pediatric Clinic Provider, Memorial Inpatient Physician Services, Yakima, Washington (med/peds)
- Kiera McElrone, DO - Med-Peds Primary Care, Elliot Pediatrics and Primary Care at Riverside- Hooksett, NH (med/peds)
- Chris Withers, MD - Medicine Hospitalist, MMC (med/peds)
- Deirdre Burns - Primary Care Pediatrics:
- Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA
- School-Based Health Clinic at Kennedy High School in Richmond, CA
- Julie Dark - Primary Care Pediatrics- -Maine Medical Partners, Westbrook Pediatrics and Spurwink Child Abuse Program
- Lauren Jamele-Townley - Primary Care Pediatrics: Martin's Point, Brunswick, ME
- Sarah Sedney - Pediatric Hospitalist- Eliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
- Ina St. Onge - Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- Nubia Smith-Vaughan - Pediatrics Chief Resident, BBCH, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Emily Keller - Fellowship in Preventative Medicine- Maine Medical Center
- Josh Cowgill - Adult Cardiology Fellowship, MMC (med-peds)
- Beth Dougherty – Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care, Rowley, MA (med-peds)
- Andreas Thyssen - Pediatric and Adult Hospitalist, MMC (med-peds)
- Sam White - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Jenna Wilkinson - Primary Care Pediatrics- Hatch Pediatrics, Bozeman, MT
- Nancy Swiader - Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship- Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
- Mark McGill - Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship- Univ. Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
- Jessica Clem - Pediatric Neonatology Fellowship- Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Center, Lebanon, NH
- Emily Keller - Pediatrics Chief Resident, BBCH, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Eric Worthing - Primary Care Medicine/Pediatrics, Lincoln Health Center, Damariscotta, ME
- Joel Bradley - Quality and Patient Safety Chief Resident, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
- Katie Liu - Pediatric Hospitalist, Maine General Hospital, Augusta, ME and Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Megan Berube - Pediatric Neonatology Fellowship - Duke University, Durham, NC
- Amanda Brownell - Pediatric Child Abuse Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
- Jill Gregory - Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship: Children’s Natl Medical Center, Washington, D
- Viki Johnson - Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Katie Ozarowski - Primary Care Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME
- Rob Parker - Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship: Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hosp for Children, DE
- Dave Buzanowski - Pediatrics Chief Resident, BBCH, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Kathryn Brouillette – Maine Medical Center Hospitalist Program, Portland, ME
- Adam Putschoegl - Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Jonathan Davis - Primary Care Internal Medicine-Pediatrics - Christ Community Health Center, Augusta, GA
- Julia Fritz - Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Ting Ting Fu - Pediatric Neonatology Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
- Abby Gross - Primary Care Pediatrics - Maine Medical Partners Falmouth Pediatrics, Falmouth, ME
- Christopher Motyl - Pediatric Hospitalist - Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Sarah Mulligan - Primary Care Internal Medicine-Pediatrics - Oxford Hills Internal Medicine & Western Maine Pediatrics, Norway, ME
- Kate Powers - Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Jack Rusley - Adolescent Medicine Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Edward Silco - Pediatric Hospitalist - Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- Erin Van Wagenen - Primary Care Pediatrics - InterMed Pediatrics, Yarmouth, ME
- Adolescent Medicine- Johns Hopkins
- Allergy/Immunology- Duke, Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The Ohio State University
- Cardiology- Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Utah, Medical College of Wisconsin, Univ. Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
- Child Abuse- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
- Development/Behavioral- Boston Children's Hospital, Boston City Hospital/Boston University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Emergency Medicine- University of Minnesota
- Endocrinology- Brown University, Boston Children’s Hospital
- Gastroenterology- Johns Hopkins, Medical College of Wisconsin, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Genetics- Boston Children's Hospital
- Hematology/Oncology- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; St. Jude's Children's Hospital
- Infectious Disease- Boston Children's Hospital, Albany Medical Center
- Nephrology- Boston Children's Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- Neonatology- Brown University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Duke University, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth
- Neurology- University of Pittsburgh, Seattle Children's Hospital
- Pulmonology- Oregon Health Science Center, Johns Hopkins; Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- Pediatric Critical Care- University of Utah, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, UNC-Chapel Hill, Children’s Natl Medical Center, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hosp for Children, DE
- Palliative Care- Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Rheumatology- Duke University
- Sports Medicine - UNC-Chapel Hill, Maine Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
We recently asked some of our graduates out more than five years to reflect on their training now that they have been out in the real world for a while. Read on for some of their thoughts as they reflect on their Pediatric Residency with MMC.
Lauren Meilhede, Class of 2011
My time at Maine Medical Center in the pediatric residency program prepared me well for my current work as a general pediatrician in Upstate NY. In my current practice I see outpatients, inpatients, attend deliveries and see newborn babies; both "normal" newborns and those who need a little more help in our level 2 nursery. I felt very prepared for all of these aspects of my new job when I started because of my training at Maine Medical Center. The program has a great balance in the rotations between inpatient and outpatient, general and specialty pediatrics. The most important part is the level of teaching in this program. The faculty are outstanding and are very committed to training great pediatricians.
Greg Connolly, Class of 2010
I spent four and a half years at Maine Medical Center as a medical student and then a pediatrics resident. The hospital has a really good feel to it. People are deeply invested in making it the best place for patients, and employees are generally very happy with the hospital. You can feel this when you walk in the doors. That's a big part of why I chose to do my residency there.
Now I've moved to my hometown of Burlington, Vermont where I am a private pediatrician in a medium sized practice. I go to Fletcher Allen Health Care almost every morning to see babies and older inpatients, and to attend resident lectures. I have medical students and residents working with me in my office frequently. My practice has a focus on children with special health care needs. I feel like my training at Maine Medical Center prepared me well for this career. As a resident at Maine Medical Center, you'll be involved in a lot of interesting cases. The children's hospital is filled with pediatricians who work there because they like to teach. As a result, you'll get a lot of autonomy as a resident. Responsibility and experience will pay off when you are seeing mostly healthy children in your office, but need to be able to pick out the rare sick kids. I felt well supported in my training. I really enjoyed my teachers and colleagues. Being a resident at MMC is a wonderful way to spend your years of training.
Megan Lo, Class of 2008
As a Pediatric Nephrologist working with our team to build the division at the Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, I am so happy that I received my general pediatric training at Maine Medical Center! Because we were the only children's hospital in the state, I was exposed to a wide range of diagnoses and scenarios to prepare me for fellowship training. We worked directly with the attendings who were approachable and compassionate, combining exactly the right blend of guidance and space for independence. They taught and oversaw my plans of care but also gave me the space to become confidant in my decisions. I started my fellowship comfortable in handling the general pediatrics needs of my patients independently, allowing me to focus on the subspecialty skills I was there to achieve. These skills and confidence have stayed with me as I finish my first year as a faculty member. The focus on evidence-based medicine has also been an integral part of my career development, instilled by MMC. I loved my time at MMC, my attendings, and fellow residents and would do it all again!
Jaime Petrus, Class of 2008
Just 6 things that I learned that have helped me in treating kids from Zambia to Lesotho to San Francisco:
- Stay calm at the bedside of a sick kid. Do not retreat into 'status-stethoscopucus' or 'status chart-icus' terms I abstracted from Dr. Gunnoe. i.e. the tendency to become transfixed with the chart and/or listening to a sick kid and not seeing the 'forest'.
- Thoroughness and empathy from so many of the attendings and nurses, but especially Dr. Talbot.
- How to make a clinical decision on my own and stand by it- from everybody!
- From all the kids.... the priceless knowledge that the answer often lies with spending more time with a complicated kid at the bedside. Whenever I am unsure about a kid-- I just hunker down with them and observe until it becomes clearer.
- Trust your gut! From everybody and the countless hours spent at MMC.
- Deadlines and paperwork matter! From Rose, of course.
Tom Reynolds, Class of 2008
I completed my pediatric residency in 2008 before leaving Maine to pursue further training in pediatric neurology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. While my family and I had a wonderful time in Pittsburgh, I always knew that we would come back to Maine for the long run. My experience here as a resident was so good, so thorough, and so demonstrative of what a good training program should be that I knew I wanted to be part of it on an ongoing basis. Its a perfect spot to train in general pediatrics regardless of whether you plan to enter primary care of pursue further training in a subspecialty - there is such a diverse mix of training opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient experiences as well as acute and well child care. And as a busy hospital in all of these areas without fellows, the opportunities for autonomy in experience are unbeatable. After seeing what pediatric residency training is like in larger hospitals, I know now how critical it is to have the opportunity to have one's education in a program such as MMC/BBCH.
Julien Ginsberg-Peltz, Class of 2007
I left MMC to fulfill 2 years (which became 4 years) of the National Health Service Corps-- first in Fall River, a very under-served area of Massachusetts, where I worked alongside an aged Pediatrician (but mostly by myself). There were lots of sick kids, lots of social problems, and lots of opportunities to do good. It was one of those dying practices that covers nursery, deliveries, Inpatient, Emergency Departments, and getting up in the morning to see kids in clinic. Full court press, but most of the things I felt capable to do day one after residency, minus the various rashes and idiosyncratic normals that only come with many years of general practice.
At the same time I moonlighted in the NICU in Fall river and in a couple of other hospitals in Rhode Island. I had three or four critically ill congenital heart patients present in the community hospitals in that time and many resuscitations, unexpected preemies and respiratory emergencies, that my training in the NICU and PICU at MMC trained me very well for. When the kid looked BLUE, i could hear the voice of my great Mentor and friend, Eric Gunnoe, softly whispering, "It's either the heart or the lungs -- and here is what you do" -- "Don't worry, you can't screw this one up." As such the voices of all my mentors (in my psyche and over the phone communication) have continued to buffet me along as an extended lifeline and community.
I also think MMC trained me well to be outgoing and to be confident in being myself. So many places try to shape you into what they want you to be, but I think MMC Peds really helped me to be who I was. During the past 5 years, I've taught medical students and lectured frequently at Brown Medical School, Started my own Private Practice, Opened a clinic in Integrative Pain Management and Acupuncture, and helped to develop a lecture series and a Scholarly Concentration at Brown. The wish to teach, learn and grow has been central to what I've done and continue to do, thanks in no small part to Maine Med. and my time there.
Of all the people I've met from different types of programs, I honestly can boast that I and my co-residents had The Best Training and Life Altering Affirming Experience at MMC.
Not only did we help run an under-served clinic, play an essential role in the PICU transport and even post-cardiothoracic program, rotate in the NICU attending-free, have some of the Best Hospitalists and Inpatient Nursing team ever (really BBCH- IPU takes care of kids that many hospitals only relegate to their ICU), were exposed competition-free to some of the best trained, capable, willing-to-teach Pediatric Specialists I've encountered, but we actually had wonderful lives, friends, and lasting connections to the Portland and Maine Communities. It's hard to even express. I am extremely grateful.