Hospital Medicine Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) seeks to produce physicians who are experts in the care of hospitalized children with both acute and complex, chronic medical problems. In addition, the program is designed to provide advanced training in adult learning theory and medical education, quality improvement and patient safety and research. The program is a well-balanced, 2-year program that consists of clinical rotations on the inpatient resident-covered and attending-only services, as well as several related clinical and elective rotations. Didactic and experiential learning activities are primarily focused on academic and systems topics, including hospital throughput, health care finance, and advocacy. Fellows have the opportunity to complete graduate courses toward a Masters of Clinical and Biomedical Investigations or other relevant degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Learn More About the Program

Clinical training occurs primarily at our main campus, a 495-bed quaternary care facility. CHLA has been named one of the nation’s top five best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, and it is the only pediatric medical center in California ranked in all 10 medical specialties every year for the past 5 years. The CHLA Division of Hospital Medicine has approximately 30,000 patient encounters per year.

  • Specialized Clinical Training Areas
  • Curriculum Highlights
  • Mentorship
  • Benefits
  • Meet the Fellows
  • Past Fellows
  • General Pediatric Inpatient Medicine, including Co-management and Consultation Services
  • Focused Skills (wound and ostomy care, tracheostomy care, central line care, etc.)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Transport Medicine
  • Pediatric Pain Management
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Sedation
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Electives available in a variety of disciplines

Clinical Experience

  • Up to 22 weeks per year of inpatient pediatric hospital medicine, including co-management and consultative services and community experience
  • Up to eight weeks per year of clinical and elective rotations

Research and Academic Training

  • Graduate coursework through the University of Southern California
  • Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Design, a course sponsored by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • CHLA Fellows Scholarship Skills Core Curriculum, including quality and safety, education, leadership, and career development
  • PHM Fellows Lecture Series
  • Division of Hospital Medicine Research Curriculum

Academic and Administrative Expectations

  • Original scholarly project:
    • Focus may be on clinical, educational, quality improvement research, or other
    • Submission of research abstract to national meeting
  • Completion and submission of clinical case report
  • Quality Improvement project
  • Revision or creation of a multidisciplinary action plan (clinical practice guideline)
  • Committee participation during second year
  • Yearly presentations at the Division of Hospital Medicine journal club and morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Facilitation of education conferences for medical students and residents
  • Attend at least one pediatric hospital medicine national conference per year
  • Career Development  Mentor
  • Scholarship Oversight Committee
  • Research Mentor
  • Health, dental, basic life, and disability insurance available
  • Malpractice insurance provided
  • Educational stipend
  • Funded to attend at least one academic conference per year (Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Academic Societies, Society of Hospital Medicine or other)
  • State licensing and related fees
  • Reduced rate for covered parking
  • Office space, computer, pager, phone
  • Textbooks and other resources available

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship seeks to produce physicians who are experts in the care of hospitalized children and leaders in the pediatric hospital medicine community. Meet our current and past fellows below to learn more about their fellowship experiences.

Thanh Huynh, M.D. (’16)

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Residency:  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Interest:  Trainee Education, Patient Safety, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Cultural Competency, Medical Provider Wellness

Fellowship Projects

  • Improving physician communication with patients about Complementary and Alternative Medicine through the use of electronic medical record prompts and education
  • Development of a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Transport Curriculum


When I thought about the career I wished to have as a pediatric hospitalist, I envisioned one that included scholastic endeavors enabling me to contribute beyond the direct medical care of hospitalized children.  I believed a fellowship would offer me the opportunity to enhance both my clinical and academic skills, and was honored to be able to join the PHM Fellowship at CHLA.  This fellowship has exceeded my hopes for providing the experience I was looking for.  Being able to care for medically complex children at a children’s hospital has broadened the clinical exposure I received during residency training at a county hospital.  In addition to providing ample learning experiences encompassing the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies, I have been supported in applying my personal interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine to the field hospital medicine.  The vision I have for my career has become increasingly tangible through this fellowship and I am grateful to be part of this wonderful program.

Mayuri Ganupuru, M.D. (’16)


Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical school: Morehouse SoM
Residency: Children's Hospital Oakland

Areas of Interest: Socioeconomic determinants of health, advocacy in disparities in access to care, health care delivery systems

Fellowship Accomplishments

  • Development of curriculum for pediatric residency program: Child Poverty, “Best of Cool Ideas” award winner, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Innovations in Medical Education Conference
  • Master’s in Public Health Candidate, Public Policy Track, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine 2014-2017
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Trainee/Legislative Conference scholarship recipient, March 2015
  • Poverty Committee Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2
  • Lown Institute Annual Conference scholarship recipient, March 2015
  • Member of Health Care Operations Research Group and Education Research Group, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Member of Disparity Equity Collaborative Project, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Member of Utilization Management Committee, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Fellow education improvement subgroup leader

Fellowship Publications and Presentations

  1. Ganupuru M, Trost M, Molas-Torresblanca K, Christman G, Rao S. Development of a Child Poverty Curriculum for Pediatric Residents. Cool Ideas platform presentation, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Innovations in Medical Education annual conference, February 2016
  2. Ganupuru M, Waloff K, Kuroki RA, Wong, PC. Breathless from testicular surgery. Clinical Conundrums poster presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine annual conference, July 2015
  3. Shenoda S, Sweetland J, Nathawad R, Ganupuru M, Goldhagen J, Strategic communication to effect policy change. Workshop, Pediatric Academic Societies, 2016 (pending)
  4. Artinian H, Ganupuru M, Huynh T, Ihyembe D, Jalian E, Kasi A, Storms A. Improving ability to identify medical team members during inpatient admission. QI poster presentation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, June 2015
  5. Ganupuru M, Trost M, Molas-Torresblanca K, Christman G, Rao S. Development of a Child Poverty Curriculum for Pediatric Residents. Work in Progress presentation, Academic Pediatric Association Region IX and X annual conference, January 2016


I loved my residency and was presented with strong and challenging inpatient work. Having said that, I felt that there were many things I needed to learn before I could truly be an effective hospitalist in academic medicine, which requires skill in didactic practices and scholarly work. This is the role hospital medicine fellowship has served for me, and I haven’t looked back once. At CHLA, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best clinicians and most academically productive hospitalists in the country, and I’ve grown a great deal as a result. My interest is in health disparities and social determinants of heath, and I wanted to find its intersection with hospital medicine and medical education, which led me to design a curriculum on child poverty. I feel as though I’ve started something meaningful.

Jaidev Nath, M.D. (’17)

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Current Graduate Coursework: Master of Business Administration - University of Southern California: Marshall School of Business

Research Interests: Healthcare Administration, Value Based Health Care, Physician Leadership

Fellowship Projects

  • Modeling the return of investment for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Physician Advisor Program
  • Survey of Physician Leadership Training Amongst Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Programs


Working with pediatric hospitalists during medical school and residency, I quickly realized how multi-faceted the job was. Pediatric hospitalists were involved in education, quality improvement, administration, research etc. In addition to that they were central to patient care, liaising with various subspecialists and coordinating complex patient care. This also meant that hospitalists had to excel in qualities such as leadership and interpersonal communication. This richness and variety within the job description is what attracted me to the field during residency. As I began contemplating about getting an MBA as my next career step after residency, a PHM fellowship began to make perfect sense. Not only would I get the time and support to pursue my graduate degree; I would also have an opportunity to hone and develop the skills such as research, complex care management, quality improvement and education. My fellowship experience thus far at CHLA has far surpassed my expectations which were high to begin with! I’ve had incredible mentorship and have been exposed to various areas within the pediatric hospital medicine landscape. I’m looking forward to the rest of my fellowship and the opportunity to grow as a physician, leader and academician.

Namrata Ahuja, M.D. (‘17)

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children

Other training: Academic Pediatric Association Research Scholars Program; cohort 3

Research Interests: Children with medical complexity, care of children at non-children’s hospitals

Active projects

Comparison of care of technology dependent children at children’s hospitals versus non-children’s hospitals, QI project on Family-Centered Rounds


  1. Ahuja, N., Stage, L., Schneider, K., Dietrich-Kusch, A. The Use of Sleep Sacks To Improve Safe Sleep Practices in an Inpatient Unit. E-PAS2015:2865.144 (Poster Presentation)
  2. Ahuja, N., Zhao, W., & Xiang, H. (2012). Medical Errors in US Pediatric Inpatients with Chronic Conditions. Pediatrics, 130(4), e786 -e793. PMID: 22966036
  3. Ahuja, N., Brothers, B., Andersen, B., Hopelessness, not Social Support, Predicts Physical Status in Patients with Breast Cancer Recurrence. Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine 2007 meeting, Washington DC


My journey to become a pediatric hospital medicine fellow at CHLA did not start right out of residency, but rather after I had already embarked on a career as a pediatric hospitalist at a community hospital. While my work as a community pediatric hospitalist was rewarding in many ways it also helped me recognize that there were skills I needed to acquire in order to go from being merely a good pediatric hospitalist to an exceptional one. I joined the fellowship program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with the goal of enhancing my clinical, teaching, quality improvement, and research skills, and thus far this program has delivered on all of these fronts. In particular, I am enjoying the opportunity to learn more about research methodology, and the guidance from my excellent and enthusiastic research mentor. Informed by my experience as a community hospitalist I am pursuing a research project comparing the care of children with technology dependence in children’s versus non-children’s hospitals.

Nancy Chen, M.D. (’15)

Years of Training: 2013 - 2015

Current Position:
Associate Medical Director in Pediatric Patient Safety and Quality at Tucson Medical Center.
KidsLink Hospitalist, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Interests: quality improvement and patient safety, pain management, medical informatics and technology

Fellowship Accomplishments:

  1. PI for a project evaluating Patient and Prescriber Factors Associated with the Simultaneous Prescription of an Opioid and Bowel Regimen to Prevent Opioid-Induced Constipation
  2. Co-investigator on fellow-run QI project focused on improving Fleet Enema prescribing practices in the inpatient setting
  3. Other scholarly activities:
    1. Co-investigator in a project assessing the use of QR codes to dessimate information and network at academic conferences, specifically the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference in July 2014
    2. Participant in a multi-site study funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) looking at the use of prolonged intravenous versus oral antibiotic therapy (PIVVOT study)
    3. Member of divisional Quality Improvement Research Group, participant in a Withdrawal Prevention Protocol Quality Improvement project.
  4. Member of Comfort and Pain Management Committee
  5. PHM fellows website ( editorial board

Fellowship Publications and Presentations:

  1. Chen N, Wu S: “When Intensive Care is Too Intense? Variations in Standard Practices Across Hospital Acuity Levels,” Bending the Value Curve, Hospital Pediatrics, in press, 2015
  2. Chen, N:  Health IT Trends: Tech company model that promotes innovation comes to health care.  AAP News, 36 (6): 24 - June 2015
  3. Christman G, Schrager S, Trost MJ, Chen N, Sestokas J, Fu P, Ottolini M: "Upgrade Your Teaching: Developing and Improving an Online Learning System,"  PAS 2015, and PHM Annual Conference, 2015
  4. Chen N, Bender J, Bard JD, Trost M, Corden M. When Vancomycin and Ceftriaxone was Not Enough: A Case of Campylobacter rectus Empyema.  Clinical Conundrums Oral Presentation, PHM Annual Conference, 2014
  5. Russell C, Fiore D, Chen N, Sun K. From Adjuvants to Acupuncture: Moving Beyond Acetaminophen and Morphine to Address Pediatric Pain. Workshop, PHM Annual Conference, 2014
  6. Chen N, Nguyen E, Schrager SM, Russell CJ; “Factors Associated with the Simultaneous Prescription of an Opioid and Bowel Regimen to Prevent Opioid-Induced Constipation,” Scientific Abstract, PHM Annual Conference, 2015


I decided third year of residency, that I wanted a career as a pediatric hospitalist. I decided for personal reasons not to pursue fellowship immediately after fellowship.  A year later, I found that I was much more desirable candidate for academic positions but I personally still felt that I didn’t know where to begin to develop my academic niche, initiate projects, seek mentors and advance my academic career. An opportunity came up outside of the regular application cycle, and I jumped at the chance to do fellowship.  It was the best career decision I could have made. In 2 short years, I learned so much and grew tremendously both as a clinician and in my non-clinical work. Most importantly, I was able to develop a network of friends and mentors nationally. I developed a passion in patient safety and quality improvement and improving the system in which we practice to optimize the care we provide for our hospitalized patients.  I am grateful for all of the mentorship and support of this amazing group of hospitalists at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and excited to be a part of this growing field.

Anna Gay, M.D. (’15)

Years of Training: 2013 - 2015

Current Position:

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine

Current Employment and Areas of Focus

  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Interests: family and patient-centered care; children with medical complexity; trainee education

Fellowship Accomplishments

  • Created and delivered the workshop “Innovative and Evidence-Based Strategies to Incorporate Teaching into Family-Centered Bedside Rounds” at the 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies and Pediatric Hospital Medicine national conferences
  • PI for the “Whiteboard Study,” a qualitative study exploring parents’ experiences with communication during and after family-centered bedside rounds and the use of in-room whiteboards
  • Co-investigator for a secondary database study utilizing the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS) database to assess national practice variations in the management of acute pancreatitis and risk factors for length of stay and 30-day readmission rates for children hospitalized with acute pancreatitis
  • Co-investigator for the “Capstone Curriculum,” an educational scholarship project to create a pediatrics-themed elective for graduating 4th year USC Keck School of Medicine students focused on the transition from medical school to internship
  • Co-Investigator for a quality improvement project designing an educational intervention to improve pediatric fellows’ teaching skills during family-centered rounds
  • Member of the Family-Centered Rounds Committee
  • Participated in year-long seminar on medical leadership offered by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship Publications and Presentations

  1. Gay AC, Wu S, Maniscalco J. “Whiteboards: Understanding what is Right to Write.” Poster presented at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Club Works-in-Progress session at the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies annual conference. Vancouver, BC. 5/2014
  2. Gay AC, Lallas M, Spencer J, Toor K. “Teaching in Family-Centered Bedside Rounds.” Poster presented at the annual CHLA Fellows’ Quality Improvement Core Curriculum Poster Session. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. 6/2014
  3. Gay AC, Cannon JM, Lamphier K, Russell CJ. Clinical conundrum: Ptosis, Acidosis, and Hemosiderosis. Poster presented at the 2014 Pediatric Hospital Medicine annual conference. Orlando, FL. 7/ 2014
  4. Pai A, Gay AC, Russell CJ. “Care Variations in Pediatric Patients Hospitalized with Acute Pancreatitis.” Abstract presented at the 2015 Academic Pediatric Association Region IX and X annual conference. Monterey, CA. 1/2015.
  5. Waloff K, Gay AC, Molas-Torreblanca K, Maniscalco J. “Filling the Gaps: Implementing a Capstone Course to Better Prepare Students for Pediatrics Residency.” Poster presented at the 2015 USC Innovations in Medical Education annual conference. Los Angeles, CA. 2/2015
  6. Gay AC, Christman G, Corden M, Donthi R, Essig M, Molas-Torreblanca K, Mittal V, Maniscalco J. “Innovative and Evidence-Based Strategies to Incorporate Teaching into Family-Centered Bedside Rounds.” Workshop presented at the 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies annual conference. San Diego, CA. 4/2015
  7. Gay AC. “13 Tips to Improve Your Medical Student Teaching.” CHLA Resident noon conference. Los Angeles, CA. 5/2015
  8. Gay AC, Wu S, Iversen EJ. “A Qualitative Study Exploring Parental Attitudes toward Whiteboards to Augment Communication after Daily Rounds.” Poster presented at the Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles annual poster session. Los Angeles, CA. 6/2015
  9. Gay AC, Christman G, Corden M, Donthi R, Essig M, Molas-Torreblanca K, Ottolini M, Maniscalco J. “Innovative and Evidence-Based Strategies to Incorporate Teaching into Family-Centered Bedside Rounds.” Workshop presented at the 2015 Pediatric Hospital Medicine annual conference. San Antonio, TX. 7/2015
  10. Denniston S, Maniscalco J, Blankenburg R, Rassbach C, Davis E, Truckenbrod J, Gay AC, Lin J, Ward V. “Teaching and Supervising a PHM Fellow: The Transition from Learner to Instructor.” Workshop presented at the 2015 Pediatric Hospital Medicine annual conference. San Antonio, TX. 7/2015

Cyrus Heydarian, MD

Years of Training: 2011-2013

Current Employment and Areas of Focus

  • Employment: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine, Children’s Hospital of the King's Daughters; Norfolk, VA
  • Interests: Pediatric palliative care and pain management; trainee education; hospital throughput

Fellowship Accomplishments

  • PI for the CHLA Pediatric Palliative Care Educational Initiative, a comprehensive curricular intervention using online modules and a live seminar from regional content experts to improve pediatric hospitalists’ knowledge and attitudes in pediatric palliative care, based upon principles of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Core Competencies.
  • Quality Improvement Project: Use of a pathway to improve the Time to Antibiotic-Administration for patients with fever and neutropenia in the Emergency Department.
  • Developed the Croup Multidisciplinary Action Plan (MAP), an evidence based guideline, order set, and educational handout for the management of viral croup in the emergency department and inpatient wards at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
  • Developed a comprehensive mentorship program for the PHM fellowship, in collaboration with other division members.
  • Member of the Pain, Comfort and Palliative Care Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Fellowship Publications and Presentations

  1. Heydarian C, Maniscalco, J. Pediatric hospitalists in medical education: current roles and future directions. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 2012; 42:120-126.
  2. Heydarian C, Russell C, Schrager S, Derrington S. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Palliative Care Educational Initiative. Poster presentation at 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, PHM Club.
  3. Heydarian C, Lamphier K, Lee V. Fever of Furry Origin: A Case of Isolated Splenic Cat Scratch Disease. Poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference 2012, Clinical Conundrums.
  4. Heydarian C, Ostrom K. A Rash Conclusion: A case of Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy. Poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference 2013, Clinical Conundrums.
  5. Division of Hospital Medicine Presentations:
    1. Journal Club: Urinary Tract Infection: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of the Initial UTI in Febrile Infants and Children 2 to 24 Months. Pediatrics 2011.
    2. Clinical Update Seminar: Controversies in the Management of Urinary Tract Infection and Vesicoureteral Reflux
  6. Resident Education: a one hour educational conference on “End of Life Symptom Management”


Despite completing my pediatric and chief residency at a medium-sized tertiary care program, there were specific aspects of my hospital medicine training that I felt were inadequate -- particularly quality improvement, trainee education and research. In my pursuit to be a well-rounded academician, fellowship has provided me with an opportunity to fully explore all facets of hospital medicine and to use these positive experiences to carve out my own career niche. Specifically, I have been able to cultivate my interest in pediatric palliative care through my time spent with the palliative care team, and use these experiences to lead educational efforts for not only housestaff, but also my peers. Additionally, I have received exceptional mentorship in research, throughput, quality and curriculum development. I am very confident that my exceptional fellowship training has provided me with the essential skills to succeed as a leader in the field of pediatric hospital medicine. 

Vivian Lee, MD

Years of Training: 2010-2012

Current Employment and Areas of Focus

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Interests: patient safety, teaching quality improvement to residents, discharge communication, research in comparative efficacy of medications and variation in practice

Fellowship Accomplishments

  • Participated in the development and execution of a residency curriculum in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
  • Prepared a case for discussion at the hospital-wide Morbidity and Mortality conference, including facilitation of a root cause analysis and identification of system changes for improvement.
  • Participated in national collaborative effort via the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network Transitions of Care Initiative to improve discharge communication between inpatient and outpatient providers. The first phase was a quality improvement effort to improve the rate of timely communication. The second phase was an IRB-approved study investigating providers’ view of content, timeliness and satisfaction of discharge communication, leading to two abstracts and plenary sessions presented at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference 2012.
  • Developed the Functional Constipation Multidisciplinary Action Plan (MAP), an evidence-based guideline for management of constipation in the emergency department and inpatient wards at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
  • Member of the Committee on Expedited Event Review and Corrective Actions (CEERCA).

Fellowship Publications and Presentations

  1. Lee V, Maniscalco J. Acute Glomerulonephritis. In: AAP Pediatric Hospital Medicine Manual (1st Edition; Rauch and Gershel Eds.). Publication pending.
  2. Lee V, Maniscalco J. Reading Abdominal X Rays and Head CTs. National Pediatric Nighttime Curriculum, 2011.
  3. Lee V, Schrager S, Wu S. Nasal Decongestants and Its Use In Hospitalized Infants with Bronchiolitis: Variation in Practice and Association with Outcomes. Presented at The Saban Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles 17th Annual Poster Session, 2012, and accepted for poster session at AAP National Conference & Exhibition, 2012.
  4. Lee V. Colorful eyes: Kawasaki Disease presenting as jaundice. Poster presentation at Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting 2011 and Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference 2012, Clinical Conundrums.
  5.  Heydarian C, Lamphier K, Lee V. Fever of Furry Origin. Poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference 2012, Clinical Conundrums.


I’ve known I wanted to be a pediatric hospitalist since my days in medical school, particularly inspired by the great clinical educators I’ve had throughout my training. After graduating from a high-volume and high-acuity pediatric residency, I felt well-trained to take care of patients, but decided to pursue a fellowship in hospital medicine to further my skills in teaching. Little did I realize how much more there was to learn in this exciting and growing field! The first year of the fellowship provided me exposure to such a diverse range of clinical, educational, administrative and research encounters; the second allowed me the time and mentorship to develop my specific interests and projects. I discovered in this process a passion for work in quality improvement and patient safety that I had never known, and in the meantime have been able to integrate teaching a quality curriculum for the residents, as well as participate in a national collaborative designed to improve communication between providers at the time of hospital discharge. I am incredibly honored to have been the first fellow for a wonderful group of hospitalists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and grateful for the dedicated time to complement my clinical work with the pursuit and development of my academic and administrative interests.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: November 15 (contact program director if later)

We are participating in the NRMP Pediatric Specialties Fall Match. See the website for applicable Match deadlines.

The common application form is available at

Required application materials include:

  • Completed common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, with one preferably from the residency program director or current clinical supervisor for those who have finished residency
  • Statement of interest describing how the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship will help you achieve your career objectives

Please send the application documents to:
Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH, FAAP
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Division of Hospital Medicine
4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #94
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Program Fast Facts

Fellows Per Year: 2
Program Duration: 2 years
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 15 days paid vacation, and generous CME stipend