Our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

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  • Fellows 2021-2024
  • Fellows 2020-2023
  • Fellows 2019-2022
  • Graduated Fellows 2018-2021

Alexa Monroy, MD

Alexa Monroy MD

Alexa grew up in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She attended Duke University, where she studied Neuroscience and Global Health. She then worked as a Research Associate at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in NYC before moving to DC for a Global Health Corps Fellowship at the Inter-American Development Bank. She went to medical school at Northwestern in Chicago, and completed pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. After residency, she spent a year in Kenya where she was a Post-Doc Research Fellow with AMPATH East Africa. She enjoys long walks with her dog, Vim, yoga, art and travel.


Frank Gonzalez, MD

Frank Gonzalez MD

Frank was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After completing undergrad at the University of Nevada, Reno he left the Lake Tahoe area and crossed the country to attend Harvard Medical School. He went on to complete residency at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center before happily relocating to the sunny skies of California. His academic interests include medical education as well as various projects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In his spare time, Frank enjoys camping, playing soccer, dancing, and woodworking.


July Lee, MD

July Lee MD

July grew up in Mexico before moving across the border to Calexico, California for the rest of her childhood and teenage years. She trekked her way to Northern California to complete her undergraduate at Stanford University before moving back to Southern California for medical school at UC San Diego. Pediatric residency brought her back to old stomping grounds at Stanford where she stayed on to do a Chief year. And surely, as fate would have it, she is excited to be back in Southern California again and be closer to family, warmer weather, and amazing food! Her academic interests include bridging the healthcare gap for underserved populations, immigrant health, advocacy, and medical education. She enjoys going to church, playing tennis, going to boba and coffee shops, and exploring the food scene!

Jessica Chow, MD, MPH

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Jessica grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing her undergraduate degree in public health at UC Berkeley, she moved to Los Angeles for her Master in Public Health from UCLA. After working for a few years in maternal and child health, she joined the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) and the UCSF Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) for medical school. Afterwards, she completed an Emergency Medicine residency and chief year at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital. Her academic interests include addressing social determinants of health, health policy and advocacy changes that make an impact on the ground, and medical education. Jessica enjoys hiking, playing board games, and going on food adventures.


Anna Cushing, MD

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Anna grew up in Washington DC. She completed her undergrad at Stanford before moving back east to attend medical school in New York at Mount Sinai and residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She is interested in health services research and in developing innovative tech solutions to improve pediatric health care delivery. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants, and hiking.


Katherine Harmon, MD

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Kate grew up in Laguna Beach, California. She completed her undergraduate career at University of California, Los Angeles (Go Bruins!) and then relocated to Washington, DC to complete medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine. She happily returned to California for pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her academic interests include medical education and child abuse advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors, travelling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her loved ones.


​​​​​​Gabriela Moriel, MD

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Gabby grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, Hacienda Heights, California. After high school she attended the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) to complete undergraduate studies and a Master of Science in Global Health. After enduring five Midwest winters and heartbreaking football seasons, she moved back home to attend the University of Southern California for medical school. She completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and stayed on as an Emergency Transport Attending and Emergency Department Associate for one year before starting fellowship. Her academic interests include quality improvement, global health, and transport medicine. In her free time she enjoys all things outdoors, especially trail running and hiking, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog Theo.

Jared Schiff, MD, MS

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Jared is from Freetown, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate education at Brandeis University and before attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he spent the five years working and volunteering in Boston. His work in patient safety and quality at Boston Children's Hospital and year-long service with AmeriCorps helped inspire him to choose a career in pediatrics. Never having left Massachusetts, he could not pass up the opportunity to complete residency in sunny California at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His academic interests include quality improvement. Jared enjoys exploring new restaurants, attending outdoor concerts, hiking, relaxing with friends, and of course cheering for the Boston sports teams. 


Tom Lee, MD

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Thomas grew up in New York, and received his undergraduate degree at Loyola University Maryland. He went to medical school at NYU and stayed on the East Coast for residency at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, before fulfilling his dream to live in California. He is interested in global health and ultrasound. In his spare time, Thomas loves to play video games, watch movies, listen to music, hike, play soccer, and ski. 


Carly Andler, MD

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Carly was born in Los Angeles but raised in the small beach city of Dana Point. After completing her undergraduate degree in anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, she moved back to the west coast for medical school, residency, and a simulation fellowship at UCSF. She stayed to work at UCSF for two years as a PICU hospitalist, urgent care attending, and night time hospitalist, as well as to continue her medical education research. After 9 years in the bay area, she was ready to come home to warm, sunny Southern California. Her academic interests include medical education, simulation, and gender and racial disparities in medicine. She loves all sports and can be found anywhere outdoors doing something active, but her true love is soccer which she continues to play competitively whenever she can. 

Christina Hernandez


Christina was born and raised in Ithaca, NY. She attended Harvard College and then moved to sunny California for medical school at UCLA. She returned to New York for residency and chief residency at Columbia University, and is once again now happily back in Los Angeles for fellowship. Christina’s academic interests include infections and sepsis as well as quality improvement. Christina enjoys spending her free time exploring new outdoor running routes, working on her home renovation and spending time with her toddler son. 


Mia Kanak


Mia is originally from Tokyo, from where she moved to attend high school and college in the Northeast. After four years of beautiful sunshine during medical school, she moved back to the snow and cold of the Northeast for pediatrics residency. She is now happy to be back in the sunshine at CHLA. Her academic interests include health policy and advocacy focused on social determinants of health, both locally and internationally in Asia. Mia enjoys traveling, wine tasting, and sampling all of the amazing food in LA. 


Keya Manshadi


Keya was born in Mission Viejo, CA but grew up mostly in the neighboring city of Irvine. For college, he moved an hour north of his hometown to attend the University of Southern California (Fight On!) where he attended every USC football home game and most of his pre-med classes. After a gap year, he moved to the land of blue crabs and Old Bay Seasoning (Baltimore, MD) for medical school. Having braved the Baltimore winters for four years, he came back to sunny Los Angeles where he completed his pediatric residency at CHLA. His current academic interests include the management of febrile infants and the utilization of technology in medical education. Keya enjoys camping, scuba diving, cooking, eating, and spending time with his friends and family.