Accomplishments of Graduated Fellows

Current Fellows

2nd Year 


Miriam Beyder, MD
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Current Scholarly Activities:

  • QI Projects
    • Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Anaphylaxis in the Emergency Department
    • Improving Medication Reconciliation on Admission and Discharge
    • Implementation of Standardized Screening Protocols in the Newborn Nursery
    • Textbook Chapters
    • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Case Reports
    • When Signs of Sepsis Point the Wrong Way: Presentation of Thyroid Storm
    • Anti-RhE: A Case of Severe and Persistent Neonatal Jaundice

Mentors: Audrey Kamzan, Andy Newcomer, Yamini Sharma, Rabia Cheema

Active Committee Member of the Quality Improvement Council and Medical Education Fellowship

1st Year 

Alexandra Kelley, DO
Gabrielle Kelley, DO
Undergraduate: UC Davis
Medical School: Lake Erie College
Residency: Penn State Children’s Hospital

Current Scholarly Activities:

  • Clinical and Health Services Research & Projects
    • Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation on Family Centered Rounds and the Effects on Medication Safety, Pain Management, and Discharge Readiness in Pediatrics
    • Developing a Standard for Preferred Language Documentation in the Pediatric Population
    • Development of Empiric Antibiotic Guidelines for the Inpatient Pediatric Setting
  • Case Reports
    • Stumped by the Stump: A Case of Persistent Omphalomesenteric Duct
    • Severe Vitamin A Deficiency: Unique Presentation in a High-Resource Setting

Mentors: Jessica Lloyd, Amanda Kosack, Audrey Kamzan, Carlos Lerner, Deepa Kulkarni, Ishminder Kaur

Active Committee Member of the Ronald Reagan Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee


Julia Turock, MD
Julia Turock, MD
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Tufts University
Residency: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Current Scholarly Activities:

  • Medical Education
    • Training Pediatric Residents in Verbal De-escalation of Agitated Patients and Caregivers
    • Teaching Common Pediatric Conditions to Clerkship Medical Students on a Complex General Pediatrics Inpatient Service
    • UCLA DGSOM Medical Education Fellowship 2024-2025
  • Patient Experience and QI Projects
    • Orienting Caregivers to the Inpatient Pediatric Environment
    • Improving Patient Experience on the Acute Care Floor 
  • Case Reports
    • Mycobacterium cosmeticum catheter-related bloodstream infection in an immunocompetent patient: A case report and review of the literature

Mentors: Sarah Gustafson, Rabia Cheema, Alan Chin, Brandon Ito, Jessica Lloyd, Amanda Kosack, Deborah Lehman

Active Committee Member of the Ronald Reagan Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee and the Santa Monica Patient and Family Centered-Care Committee.

Incoming Fellows

Joy-Marie Brusenback, DO
Undergraduate: California State University Fresno 
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of New Mexico Health System
Ethan Pfeifer, MD
Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: Saint Louis University/Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital