Meet the Fellows

3rd Year Fellows


Nina Ma MD

Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

What I like about fellowship: Working with the most hard working co-fellows, nurses, and attendings in the most rewarding place in the hospital and learning something new every day.


Nicole Swaney DO

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research interests: Global Health, Quality improvement, Education/SIM

What I like about fellowship: Great pathology at a busy hospital and constant education opportunities with enthusiastic attendings, nurses, and staff.


Saad Feroz MD

Residency: INOVA L.J Murphy Children’s Hospital

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Research interests: ICU delirium, ECMO outcomes, International PICU development

What I like about fellowship: Volume, fellow-driven hospital, supportive environment

2nd Year Fellows

Emily Schapka MD

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University – Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

What I like about fellowship: I get to serve a diverse urban population   in a high volume, high acuity unit that admits many unique cases. We also have a great relationship with our nurses and RTs, and our department is very supportive through the challenges of fellowship.

Hasina Mohammad Ashraf, MD

Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Medical School: St. George’s University

Research interests: End of life care, Sedation

What I like about fellowship: The complexity of our cases and diversity of the population has created an environment of constant learning. We are also surrounded by attendings who are very supportive, and a wealth of knowledge.

1st Year Fellows

Maya Mihic MD

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical School: St. George’s University

Research interests: ECMO

What I like about fellowship: I love all my co-fellows and attendings. I’ve already learned so much from everyone and can’t wait to continue learning. I also love the patient population and the pathology we see every day.

Richard Johnson MD

Residency: SUNY Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Medical School: St. George’s University

Research interests: ICU delirium, Palliative care in the ICU, simulation in medical education.

What I like about fellowship: It’s hard to come to work and be bored in the ICU. Love the high acuity, patient population and amazing coworkers

Suresh Nathan MD

Residency: Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research interests: Neuroscience, device research and technological innovation in the picu

What I like about fellowship: I enjoy the exposure to the very high acuity here. It is rewarding to take care of the diverse patient population in Detroit. The fellows and faculty are very supportive here. Also, Detroit is an awesome city with a lot of cool places and fun activities.