Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Our Team - Fellows

Alana Barbato, MD  PGY-6

Alana Barbato, MD

PGY-6

Medical School: IU School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Riley Hospital For Children, IU School of Medicine – Indianapolis IN
Scholarly work: Dr. Alana Barbato’s interests include simulation education and research, quality improvement, and addressing disparities in healthcare.  Her currently scholarly work involves the use of simulation to improve delivery room outcomes in preterm infants born at community hospitals around the state. 

Jess Horan, DO

Jess Horan, DO

PGY-5

Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine – Des Moines, IA
Residency: Kentucky Children’s Hospital - University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY
Scholarly work: Dr. Jess Horan’s interests include neonatal nutrition, quality improvement and neonatal developmental follow up. She is currently working on a study to validate the Ages and Stages Questionnaire with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development in high-risk infants.

Katie Huff, MD

Katie Huff, MD

PGY-5

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – Bloomington, IN/Cincinnati, OH
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University – St. Louis, MO
Scholarly work: Dr. Katie Huff's interests include neonatal nutrition and quality improvement. She is currently working under a T32 research fellowship to study methods of cholestasis prevention in neonates with intestinal failure using alternative lipid dosing strategies. She is also pursuing her Masters in Clinical Research.

Sara Kane, DO

Sara Kane, DO

PGY-6

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Residency and Chief Resident: Jersey Shore University Medical Center - Neptune City, NJ
Scholarly work: Dr. Sara Kane is interested in resident education and program development. She is conducting a research study on determining resident competence in neonatal resuscitation, and has presented her work at several conferences. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Adult Education through Indiana University to further facilitate her career goals. She is also interested in quality improvement, and is working on a unit-wide project of improving euthermia when patients go to the OR, as well as the development of a hand-off sheet to be used between the NICU and the OR.

Shelly Lash, MD

Shelly Lash, MD

PGY-4

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - East Lansing, MI
Residency: Advocate Children’s Hospital - Oak Lawn, IL
Scholarly work: Dr. Shelly Lash’s research interests include standardized nutrition and prolacta in VLBW

Rachel Leon, MD, PhD

Rachel Leon, MD, PhD

PGY-5

Medical School: Combined MD/PhD in Neuroscience at West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
Residency: Riley Hospital For Children, IU School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN
Scholarly work: Dr. Rachel Leon’s research interests include using fetal MRI to gain new insights into the relationship between the placenta and the developing fetal brain. She is also involved in Neuro NICU projects including optimization of therapeutic hypothermia in transport.

Kelsey Montgomery, DO, MHA

Kelsey Montgomery, DO, MHA

PGY-6

Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kirksville, MO
Residency: Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent – Indianapolis, IN
Scholarly work: Dr. Kelsey Montgomery’s interests include communication team training to improve safety culture in the NICU, neonatal AKI and predictors of ECMO cannulation.

Riddhi Shukla, MBBS, MPH

Riddhi Shukla, MBBS, MPH

PGY-7

Graduate school: Masters in Public Health - University of Texas Houston
Medical School: Topiwala National Medical School - Mumbai, India
Residency and Chief Year: SUNY Health Science Center - Brooklyn, NY
Scholarly work: Dr. Riddhi Shukla has a strong interest in Neonatal Palliative Care. She is currently engaged in a research project integrating the Palliative Care team in routine care of high-risk newborns at Riley Hospital. She will be looking at moral distress in NICU staff, and perceptions of Neonatal staff towards Palliative Care. She has received funding from IU Health Values Grant as Co-PI for this project. She will be pursuing a Pediatric Palliative Care fellowship at IUSM on completion of her Neonatology fellowship.