Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Why Marshall?

Our pediatric hospital medicine fellowship is the only one in our area as there are no other programs in West Virginia or in our adjacent state, Kentucky.  While we are a new program, starting our first two fellows in July 2020, we are in an extremely strong position to provide an excellent fellowship experience.  Our pediatric department leadership is strongly committed to providing top notch education for trainees at all levels.  This has resulted in our pediatric residency program being known as small but mighty due to our consistently strong board pass rates and impressive resident involvement in scholarly activity.  Most of our residents have presented not only at local and regional research conferences but also at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (PAS) and have Pubmed ID listed publications prior to their graduation.  The last four years we have had 7-9 presentations accepted at PAS each year.

Here are some examples of our resident publications related to hospital medicine:

  • Stalnaker L, Prasher P, Flesher S.  Rickets treatment improves more than bone health in toddler with autism spectrum disorder.  Accepted Sage Open Medical Case Reports.
  • Elmore D, Balfaqih Y, Frazier M, Flesher S.  Is fever a red flag for bacterial pneumonia in children with viral bronchiolitis?  Global Pediatric Health.   Volume: 6 Article first published online: August 6, 2019; Received: April 08, 2019; Revisions received: July 02, 2019; Accepted: July 15, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2333794X19868660
  • Huggins K, Elmore D, Sprewell A, Shepherd M, LeGrow T, Frazier M, Flesher S.  Using resident and faculty focus groups to obtain stakeholder input during the ACGME self-study process.  Pediatric Quality & Safety: https://journals.lww.com/pqs/pages/currenttoc.aspx 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000186
  • Hossino D, Hensley C, Frazier M, Domanico R, Harris J, Miller B, Lewis K, Burley M, Flesher S.  Evaluating the use of high fidelity simulators during mock neonatal resuscitation scenarios in trying to improve resident confidence.  Sage Open Med. 2018 Jun 8;6:2050312118781954. PMID 29942511
  • Shenouda S, Al-Farawi K, Dolan J, Flesher S.  Idiopathic intracranial hypertension.  SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2018 Jan 17;6:2050313X17753787. PMID 29375882
  • Allen KM, Smith B, Iliev I, Evans J, Werthammer J. Short term cost of care for the surviving periviable neonate. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2017;10(2):191-194. doi: 10.3233/NPM-171655. PMID: 28409753.
  • Studeny S, Burley L, Cowen K, Akers M, O’Neill K, Flesher S.  Quality Improvement Regarding Handoff.  SAGE Open Med. 2017 Sep;5:2050312117729098.  PMID 28912950
  • Lauffer A, Lutz P, Flesher SL.  Baylisascaris procyonis exposure case study.  WVMJ 2016 Nov/Dec; 112(6):32-3. PMID 29942511
  • Kilgore B, Al Katranji K, Woodall B, Shepherd M, Flesher SL.  Improving resident knowledge of spacers.  Clin Pediatr.  2016 Oct;55(11):1050-1053.  PMID 27630006
  • Kilgore B, Al-Jebawi Y, Mogul M, Griswold D, Elitsur Y.  Gastric Burkitt Lymphoma in a teenager.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.  2016 Feb:62(2):e17-8.  PMID 26376159
  • Hayes RM, Wickline A, Hensley C, Cowen K, Jessie A, Akers M, Dolan J, Pritt A, Goodrich S, O'Neill K, Flesher SL. A quality improvement project to improve family recognition of medical team member roles.  Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Sep;5(9):480-6. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2014-0235.PMID:26330247