Our People

It takes a special person to dedicate his or her life to the care and healing of children.

At Iowa, you will be exposed to some of the best clinicians, researchers and teachers in our profession. Through formal mentoring programs as well as an open-door philosophy, we provide high-powered opportunities for you to learn career-long lessons from these dedicated professionals.

The neonatology faculty are dedicated to helping you achieve your training aims. Other fellows will share in the support and encouragement that will help you excel.

Current Fellows

Melanie Reyes, portrait

Melanie Reyes, MD

(2019 – 2022)
Medical School: Universidad Internacional del Ecuador
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
melanie-reyeshernandez@uiowa.edu

Timothy (TJ) Boly, portrait

Timothy (TJ) Boly, DO

(2020-2023)
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Residency: University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
timothy-boly@uiowa.edu

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Mohamed Al Kanjo, MD

(2020-2023)
Medical School: University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine Syrian Arab Republic
Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
mohamed-alkanjo@uiowa.edu

Stephania Cavallaro Moronta, portrait

Stephania Cavallaro Moronta, MD

(2020-2023)
Medical School: Universidad del Zulia Facultad de Medicina Venezuela
Residency: Holtz Children's Hospital, University of Miami
stephania-cavallaromoronta@uiowa.edu

Numra Aleem, portrait

Numra Aleem, MB, BS

(2021-2024)
Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College Pakistan
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch
numra-aleem@uiowa.edu

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Amy Hobson, DO

(2021-2024)
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
amy-hobson@uiowa.edu

Nadine Kibbi, portrait

Nadine Kibbi, MD

(2021-2024)
Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
nadine-kibbi@uiowa.edu

Past Fellows

Trassanee (Pearl) Chatmethakul, portrait

Trassanee (Pearl) Chatmethakul, MD (2018-2021)
Medical School: Phramongkutklao Medical College Thailand
Residency: University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Brian Juber, portrait

Brian Juber, MD (2018-2021)
Medical School: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
Residency: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, McGaw Medical Center – Northwestern University

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Matthew Rysavy, MD, PhD ​(2018-2021)
Medical School: Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


Amy Stanford, MD (2017-2020)
Medical School: Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Jennifer Berger, portrait

Jennifer Berger, DO (2016-2019)
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota

Ana Tracey Morgan-Harris, portrait

Ana Tracey Morgan-Harris, MD (2016-2019)
Medical School: University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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Patricia Watkins, MD (2016-2019)
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Stacy Kern

Stacy L. Kern, MD (2015-2018)
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: Sanford School of Medicine

Baiba Steinbrekera, MD (2015-2018)
Medical School: Rigas Stradina Universitale Medicinas Fakultate
Residency: University of Iowa

Timothy Elgin, DO (2014-2017)
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: Ohio State Nationwide Children's Hospital

Lia Sabalo, MD (2014-2017)
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Residency: Southern Illinois University

Dinushan Kaluarachchi, MB, BS

Dinushan Kaluarachchi, MB, BS (2013-2016)
Medical School: University of Colombo Sri Lanka
Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Kok Lim Kua, MD

Kok Lim Kua, MD (2013-2016)
Medical School: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of South Alabama

Michelle Kompare, MD

Michelle Kompare, MD (2012-2015)
Medical School: University of Nebraska
Residency: University of Iowa

Jessica White, MD

Jessica White, MD (2012-2015)
Medical School: Creighton University
Residency: Creighton University

Gary Kummet, MD (2011-2014)
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks
Residency:University of Iowa

Erica LeClair, MD

Erica LeClair, MD (2011-2014)
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion
Residency: University of Iowa

Larry Meyer, MD (2011-2014)
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion
Residency: University of Iowa

Fellowship Director

Glenda K. Rabe, portrait     
Glenda K. Rabe, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Phone: 319-384-6531
Email: glenda-rabe@uiowa.edu


Jill Kinnaird, portrait

Jill Kinnaird

Program Coordinator

Phone: 319-384-5258
Email: jill-kinnaird@uiowa.edu

Welcome to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Alexander G. Bassuk, MD, PhD

Alexander G. Bassuk, MD, PhD

Chair and Department Executive Officer

Welcome to the University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital. We are proud to showcase our extraordinary clinical care, dedication to the education of students and young physicians, and our world-class research programs.

Our comprehensive medical, surgical, and nursing services span the full spectrum of pediatric care. The consistently high rankings we receive on national and international benchmarks attest to the exceptional quality of care we provide. With more than 127,000 annual outpatient visits and more than 10,000 admissions to the 165 beds at University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital, we draw patients regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our commitment to family-centered care and our outstanding facilities have been praised for their innovative and patient-friendly design.

We are dedicated to excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, as reflected by a competency-based curriculum that is designed to provide practitioners with comprehensive knowledge and outstanding skills. The clinical and research efforts of trainees are closely mentored and nurtured. Our graduates move on to successful careers in clinical practice and academic pediatrics.

From genomics to cancer biology, from clinical trials to outcomes research, the department consistently ranks among the top National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Pediatric Departments nationally. Our faculty and staff are engaged in cutting edge basic science and patient-oriented research in our unwavering quest to improve the health and well-being of all children.

Meet our Division and Faculty

We have a diverse faculty with wide-ranging clinical and research interests. Many are internationally known and have been in the department for many years. We also have bright young faculty who bring new interests and enthusiasm to the practice and teaching of neurology. All clinical faculty participate in resident training, clinical practice, and research.