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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program



Jamie Librizzi, MD, MSHS
Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Jamie Librizzi, MD grew up in Essex, Vermont, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She then returned to Vermont to attend the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. During residency, she was involved in research on bronchiolitis and serious bacterial infection in hospitalized children resulting in the first authorship of a publication in Hospital Pediatrics.  Following residency, she chose to pursue fellowship training in hospital medicine at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. During the three-year fellowship, she completed a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research from George Washington University. Her research interest in fellowship included pediatric hospital medicine core competency achievements of fellowship and non-fellowship trained early-career hospitalists, resulting in the first authorship of a publication in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. She was also named Fellow of the Year in 2013.  Following fellowship, in 2015, she joined Phoenix Children’s.

After joining Phoenix Children’s in 2015, she was named the fellowship program director and subsequently grew the program from 1 fellow to 6 fellows. She is also an active member of the national PHM Fellowship Program Director's Council, serving as the Chair of the Curriculum Committee from 2016-2021. Her work as Chair of the Curriculum Committee resulted in the creation of standardized goals and objectives for PHM fellowships. In addition to her work with the fellowship program, she is also involved in residency education including creating an inpatient simulation curriculum. She has been named Faculty Teacher of the month twice by the residents and awarded the annual faculty Teaching Award voted on by the residents in 2017 and 2020. She has also served as the site lead for two national VIP QI Collaboratives, REVISE (Reducing Excessive Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluation) and SOFI (Standardization of Fluids in the Inpatient Setting). Both these projects led to creating local clinical pathways and order sets for Neonatal Fever and IV Fluids. Her current research projects include mentorship of the current fellows’ scholarly projects as well as a longitudinal qualitative project examining autonomy in PHM fellowships.  

Nehal Thakkar, MD
Associate Program Director

Nehal Thakkar, M.D., M.B.A., grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Music. She attended Union Graduate College, graduating in 2010 with a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration, and Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, graduating in 2014 with her Medical Doctorate. She completed her internship and residency training at Children’s Hospital of Richmond/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

She went on to pursue and complete a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Dell Children’s Medical Center/University of Texas in Austin, Texas. During her training, she focused on medical education and improved communication in health care, developing curricula and publishing on teaching scripts for bedside rounds, a commonly utilized resource on the SOHM library.

Following fellowship, she joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2019, and in 2020, she began serving as the Associate Program Director for the PHM Fellowship Program. She directs fellowship education as well as fellow and faculty development on medical education.  She also focuses on mentorship of residents interested in PHM as well as fellow and resident scholarly work and continues to pursue opportunities in medical student and resident education and Phoenix Children’s PHM Division QI initiatives. She holds the academic appointments of Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Creighton University School of Medicine and University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. In addition, she is currently vice-chair, soon to be chair, of the Curriculum Subcommittee of the national PHM Fellowship Program Directors Committee.

Current projects include the creation of a peer mentorship program within the PHM division at PCH, national board preparation curriculum development for PHM fellowship programs, and social determinants of health assessment of the greater PCH patient and family population, to name a few.

Lisa Fox, MD
Division Chief, Hospitalist Division

A Phoenix native, Lisa Fox, DO graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in General Biology. She went to medical school at Midwestern University—Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona and completed her internship and residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center. She helped develop the Nighttime Curriculum for Phoenix Children’s residents in 2012 and is involved in the development of multiple clinical pathways. She also sits on the Young Physicians Committee of the Arizona chapter of the AAP.


Phoenix Children's Faculty

Edith Allen, MD
Wendy Arafiles, MD
Ashka Atodaria, DO
Vasudha Bhavaraju, MD
Yash Bhatt, MD (MGH)
Kristi Boles, MD
Bo Borch-Christensen, MD
Daxa Clarke, MD
Stephanie Conrad, DO
Pooja Dadgar, MD
Alissa Darden, MD
Nima Desai, MD
Katie Dyer, DO
Richard Engel, MD
Kelcie Fincham, MD
Ellen Fitzpatrick, MD
Sam Flores, MD
Sandra Gage, MD
Anna Gary, MD
Meg Groom, MD
Jenny Hall, MD
John Hartley, DO
Ashley Higashi, MD
Courtney Howell, PNP
Maheshwor Kafle, MD
Kelly Kelleher, MD
Jennifer Kovacik, MD
Joseph Mangone, DO
Jorge Masuello, MD
Drew McBride, MD
Neeru Narla, MD
Reina Patel, DO
Tim Raghib, MD
Dustin Rayhorn, MD
Amanda Reynolds, MD
Noreen Ruane, DO
Michele Scott, MD
Meera Singavi, MD (MGH)
Sarjita Shukla, MD
David Solomon, MD
Raegan Vanderput, MD
Jillian Wall, MD
Danelle Wilson, MD
Brittany Wold, MD

Mercy Gilbert Faculty

Heather Antoine, DO
Shannon Kearl, MD


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