Mark E. Baker, II, MD

Mark E. Baker, II, MD

Residency: Phoenix Children’s/Valleywise Medical Center
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Bio: Mark grew up as the second oldest of 10 kids in Pocatello, Idaho, where there is never a dull moment! When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, running, playing the piano, and most especially, spending time with his wife Danielle! They are the proud dog parents of a multipool named Floyd, and love take him on walks, hikes in the San Bernardino Mountains, and any beach they can visit! Mark’s original inspiration for pursuing neonatology was his niece Evelyn, who was born at 33 weeks with SVT episodes (but is now a completely healthy 7-year old girl).

Research: Using vagal nerve simulation (VNS) to reduce the incidence and severity of NEC in the neonatal population.
 

Vonita Chawla, MB, BS

Vonita Chawla, MB, BS

Residency: UNLV School of Medicine Pediatrics
Medical School: Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust

Bio: Vonita likes DIY projects, arts and crafts and going on short (not long) walks to the Boba tea house with her husband! 
Research: CNS dendritic morphology in necrotizing enterocolitis in premature rats.

Giulia Faison, MD

Giulia Faison, MD

Residency: Loma Linda University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
, DC

Bio: Giulia loves to read and continues to accumulate stacks of non-read books on her nightstand weekly. She enjoys yoga and running in her ample free time when she is not spending time with one of her three children. Being in the garden and working outdoors is something that calms and invigorates her. Her immediate family lives in Irvine, so she has the opportunity to spend time at the beach with their family at least several times a month. They all love water and sunshine!
Research: Neonatal bioethics and palliative care - including the concept of periviability and the resuscitation of periviable newborns, ensuring that our most fragile of neonates all have access to palliative care, and reproductive ethics.

Keren Genstler, MD

Keren Genstler, MD

Residency: Loma Linda University
Medical School: Loma Linda University SOM

Bio: Keri is a missionary kid and passionate about continuing the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus. Her favorite things involve people and vegan experiments in the kitchen, camping in the mountains and nearby national parks, international travel (with cheap easily accessible flights from LAX), and quilting. On a post call day, she can often be found swimming at the Drayson or hiking in the hills behind Loma Linda.
Research: Spiritual care, whole person care for NICU families.

Beverly Giang, MD

Beverly Giang, MD

Residency:  Loma Linda University
Medical School: Loma Linda University SOM

Bio: Beverly was born and raised in Southern California and has no reason to leave! She loves all things Disney, trying new recipes, and reading (when she has the time!) When she's not working, she's going on walks around the neighborhood with her baby boy, Elliott and corgi pup, Arya, going on foodventures nearby in LA and OC area, or going to the beach which only 45 minutes away from home. 
Research: Functional echocardiogram, NEC, HIE, as well as nutrition in the neonate. 

Gina Hou(Kang), MD

Gina Hou(Kang), MD

Residency: Loma Linda University
Medical School: Loma Linda University SOM

Bio: Coming from a big, Korean family, Gina loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband, Phil, and their 2 new maltipoo puppies, Walter and Wrigley . When she is not busy taking care of them, Gina loves singing, baking and eating yummy food in LA! She is thankful and excited that God lead her to stay at Loma Linda after residency to keep helping this community.
Research: Optimizing nutrition 

Abdul Wasay Khan, MBBS

Abdul Wasay Khan, MBBS

Residency: University of Kansas-Wichita
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Pakistan

Bio: Wasay would be described as a fun-loving and energetic soul. He loves being with people and going on adventures. Outside the hospital, you'll find him exploring nature, going for hikes, hanging out with friends, playing racquetball, or performing Improv Comedy at one of the theatres around LA.  He believes in living in the moment and using the classic improv—philosophy of “Yes and” to enable people and himself to live a rich and fulfilling life.

Research: TBD
 

Steffi Khurana, MB, BS

Steffi Khurana, MB, BS

Residency: University of Florida-Pensacola/Sacred Heart Hospital
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College (IN)

Bio: Steffi grew up in the state of California. She received her medical degree in Dayanand Medical College, India and completed her pediatric residency in Pensacola, Florida. She enjoys balancing her professional life by spending her free time with her folks. She also enjoys reading novels, focusing on fitness, spending time with her cats and exploring new restaurants. 
Research: Patent ductus arteriosus.

Krystel Newton, MD

Krystel Newton, MD

Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

Bio: Krystel is from the US Virgin Islands and is passionate about decreasing infant mortality in the at risk minority groups. She is an avid writer, reader, baker, and dog mother who loves to explore, enjoy life, relax, and spread the healing ministry of Christ. When she is not at work she enjoys hiking, shopping, enjoying local restaurants, and binge watching her favorite shows. 
Research: Identifying/decreasing perinatal risk factors that increase maternal and fetal morbidity/mortality in the African American population as well as the augmentation of severe IUGR.

Izabela Oluwole, MD

Izabela Oluwole, MD

Residency: Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Hospital
Medical School: Medical University of Warsaw (PL)

Bio: Izabela enjoys art, music, language, culture, history and museums. Locally she loves the outdoors - hiking in the mountains, relaxing on the beach, and curling up to a good book with a warm cup of coffee.  
Research: Neurologic sequelae and abating complications of cognitive immaturity in extremely premature patients.

Min Jung April Park, DO

Min Jung April Park, DO

Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: Rowan Univ. School of Osteopathic Medicine

Bio: April went to college wanting to pursue architecture until she stumbled upon a summer volunteering position at a local NICU that she discovered her love for neonatology and the rest is history. On her days off, she enjoys biking, running, and anything outdoors with her family and dog. She loves photography, discovering different coffee shops and collecting coffee mugs, and anything that has to do with the show Friends!

Research: breastmilk, nutrition, growth 

Srinandini Rao, DO

Srinandini Rao, DO

Residency: LAC + USC
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern Univ.

Bio: Srina was born in India but has lived in Southern California for majority of her life! Her favorite thing to do is to spend quality time with the people she loves over a delicious meal. She loves curling up with a good book (ideally while it’s raining outside, though that doesn’t happen too often here) or watch a binge-worthy show. She loves yoga, it helps her feel centered. When she’s craving an adventure, she loves to travel when life allows, especially as a passenger on her husband’s motorcycle! Nature is her happy place and she feels her best when she is surrounded by trees, waves, or in the presence of a stunning sunset.

Research: TBD