Current Fellows

Physicians in a hospital

Third year fellow

Dorota Marchel, M.D.

Dorota Marchel, M.D.

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Medical school: University of Michigan

Scholarly activity focus

“Currently, I am involved in several scholarly projects regarding nephrotic syndrome. Specifically, I am studying outcomes in nephrotic syndrome in adulthood as well as the significance of hematuria in nephrotic syndrome. I am also interested in quality improvement and I am joining the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC) initiative within our transplant department.”

Why I chose University of Michigan

“Training at a large referral center was very important to me. The program offers high acuity and high complexity of cases, ensuring that we are well prepared for clinical practice after graduation. There is ample opportunity for scholarly research as well and professional development programs at a large academic center such as ours.”

Second year fellow

Brooke Blazius

Brooke Blazius, DO

Residency: St. John Hospital and Medicine Center, Detroit, MI
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Scholarly activity focus

“I have always loved teaching, and I have found a way to implement teaching or tutoring into my life since I was in high school.

Fellow with patient

As I plan on medical education playing a role in my future career, I wanted to spend my research time focusing on educational projects. My main academic project for fellowship is to develop a CRRT Simulation Curriculum applicable to the nephrology department, PICU, and PCTU. I am also going to develop short academic talks for residents rotating through our nephrology service, as well as participating in book chapter writing and quality improvement projects.”

Why I chose University of Michigan

“The biggest draw to the University of Michigan Pediatric Nephrology Program for me was the variability of exposure to pathology. The inpatient service has provided me with a wide breadth of clinical presentations that are preparing me well for my future career. In addition, I like to rely on intangible aspects of the program that can't be found on paper. After spending time with this department as a resident and during my interview, it was the feeling of support and camaraderie I recognized amongst the attending physicians that helped me realize this program was meant for me.”