December 3, 2015

New Members of the Educational Leadership Group

New Leadership Positions in Medical Student and Resident Education Announced: Dr. Shane Quinonez, Dr. Tom Saba, Dr. Jessica Fealy, and Dr. Lauren Helms

Starting in January 2016, new leadership roles in Pediatric Education have been announced:

Drs. Fealy, Helms, Quinonez, and Saba bring a wealth of experience to these new positions and we are looking forward to having them in these new roles.

We are also very pleased that Dr. John Schmidt will continue to serve as Assistant Program Director and the Educational Lead for the general inpatient rotations.

Fealy, Jessica

Dr. Jessica Fealy got her BS in Zoology at Miami University and graduated from Medical School at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She completed her Pediatrics Residency at The University of Michigan and now works at the Briarwood Clinic where she is the site lead for the M3 clerkship and Pediatrics Interest Group advisor; as well as a Lactation Champion.  She lives in Dexter with her husband and 3 kids where she enjoys running along the Huron river, baking, and indoctrinating her kids with a love of Michigan Football.  Go Blue!

Dr. Helms

Dr. Lauren Helms graduated medical school from the University of Virginia in 2005.  She stayed on at UVA for her pediatric residency and chief resident year.  Her chief year solidified her desire to stay in academic medicine to continue teaching and mentoring residents and students.  In 2009,  she moved with her family to Ann Arbor for her husband’s cardiology fellowship and was fortunate enough to join the General Pediatrics faculty at the University of Michigan, initially as a float pediatrician then as a regular provider at Briarwood.  Her clinical interests include breastfeeding medicine, international adoption, and sports medicine. 

 Dr. Quinonez

Dr. Shane C. Quinonez received his medical degree from The University of Michigan where he also completed his pediatric residency. Following this he remained at the University of Michigan for Medical Genetics Residency and then further training in Clinical Biochemical Genetics. He currently provides clinical care in the general pediatric genetics, biochemical genetics, adult medical genetics and cancer genetics clinics. He also serves as the co-director of theBiochemical Genetics Laboratory in the Michigan Medical Genetics Laboratories. Dr. Quinonez has displayed a commitment to medical education throughout his training and faculty years and is currently participating in the Medical Education Scholars Program at The University of Michigan. His academic educational interests include global health training of pediatric residents and the optimization of medical genetics education for genetics trainees, pediatric residents and faculty. His additional academic interests consist of the introduction of community genetics into low- and middle-income countries and the implementation of Pompe disease follow-up/management into the Michigan newborn screening program.

Dr. Saba

Dr. Tom Saba has had a focus on education and mentorship throughout his career.  He is therefore very happy to take on a greater role in the Pediatric Residency program.  Tom was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and completed his undergraduate and medical training at McGill University.  He did his Pediatric Residency at the Montreal Children's Hospital and was Chief Resident in 2010-2011.  He came to Michigan for his Pulmonary Fellowship, during which he also completed the Medical Education Scholar's Program and published a manuscript on pre-clerkship student shadowing.  His current practice is mostly clinical with many weeks on service and a specific focus on ciliary dyskinesia.  Tom is hoping that his experience in a different healthcare system, his role as education lead in the Pulmonary division, contribution to the UMHS Graduate Medical Education Committee, contribution to the Pediatrics Board Review course, frequent interactions with residents on the floor and medical education scholarship will help him to provide a valuable service to our residents and help them develop into some of the best Pediatricians and subspecialists in the country.  He will have a specific focus on the procedural content specifications. 

Please join us in welcoming Drs Fealy, Helms, Quinonez, and Saba to their new roles.