We are very excited to welcome four new fellows to our department for this academic year.
Here are short summaries of who they are and what they will be doing this year.
- Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship
Dr. Rob Baillieu comes to us from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he completed residency in family medicine. Prior to this Rob lived in Australia, where he went to medical school and also undertook training in adult internal medicine. Rob will be practicing at Spring Valley and working the rest of the time with our partners at The Robert Graham Center and also HRSA. Rob has a passion for teaching, multidisciplinary care, protection of the underserved and also health policy reform, and he hopes to be able to further his skills as an academic clinician, educator, advocate and health policy agitator in the coming year. When not practicing medicine, Rob enjoys exploring new places, laughing with friends, reading, writing, going to the cinema, trying new restaurants, and advocating for change.
Dr. Hannah Jackson is coming to us from Yale University where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine-Primary Care. Hannah will be practicing at one of Unity’s outpatient primary care clinics (East of the River) and working the rest of the time with our partners at the Robert Graham Center and HRSA. She hopes to be able to work on areas of health policy that directly impact her primary care patients including payment reform, quality metrics, and practice re-design in the coming year. When not practicing medicine Hannah loves to spend time outdoors, travel, and play ice hockey.
- Community Health Leadership Development Fellowship
Dr. Melissa V. See was born and raised in Panorama City, California, however, is more recently coming to us from Salt Lake City, Utah. There, she completed her medical education as well as her Family Medicine Residency training. Melissa will be practicing at East of the River/Unity Health Center and working the rest of the time with multiple community partners including Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). She hopes to grow both personally and professionally by teaching residents and medical students, working with community partners, faculty development training, attending and presenting at multiple conferences in the coming year, and working directly with the underserved communities of Washington, D.C. in order to facilitate change not only in these local communities, but communities across these United States. When not practicing medicine Melissa loves to go hiking and take pictures of beautiful landscapes, visit her family and friends back home in LA, as well as, explore new cities through their food, museums, history, culture, and people.
- Health and Media Fellowship
Dr. Amber Robins is coming to us from the University of Rochester where she trained in Family Medicine. She also recently graduated with her MBA from Louisiana State University.
Amber will be practicing at the MedStar Spring Valley clinic and working the rest of the time with our partners at The Newshour on PBS. She hopes to be able to bridge the gap between media and medicine in the coming year with a focus on health care disparities. When not practicing medicine she enjoys listening and playing music on the piano and saxophone. She also likes to spend times with family and friends.