Caitlynn Miller, DO

Caitlynn Miller, DO

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2023

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

"The pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Washington University stood out to me for its strong regional/pain experience throughout the fellowship year. The program also promotes wellness through various activities. I look forward to training in a program with a wide variety of complex cases in a supportive environment. I am also excited to check out all the great restaurants St. Louis has to offer!"

Gregory Miller, MD

Gregory Miller, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2021

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

"As a St. Louis native who completed residency at Washington University, choosing St. Louis Children’s Hospital for fellowship was an easy choice. I had the advantage of working with previous fellows for the last three years. All of them had great things to say about the program and several stayed on as faculty, demonstrating the strength of the program and the department. The faculty are very dedicated to fellow development and are enjoyable to work with. The didactics at St. Louis Children’s is already strong, and future classes can look forward to more components being added by the education faculty, as early as this year. In addition to the clinical and educational strength, staying with Washington University offered me the opportunity to continue pediatric anesthesiology research projects I started during residency. For those interested in research, Washington University offers plenty of opportunities. For those focused on other aspects of fellowship opportunities,  St. Louis Children’s offers academic roles in education, QI, leadership, and subspecialty training. 

As a mid-sized city, there are plenty of activities to occupy your free time in St. Louis. Sports are taken very seriously here. For those who like outdoor activities, there are several bike trails (both road and gravel), plenty of hiking spots, and the hospital overlooks Forest Park. Breweries and outdoor restaurants are everywhere, especially in the Central West End surrounding the hospital. For those with families, my fiancée and I have taken advantage of the affordable cost of living and purchased a house with a large backyard (for the dog). No matter what hobbies you enjoy, St. Louis has you covered."

Prabhat Mishra, MD

Prabhat Mishra, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2017

Residency: Washinton University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Roshanak Mofidi, MD

Roshanak Mofidi, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2017

Residency: New York Methodist Hospital

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Chiatra Mukundan, MD

Chiatra Mukundan, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2017

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Tess  Murray-Torres, MD

Tess Murray-Torres, MD

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology; Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2019

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Chicago

“During my anesthesia residency here at Washington University in St. Louis, I had the great fortune of experiencing firsthand the welcoming and invigorating environment of St. Louis Children's Hospital. This environment is what drew me to pediatric anesthesia in the first place and what convinced me to pursue a career in this field. From the very first days of my training as a junior resident, I quickly appreciated the extent to which the faculty here are dedicated to achieving excellence in resident and fellow education and patient care. After a taste of a few "fellow-level" cases as a CA-2, I knew that pursuing my training here would expose me to a variety of challenging clinical pathologies and prepare me to independently manage the full spectrum of health and disease in pediatric patients. My experience to date in fellowship has confirmed all of my expectations from residency. My research as a resident focused on dissemination and implementation of novel technologies in the perioperative setting, in particular, I helped to develop a telemedicine-based decision support system for the operating room called the Anesthesiology Control Tower. As I begin a path towards further training in pediatric cardiac anesthesia, I am starting to explore clinical research related to topics such as intraoperative management of patients undergoing bilateral lung transplantation. Whatever a person's clinical or academic interests may be, Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis Children's and the faculty here have the resources to help any trainee launch the career of their choosing. Having grown up in Minnesota, I have always appreciated the friendliness and atmosphere here in St. Louis. I completed medical school in Chicago, and I can appreciate a city such as St. Louis that manages to offer a broad range of activities without the traffic, the cost, and hectic pace common in some bigger cities. While many fellows live in the Central West End, my wife and I have a lovely home just a few miles south of the medical campus that suits all of our needs perfectly. Whatever our hobbies may be, from trail running to poetry, literature, and theater, St. Louis has always provided an abundance of opportunities that allow both of us to follow our passions.”

Kavya Narayana Reddy, MD

Kavya Narayana Reddy, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2020

Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Medical School: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College

"My relationship with Washington University in St. Louis goes all the way back to 2011 when I worked as a Clinical Researcher in the Pediatrics Anesthesiology department. I had just arrived in the US from India. I felt very welcomed in the department by the amazing people around me. After a couple of years, I moved to the east coast to do my residency at Rutgers. When the time came for choosing a fellowship, I knew where exactly I would like my training to be.

I chose the Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital because I knew that it offers a very good mix of clinical and research opportunities. I knew I would be able to train in handling complex cases. I also knew I could develop skills in regional anesthesia, which I am especially interested in. I knew I could learn from the very best faculty and co-fellows.

During my training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, I learned a lot from my faculty, co-fellows, and the APRNs. I had a wonderful experience and training with a very sick population, complex cases, and loads of index cases. I loved my pain rotations, as they made me very confident with acute pain management and regional anesthesia skills. Outside of work, I enjoyed the huge central park, restaurants in the Central West End, and loads of fun activities for my then 6-year-old.

I am currently working as an assistant professor at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a stand-alone children’s hospital for the state of Arkansas, with level 1 trauma, NICU, PICU, and burns unit. Training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital has made my journey as a faculty very smooth and made me confident in my skills. If I had to choose my fellowship journey again, I would not hesitate to be back in St. Louis, I love the place and the people."

Andrew Oster, MD

Andrew Oster, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2018

Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Hannah Padgett, MD

Hannah Padgett, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2024

Residency: University of Oklahoma

Medical School: University of Arkansas College of Medicine

"During my fellowship interview trail, WashU/SLCH immediately stood out to me for the incredibly warm, welcoming, and approachable staff and fellows. I was particularly interested in its robust fellowship experience with regional and pain management, as well as its exposure to a variety of complex cases. I also really appreciated the effort the program goes to in organizing journal clubs, book clubs, and even purely social meetups to promote camaraderie and a balanced lifestyle. In my off time, I’m looking forward to continuing to explore the trails in Forest Park with my golden retriever, Dallas, and cheering on St. Louis CITY SC at as many home games as possible!"

Jason Pierce, MD

Jason Pierce, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2023

Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

"There were many great programs that I encountered on the pediatric anesthesia fellowship trail, however, Washington University distinctly stood out. The faculty seemed very friendly, approachable, and down to earth. In addition, several fellows and attendings that I worked with at my residency program trained at Washington University and only had stellar things to say about the quality of education to be received here. I am looking forward to the robust didactic program and complex cases with the faculty here, to prepare me for my career afterward, as well as getting to know my co-fellows better. When I am not at the hospital I enjoy hiking and biking, and look forward to what the St. Louis area has to offer."