Meet CCM’s 2019-2020 Chief Fellows

The Office of Education at the Department of Critical Care Medicine is pleased announce the appointment of three Chief Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Chief Fellow is Madiha Raees, MD, who is one of 14 pediatric critical care fellows based at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The two Adult Critical Care Medicine Chief Fellows are Alexis Steinberg, MD, who is specializing in Neurocritical Care Medicine, and Joseph Nobile, MD, whose focus is Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine.

A Chief Fellow is a senior fellow who undertakes fellow leadership/liaison roles, and training program administrative duties that are in addition to usual fellow duties.

Joe Nobile, MD

Georgetown University, BS in Biology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Residency in Internal Medicine, Chief Resident

Joe’s passion is medical education and curriculum development. After fellowship, he is targeting an academic center or academic affiliate to work specifically in resident and fellow education, which may become a springboard for a future program leadership role.

In his spare time Joe enjoys biking, running, traveling, listening to and playing music, and he’s an avid baker. He’s from the Bronx, even though he doesn’t (apparently) have a New York accent.

Madiha Raees, MD

Emory University, BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Medical College of Georgia, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internship/Residency in Pediatrics

Madiha’s academic interests include global health and care in resource-limited settings, neurocritical care including biomarkers, TBI and trauma systems as well as medical education. She sees her future working in academic medicine and continuing her work in global health.

Outside of work, Madiha enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, gardening and snorkeling amazing coral reefs. She’s spent the last year perfecting the best homemade Margherita pizza with ingredients from her home-grown vegetable garden.

Alexis Steinberg, MD

McGill University, BS in Physiology
Technion Israel Institute of Technology American Medical School Program, MD
University of Pittsburgh, Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Neurology

Alexis is interested in understanding and improving physician decision making related to neuro-prognostication after cardiac arrest.  Her career goal is to become a clinician-scientist, however, this will be complicated for the next few years because she is a Canadian on a US visa.

She enjoys hiking and has a life goal to visit all the National Parks in North America. For now, Alexis is focused on improving her work-life balance by doing Orangetheory high-intensity interval training and bouldering at local climbing gyms. She also loves to cook and is working her way through her ever-growing collection of cookbooks.