Faculty Appointments — February/March 2010
Julie Fuchs, M.D., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of surgery. A 1997 graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Fuchs completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, as well as a research fellowship in tissue engineering at Massachusetts General Hospital and a pediatric surgery fellowship at Indiana University’s Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Her research interests include neuroblastoma, cancer stem cells and short bowel syndrome.
Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics. A graduate of Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India, Dr. Gattineni completed a pediatric residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, followed by a pediatric nephrology fellowship at UT Southwestern. Her research interests include fibroblast growth factor 23 and its receptors.
Karen Latour, M.D., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics. A 2005 graduate of the UT Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Latour completed a residency in pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where she also served as chief resident for a year. Her research interests include resident education, health care for underserved children and access to health care for underserved children.
Rashmi Shetgiri, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the faculty as an instructor of pediatrics. A 2003 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Shetgiri completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. She also holds a master’s degree in health services from the UCLA School of Public Health. Her research interests include youth violence prevention, resilience promotion, health disparities, community-based participatory research and health services research.
Geetanjali Srivastava, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics. A 1998 graduate of the UT Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Srivastava completed her pediatric residency at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include public health and health policy. Dr. Srivastava also earned a master’s in public health from the UT School of Public Health at Houston.
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of biochemistry. Before his appointment, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Tambar earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology. He was a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow. His research focuses on synthesizing biologically active molecules and developing new synthetic reactions.