Our Fellows

Anna Jesus, MD, PGY-5

Anna Jesus, MD

Hello there! My name is Anna Jesus. I initially fell in love with Charlottesville and the UVA community as an undergrad and master’s student in English literature (wahoo-wa!). My husband and I then took an extended tour of the Northeast: Baltimore for my post-baccalaureate premedical coursework at Goucher College; Boston for his residency training; and Philadelphia so I could attend the University of Pennsylvania for medical school and obtain a master’s degree in bioethics. We ultimately felt like those eight years were leading us back home to Charlottesville, and I was lucky to be able to return to UVA for residency in Pediatrics. I quickly learned that I belonged in the division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, where we care for patients with a range of developmental and physical disabilities. My research interests are in patients with medical complexity, in particular children with neuromuscular conditions and other disorders of movement. I’m thrilled to be able to continue fellowship here! When not at the UVA Children’s Hospital, I enjoy being outside in the Blue Ridge with my husband and children, perfecting my gluten-free layered chocolate cake recipe, and listening to audio autobiographies.​

Kaitlin Blackard, MD PGY-4

Kaitlin Blackard, MD