Jordan Klein, DO PGY-6
Jordan Klein grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Virginia and then moved back to Blacksburg, VA to attend medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following this, she moved to Winston Salem, NC where she completed her Pediatric residency at Wake Forest. After residency, she moved north to Lansing, MI where she practiced as a pediatric hospitalist for about three years prior to deciding to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care.
Dr. Klein chose UVA for her PICU training as the program offers all of the benefits of a smaller program without compromising on the incredible exposure to a wide variety of clinical scenarios and cutting-edge medicine. The unit is also unique in that while the PICU and CICU are separate services, the fellows benefit from being a part of both teams every time they are on service. The folks in the UVA PICU and CICU are welcoming and supportive and it’s wonderful to unwind after work in the beautiful Appalachian mountains.
Curtis Kovaleski, MD PGY-6
Curtis Kovaleski is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at the University of Notre Dame getting his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry before going to medical school at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He then completed his Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Hershey, Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Kovaleski chose the UVA PICU fellowship because of the draw of a smaller program while still being a referral center for Virginia. The unit has a great relationship between the trainees, faculty, and staff. Another strength is the combined cardiac and medical unit, leading to much more cardiac exposure and experience during the fellowship.
Sage Timberline, MD, PGY-4
Sage grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where she completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with minors in Poverty Studies and Education Policy. She then completed medical school at Howard University in DC, and pediatrics residency at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California.
Sage chose UVA because of its many strengths that make it a great place to train. The ever-growing unit cares for children from a huge catchment area, with services including solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant, ECMO/VAD support, and level 1 trauma care, with an intermediate care unit that allows the acuity in the PICU to remain consistently high. The cardiac exposure is particularly strong, with high patient volume and a mixed unit structure that allows fellows to be frequent contributors to world-class cardiac ICU care. The program is fellow-centric but not fellow-dependent, allowing for flexibility to maximize learning opportunities. And most of all, there is genuine collegiality amongst trainees, faculty, and staff, making it an incredibly supportive and friendly environment – one where you can thrive, even while challenged to be out of your comfort zone!