Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

The NICHD Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) is a non-ACGME accredited, two- year fellowship program comprised of faculty from The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and Children’s National Hospital (CNH). The fellowship is housed within NICHD at NIH, and the care of patients will take place at NIH and CNH.

The goal of this fellowship is to train graduates of an ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency in the gynecologic care of patients between birth and age 21. The fellow will learn the diagnosis and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology as well as uncommon and more complex conditions, such as congenital reproductive anomalies and anorectal malformations, variations in sex characteristics (VSC), pediatric and adolescent pelvic masses and gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children, reproductive endocrinopathies, transgender care, fertility preservation, sexual abuse and vulvar conditions. In addition, fellows will receive training in and support for research development. Our goal is that graduates will pursue careers that advance the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology forward in all areas including research, education, and patient care.

Our fellows will interact with fellows in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and pediatric endocrinology within NICHD as well as pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, and adolescent medicine fellows at Children’s National. Opportunities for collaboration with Women and Infant Services fellows at MedStar Washington Hospital Center are also available. This interaction nurtures a rich academic environment which promotes excellence in clinical care, education and research. Furthermore, our location in the nation’s capital allows fellows to become involved in advocacy through the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

Structure of the Fellowship

The Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at National Institutes of Health/ and Children’s National Hospital will entail 70% clinical work and 30% research with rotational blocks dedicated to fellow research time. During clinical time at CNH, fellows will participate in general pediatric gynecology clinics as well as a variety of specialty clinics staffed by the PAG team. Multidisciplinary clinics are for the care of patients with fertility preservation, menorrhagia, VSC, Turner syndrome, anorectal malformations, gender development concerns, vulvar conditions, and complex endocrinology conditions. In addition, fellows will have opportunities to rotate with providers specializing in eating disorders and child abuse. At the NIH, fellows will participate in the consult service and assist in the gynecologic care and research for studies in McCune-Albright, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Turner syndrome, Mullerian agenesis (MRKH), fertility preservation and androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS).

Current Fellows

Rama Kastury headshot.
Rama Kastury, DO
Courtney Mascoe headshot.
Courtney Mascoe, MD
Kirsten Das headshot.
Kirsten Das, MD

Past Fellows and Current Affiliations

Group photo of Veronica Gomez-Lobo Program.
Left to Right: Veronica Gomez-Lobo (Program Director), Lauren Damle, Gylynthia Trotman, Rachel Casey, Jason Jarin, Vrunda Patel, Kylie Fowler, Shashwati Pradhan, Ariel Cohen, Swetha Naroji, Jessica Long, Courtney Mascoe (Current Fellow), Kirsten Das (Current Fellow)

Year Name Affiliation
2012 Lauren Damle, MD

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

2014 Gylynthia Trotman, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

2015 Rachel Casey, MD


2016 Jason Jarin, MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center

2017 Vrunda Patel, MD

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

2018 Kylie Fowler, MD

University of Minnesota

2019 Maggie Dwiggins, MD

Washington University School of Medicine

2020 Shashwati Pradhan, MD

University of Chicago

2021 Allison Mayhew, MD

Children’s National Hospital

2022 Ariel Cohen, MD

Kaiser Permanente

2022 Swetha Naroji, MD

Children’s National Hospital

2023 Jessica Long, MD

University of Chicago


Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Jacqueline Maher, MD
Director, Fertility Preservation

NIH Multidisciplinary Faculty

Alan DeCherney, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Alison Boyce, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology

Marissa Lightbourne, MD
Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology

Stephani Chung, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology

Catherine Gordon, MD
Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology

Children’s National PAG

Allison Mayhew, MD
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Ariel Cohen, MD

Lauren Damle, MD
PAG & Adult GYN at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Swetha Naroji, MD

Children’s National Multidisciplinary Faculty

Colorectal Surgery

Marc Levitt, MD
Christina Feng, MD

Andrea Badillo, MD
Erin Teeple, MD


Dan Casella, MD
Christina Ho, MD

Briony Varda, MD


Kim Shimy, MD
Roopa Kanakatti Shankar, MD

Rebecca Persky, MD


Nicole Verdun, MD
AeRang Kim, MD


Lousia Pyle, MD


Kaiane Habeshian, MD

Child and Adolescent Protection

Allison Jackson, MD


David Call, MD
John Strang, MD

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