Pediatrics, Otolaryngology announce new faculty hires
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Anita Dhanrajani, M.B.B.S.
Dr. Anita Dhanrajani, having completed more than three years of clinical and research fellowship training in pediatric rheumatology, childhood lupus and childhood vasculitis at BC Children’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatric rheumatology.
After graduating medical school from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai, India, Dhanrajani did four years of residency training in pediatrics; briefly had the position of a research officer in immunology at B. J. Wadia Children’s Hospital in Mumbai ; was a lecturer in pediatrics at K. J. Somaiya Medical College in Mumbai; and was a specialty fellow in various pediatric subspecialties, including rheumatology at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai.
She then moved to Canada to complete formal training in pediatric rheumatology, with two years of clinical fellowship at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, and a clinical and research fellowship in childhood vasculitis and childhood lupus at the Hospital for Sick Children. She also completed her M.Sc. in health practitioner teacher education with the University of Toronto.
A diplomate of the National Board, Pediatrics, Dhanrajani is the author or coauthor of 11 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and nine posters presented at scientific meetings internationally. An active member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Canadian Rheumatology Association, the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society, the U.S. Children’s Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Network, the U.S. PR-COIN Quality Improvement Network, and the Pediatric Rheumatology of the South Network, her research interests include education in pediatric rheumatology, Kawasaki disease, vasculitis and lupus.
Ram R. Kalagiri, M.D.
Dr. Ram R. Kalagiri, a recent graduate of the Texas A&M program (pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal fellowship) at Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After graduating from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India, Kalagiri had pediatric residency training at the NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India, from 2001-03 and at the Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Center, Hyderabad, India, from 2004-06. He served as a general practitioner at Mushtaq Medical Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, from 2006-08 and as a pediatrician at Sh. Khalifa Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates, from 2008-10 and at Wellcare Hospital, Dubai, UAE, from 2010-12. He had neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship training from 2014-17 and pediatric residency training from 2017-20 at Baylor Scott and White Health. He was chief fellow in the NICU at BSW Memorial Hospital, Temple, from 2015-17.
An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kalagiri is the author or coauthor of seven articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and six scientific abstract presentations. His research interests include pathogenesis of preeclampsia and its effects on the newborn; intrauterine growth restriction - etiology and consequences; infection prevention in the neonatal intensive care unit; and bronchopulmonary dysplasia prevention strategies in the NICU.
Anne C. Kane, M.D.
Dr. Anne C. Kane has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of otolaryngology after recently completing an advanced oncologic head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After receiving her B.A. in anthropology cum laude from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2009, Kane earned her M.D. at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, in 2014. She then went on to complete her residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in 2019 at the LSUHSC School of Medicine, New Orleans, where she served as administrative chief resident from 2018-19. Following residency training, she went on to complete advanced oncologic head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University in 2020.
The author or coauthor of six articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, four abstracts and five posters presented at scientific meetings nationally, Kane has given 15 invited presentations.
Christina Wynell Marbrey, M.D.
Dr. Christina Marbrey has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine.
After completing bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences and sociology at the University of Southern California, Marbrey earned her M.D. at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, in 2013. Thereafter, she completed her residency training in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, California, in 2016.
Upon completion of her residency training, Marbrey worked as a hospitalist at Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, California. While completing her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at UMMC, she became an instructor of advanced trauma life support and worked as a pediatrician at Oakley Youth Development Center for incarcerated youth in Raymond.
Marbrey is the author or co-author of seven written or oral presentations and has given three presentations at regional conferences. Her research interests include sickle cell pain management in the Pediatric Emergency Department and quality improvement.