August 22, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Dr. Claudine Brown

Portrait of Dr. Claudine Brown

Dr. Claudine Brown, recently a pediatric critical care fellow at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics-critical care in the School of Medicine.

Brown earned her Master of Science in Public Health at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, before receiving her medical degree in 2017 from St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. Georges, Grenada W.I., where she also earned a Master of Business Administration.

She did her residency in pediatrics at Maimonides Infant and Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, before her pediatric critical care fellowship in Maryland. As a senior fellow, she led the pediatric ICU training program for pediatric residents at the University of Maryland Medical Center and was a member of the shock trauma team. She also worked as a part of the pediatric trauma and neurotrauma critical care unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Brown has earned several certifications such as those in general pediatrics, pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has undertaken several research projects and has numerous presentations and publications to her credit.

Among her many honors and awards was induction in 2010 into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society as a public health student who met high academic standards and demonstrated a potential for making significant contributions to the field of public health.

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Dr. Namrata Kotwal

Portrait of Dr. Namrata Kotwal

Dr. Namrata Kotwal, recently a pediatric endocrinology fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics-endocrinology in the School of Medicine.

Kotwal earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) at Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai, India, in 2015, and finished her residency in categorical pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, before completing her fellowship. Throughout her training, she received several awards for academic excellence.

Board-certified in pediatrics, Kotwal has participated in research involving treatment of pediatric thyroid cancer for children at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is a member of the Pediatric Endocrinology Society and the American Thyroid Association.