Our program prepares residents to work in any field. For more information about some of our recent graduates, and what they have to say about their training here, check out the bios below.  For an idea of where our graduates go, take a look at the graphs at the bottom of the page.

Elizabeth Donahoo, M.D.Elizabeth Donahoo – Class of 2016

  • Primary Care Pathway
  • Community Track

Elizabeth "Beth" Donahoo, MD was drawn to the University of Maryland Pediatric Residency program because of the unique pathway program. She was able to create unique elective experiences such as a pediatric surgical subspecialty elective to tailor her knowledge as a future primary care physician. During her time at University of Maryland she worked with other Pediatric residents across Baltimore to create a program in the community called B’More Fit that met weekly with children who lived in an undeserved food desert. Each week the residents taught the children about healthy food in a unique fashion followed by active play to help combat the obesity epidemic. Beth is now practicing at a private practice just outside of Baltimore where she loves to continue to use those skills to help her patients live a healthy lifestyle.

Priscilla Mpasi, M.D.Priscilla Mpasi - Class of 2017
  • Primary Care Pathway
  • Advocacy Track

Priscilla Mpasi is originally from Silver Spring, MD. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Duke University and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and is currently pursuing a Master in Science of Health Policy and Research. She is incredibly active with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) where she has held national executive and district leadership positions and she is also a National Health Service Corps Scholar.

She selected the University of Maryland for residency because of their advocacy track, connection with the AAP and involvement in the community. In residency she founded the program's Pediatric Resident Council and served on the hospital's Cultural Competency and Inclusion Committee. She was involved with the B'More Fit program that taught children about healthy eating habits and the importance of physical activity.

After residency she completed the National Clinicians Scholars health policy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and became an attending physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She works with Delaware Health and Social Services as a child policy advisor and with Philadelphia organizations to provide expertise on health policy and child development. Her primary work focuses on Medicaid benefits, quality childhood education and promotion of healthcare access and resources for underserved populations. In 2019 she was named a 40 Under 40 Leader in Healthcare by both the National Minority Quality Forum and the National Medical Association. She desires to practice as a community pediatrician to serve communities of color and become a national leader in health care delivery and policy implementation with emphasis on health outcomes in vulnerable pediatric populations.

She credits the University of Maryland pediatric residency program with providing the resources to develop her advocacy skill set, the opportunity for leadership involvement and the support to engage in research projects and community endeavors.

Kevin Cesa, M.D.Kevin Cesa – Class of 2019

  • Subspecialty Pathway
  • Quality Improvement Track

I am currently a fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. I completed my Pediatric Residency at the University of Maryland in June of 2019 after graduating from Temple Medical School. When I am not in the hospital I am at home raising my 2 daughters with my wife who is an Academic Adviser. I had an outstanding experience at the University of Maryland. The Children's Hospital serves some of the sickest children in Baltimore and I had a positive impact on the healthcare the patients I cared for and the larger community around the hospital. The education staff is also focused on making sure residents are prepared for a career beyond residency be it primary care, hospital based, or subspecialty care. As someone who wanted to pursue fellowship, I was able to work with mentors on a variety of research and QI projects. I also felt very supported, even during difficult rotation, and was able to maintain a work-life balance watching my daughter grow up in the great city of Baltimore.

Katherine Eaton, M.D.Katherine Eaton – Class of 2018

  • Primary Care Pathway
  • Advocacy Track

After graduating from residency, I began working at Chase Brexton Health Care just outside of Baltimore. Chase Brexton is a federally qualified health center that focuses on providing comprehensive health care to underserved communities. My training at University of Maryland was a fantastic foundation for my career in primary care. I still frequently hear my old residency preceptor's voices in the back of my mind as I see my own patients as an attending. I am especially grateful for the patient continuity I had throughout residency. Following patients throughout my three years of residency helped cement my desire to go into primary care, and allowed me to easily transition into my role as attending.

Mosopefoluwa Lanlokun, M.D.Mosopefoluwa Lanlokun – Class of 2019
  • Subspecialty Pathway
  • Community Track

Sope Lanlokun was born in Nigeria, but grew up in Howard County, Maryland. She received her Bachelor's degree in Physiology and Neurobiology and a minor in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Maryland, College Park. After completing medical school at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she returned to MD to complete her categorical pediatric residency here at the University of Maryland. While her time at UMMC was comprised of a busy clinical schedule, she was also able to become involved in the program's Diversity council as well as the campus-wide Resident and Fellow Diversity Workgroup. The latter of the two experiences allowed her to have formalized training in Implicit Bias and also allowed her to help facilitate training workshops for medical students. During her PGY3 year, Sope matched into Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and just recently started her program. She is grateful for the many connections she made while at UMMC, strong mentorship, and the plethora of clinical and research experiences that have prepared her for the next stage of her career.

Krista Tookhan, M.D.Krista Tookhan – Class of 2018
  • Acute & Critical Care Pathway
  • Community Track

I am currently working as a Pediatric Hospitalist at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. I completed Pediatrics Residency at the University of Maryland in June 2018, after completing Medical School at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. I am also a wife, and mother to two boys ages 7 and 3.
When I think about my very recent experience in residency at the University of Maryland, I think about three main ways it has affected my life and career. The first is the amazing group of people I met; fellow residents, education office staff members, and attendings, who have become lifelong friends and mentors. With two young kids and having to endure the death of a parent while in residency, my residency family always provided the support that I needed to succeed.

While at the University of Maryland, I also had the opportunity to give back to the community and the program, which is something that has made me not only a better Pediatrician, but also a better person.

Lastly, upon graduation, I felt prepared and competent to begin my career as a hospitalist. I had the opportunity to participate in the care of kids with such a variety of illnesses, and the opportunity to focus on preventive care in healthy kids. This experience has helped to make my transition from resident to attending a much smoother one.

Kathleen Stephanos, M.D.Kathleen Stephanos - Class of 2016
  • Combined Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine

Kathleen "Kat" Stephanos was drawn to University of Maryland for medical school since it was home, but she stayed for residency because of the people and the experiences she had during those 4 years. Kathleen completed medical school in 2011 and stayed for the 5 year combined Pediatric and Emergency Medicine residency. She appreciated the diversity of the patient population, the outstanding educational reputation, and the supportive environment of the University of Maryland. She particularly valued how responsive the program was to resident needs, and the willingness to listen and adapt to the ever-changing desires of residents. While a resident she became highly involved and interested in education, and joined the faculty at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York, upon graduation. While at Rochester, she served as assistant clerkship director, staying highly involved in resident and medical student education.  She has since returned to the University of Maryland where she now attends in our emergency department.  Her specific interests include health care disparities and women in medicine.

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