Clinician Informatics Fellowship - Meet our Team

Fellowship Leadership

Jonathan Hron, MD

Jonathan Hron, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Children's Hospital Inpatient Services; Physician Lead, Inpatient Informatics; Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Marvin Harper

Marvin Harper, MD

Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Pediatrics; Chief Medical Information Officer Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Daniel Nigrin, MD, MS

Daniel Nigrin, MD, MS

SVP & Chief Information Officer; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Melanie Cross

Program Coordinator, Clinician Informatics Fellowship

Fellowship Faculty

Jonathan Bickel

Jonathan Bickel, MD, MS, FAAP

Assistant in Medicine, Childrens Hospital Primary Care Center; IT Physician Lead, BCH Biorepository; Senior Director, Business Intelligence and Clinical Research Informatics; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Amy Billett, MD

Associate in Medicine; Director of Safety and Quality, Division of Hematology/Oncology Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH

Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Levin Brown, MD

D. Levin Brown, MD, MPH

Open Standards Director Affiliate Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Andrew Capraro

Andrew Capraro, MD

Director in Information Technology, Division of Emergency Medicine; Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael Docktor, MD

Michael J. Docktor, MD

Attending , Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Clinical Director of Innovation; Director, Clinical Mobile Solutions Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Amir Kimia

Amir Kimia, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael Lee, MD

Michael Lee, MD

Executive Director and Medical Director, Children's Hospital Integrated Care Organization Instructor of Pediatrics. Harvard Medical School
Chase Parsons, DO

Chase Parsons, DO, MBI

Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Pediatrics; Clinical Informatics Lead, Communication & Education; Clinical Informatics Lead, Clinical Decision Support Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH

Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Children's Hospital Primary Care at Longwood Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

2017-2019 Fellow

Melissa Van Cain, MD

Melissa Van Cain, MD
Melissa trained in General Pediatrics at Montefiore in New York.  She has a background in engineering and project management with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and experience managing product development at Xerox. She first became interested in health informatics during medical school at Cornell when she helped introduce iPads into the curriculum. During residency she was instrumental in the hospital's transition to and optimization of a new EHR. Her fellowship research focuses on opioid prescribing practices at BCH and clinical decision support and she is working on institutional projects surrounding disease action plans and ordersets.


2018-2020 Fellows


Joshua Herigon, MDJoshua Herigon, MD
Josh trained in Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to being a clinical informatics fellow, he's also currently training in pediatric infectious diseases at Boston Children's. Josh initially became interested in informatics while working in antimicrobial stewardship research prior to entering medical school. He utilized the Pediatric Health Information System--a database composed of millions of encounters from 45 tertiary care pediatric hospitals--to examine national trends in antimicrobial use in order to identify areas to target stewardship efforts. He also took a year off of medical school to develop an iPhone app that put local clinical practice guidelines in clinician’s hands at the point of care. In fellowship, Josh hopes to use cutting edge information technologies to improve the assessment and treatment of infectious diseases. He specifically hopes to apply these tools to improve appropriate antimicrobial use both in the inpatient and outpatients settings.


 Sarah Mousseau, MDSarah Mousseau, MD
Sarah trained in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, Canada. She first became interested in Clinical Informatics during residency when she led a research project evaluating the clinical impact of a new iPhone-controlled otoscope. She later co-developed an E-learning module on otitis media designed for medical students which was the subject of a randomized control trial. As chief resident for two years, Sarah was involved in different informatics projects; namely the development of an online procedure logbook for residents and the improvement of a physician scheduling program. Throughout her fellowship, she wishes to focus on the development of new clinical decision support tools and on gaining a deeper understanding of optimal EHR implementation dynamics.


 Colby Uptegraft, MD, MPHColby Uptegraft, MD, MPH

Colby is an active-duty captain in the United States Air Force (USAF) and trained in General Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.  During medical school at Vanderbilt University, he became interested in clinical informatics while designing multiple smartphone applications and an EHR-driven clinical rounding sheet.  After a General Surgery Internship at the University of California – Davis, Colby served for two years as a flight surgeon at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where he commanded a pilot clinic focused on streamlining standardized exams for the USAF.  During this time, he also created two iOS applications for aerospace medicine professionals, now endorsed by the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.  His research and MPH project during residency centered on creating a decision-support tool to help USAF medical providers write evidence-based occupational dispositions.  During fellowship, Colby hopes to continue learning about decision-support solutions and gain the necessary skillset to help the Department of Defense implement their new EHR across the Military Health System.

2019-2021 Fellow

Peter Hong, MD

Peter trained in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health System of Texas in Dallas, TX. One of his first steps toward informatics took place through the clinical use of an enterprise data warehouse to increase pneumococcal immunization rates in patients with immunocompromising conditions. To elucidate factors contributing to immunization status in this population, Peter interviewed families, nurses, front-desk staff, transplant coordinators, practice managers, and physicians. After the identification of several opportunities to improve communication and processes using health information technology (HIT), he became galvanized by informaticians whose expertise facilitated improved immunization rates, not to mention Peter’s vision for streamlining care management and quality.

While serving in the role of chief resident, Peter coordinated multidisciplinary groups to streamline documentation practices and electronic health record use in order to facilitate trainee education and improve clinician satisfaction. Peter is passionate about wellbeing and looks forward to a career in which he can transform the patient and provider experience through cognitive informatics discoveries and implementation. Through dual fellowship in Clinical Informatics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Peter aims to gain a deeper understanding of medical economics, quality improvement, implementation science, and health system leadership.