Current Fellows (2019 -2020)


Hannah Wilkins, M.D. – 3rd Year Fellow
Hannah Baer, M.D.
Hometown: Monroe, LA
Undergrad: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Residency: UAMS
Fun Fact: Hannah enjoys making bad puns. In fact she had a crazy dream the other night that she was swimming in an ocean of orange soda, but turns out it was just a Fanta sea….

Alexa Bollinger, M.D. – 3rd Year Fellow
Alexa Bollinger, M.D.
Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Undergrad: Louisiana State University
Residency: LSUHSC – Shreveport
Fun Fact: Prior to entering medicine Alexa taught high school and obtained her Masters degree. She has two fur babies: Baci and Remi.

April Clawson, M.D. – 3rd Year Fellow
April Clawson, M.D.
Hometown: Mountain Home, AR
Undergrad: University of Arkansas
Residency: UAMS
Fun Fact: April has a Masters in mathematics and worked as a math instructor prior to starting medical school.

Yelena Aronchik, M.D. –  2nd  Year Fellow

1st year fellow Yelena Aronchik

Brooklyn, NY
Undergrad:  Stony Brook University
Residency:  Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Fun Fact:  I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, and I take a yearly trip to Hogwarts. Chance’s are I will force you to take a
sorting quiz just so everyone is aware..I’m in slytherin!



Alamelu Palaniappan, M.D. – 2nd Year Fellow
1st year fellow Alamelu Palaniappan

Hometown: Chennai, India
Undergrad:  IRT Medical College, India
Residency:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fun Fact:  Alamelu dreams of vacationing in Stars Hollow with Lorelei and Rory.


Renita Pushparajah, M.D. – 2nd Year Fellow

1st year fellow Renita PushparajahHometown:  Belle Mead, NJ
Undergrad:  Boston University
Residency:  St. Peter’s University Hospital
Fun Fact:  Between ER shifts, you will find Renita planning wedding showers, cooking, and dancing! She will enjoy the beautiful parks in Arkansas to hike.  She likes football, so she will definitely have to learn the “Hog Call!”


Jonathan Chang, M.D. – 1st Year Fellow

Dr. Jonathan Chang, M.D. - 1st Year Fellow

Hometown:  Atlanta, GA
Undergrad:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Residency:  Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Fun Fact:  Jonathan is a man of many talents, one of which includes making pottery on a pottery wheel!

Abigail Russ, D.O.

Dr. Abigail Russ - 1st Year Fellow



Hometown:  Sachse, TX
Undergrad:  Ouachita Baptist University
Residency:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Fun Fact:  She is secretly an old British lady.  She enjoys tea time, baking, and reading books.



Sarah Passarello, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Passarello - 1st year fellow



Hometown:  Knoxville, Tennessee
Undergrad:  University of Georgia
Residency:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fun Fact:  Combining her two loves, Sarah has a pug named Obi-Wan Kenobi.