Current Fellows (2018 -2019)


Jessica T. Magruder, M.D. – 3rd Year Fellow
Jessica Magruder, M.D.
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad: Texas A&M University
Residency: UAMS
Fun Fact: Jessica is a Texas girl through and through, much to the chagrin of her Arkansas colleagues. She loves her Aggies, BBQ, Blue Bell ice cream, and queso (that’s right Arkansas, it’s queso, not “cheese dip”).

Sarah Sylvester, M.D. – 3rd Year Fellow
Sarah Sylvester, M.D.
Hometown: Ville Platte, LA
Undergrad: Louisiana State University
Residency: UAMS
Fun Fact: Sarah is the creative artist of the group. Her skills include sketching, painting, and more recently have extended into creative blankets and embroidery.

Hannah Baer, M.D. – 2nd 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. – 2nd 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. – 2nd 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. – 1st 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. – 1st 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. – 1st 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, dancing! She will love the beautiful parks in Arkansas to hike.  She likes football, so she will definitely have to learn the “Hog Call!”