Program Leadership

Sharon Calaman, MD

phy_20_calaman-lowSharon Calaman MD is a graduate of Binghamton University and New York University College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency, chief residency and critical care fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. She has worked in the section of critical care medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children since 2005. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. She has been an Associate Residency Program Director since 2009. Dr. Calaman also helped establish and directs the Simulation Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has developed curricula utilizing simulation within residency training, and her scholarly work focuses on utilization of simulation as an education technique, in particular, for optimizing leadership skills during resuscitations. She has presented several workshops in this field at national and international meetings. Dr. Calaman also has interests in education in ethics and professionalism and helps facilitate the resident Prescription for Doctoring curriculum. She also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee. Dr. Calaman is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Blair Dickinson, MD, MS

Blair-DickinsonBlair Dickinson is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Drexel University College of Medicine, and received a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. After completing pediatric residency training and chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, she joined the Section of Hospital Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She is the 2015 recipient of the Mary DeWitt Pettit, M.D. Fellowship, supporting her research in smoking cessation efforts in the inpatient setting. Her other scholarly work focuses on leadership skills, and professional development. She has presented workshops on mentoring, as well as team dynamics and novel approaches to teaching multilevel learners, at the national meetings of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP). She is Co-Chair of the planning committee of the APPD’s Chief Resident Forum. As an Associate Program Director, she focuses her efforts on supporting residents in their clinical and academic development. She is also the chairperson of the Program Evaluation Committee.

Shareen Kelly, MD

Shareen Kelly, MDShareen Kelly is a graduate of Calvin College and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA.  She joined the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics as a faculty member in the Hahnemann University pediatrics residency program, teaching outpatient clinical pediatrics.  Since 1996, she has been an assistant professor of pediatrics with Drexel University College of Medicine, serving as a faculty in the Section of General Pediatrics. She actively teaches and mentors residents, starting first at a satellite clinic for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and then on the main campus starting in 2007.  In 2009, Dr. Kelly became the director of the resident continuity clinic.  Her academic work has focused on development and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient pediatrics curriculum, working with other faculty in the section.  Parts of the curriculum have been the focus of research studies presented at national meetings (Pediatric Academic Societies) and published in the literature (MedEdPortal).  Dr. Kelly’s other academic pursuits have included collaborations with the American Academy of Pediatrics and other residency programs,  developing training modules for residents around the issues of plain language usage in clinical settings, vaccine safety and hesitancy,  and mental health screening tools for outpatient pediatric practice. Dr. Kelly has also served as one of the developers, as well as the director, of the “Teach” rotation for senior residents, coordinating their activities and mentoring them through the various exercises, such as bedside teaching, small group presentations, development of precepting skills, and delivering accurate and helpful feedback.  She also developed and directs our Primary Care Pathway, our approach to the individualized curriculum for residents wishing to pursue primary care careers. 

Katherine Baker, MD

Katherine BakerKatherine Baker, MD is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following her training Dr. Baker pursued her interests in global health and caring for the underserved by working on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. During this time she was the team leader on a quality improvement initiative to improve pediatric asthma care. She returned to Philadelphia in 2015 and joined the general pediatrics division here at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Baker is an member of the AAP Section on International Child Health and a former contributing editor to their newsletter. She has a strong interest in resident wellness, medical education, and is passionate about having ethical and highly educational global health activities supported by a curriculum.  She is an assistant professor of pediatrics and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.