Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Residency

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship

Neonatology - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Cullen D, Munjal N, Chala H, Ramgopal S, Tas E, Witchel S.  Pericarditis as the presenting feature of Graves’ disease in a pediatric patient.  Pediatric Emergency Care. 2017 Apr; 33 (4): 268-270

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2018

Chala H. Invited Panelist, Newborn Medicine Career-Focused Curriculum “Navigating Fellowship Research Opportunities”, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA  2018.

Chala H. Invited Speaker, Newborn Medicine Grand Rounds “Prenatal Diagnosis: Where Are We Now?”  Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA  2018.

2017

Chala H. Invited Speaker, Newborn Medicine Grand Rounds “Prenatal Diagnosis: Where Are We Now?”  Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA  2018

2016

Chala H. Invited Speaker, Newborn Medicine Grand Rounds “Prenatal Diagnosis: Where Are We Now?”  Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA  2018

Chala H. Invited Speaker, Newborn Medicine Grand Rounds “Congenital Cytomegalovirus: An Update” Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA  2016

Chala H. Invited Speaker, Pediatric Department Chairman’s Rounds “Newborn Infant with Congenital HLH”, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA  2016

Awards and Honors

2014-2016, Recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) Grant
2013, Alpha Omega Alpha, The George Washington University School of Medicine
2011-2013, The George Washington University Tauber Scholarship
2007-2009, The George Washington University Presidential Scholarship
2006-2009, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society at The George Washington University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
2017-present, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding
2016-present, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Trainee & Early  Career Neonatologists
2016-present, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
2013-present, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2013-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009-present, American Medical Association
2009-present, Phi Beta Kappa