Meet the Fellows



Jessica Garcia De Paredes, MD

  • Hometown: Panama

  • Undergraduate College/University:

  • Medical School:Universidad Latina de Panamá Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Dr. William C. Gorgas

  • Residency School:

  • Interests within Medical Field:
  • Outside Interests:

  • Why did you choose this program?



Nischelle Kalakota, MD, MS

  • Hometown: Midland, MI

  • Undergraduate College/University: University of Michigan

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati

  • Residency School: University of Cincinnati

  • Interests within Medical Field: Fertility preservation and PCOS

  • Outside Interests: Travelling to new placesand exploring the local food scene

  • Why did you choose this program? I chose Rutgers for the strong commitment to fellow education. I was also excited by the opportunity to learn basic science research from two REI faculty who are MD/PhD trained. Additionally, the clinical training of this program offers exposure to a wide breadth of reproductive endocrinology as well as ART.



Michael Saad-Naguib, MD

  • Hometown: Dalton, GA

  • Undergraduate College/University: University of Georgia

  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School of the Medical College of Hampton Roads

  • Residency School: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • Interests within Medical Field: Infertility, preimplantation genetic testing

  • Outside Interests: Spending time with my wife, 2 boys, and our dog, Packers football, Peloton, and Nespresso coffee

  • Why did you choose this program? I chose Rutgers because it provided me with everything I was looking for in a program. The opportunity to begin fellowship with research was very much an attractive feature for me. To be able to come in and start on groundbreaking research right away is very unique when compared to other programs in the country. The clinical training at Rutgers is incredibly robust, and there are several faculty members with whom fellows can learn various perspectives on patient care. Further, several faculty members did their own fellowship training at Rutgers and decided to stay on faculty, and I felt that spoke volumes of how great the comradery must be among the group. Lastly, it is clear to see that the program's number 1 priority is our education, and it is wonderful to be able to learn from such incredible teachers.