Get to know our fellows
Our fellows are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds with unique experiences and interests. We look forward to getting to know you as well!
Class of 2023
Nick Beam, MD
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Medical school: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I chose Spectrum Health for my fellowship due to the excellent children's hospital to train at. Additionally, the dual focuses of quality inpatient care and excellent medical education fit my future career goals.
What are your clinical interests? My clinical interests focus on inpatient pediatric medicine. In particular, infectious disease and respiratory illness of early childhood are areas of interest.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time outside hiking and swimming with my partner and dogs. I also enjoy baking and cooking new dishes from a variety of cultures.
Lee Morris, MD
Hometown: Sabin, MN
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I feel incredibly lucky to be doing my pediatric hospitalist fellowship at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital! The program is committed to my growth not only as a professional, but also as a person. I was drawn by the emphasis on medical education and quality improvement as well as a supportive culture that cares about safety, diversity and community. I look forward to continuing to learn from the experience and dedication of our program directors and attending physicians.
What are your clinical interests? My primary interest coming out of medical school and continuing in residency was medical education. That won't change in fellowship. I plan to do research in medical education as I continue to hone my teaching skills and help others build their patient ca
Hobbies: I'm an avid runner, proud uncle, middling guitar player and a former journalist who spends too much time reading newspaper websites.
Class of 2022
Catherine Ezzio, MD
Hometown: Cumberland, ME
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your fellowship? I chose this program based on the wonderful people I met during my interview day! Everyone was warm, smart, patient-centered and approached problems head-on with a positive attitude.
What are you most looking forward to? I am looking forward to working with a great team to provide excellent patient care and striving for continuous improvement with a well-resourced QI task force. I'm also looking forward to exploring the wonderful parks and city of Grand Rapids!
What are your clinical interests? My interests include patient and legislative advocacy, and medical education. I can't choose just a couple clinical interests, which is how I found myself in pediatric hospitalist medicine! I enjoy quality improvement work, particularly around bronchiolitis and transitions of care.
What do you enjoy most about living in West Michigan? I'll be living in West Michigan for the first time this summer-- and I'm excited to learn all about it!
What are your hobbies? I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, traveling, playing ukulele (badly), and hosting lively game nights.
Baila Harris, MD
Hometown: Montebello, NY
Medical School: Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University
Why did you choose Spectrum Health? I chose Spectrum Health for my PHM fellowship because I was lucky enough to be a peds resident here and fell in love with both the hospital and hospitalist group. At Spectrum we see such a variety of cases and acuity that everyday offers new challenges and learning opportunities. The attendings are amazing teachers and a blast to work with!
What are your clinical interests? As a new fellow I am most looking forward to being mentored by our amazing hospitalists. There are so many different clinical interests and teaching styles among the attendings to learn from. My main clinical interest is children with medical complexity, I enjoy the added medical challenge as well as the reward of helping their families. Another interest of mine is in global health.
What do you enjoy most about living in West Michigan?My favorite thing about living in West Michigan (besides our spectacular hospital) is all the fun outdoor activities. I lived downtown in residency and now live a bit further from the hospital but from both places there are trails I could walk to, beautiful beaches less than an hour away, and tons of outdoor events (mostly) year round!
What are your hobbies?My hobbies are mostly finding ways to spend time outside with my family, I also enjoy yoga and visiting museums.