Our Fellows



Sprina Shen, DO

Dr. Sprina Shen is from southern California where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology from UCSD and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Western University of Health Science COMP. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, where her mentors and inpatient experiences inspired her to pursue a career in the field of pediatric hospitalist medicine.

Sprina’s interests include focusing on quality improvement in medical education geared towards improving clinical decision making, as well as improving practice pathways to promote patient safety and decreased length of hospitalization. After completing fellowship, she plans to work at an academic teaching hospital.

During her free time, she is out hiking with her dog, trying new snacks and ice cream flavors, watching animated shows (she needs to remain up to date with the interests of her patient population!), playing basketball, and searching for her next travel destination.


Brandon Tallman, MD

Dr. Brandon Tallman is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Arizona State University. After his undergraduate studies, Brandon moved to the Midwest and received his M.D. from Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He met his wife, Elise, in medical school and was excited to couples match at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. After finishing his Pediatric Residency, he decided to remain in Peoria for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship’s inaugural class.

He is passionate about hospital medicine, procedural sedation, and healthcare quality improvement. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, working out, golfing, spoiling his dog, and reading about world history.


Reem Saadoon

Reem Saadoon, MD

Dr. Reem Saadoon comes to us originally from Baghdad, Iraq. She completed her Pediatric Residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn New York.

Her research interests include Informatics, QI and Simulation.

Curie Subramanian

Curie Subramanian, MD

Dr. Curie Subramanian is from St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Chief Year at St. Louis University School of Medicine/Cardinal Glennon.

Her research interests include Medical Education and Simulation.