Paola Fliman


Dr. Paola Fliman joined Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin in 2005 and became the president of NROW in 2012.  Her first interest in Neonatology came from her love of little things.  She takes a special interest in medical policy and protocols.  She serves in multiple leadership roles within SSM and the St Marys hospital this includes being Medical Director of SSM Health Madison NICU since 2012 and currently is Vice Chief of Staff -SSM Health, Madison. Dr. Fliman is also fluent in Spanish.

Education: Cornell University (with distinction in all subjects)

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine (AOA)

Residency: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan

Fellowship: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

Samip Kothari


Dr. Samip Kothari joined Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin in 2011.  During his fellowship at Milwaukee Children’s hospital he received a master’s in bioethics and thought it was important given the challenges in neonatology.  Dr. Kothari was always drawn to neonatology as it occupies an unique subsection of medicine that is both parts science and social services.  Dr. Kothari understands that as a neonatologist, he is there for his patients and parents in their most vulnerable moments and finds this interaction, when done well, profoundly rewarding.  Practicing with Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin at SSM St Mary’s Madison has given Dr. Kothari that ability as he is now the direct contact to the families rather than a layer of residents and fellows at other institutions.

Education: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Medical School: School of Medicine and Public Health- University of Wisconsin-Madison

Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson

Fellowship:  Neonatal Fellowship – Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

Helen Kusi


Dr. Helen Kusi joined Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin in 2013 from Chicago. She is passionate about neonatology because she understands that babies cannot pretend to be sick.  Dr. Kusi find immense reward in a child’s innate response to treatment and management.  In her free time, Dr. Kusi enjoys gardening, taking long walks, taking pictures, traveling and reading.

Medical School:  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology( KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.(BSc. Human Biology and MB; ChB.)

Residency:  John  H. Stroger hospital of Cook County Chicago IL 

Fellowship: John  H. Stroger hospital of Cook County Chicago IL 


Daniel Gorski


Dr. Daniel Gorski joined Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin in 2022 after completing his
Neonatology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His passion for
neonatology grew from his experiences caring for the smallest and youngest infants,
notably due to how strong and resilient they can be. While understanding that he can
never truly put himself in the shoes of his patients’ parents, he finds great satisfaction in
helping them navigate an often difficult and turbulent NICU course. When not at work
or at home with his family, he enjoys working out, playing golf, and watching football.

Education: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Fellowship: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Neonatal Nurse Practioners

Alicia Barnes

MSN: Creighton University

BSN: Marion University

Jamie Buttner

MSN:  University of Missouri – Kansas City

BSN:   Winona State University

Kelly Devous

MSN: Vanderbilt University

DDN: Vanderbilt University

BSN:  Vanderbilt University

Stacy Hazelton

MSN: Rush University

BSN: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Heidi Miess-Gladding

MSN: Stony Brook University

BSN: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Catie O'Leary

MSN: Rush University

BSN: Bradley University

Wendy Sievert

MSN:  St. Catherine’s University – St. Paul, MN

BSN:   College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, MN

Mary Jo Snorek

MSN: Rush University – Chicago, IL

BSN: University of Wisconsin – Madison