Current Fellows


Nicole Zeky

3rd Year Fellow

Nicole Zeky is our third-year fellow from Pennsylvania where she attended Penn State University and majored in Nutrition. She attended Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She completed her pediatric residency training at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her research interest involves nutritional disparities in patients with IBD. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, play basketball or tennis.

Holly Breeden

Holly Breeden

2nd Year Fellow

Holly Breeden is our second-year fellow from Reno, Nevada.  She attended the University of Nevada in Reno for undergrad where she majored in Biology. She then went on to the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine where she obtained her MD. She recently completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  In her free time, Holly likes cooking, working on her medical Spanish and performing standup comedy. 


Amber Gafur

1st Year Fellow

Amber Gafur is our first-year fellow from New Orleans, LA. Although, she hasn't lived here in almost 10 years! She attended Tulane University in New Orleans for undergraduate where she received her B.A. in English. She continued onto Clinton, MS where she received her M.S. in Medical Science from Mississippi College. She then journeyed to LSU-Shreveport Health Science Center for her M.D. She now returns home after completing her pediatrics residency at UT-Houston Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Her professional interests include legislative advocacy and health equity, even receiving an AAP advocacy grant to implement a legislative advocacy curriculum at her residency program. She strives to continue to incorporate her strong interest and experience in advocacy, particularly legislative policy, in her future research during fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys watching the Saints, dining outdoors, and cycling.