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Pediatrics Chattanooga Faculty

Key Program Leadership


Charles R. Woods, MD

Charles R. Woods Jr., MD, MS
Chair of Pediatrics
Chief Executive Officer, T.C. Thompson
Chief Medical Officer, T.C. Thompson
Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical School: Baylor Medical School,
Houston, TX
Residency/Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX 

 

Karla Garcia 

Karla L. Garcia, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Child Protection Team
Specialty: General Pediatrics
Residency: University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital

Alicia Andrews

Alicia Andrews, DO
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

 

Jason Zurawick

Jason G. Zurawick, MD
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

Cathy Stevens 

Cathy A. Stevens, MD
Pediatrics Clerkship Director
Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: Genetics 
Residency/Fellowship: University of Tennessee, Memphis/University of Utah

 

Kathryn Hines

Katy Hines, MD
Resident Liaison
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: University of Alabama School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

General Pediatrics

Jeffrey Bennett, MD, MBOE
Division Chief, General Pediatrics
Medical School: Texas A&M Univ HSC
Residency: Wright-Patterson Med Ctr, Dayton, OH
Fellowship: Uniformed Svcs Univ of Health Sciences-Bethesda, MD

Robin Balser, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: Medical College of Georgia

L. Curtis Cary, MD
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Kentucky

Truc Doan, MD
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
Fellowship: Akron Children's Hospital

Karla Garcia, MD
Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
Associate Professor
Medical Director, Child Protection Team 
Medical School: University of Miami (FL)
Residency: University of Miami (FL)

Heather Gilliam, DO
Assistant Professor 
Medical School: Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga

Andrea Goins, DO
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga

Kathryn Hines, MD
Resident Liaison, Pediatrics Residency
Medical School: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Residency:  University of Alabama, Birmingham

Joani Jack, MD
Medical Director, HEAL Clinic (Pediatric Obesity)
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga

Jason Zurawick, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Residency: UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga

Adolescent Medicine


John Heise, MD
Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine
Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

Allergy/Immunology

Curt Chaffin, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
 
Marc W. Cromie, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia
 
Michael C. Hollie, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: National Jewish Medical Center
 
Todd Levin, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia
 
Lee Perry, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: Medical College of Georgia
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia 
 
Russell L. Walker, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: David Grant USAF Medical Center
Fellowship: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
 
Robert E. Younger, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Fellowship: LeBonheur Children's Hospital

 

Cardiology

Wesley Davis, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency/Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia 

Brandon Morrical, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Critical Care

Yuvraj Kalra, MD
Division Chief, PICU
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India
Residency: University of Tennessee COM, Chattanooga
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Stephanie Conrad, MD 
Medical School: Loma Linda
Residency: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Marvin N. Hall, MD
Medical School: Emory University
Residency: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Fellowship: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Paige Klingborg, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Fellowship:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Mark A. Rowin, MD
Medical School: University of Texas
Residency: Duke University
Fellowship: University of Utah

Gregory Talbott, MD 
Medical School: Duke University
Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: University of Washington

Dermatology

Wesley King Galen, MD
Medical School:  Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA)
Residency:  Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Cindy Chestaro, MD 
Medical School: UNIBE SOM, Dominican Republic
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: University of Chicago

Melissa Gonzalez, PhD 
PhD: Louisiana State University (Clinical Psychology)
Postdoc: Johns Hopkins University (Behavior Psychology)

Emergency Medicine

Lonnie King, MD 
Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville
Fellowship: University of Louisvillle (KY)

Thomas Bruns, MD
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Residency: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Emory University

Bernard Connell, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri
Residency: University of Iowa
Fellowship: Emory University

Marvin C. Culbertson, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern

Tamarrah Davis, MD
Medical School: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Residency: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Fellowship: Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Shelley Murphy, MD
Medical School: Florida State University
Residency: University of Florida at Orlando Health
Fellowship: Vanderbilt SOM, Nashville, TN

Elise Springer, MD
Medical School: University of Florida, Orlando, FL
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowship: Vanderbilt SOM, Nashville, TN

Sarah Sterner, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
Fellowship: University of Alabama, Birmingham  

Endocrinology

Pamela A. Clark, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
Medical School: University of Buffalo, SOM
Residency: University of South Carolina
Fellowship: University of Virginia

Alexandra Martin, MD
Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: UTCOM-Chattanooga
Fellowship: University of Alabama, Birmingham

Rita Shridharani, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin

Gastroenterology

Drago Tolosa, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical School: Dominican Republic
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center
Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Alicia Andrews, DO
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
Assistant Professor
Medial School:  Kansas City Univ of Med and Biosciences
Residency:  UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Fellowship: Oklahoma Univ Health Science Center

Douglas Laman, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (Ohio)

Jeremy Screws, MD
Medical School: University of Mississippi
Residency: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: UCLA School of Medicine

Fernando Windemuller, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
Residency:  UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Fellowship:  SUNY Downstate, New York 

Genetics

Cathy A. Stevens, MD 
M3 Pediatric Clerkship Director
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Fellowship: University of Utah

Hematology/Oncology

Avery Mixon, MD
Division Chief, Heme/Onc
Medical School: University of Mississippi
Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro, MD
Medical School: MCP-Hahnemann University (PA)
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University

Meghann McManus, DO
Medical School:  Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (FL)
Residency: A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Fellowship: Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

Infectious Diseases

Janara J. Huff, MD 
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Fellowship: LeBonheur and St. Jude Children's Hospital 

Neonatology

Anuj Sinha, DO
Division Chief, NICU
Medical School: Western Univ of Health Sciences
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Marie McGettigan, MD
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Medical College of Delaware and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Robert Newell, MD
Medical School: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Residency: Children's National Medical Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Marcelo Rains, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Benjamin Reed, MD
Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Lynn Zeits, MD
Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Residency: Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
Fellowship: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Neurology

David Suhrbier, DO
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Medical School: Midwestern University (Chicago) 
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center 
Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center 

Thomas A. Ireland, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Alabama
Fellowships: University of Alabama & Emory Univ

Lewis "Coy" Miller, III, MD
Medical School:  Mercer University 
Residency: Wake Forest University
Fellowship: Wake Forest University

Opthalmology

Paula Nicola, MD
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: UTCOM Chattanooga & UT Houston

Orthopaedic Surgery

Wendell Moses, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: Shriners Hospital for Children (Greenville, SC)
 
NON-SURGICAL PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS

Merritt Adams, MD
Medical School: University of Sydney (Australia)
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin
 
Robert Quigley, MD
Medical School:  Loma Linda University
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: University of Utah 

Plastic Surgery

Todd Thurston, MD, MSM
Medical School: Univ of Alabama Birmingham
Residency: Univ of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship: Univ of Michigan/CS Mott Children's Hospital

Psychology

Margaret Wilkins, PhD
Graduate School: Auburn University
Residency: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship: Nemours Children's Clinic

Pulmonology

Joel C. Ledbetter, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology
Medical School:  University of Alabama
Residency:  University of Mississippi
Fellowship: University of Alabama

Matthew A. Kreth, MD
Medical School: University of TX Medical Branch-Galveston
Residency: University of Alabama
Fellowship: University of  Alabama

Adam Van Mason, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Fellowship: Children's Mercy Kansas City

Surgery

S. Dave Bhattacharya, MD

Pete Kelley, MD

Curt Koontz, MD

Lisa Smith, MD

Urology

Daniel Herz, MD
Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center - Brooklyn, NY
Residency: University of Pittsburg Medical Center, PA

Jonathan Walker, MD
Medical School: Univ of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis
Residency: Univ of Kentucky
Fellowhsip: Univ of Colorado

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021