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Pediatrics Chattanooga Faculty and Leadership

Key Program Leadership


Charles R. Woods, MD

Charles R. Woods Jr., MD, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer:  Children's Hospital at Erlanger
Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical School: Baylor Medical School, Houston, TX
Residency and Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX 

Karla Garcia 

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

Jason Zurawick

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

Dr. Vanessa Pigg

Vanessa Pigg, MD
Assistant Program Director, Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Specialty:  General Pediatrics
Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine 
Residency:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

Dr. Amy Wells

Amy Wells, MD
Assistant Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Specialty:  General Pediatrics
Medical School:  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency:  Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Cathy Stevens

Cathy A. Stevens, MD
Pediatrics Clerkship Director
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Specialty: Genetics 
Medical School:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency:  University of Tennessee Memphis
Fellowship:  University of Utah

Kathryn Hines

Katy Hines, MD
Director for Pediatrics Senior Medical Student Rotations
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Specialty: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist
Medical School:  University of Alabama Birmingham
Residency and Fellowship: University of Alabama Birmingham

Sarah Rodriguez-Sawao, DO

Sarah Rodriguez-Sawao, DO
Instructor/Administrative Chief Resident
Medical School:  Lincoln Memorial DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

Ashley Thurston, CAP, Pediatrics Program Coordinator

Ashley Thurston, CAP
Coordinator, Pediatrics Residency

 

Adolescent Medicine


John Heise, MD

John Heise, MD
Assistant Professor
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

Curt Chaffin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
 
Marc Cromie, MD

Marc W. Cromie, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia
 
Michael Hollie

Michael C. Hollie, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: National Jewish Medical Center
 
Todd Levin, MD

Todd Levin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School
: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia
 
Lee Perry, MD

Lee Perry, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School
: Medical College of Georgia
Residency and Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia

Jessica Van Mason, MD

Jessica Van Mason, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Residency and Fellowship: Children's Mercy Kansas City
 
Russell Walker, MD

Russell L. Walker, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency: David Grant USAF Medical Center
Fellowship: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
 
Robert Younger

Robert E. Younger, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee Memphis
Fellowship: LeBonheur Children's Hospital

Cardiology

wesley davis

Wesley Davis, MD
Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency and Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia 

Brandon Morrical

Brandon Morrical, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency and Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Jeb Raulston, MD

Jeb Raulston, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency and Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Critical Care

Yuv Kalra, MD

Yuvraj Kalra, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, PICU

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Stephanie Conrad, MD

Stephanie Conrad, MD 
Assistant Professor
Medical School
: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Marvin Hall, MD

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

Paige Klingborg, MD

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

Mark Rowin, MD

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

Greg Talbott, MD

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

Dermatology

Wesley Galen, MD

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

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Cindy Chestaro, MD

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

Lorena Ferreira, MD
Lorena Ferreira Corzo, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Melissa Gonzales, PhD

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

Emergency Medicine

Lonnie King, MD

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

Tom Bruns, MD

Thomas Bruns, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Emory University

Bernard Connell, MD

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

Cub Culbertson, MD

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

Tamarrah Davis, MD

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

Whitney Irwin, MD

Whitney Irwin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: 
Medical College of Georgia
Residency:
University of Vermont
Fellowship:
Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, TX

Shelley Murphy, MD

Shelley Murphy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School
: Florida State University
Residency: University of Florida at Orlando Health
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Elise Springer, MD

Elise Springer, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Florida, Orlando, FL
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Sarah Sterner, MD

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

Endocrinology

Pam Clark, MD

Pamela A. Clark, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical School: University of Buffalo School of Medicine
Residency: University of South Carolina
Fellowship: University of Virginia

Alexandra Martin, MD

Alexandra Martin, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: University of Alabama Birmingham

Rita Shridharani, MD

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

Gastroenterology

Doug Laman, MD

Douglas Laman, MD
Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (Ohio)

Alicia Andrews, DO

Alicia Andrews, DO
Assistant Professor
Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: Oklahoma University Health Science Center

Christine Denton, MD

Christine Denton, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School:  East Tennessee State University
Residency:  University of Florida, Sacred Heart Children's
Fellowship: St. Louis University School of Medicine

Fernando Windemuller

Fernando Windemuller, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School
: University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago
Residency:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship:  State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate 

General Pediatrics

Andrea Goins, DO

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

Robin Balser, MD

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

Karla Garcia, MD

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

Heather Gilliam, DO

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

Joani Jack, MD

Joani Jack, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, HEAL Clinic (Pediatric Obesity)
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

Vanessa Pigg, MD

Vanessa Vasconcelos Pigg, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine
Residency:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

Amy Wells, MD

Amy Wells, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
Medical School:  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency:  Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA)

Genetics

Cathy Stevens, MD

Cathy A. Stevens, MD 
Professor
Pediatric Clerkship Director (M3 Students)

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine  Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee Memphis
Fellowship: University of Utah

Hematology/Oncology

Avery Mixon, MD

Avery Mixon, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology

Medical School: University of Mississippi
Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Pediatric Hospitalists

Jeffrey Bennett, MD

Jeffrey Bennett, MD, MBOE
Associate Professor
Division Chief, General Pediatrics
Pediatrics Quality Champion
Senior Quality Physician for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Director for Pediatrics PA Student Rotations
Medical School: Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Residency: Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Dayton, OH
Fellowship: Uniformed Svcs Univ of Health Sciences-Bethesda, MD

Curtis Cary, MD

L. Curtis Cary, MD
Associate Professor
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Med/Peds Residency: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Truc Doan, MD

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

Katy Hines, MD

Kathryn Hines, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Pediatric Rotations for Senior Medical Students
Medical School: University of Alabama Birmingham
Residency:  University of Alabama Birmingham

Jason Zurawick, MD

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

Infectious Diseases

Ghussai Abd el gadir, MD

Ghussai Abd el gadir, MD
Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Infectious Disease
Medical School:
University of Khartoum (Sudan)
Residency and Fellowship:
State University of New York Health Science Center
Charles Woods, MD

Charles R. Woods Jr., MD, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer:  Children's Hospital at Erlanger
Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical School: Baylor Medical School, Houston, TX
Residency and Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX 

Neonatology

Anuj Sinha, DO

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

Marcelo Rains, MD

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

Benjamin Reed, MD

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

Michelle Spencer, MD

Michelle Spencer, MD
Chair, Pediatrics DEI Council
Assistant Professor
Medical School: Loma Linda School of Medicine
Residency and Fellowship: University of Florida
Rachael Tindell, MD

Rachael Tindell, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of  Tennessee Health Science Center
Residency and Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nick Wells, MD

Nicholas Wells, MD
Associate Professor
Medical School
: Uniformed Services University
Residency: Portsmouth Naval Medicine Center
Fellowship: National Capital Region (NCR) Consortium

Lynn Zeits, MD

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

Nephrology

Jim Atherton, MD

James Atherton, MD
Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Medical School:  
Louisiana State University College of Medicine
Residency and Fellowship:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Neurology

Coy Miller, MD

Lewis "Coy" Miller, III, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology

Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Medical School:  Mercer University 
Residency and Fellowship: Wake Forest University

Day Breen, MD

Day Breen, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School
: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency and Fellowship: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Thomas Ireland, MD

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

Ophthalmology

Paula Nicola, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga & University of Texas Houston

Ed Peterson, MD

Ed Peterson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency and Fellowship: University of Kentucky

Orthopaedic Surgery

Wendell Moses, MD

Wendell Moses, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: Shriners Hospital for Children (Greenville, SC)

Robert Quigley, MD

Robert Quigley, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School
:  Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Utah
 
NON-SURGICAL PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS

Merritt Adams, MD

Merritt Adams, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School
: University of Sydney (Australia)
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin 

Plastic Surgery

Todd Thurston, MD

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

Psychology

Peggy Wilkins, PhD

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

Pulmonology

Joel Ledbetter, MD

Joel C. Ledbetter, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology

Medical School:  University of Alabama Birmingham
Residency:  University of Mississippi
Fellowship: University of Alabama Birmingham

Matt Kreth, MD

Matthew A. Kreth, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Residency: University of Alabama Birmingham
Fellowship: University of Alabama Birmingham

Adam Van Mason, MD

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

Surgery

Curt Koontz, MD

Curt Koontz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Dave Bhattacharya, MD

S. Dave Bhattacharya, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Peter Kelley

Pete Kelley, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lisa Smith, MD

Lisa Smith, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Urology

Jonathan Walker, MD

Jonathan Walker, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Memphis
Residency: University of Kentucky
Fellowship: University of Colorado

 

 

Jul 29, 2022