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Pediatric Hospital Medicine

2-year Fellowship - One Position Per Year
One Position Per Year
Training future experts in the care of hospitalized children with acute and chronic conditions  
Offers Pathway to Board Certification

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program is a two year fellowship.  Our program received initial ACGME accreditation in April 2020, and we accepted our first fellow in July 2019.

The goal of our program is to train fellows to be expert clinicians in the care of hospitalized children and effective leaders in education, research, and quality improvement.  During their clinical experiences, fellows will become competent in managing various patient presentations, with clinical curriculum focusing on the medically complex patient.  

Fellows will enhance their teaching skills with medical students, pediatric residents, and med-peds residents.  In addition to clinical experiences at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, our fellows will have clinical rotations at Regional One for NICU and newborn care and at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Clinical curriculum also includes rotations in Palliative Care and the Intermediate Care Unit, to gain experience caring for medically complex and technology-dependent patients.

All of our fellows will complete a mentored research project in their area of interest to contribute to the field of pediatric hospital medicine. We have wonderful faculty within our division and the department of pediatrics to help collaborate with our fellows’ project ideas.

Program Leadership

Stephen Pishko, MD, Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

  • Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
  • Residency: Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Jeffrey Winer, MD, Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

  • Medical School: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Children’s National Health System, Washington DC
Event Date
Application Deadline September 15, 2020
Interviews September-November
Rank Order List Deadline December 2020
Match Day December 2020
Fellowship Starts July 1, 2020

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).

Applicant should submit the PHM Fellowship Application including all attachments to the fellowship coordinator. 

Training Sites

Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103


Established in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system and a teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South.  Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.  Le Bonheur has received many accolades of excellence over the years including: Top Children's Hospital in 2017 by the Leapfrog group for its safe patient care, Magnet status - one of only 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. to have earned this honor for quality nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and a three-star rating (the highest) by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its Heart Institute.

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee. ROH is the only level-1 trauma center in the region, has the region's only accredited burn center, and also serves as the public safety-net hospital for the Memphis area.  Unique services offered by Regional One include the trauma services and the burn ICU, in addition to caring for the region's underserved population.

ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group, the largest teaching physician group of its kind in the Mid-South.

St. Jude Children's HospitalSt. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless. In return for guidance in his career, Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay.  St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers.  The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world. St. Jude research has helped reduce the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%.

In 2019, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was ranked the number two pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. St. Jude and the World Health Organization recently announced a five-year collaboration to cure at least 60% of children worldwide with the six most common types of cancer by 2030.

Why Memphis

WC Handy StatueMemphis... Home of the Blues... Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll... Barbecue Pork Capital of the World.  Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a:

Memphis is also the healthcare hub of the Mid-South.  UTHSC faculty, residents, fellows, and staff can be found at:

There's no better time than now to choose Memphis!

Current Fellows

fellow imageW. Caleb Hancock, MD

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow- University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2019-2021
  • Pediatric Residency-  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
A robust clinical experience along with fantastic faculty and a vibrant community make Memphis a great place to train!

fellow imageMary Katherine Hood, MD

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow- University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2020-2022
  • Pediatric Residency-  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Oxford, MS
Le Bonheur creates an unparalleled training experience with outstanding faculty and staff, a diverse patient population, and an exciting city.  I came here over three years ago for pediatric residency, and I am excited to call Memphis home!

Last Published: Mar 12, 2021