AI 423 WakeMed (Pediatrics)


Administrative Coordinator: Shantell Jordan
Coordinator Phone Number: (919) 350-7993

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Students will be sent an email from Shantell Jordan prior to the start of the course with details regarding parking and first day procedures.


WakeMed is an 870 bed private not for profit hospital located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  It is the hub of the Wake Area Health Education Center program and serves as a referral center for communities in a six-county catchment area.  WakeMed Faculty Physicians Pediatrics Department has 15 faculty members. Dr. Mike Cinoman, Ben Alexander, Karen Chilton, Bridget Donell, Travis Honeycutt, Stephen Leinenweber, Mark Piehl, and John Stephens teach general pediatrics and pediatric intensive care.  The outpatient clinic teaching physicians are Drs. Carrie Dow-Smith, David Ingram, Mythil Rajan, Susan Sinden, and Elizabeth Witman.  Several subspecialists will enhance your education including Dr. David Ingram, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Dr. Denise Everett, Child Sexual Abuse, and Dr. Bill Lagarde, Endocrinology.  Teaching is further complimented in developmental pediatrics by Melissa Johnson, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist, James Helm, Ph.D., a developmental specialist, Marie Reilly, a physical therapist, and four nurse practitioners.
On the pediatric ward, students have the opportunity to evaluate the patients before they have been diagnosed by a succession of physicians and house officers.  The student is encouraged to assume responsibility for patient care and evaluation.  The students will have the opportunity to see patients with the most common conditions that require children to be hospitalized such as diarrhea and dehydration, sepsis, pneumonia, meningitis, or common respiratory afflictions such as croup, bronchiolitis, and asthma.