Meet Our Team
Madison Archer, MD
Residency Program: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Pediatric Career Interests: Medical education, the implementation of competency based medical education, utilizing the QI model to improve the ways in which we educate those in the medical field as well as patients and their families.
Hobbies: Hiking, running, UGA football (Go Dawgs!), traveling, and reading. I was technically a nationally rated fencer in college and in medical school I competed in the southeast medical wilderness adventure race (MedWAR) our team “Failure to Thrive.”
Why UNC? UNC has many qualities that appealed to me as an applicant. I appreciated that UNC offered a wide array of experiences that I knew would help refine my clinical skills as a fellow, such as the co-management of Nephrology, Neurology, and Surgical patients on the HM teams. There are also ample non-clinical opportunities available to help develop skills in QI, medical education, and leadership depending on your interest. The inclusion of a scholarly introductory rotation during the second month of fellowship sets you up for success in developing your main fellowship project in whatever area of interest your passion lies. I plan for medical education to be a large part of my career, the shared interest in medical education by many of the program’s faculty and leadership cultivate an environment that greatly supports work in this area. In addition, the strong medical school and residency programs at UNC offer ample opportunity to be involved in the education of future pediatricians. And of course, all of the faculty I spoke with on my interview day were kind, bright people who were clearly passionate about their work at UNC Children’s Hospital. Chapel Hill itself, and the nearby cities of Durham and Raleigh, provide an array of options for where and how to spend your time, whether you prefer a bigger city or a small-town feel.
Melissa Diaz, MD
Residency Program: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Pediatric Career Interests: Quality improvement and medical education; teaching and working with underserved communities
Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activities including kayaking, biking, hiking, and playing badminton!
Why UNC? Many qualities attracted me to the PHM fellowship at UNC. As a large academic institution, I knew I would have the opportunity to work alongside many experts in the field. Since Quality Improvement and Medical Education are my areas of interest, having the opportunity to work with faculty who are passionate about these topics was crucial in my decision. The program at UNC is very well structured, with the flexibility to tailor your schedule to your interests. Additionally, since I hope to continue working with underserved populations, I was searching for an institution committed to serving those in need. Finally, I was also impressed by the atmosphere of camaraderie and support evident within the faculty. Throughout the interview day, every faculty member mentioned “the people” as one of their favorite aspects of the program, and I continue to feel this support as I embark on this journey. I am very excited to be a part of such an innovative and compassionate team in this beautiful city!
Katie Butler, MD
Residency Program: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pediatric Career Interests: Med Ed, POCUS
Why UNC? Staying at UNC was an obvious choice for me because the pediatric hospitalists I worked with as a medical student and resident are the type of physicians and medical educators I want to become, and I am looking forward to their continued mentorship and support as I journey through the next steps in my academic career.
Kristin Sundy-Boyles, MD
Residency Program: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Medical School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pediatric Career Interests: Graduate medical education, remediation of medical learners, clinical coaching, teaching diagnostic and clinical reasoning, resident mentorship
Hobbies:Hiking with my coonhound dog Riley, Sunday crosswords and coffee with my husband Glenn, reading anything and everything but mostly a good beach read, and watching Gilmore Girls on repeat.
Why UNC? I am so excited to be coming back to UNC! My husband and I met in med school here and he will be starting fellowship at UNC too – we both have family in the area who we have missed the last few years while we’ve been away. Outside of the geographic location, I was most excited about UNC for the mentorship in medical education and education research, with opportunities to teach and work with excellent medical students and residents. The hospitalist team at UNC seems so thrilled to be there and passionate about what they do, and that’s the type of people I want to work with!
Jennifer Fuchs is the program director of the PHM fellowship. She completed pediatric residency in 2014 and graduated from PHM fellowship in 2016 from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital. On the national level, she has served as a graduated fellow mentor at the PHM fellowship conference, ran the national website for PHM (www.SOHMlibrary.org) and has presented various national workshops on fellowship wellness, core faculty, interviewing applicants, and fellowship autonomy and mentorship. Dr. Fuchs’ primary interests include high value care, faculty development, resident education in the area of child maltreatment, and promoting quality improvement education in trainees. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors on the water or hiking, listening to her musician husband perform, cooking/baking or trying unique local eats, traveling, and spending time with her daughter and two dogs.
Lindsay Chase is the director of inpatient services, medical director of children’s short stay unit, and the division chief of Hospital Pediatrics at UNC Children’s Hospital, where she also serves as the associate program director of the PHM fellowship. She completed a PHM Fellowship at Emory and has previously served as the medical director for inpatient services and program director for the PHM Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital. Nationally, she serves as the medical editor for the American Board of Pediatrics Hospital Medicine Sub board and was a member of the AAP Section of Hospital Medicine Executive committee from 2016-2019 and the former webmaster and founder of the SOHM library. Her primary interests include diagnosis of undifferentiated patients, high value care and optimization of use of limited resources, thinking about thinking, and cuddling babies in the newborn nursery. In her free time, she enjoys dominating her two children at board games, cuddling with her two dogs, and enjoying takeout from all of the great Chapel Hill restaurants.
Wade Harrison is a member in the Division of Hospital Pediatrics while also serving as faculty at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health where he teaches in the Public Health Leadership Program. He completed pediatric residency at the University of Utah where he also served as a chief resident before coming to UNC to complete a research fellowship affiliated with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He loved UNC and North Carolina so much that he stayed on as faculty! He currently works with fellows in a variety of ways, particularly focused on their scholarly activities, and anticipates stepping into the role of Associate Program Director in the future. His research and professional interests include measuring and supporting high-value care, clinical decision-making, and issues related to the pediatric workforce, and has experience conducting research through a range of methods from using administrative data, to systematic reviews, to survey data. He also enjoys teaching epidemiology and critical appraisal to trainees. In his free time, he enjoys drinking strong coffee, cycling (and really anything outdoors), and exploring all of Durham’s restaurants and breweries with his wife Asha, 2-year-old son Atul (who mostly prefers carbs and dino nuggets), and 13-year-old lab mix Lucy (who also likes dino nuggets when offered by Atul).
Gonzalo received his BS in Health Services Management from East Carolina University, College of Allied Health Sciences and a minor in Early Childhood Development and Family Science, College of Health and Human Performance. He has a background of quality improvement and providing support to faculty since graduating in 2019.
Jessie received her MA in Foreign Languages from NC State University and a BA in Spanish from Elon University, College of Arts & Sciences. She has a background of Spanish interpreting, finance and accounting.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital is a group of ~35 pediatricians, combined medicine-pediatrics trained physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse coordinators with an interest in the care of hospitalized children. We strive to ensure the delivery of high quality, efficient, and safe care with 24-7 in-house coverage for pediatric inpatients, newborn nursery, surgical co-management, and consultations for many children on specialty or surgical services.
The pediatric hospitalists are members of the core teaching staff for UNC medical students, residents, and fellows. In fact, the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Pediatrician-in-Chief of the hospital, Director of Inpatient Services, Associate Pediatric Residency Program Directors, Med-Peds Residency Program Director, and Director of Student Education in Pediatrics are all faculty members of our division.
To learn more about our faculty, visit the Meet the Team page.