The Pediatrics Residency Program at UNC is committed to providing a strong foundation of general pediatric education with broad subspecialty exposure. We take pride in the balance of our program, preparing our residents for any paths they may choose.  Throughout our residency’s 65 year history, our graduates have been evenly split with 50% pursuing fellowship training and 50% entering careers in general pediatrics.  The last five residency classes illustrate this balance perfectly!

Classes of 2015-2019 At-A-Glance (N = 101)

Graduates Pursuing Fellowship Training = 49

  • Academic Fellowships (2), Adolescent Medicine (1), Allergy & Immunology (2), Cardiology (6), Critical Care (7), Emergency Medicine (4), Endocrinology (4), Gastroenterology (2), Hematology/Oncology (2), Hospital Medicine (1), Infectious Disease (1), Medical Genetics (1), Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (7), Nephrology (3), Pediatric Anesthesiology (1), Pulmonology (4), Rheumatology (1)

Graduates Entering General Pediatric Careers = 49

  • Primary Care Providers (29)
  • Hospitalists (12)
  • Academic Appointments (6)
  • Acute Care Physicians (2)

Graduates Currently Serving as Chief Residents = 3

Alumni of our program match into top notch fellowships and secure positions at practices/hospitals of their choosing.  Below, please find a list of our graduates from the last five years including their immediate post-residency positions and medical schools attended.  We couldn’t be more prouder of them and feel fortunate that they chose to train in Pediatrics at UNC!

Class of 2019

Bianca Allison, MD, MPH
NRSA Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

 

Amber Beg, MD
Sanford Pediatrics; Sanford, NC
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Tom Blount, MD
Cardiology Fellowship, St. Louis Children’s Hospital; St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

 

Rushina Cholera, MD, PhD
Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Nikkan Das, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Ashley Dischinger, MD
Cardiology Fellowship, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

LeeAnne Flygt, MD, MA
Critical Care Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

 

Endya Frye, MD
Greensboro Pediatricians; Greensboro, NC
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Christian Lawrence, MD
Pediatric Chief Resident, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Rachael Lester, MD
The Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health; Greensboro, NC
Medical School: Mayo Medical School

 

Miles Leviste, MD, MS
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Levine Children’s Hospital; Charlotte, NC
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

 

Roman Melvin, MD
Carolina Pediatrics of the Triad; Greensboro, NC
Medical School: Meharry Medical College

 

Melissa Moore, MD
Pediatric Chief Resident, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Jeffrey Okonye, MD
Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Emory University; Atlanta, GA
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School

 

Alana Painter, MD
Pediatric Chief Resident, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

 

Reshma Reddy, MD, MS
Cardiology Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Sara Sanders, MD
Critical Care Fellowship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Columbus, OH
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

Tarshree Sawyer, MD, MPH, MS
UNC Pediatrics at Garner; Garner, NC
Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Sean Shannon, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

Steven Weinberg, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Class of 2018

Elyse Barnett, MD
Duke Children’s Primary Care; Durham, NC
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Lauren Bradford, MD
Pulmonology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Erica Brenner, MD
Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University

 

Ali Carroll, MD
2018-2019 Pediatric Chief Resident
Hospital Medicine Fellowship, Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Kyle Cecil, MD
Emergency Medicine Fellowship, WakeMed Health & Hospitals; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

 

Hannah Chesser, MD
Endocrinology Fellowship, University of California San Francisco; San Francisco, CA
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

 

Adriana Cline, MD
2018-2019 Pediatric Chief Resident
Kernodle Clinic; Elon, NC
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine

 

Paige Darnell, MD
Mulberry Pediatrics/Caldwell UNC Health Care; Lenoir, NC
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Sara Duffus, MD
Endocrinology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

 

Alex Florence, MD
Cedar Park Pediatric & Family Medicine; Cedar Park, TX
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

 

Lauren Frazer, MD, PhD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Harvard University; Boston, MA
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Akilah Grimes, MD
Suburban Pediatrics/Atrium Health; Davidson, NC
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Joanna Hales, MD
2018-2019 Pediatric Chief Resident
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Mission Hospital; Asheville, NC
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine

 

Alese Hunt, MD
Lumberton Children’s Clinic; Lumberton, NC
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Jennifer Jutson, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Graduate of our combined Pediatrics – Anesthesiology Residency

 

Ketan Nadkarni, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Levine Children’s Hospital; Charlotte, NC
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Laura Parente, MD, MPH
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, New Hanover Regional Medical Center; Wilmington, NC
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Zack Smith, MD
Fogarty Global Health Fellow, Kamuzu Central Hospital; Lilongwe, Malawi (2018-2019)
Critical Care Fellowship, Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Mary Terrell, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Joseph Zakhar, MD
Cardiology Fellowship, University of Colorado Denver; Denver, CO
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Class of 2017

Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH
Nephrology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Elizabeth Blyth, MD
Sanford Pediatrics; Sanford, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Laura Cannon, MD
2017-2018 Pediatric Chief Resident
Rheumatology Fellowship, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Danielle Geeting, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

 

Denise Jones, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Katie Jordan, MD
2017-2018 Pediatric Chief Resident
General Pediatrics Faculty, Cone Health & University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Anna Kowalczyk-Kim, MD
General Pediatrics Faculty, Cone Health; Greensboro, NC
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Cameron Lang, MD
Blackstone Valley Community Health Center; Pawtucket, RI
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Elizabeth Luke, MD
University Pediatrics at Highgate; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

 

Erin Munns, MD
Emergency Medicine Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School

 

Mike Nidel, MD, MS
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Health; Washington, DC
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Jordan Norris, MD, MPH
Cardiology Fellowship, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Patience Obasaju, MD
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

 

Lola Owolabi, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital; Houston, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School

 

Brian Pitts, MD
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado; Denver, CO
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Keila Simmons, MD
2017-2018 Pediatric Chief Resident, Morehouse School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA
East Point Health Center, Morehouse Healthcare; East Point, GA
Medical School: Meharry Medical College

 

Melissa Smith, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Bon Secours St. Mary’s; Richmond, VA
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

 

Erin Sukhu, MD
Raleigh Pediatrics; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Nikki Worthington, MD, PhD
Pulmonology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Participated in Accelerated Research Pathway

Class of 2016

Adam Bensimhon, MD
Nephrology Fellowship, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

 

Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH
Nephrology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Jeff Chambliss, MD
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, TX
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

 

Leigh-Anne Cioffredi, MD, MPH
Academic Pediatric Hospitalist, University of Vermont; Burlington, VT
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Melissa Fitzgerald, MD
2016-2017 Pediatric Chief Resident
General Pediatrics Faculty, University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Marisa Gallant, MD
Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Colorado; Denver, CO
Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Kathleen Gorman, MD
Clinical Associate Emergency Room Attending, Children’s National; Washington, DC
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Erin Hayes, MD
2016-2017 Pediatric Chief Resident
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Vermont School of Medicine

 

Emily Hodnett, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Chippenham Hospital; Richmond, VA
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Amy Jones, MD
Critical Care Fellowship, Children’s National; Washington, DC
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

 

Pete Leahy, MD
Medical Genetics Residency, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

 

Ashley Mabina, MD
Memorial Health Physicians – Children’s Care; Savannah, GA
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Christopher Nassef, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, WakeMed Health & Hospitals; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Mike Parsons, MD
Cardiology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Amanda Pratt, MD
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

 

Beth Sandberg, MD
Endocrinology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Sumee Shah, MD
Critical Care Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Whitney Sherry, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Sarah Stephens, MD
Piedmont Health Services; Burlington, NC
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Genny Taylor, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School

 

Peyton Thompson, MD
Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Class of 2015

Jim Antoon, MD, PhD
General Pediatrics Faculty, University of Illinois Hospital; Chicago, IL
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

 

Josh Arenth, MD
Critical Care Fellowship, Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Christy Ashburn, MD
Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group; Reston, VA
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Matt Baldwin, MD
Blue Ridge Pediatrics; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Kaitlin Brandstadter, MD, MPH
Karabots Pediatric Care Center, CHOP Primary Care; Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

 

Matt Bruehl, MD
Pulmonology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

 

Jalan Burton, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate, Children’s National Health Systems; Washington, DC
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Mackenzie Esch, MD
Emergency Department Attending, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School

 

Whitney Haddix, MD
2015-2016 Pediatric Chief Resident
General Pediatrics Faculty, Cone Health; Greensboro, NC
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Graduate of our Primary Care Residency

 

Jesse Hansen, MD
Capitol Pediatrics & Adolescent Center; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: New York Medical College

 

Kristen Harring, MD
Cornerstone Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; Cary, NC
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

 

Laura Jacobsen, MD
Endocrinology Fellowship, University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

 

Olivia Linthavong, MD, MS
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Robert Morgan, MD
Capitol Pediatrics & Adolescent Center; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

 

Molly Rusin, MD
2015-2016 Pediatric Chief Resident
Richmond Pediatric Associates, Inc.; Richmond, VA
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

 

Cherrelle Smith, MD
Staff Pediatrician, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Columbus, OH (2015-2016)
Emergency Medicine Fellowship, WakeMed Health & Hospitals; Raleigh, NC
Medical School: Meharry Medical College

 

Melissa Smith, MD
Critical Care Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

 

Will Stoudemire, MD
2015-2016 Pediatric Chief Resident
Pulmonology Fellowship, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Mimi Tesfaye, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Duke University; Durham, NC (2015-2016)
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Duke University; Durham, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Heather Williams, MD
Plymouth Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Clinic; Plymouth, NH
Medical School: East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine

 

Amanda Zarick, MD
Jeffers, Mann and Artman Pediatrics; Clayton/Raleigh, NC
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University