Jennifer Jutson, MD – PGY-5
Texas Tech University School of Medicine

J.J. moved from Texas in 2013 excited (and a little nervous) to be the first resident in the combined program! She chose UNC for the collegial atmosphere and the dedication of both departments to resident education. Since starting, she has been overwhelmed and impressed with the flexibility & eagerness of both departments to create an amazing combined program. J.J. worked as a nurse for six years prior to medical school and can over great insight for the “non-traditional” student.

Marley Lawrence, MD – PGY-3
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Unlike J.J., Marley has lived in North Carolina for most of her life. She grew up in Asheville, NC and went to college at Wake Forest University, where she ran NCAA Division I cross-country and track. She came to UNC for medical school and chose to stay for residency because of how friendly and focused on education the faculty, residents and staff are in both pediatrics and anesthesia. She is thrilled to be the second resident to begin the combined pediatrics-anesthesiology program and is happy to talk with prospective applicants and answer any questions about the program or life in Chapel Hill.


Brandon Hammond, MD, MBA – PGY-2
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

This Pat Tillman scholar, Ironman, national park enthusiast, Netflix binger, and Navy veteran is a native of Nichols, SC. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Economics, earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina, and received his MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Brandon did an away rotation at UNC and knew he wanted to come here for residency – he loved the experience, the people, UNC Hospital and Chapel Hill.


Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD – Program Director, Pediatrics

Dr. McNeal-Trice is a resident advocate in the truest since of the word. Transitioning from the Pediatric Clerkship director to the Pediatric Residency director in 2013, she has her heart set on creating a positive educational environment and developing strong physicians.

Harendra Arora, MD – Program Director, Anesthesiology

As a well-rounded anesthesia provider, Dr. Arora is unmatched in clinical skills. There isn’t an anesthesia subspecialty he hasn’t done or a procedure that he hasn’t mastered. He has served as Anesthesiology Residency director since 2012 and is well loved by residents and faculty alike.


Peggy McNaull, MD – Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dr. McNaull was instrumental in creating and developing the combined pediatrics-anesthesiology program at UNC. She now serves as a role model, mentor, and career advisor for each of the combined program residents. As the division chair of Pediatric Anesthesia and Vice-President of Quality Improvement, she is well respected by physicians throughout the anesthesia and pediatrics departments.