2018 Leadership

Program Leadership

Sofia Sofia Aliaga, MD, MPH
Dr. Aliaga is a neonatologist at the NC Children’s Hospital. She completed both her undergraduate and medical school work at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Pediatric Residency Program and the University of North Carolina Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program. She joined the faculty at UNC in 2010. In her role as APD, Dr. Aliaga serves as a class advisor and director of our simulation curriculum. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, has recently taken up boating and kayaking, and is mildly obsessed with Minerva, her Chesapeake Bay retriever.
Mike Brown Michael Brown, MD, MPH
Dr. Brown is a pediatric hospitalist at WakeMed. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and received his MD and MPH from the University of North Carolina where he also completed his residency training. Prior to joining the WakeMed faculty in 2015, Dr. Brown served as an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In his role as APD, he oversees all aspects of the program at WakeMed. He loves to spend his free time outdoors – on the road, in the woods, or deep in the mountains. He and his wife are the proud parents to three sons.
Kaye Gable, MD
Dr. Gable is a general pediatrician at Cone Health. She is a Demon Deacon through and through, having completed her undergraduate, medical and residency training at Wake Forest University. Dr. Gable served as Medical Director of the newborn nursery at Cone until 2009 when she became Program Director of the Pediatric Teaching Program there. In her role as APD, she is in charge of all facets of the program at Cone Health; she is also the director of the UNC Primary Care Pediatrics Residency. Dr. Gable enjoys playing bridge, has never been seen without a cup of Bruegger’s Bagel tea in hand, and loves a stylish pair of heels.
Martha Perry, MD
Dr. Perry is a general pediatrician and adolescent specialist at the NC Children’s Hospital. She attended Princeton University for undergrad and the University of Massachusetts for medical school. She completed residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and adolescent medicine fellowship training at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Perry came to UNC in May of 2017. In her role as APD, she is a class advisor, director of our Adolescent Medicine rotation, and directory of our Continuity Clinic. Dr. Perry enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. As a family they like to travel, ski & snowboard or just hang out at home watching a good movie. Dr. Perry loves candy and has been known to eat a box of Peeps in under 5 minutes.
Eric Zwemer, MD
Dr. Zwemer is a pediatric hospitalist at the NC Children’s Hospital. He completed his undergraduate work at Princeton University, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed residency and Chief Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zwemer joined the UNC faculty in 2015. In his role as APD, he serves as a class advisor, oversees the handoff curriculum, and organizes an annual resident bowling competition complete with trophies (note: he is not good at bowling). In his free time, Dr. Zwemer is a self-proclaimed book nerd, tries to pretend he’s in shape by attending Orangetheory fitness classes, and is currently learning to play the ukulele. He and his wife Lillian are the proud parents to a daughter and a son.
Ali Carroll, MD
Ali earned a degree in Psychology from Davidson College (Go Wildcats!), where she and her twin sister also played soccer. She went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine for medical school and chose to remain here because of all the amazing residents, students, attendings and staff – the faculty are wonderful, really love to teach, and are dedicated to helping residents become well-rounded pediatricians…the residents seem to all enjoy working together and spending time together outside of work. Ali enjoys running, playing soccer and isn’t ashamed to admit that she is a bad reality TV junkie.
Adriana Cline, MD
Adriana completed her undergraduate degree and medical school at West Virginia University – let’s go Mountaineers!! She chose UNC because she was looking for a top notch academic pediatrics program that also was proud of their close knit community and family atmosphere – UNC offered the best of both worlds! Also, Adriana and her husband participated in the couples match and both were excited at the idea of exploring a new area during their residencies. In her spare time, Adriana loves to cook and bake, go to the beach, knit, read and play the piano.
Joanna Hales, MD
Joanna graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and attended Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school. She chose UNC for pediatric residency training because of all of the amazing residents and faculty encountered on the interview day – the residents are genuinely happy and are great friends with one another; she loved the idea of training at more than one hospital; and UNC is also a great destination for a couples match. Joanna enjoys running, hiking, cooking and yoga.
Kelly Lear
Kelly is a native North Carolinian, hailing from the coastal town of Jacksonville. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Psychology and minor in Music Performance. During her time as an undergraduate, she was a member of the trumpet section for the Marching Tar Heels. Kelly joined the Pediatric Education Office staff in 2001 as the student coordinator and began focusing on the residency in 2006. She is mom to Ruffin, her beloved Chihuahua, and doting aunt to her nephew, Atticus McRadicus. Kelly thinks Bon Jovi is the best band ever, dreams of one day owning a pet flamingo, and bleeds Carolina Blue – Go Heels!
Denita Moore
Denita is originally from Charlotte, NC but now calls rural Chatham County home. She graduated from North Carolina Central University with a BA in History Education. While at NCCU, Denita was a member of History Club, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu, and the Golden Key Honor Society. She joined the Pediatric Education Office staff in 2013 and her work primarily focuses on the residency with a little fellowship support sprinkled in for fun. Denita married her high school sweetheart (awww), and together, they are the proud parents to two dashingly handsome boys, Elijah and Ethan. Denita believes no day is complete without a cup of coffee, enjoys curling up with a good romance novel, and loves spending time with friends and family, especially her two boys!
SDavis Stephanie Davis, MD – Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Davis is a Tar Heel, earning her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. She received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed residency and pulmonology fellowship training at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis was a faculty member at UNC from 1999 until 2011, when she joined the Indiana University faculty. At IU, she held several leadership roles, including Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics, Division Chief for Pediatric Pulmonology, and Director of Ambulatory Services at the Riley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Davis returned to UNC in July 2018 as our Chair, and we are thrilled to welcome her back!
Robin Howard – Coordinator, Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency
Robin is a native North Carolinian and calls the town of Sanford home. She joined the Pediatric Education Office in 2010; in addition to serving as Med-Peds residency coordinator, Robin coordinates our Adolescent Medicine rotation and assists the Peds residency with numerous projects. She enjoys movies, the beach, and staying active in church. Robin is currently a junior at UNC and is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.
Hannah Coletti, MD – Chief Resident, Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency
Hannah is fortunate to have lived on 3 continents over her childhood, but has put her roots down in Chapel Hill where she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate and medical school. She has had broad clinical interests throughout medical school and residency and plans to pursue a career in general academic internal medicine and pediatrics. Outside of work, she and her spouse (Russell) like to spend time in the mountains and outer banks, explore local eats and breweries, and raise their daughter (Chloe) to be a true blue Tar Heel. Hannah listens to too many podcasts and her spirit animal would be the otter (because Hermione! and they hold hands! and their babies squeak!).

Program Educators

Our residents have the opportunity to work with exceptional faculty at three locations:

Allergy and Immunology
Wesley Burks, MD; Michelle Hernandez, MD; Kevin Kelly, MD; Edwin Kim, MD; Tim Moran, MD, PhD; David Peden, MD
Cardiology
Scott Buck, MD; John Cotton, MD; Sunita Ferns, MD; Elman Frantz, MD; Tim Hoffman, MD; Pamela Ro, MD
Critical Care
Jenny Boyd, MD; Katherine Clement, MD; Benny Joyner, MD, MPH; Meg Kihlstrom, MD; Afsaneh Pirzadeh, MD; Rebecca Smith, MD; Tina Willis, MD; Paul Shea, MD; Dan Lercher, MD
Emergency Medicine
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, MD; Neva Howard, MD; Cheryl Jackson, MD; Amy Levine, MD; William Mills, MD, MPH; Christine Walsh-Kelly, MD; Dan Lercher, MD; Dan Park, MD
Endocrinology
Ali Calikoglu, MD; Elizabeth Estrada, MD; Nina Jain, MD; Jennifer Law, MD; Maureen Su, MD; Amy Levenson, MD
Gastroenterology
Ajay Gulati, MD; Mike Kappelman, MD; Steve Lichtman, MD; Sabina Mir, MD; Francisco Sylvester, MD; Martin Ulshen, MD
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Sara Adams, MD; Molly Berkoff, MD, MPH; Julie Byerley, MD, MPH; Kathy Bradford, MD; Brian Bramson, MD; Arlene Chung, MD; Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH; Ria Dancel, MD; Neal deJong, MD, MPH; Eric Edwards, MD; Kori Flower, MD; Rick Hobbs, MD; Alison Kavanaugh, MD; Kelly Kimple, MD, MPH; Allen Liles, MD; Jake Lohr, MD; Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD; Dan Moran, MD; Laura Politte, MD; Greg Randolph, MD, MPH; John Rusher, MD; Carl Seashore, MD; Janelle Shumate, MD; Mike Steiner, MD; John Stephens, MD; Ashley Sutton, MD; Jennifer Vincent, MD; Richard Wardrop, MD; Christine Williams, MD; Eric Zwemer, MD; Martha Perry, MD; Maria Ferris, MD, PhD, MPH
Genetics and Metabolism
Art Aylsworth, MD; Muge Calikoglu, MD, MPH; Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD; Arti Pandya, MD; Cindy Powell, MD; Laurie Smith, MD
Hematology/Oncology
Julie Blatt, MD; Ian Davis, MD, PhD; Stuart Gold, MD; John Hipps, MD; Kimberly Kasow, DO; Rupa Redding-Lallinger, MD; Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD; Patrick Thompson, MD; Brent Weston, MD; Andrew Smitherman, MD; Thomas Alexander, MD
Infectious Disease
Toni Darville, MD; Tom Belhorn, MD, PhD; Ravi Jhaveri MD; Zach Willis, MD
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Sofia Aliaga, MD, MPH; Melissa Bauserman, MD, MPH; Carl Bose, MD; Matt Laughon, MD, MPH; Martin McCaffrey, MD; Mike O’Shea, MD; Sigal Peter-Wohl, MD; Wayne Price, MD; Alan Stiles, MD; Karen Wood, MD; Jackie Patterson, MD; Andrea Trembath, MD
Nephrology
Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH ; Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH; Keia Sanderson, MD; Katie Westreich, MD
Pulmonology
Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH; Chuck Esther, MD, PhD; Jennifer Goralski, MD; Marianna Henry, MD, MPH; Margaret Leigh, MD; Ceila Loughlin, MD; Marianne Muhlebach, MD; Terry Noah, MD; George Retsch-Bogart, MD
Rheumatology
Eve Wu, MD
Inpatient
David Adams, MD; Michael Brown, MD; Karen Chilton, MD; Bridget Donell, MD; Cheri Hanson, MD; Travis Honeycutt, MD; Stephen Leinenweber, MD; J.B. Lykes, MD; Chris Nassef, MD; Scottie Pate, MD; Mark Piehl, MD; Ivy Pointer, MD; John Sullivan, MD; Jennifer Vick, MD
Clinic
Rasheeda Monroe, MD; Elizabeth Cleland-Roberts, MD; Carrie Dow-Smith, MD; Jesse Hart, MD; Mythili Rajan, MD; Susan Sinden, MD; Betty Witman, MD
Teaching Faculty
Ola Akintemi, MD; Nicole Chandler, MD; Kaye Gable, MD; Whitney Haddix, MD; Maggie Hall, MD; Angie Hartsell, MD; Suresh Nagappan, MD; Pamela Reitnauer, MD, PhD; Kathryn Wyatt, PhD; David Williams, MD; Mike Cinoman, MD; Anna Kowalczyk-Kim, MD