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About Us

The UNC Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is a group of health care providers who:

  • Have expertise in comprehensive health care of children from birth to early adult years.
  • In addition to primary care, provide subspecialty care in Adolescent Medicine, Child Abuse Pediatrics, and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Our generalists also have specific expertise in caring for children with medical complexity.
  • Perform important research across a wide range of topics including the social and contextual factors that shape health outcomes, health equity and other health services research.
  • Teach foundational concepts in pediatrics care to students, residents and fellow trainees.
  • Advocate for policy changes that will improve the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families.

Our Vision

We will transform health, well-being, and health care delivery for children, adolescents, and young adults as a leader in whole-person care. We will provide and increase access to high quality, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive patient- and family-centered care that optimizes the development, safety, and well-being of children and adolescents. Our innovative teaching, groundbreaking research, and advocacy to improve policy will lead to greater health equity for children and adolescents.


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  • Heather Williams, MD

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Heather Williams, MD

    Dr. Williams joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty on May 1, 2023. Dr. Williams received her BS from Virginia Tech in 2007 and completed her medical degree at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in 2012. She was a Pediatric Resident at UNC from 2012 to 2015. Since graduating, she has practiced as a General Pediatrician in New Hampshire. Dr. Williams will be working with the team at UNC Pediatrics at Pittsboro. Welcome back Heather!

  • 2023 AOA Pediatrics Inductees

    Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts 3 from Pediatrics

    We are excited to congratulate Pediatrics department members recently inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA). Election to Alpha Omega Alpha signifies a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. Membership in the society confers recognition of someone’s dedication to the profession and art of healing. Many congratulations to Laura Rachal, MD, Alhaji Mohammed, MD, and Chris Okorieocha, MD.

  • Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

    McNeal-Trice Selected for National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP)

    Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, has been selected to join the second class admitted to the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP). Members are selected after careful peer review. Reviewers congratulated Dr. McNeal-Trice on the depth and breadth of her educational experiences, expertise, and contributions to the field.

  • Molly Berkoff, MD, MPH

    Berkoff Receives Faculty Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award

    Molly Berkoff, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Medical Director, Child Medical Evaluation Program, School of Medicine, was recognized with the faculty Bryan Award for significant contributions to creating high-quality services for North Carolina children who have experienced abuse and neglect.