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The health care providers in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine have expertise in the comprehensive health care of children from birth through their early adult years.  In addition to primary care, we provide subspecialty care in Adolescent Medicine, Child Maltreatment, and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. In addition, our generalists are skilled in caring for children with medically complex conditions.  We are performing groundbreaking research across a wide range of topics, including the social and contextual factors that shape health outcomes and health equity. Our faculty teach foundational concepts in pediatric care to students, residents, and fellow trainees.  We advocate for policy changes to improve the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and families.

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We will transform the health of children and adolescents as a leader in general pediatrics. We will provide high quality and comprehensive patient- and family-centered care, innovative teaching, and groundbreaking research that will impact practice and policy.


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  • Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP

    Gonzalez New Assoc. Director for Addiction Medicine Fellowship

    Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has joined the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program to serve as Associate Program Director. Dr. Gonzales joined the UNC Department of Pediatrics in August 2022.  Prior, Dr. Gonzalez completed a Pediatric Residency at New York Medical Center/Westchester Medical Center in 2008 and completed an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2009. Dr. Gonzalez also served for several years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Congratulations Dr. Gonzalez!

  • Joyner & McNeal-Trice

    Joyner & McNeal-Trice Elected to American Pediatric Society

    The American Pediatric Society (APS) council members have formally elected Benny Joyner, MD, MPH, and Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, to Active membership with the society. Active member nominations are accepted for individuals who reside in the United States or Canada who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally and/or internationally, as determined by the Council, and who have well-established credentials as teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose contributions have advanced child health.

  • Herrera and Weiss

    Herrera and Weiss Selected for Passing the Torch

    Dr. Adriana Herrera, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and Dr. Jasmine Weiss, Assistant Professor in General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine have been selected to be a part of the 2022-2023 Passing the Torch Cohort. Both are true assets to our health care system and to the UNC Department of Pediatrics!

    Passing the Torch is a faculty development program uniquely suited to junior Clinician Educator faculty to develop further patient care and teaching skills with a person-centered model. Supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Passing the Torch program strives to equip faculty with a variety of humanistic skills through experiential learning methods. As one of twelve participating program sites, the UNC School of Medicine is part of a larger cohort of medical institutions working toward helping faculty become better role models. Sites are in the process of evaluating program outcomes and hope to publish their learnings.

    Congratulations Adriana and Jasmine!

  • Samantha Schilling, MD, MSHP

    Schilling New Assoc. Director of Pediatrics for NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship

    Congratulations to Dr. Sam Schilling!  Samantha Schilling, MD, MSHP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has joined the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship program to serve as Associate Director of Pediatrics. Dr. Schilling has great expertise on mechanisms of child abuse prevention and conducts primary care-based studies of parenting interventions on the impact of parental self-efficacy, effectiveness, and reducing severe discipline and abuse. For years Dr. Schilling has been an important participant in the recruitment piece of the fellowship, meeting with potential fellows and providing key feedback. Dr. Schilling will expand the core faculty expertise within the program and enhance the fellowship experience.