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Provider and Parent with ChildAs of January 1, 2022, Coastal Children’s Services and Coastal Carolina Neonatology is providing care as part of the UNC Health Children’s team. UNC Health Children’s in Wilmington, serves patients up to age 18 with complex conditions in multiple hospitals and outpatient clinics across southeastern North Carolina in the areas of Pediatric Cardiology, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Neonatology, Neurology, Pulmonology and Newborn Care. Our caring and compassionate pediatric professionals are trained for all levels of treatment required by young patients. We are continuously growing our network of specialized care providers to increase our value as a trusted source for parents in North Carolina. Our focus on continuing education and innovative care models enables us to provide our patients with standardized, high quality care.

In collaboration with the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center, we also offer:
Multidisciplinary Feeding Team
NICU Developmental Follow-up Clinic
Diabetes Team
Pediatric Sleep and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Lactation Team
Weight and Lifestyle Management Clinic


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  • Yvette Chop, MD, MPH

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Yvette B. Chop, MD, MPH

    Dr. Chop joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty on August 28, 2023. Dr. Chop received her BS from the University of Maryland in 2011, completed her medical degree at Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla in 2016, and earned a master’s in public health at Walden University, Minnesota in 2017. She was a Pediatric Resident at the Vidant Medical Center at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC from 2017 to 2020. She completed subspecialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital/The Ohio State University in 2023. Welcome Yvette!

  • Jack K. Sharp, MD, CM

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Jack K. Sharp, MD, CM

    Dr. Sharp joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty on July 31, 2023. Dr. Sharp completed his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1989. He was a Pediatric Intern at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1989 to 1990 and a Pediatric Resident and then Chief Resident at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at the Pennsylvania State University from 1990 to 1993. He completed subspecialty training in Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI in 1996. Dr. Sharp has held faculty positions at the Medical College of Virginia, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Duke University, and most recently at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Welcome Jack!

  • Dr. Christine Tangredi

    Tangredi Uses Her Past to Help Patients Have a Positive Future

    Dr. Christine Tangredi, a child neurologist in Wilmington, is using her own personal experience with a neurological disorder to help children and families in the community. She specializes in working with children with neurologic disorders including epilepsy at the Novant Health Nunnelee Pediatric Multispeciality Care Clinic at Autumn Hall.

  • Sonia Varghese MD, MPH, MBA

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Sonia Varghese, MD, MPH, MBA

    Dr. Varghese joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty on May 15, 2023. Dr. Varghese received her BA from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 2008, her MPH form the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth in 2010 and completed her medical degree at the American University of Antigua School of Medicine in 2016. She was a Pediatric Resident at UNC from 2016 to 2019. She completed her subspeciality training in Child Neurology at UNC in 2022. Since graduating, she has practiced with THINK Neurology for Kids in Houston TX. Welcome back Sonia!