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Welcome new Pediatrics faculty members

Thursday, July 14, 2016
CHC lobby

Welcome to the newest members of the Department of Pediatrics!

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Sarah Holsopple, MD, received her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and is transitioning from the Duke Pediatrics Residency program to her position as a clinical associate in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. [Start date:  07/01/2016]

Christopher Severyn, MD, received his MD from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and PhD from Oregon Health & Science University. He is transitioning from the Duke Pediatrics Residency program to his position as a clinical associate in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Cardiology 

Patsy Park, MD, received her MD from George Washington University and completed her Pediatric Residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She is transitioning from her Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina to her position as medical instructor in the Division of Cardiology. [Start date: 08/01/2016]

Zebulon Spector, MD, is a medical instructor in the Division of Cardiology. He received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington School of Medicine and comes to Duke from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. [Start date: 08/01/2016]

Critical Care Medicine

Kimberly Jackson, MD, is assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. She obtained her MD from East Carolina University and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina and comes to Duke from Children’s of Alabama. Her special interests include caring for critically ill children with congenital and acquired heart disease, with particular interests in single ventricle physiology, pulmonary hypertension and mechanical support for the failing heart. [Start date: 08/01/2016]

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Alisha Mavis, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastronenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She obtained her MD at the University of Oklahoma before moving to Milwaukee to pursue pediatric residency and GI fellowship training. She continued her training in Chicago (Northwestern) where she did an additional fellowship year in advanced transplant hepatology. She remained at Northwestern for one year before coming to Duke. In addition to her expertise in multiple areas of routine pediatric hepatology and liver transplantation, Dr. Mavis has a specialized clinical interest in liver disease in children with complex single cardiac ventricle physiology. [Start date: 06/20/2016]

Hematology-Oncology

Kristin Schroeder, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology-Oncology. She began the Global Health Pathway after completing Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Neuro-Oncology Fellowships at Duke, Pediatrics Residency at UNC Children’s Hospital, MPH at West Virginia University and MD from Georgetown. During fellowship she was awarded a Duke Global Health Travel Grant to explore partnerships in neuro-oncology research in Uganda and examine the incidence of meningiomas. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Hospital and Emergency Medicine

Ernestina (Tina) Maria Belt, MD, is an assistant professor in Hospital and Emergency Medicine. She received her MD from the Baylor College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training (chief) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  She comes to Duke from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. [Start date: 08/01/2016]

Kathryn Crampton, MD, is an assistant professor in Hospital and Emergency Medicine. She received her MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and comes to Duke from Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida. [Start date: 09/19/2016]

Victoria Parente, MD, received her MD from Stony Brook University of Medicine and MPH from Stony Brook. She is transitioning from her position as co-chief resident of the Duke Pediatrics Residency program to her position as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hospital and Emergency Medicine. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Emily Sterrett, MD, will join us in October as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hospital and Emergency Medicine. She received her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School and comes to Duke from Cincinnati Children’s. [Start date: 10/01/2016]

Infectious Diseases

Matthew Kelly, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and has a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kelly completed his residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Prior to starting the Infectious Diseases fellowship at Duke, he worked as a hospitalist and conducted research in Botswana and South Africa as the Africa Fellow in the David Pincus Global Health Fellowship (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia).  During fellowship, Dr. Kelly continued his research studies in Botswana, examining the causes and treatment outcomes of severe pneumonia among infants born to HIV-infected mothers. During fellowship, he also earned his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at UNC in Biostatistics. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Medical Genetics

Jessica Schwartz, MD, is a clinical associate in the Division of Medical Genetics. [Start date: 08/29/2016]

Ashlee Stiles, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Genetics [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Neonatology

Rachel Greenberg, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. She obtained her MD from Duke University and completed her residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. She also obtained a master’s in biostatistics at Duke University. Dr. Greenberg’s research focuses on infections in the neonatal intensive care unit, as well as improving safety and efficacy of drugs in premature infants. She served as a mentor for the 2015 NCC Summer Research Experience Program. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Lawrence Ku, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. He received his MD from Wayne State University and completed residency training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He completed his fellowship in Neonatology at Duke and has special interests in pharmacokinetics in the NICU. [Start date: 08/01/2016]

Noelle Younge, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. She completed her MD and residency training at the University of Minnesota . She completed her fellowship in Neonatology at Duke University Medical Center. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Nephrology

Eileen Tsai Chambers, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Nephrology.  She received her MD from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at UCLA Medical Center and joins us from Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA . Dr. Chambers’ research interest in transplant immunology, combined with her desire to improve kidney transplant outcomes, led her to focus on B cell immune responses. Additionally, she has focused on projects which highlight the risk factors, clinical course, and innovative treatments for Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and non-HLA antibodies in pediatric kidney transplantation. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Neurology

Klaus Werner, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neurology. He completed his MD degree at the Rheinische-Friedrich-ilhelms Universität, Bonn, his PhD at the University College of London, and his  fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Werner joins Duke following four years on the faculty at Upstate Medical University of New York. His clinical interests include headaches, botox therapy for headache, tuberous sclerosis, and general pediatric neurology. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Primary Care

Sophie Shaikh, MD, received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine, MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MSc from University of Bristol, UK.  She is transitioning from the Duke Pediatrics Residency program to her position as medical instructor in the Division of Primary Care. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Pulmonary

Jason Lang, MD, MPH, is joining the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine as an associate professor coming from Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando Florida. He received his MD from University of Vermont College of Medicine, his MPH from University of Florida, and he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a research fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health studying obesity and asthma. [Start date: 09/01/2016]

Pediatrics Residency Program

Tracey Liljestrom, MD, received her MD from University of Virginia School of Medicine  and is transitioning to her position as co-chief resident in the Duke Pediatrics Residency program. [Start date: 07/01/2016]

Carolyn Sawyer, MD, received her MD from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine  and is transitioning to her position as co-chief resident in the Duke Pediatrics Residency program. [Start date: 07/01/2016]