Pediatrics Residents

  

First Year Residents      Second Year Residents     Third Year Residents

 Instructor/Adm. Chief Resident

 

First Year  
Armour-Jones

Margaret "Meg" Armour-Jones, MD

PGY-1

Medical School:St. George's University, Grenada

 

I was born and raised in Sewanee, TN, about an hour away from Chattanooga. I spent my first 2 years of college there as well, and I participated in the EMS program during my time there. I became an EMT and worked both on the ambulance and in the ER at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis where I did my second half of college at University of Memphis. This set me on the track to go to medical school! I went to St. George’s University in Grenada for medical school. While there I spent any spare time SCUBA diving and hiking, and even got Rescue SCUBA certified. I was so happy to return to Chattanooga for my residency, as I’m so close to home! Here I have become an avid member of the local Crossfit community, and I try to spend as much time as I can at the gym or at the local dog parks with my Great Dane! 

 

Biller

Alexandra Biller, DO

PGY-1

Medical School:  Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York

 

I am orginally from and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. I attended college at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where I majored in Biology and Psychology and minored in Spanish. After finishing my degrees I spent a year working as a patient care technician at the Medical University of South Carolina; it was there that I realized I belonged in the crazy but fun world of Pediatrics. I moved to New York in order to be part of the inagural class of a new medical school and enjoyed the change of pace and scenery, but I realized my heart was back in the Southeast. I first came to UT Chattanooga and the Children's Hospital at Erlanger as a visiting 4th year medical student and immediately fell in love with the city, the people, and most of all the residency program. After four short weeks, the residents already felt like a part of my family! As soon as I left I knew this program had a special place in my heart, and I was thrilled when I found out I had matched here for residency. This program has so much to offer with incredible faculty and mentors, amazing co-residents who truly become your closest friends and family, and learning opportunities around every corner. I love Chattanooga and all of the things it has to offer: hiking, outdoor activities, restaurants, events, music, art, and beautiful river and mountain views around every corner. I feel so lucky to be here and cannot imagine being anywhere else!

Camper

Sarah Jane Camper, DO

PGY-1

Medical School:  LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lindsey Gordon

Lindsey Gordon, DO

PGY-1

Medical School:  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

 

I was born and raised in Dayton, OH. I completed my undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at The University of Kentucky. I then moved to WV for medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. I was fortunate enough to do a rotation in Chattanooga during my fourth year and knew instantly it would make for an excellent training program with friendly faculty. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my fellow co-residents, and trying out the abundance of restaurants in the city!

 

Hari Gopal

Srirupa Hari Gopal, MD

PGY-1

Medical School:  Kilpauk Medical College, India

 

Hello, I am Rupa! I was born and raised in Tamil Nadu, India. I went to Medical School in India and moved to the US after marrying my best friend, who I have known for almost 20 years now!!! We lived in Nashville and loved visiting Chattanooga. I remember coming to Ruby falls as one of my first weekend getaways and absolutely loved the city for the picturesque views and outdoorsy activities.  I enjoy spending time with my husband, travelling, baking, binge-watching series and of course, long naps!!I am also trained in Indian classical music and use singing as a way to calm myself down. Our program is a wonderful place to train at. The faculty and residents are very supportive and this is a beautiful family to be a part of.

 

Stephanie Mueller

Stephanie Mueller, MD

PGY-1

Medical School:  St. George's University, Grenada

 

Hi there! I am originally from a small farm town in Southern Illinois and had the opportunity to move down South for my undergraduate degree at Southeastern Louisiana University, where I was a volleyball student-athlete. After traveling 10 hours away from my humble beginnings, I decided to head even further south for my medical school career at St. George’s University, on the beautiful island of Grenada. After undergrad, my heart belonged to the South. With that said, I also needed mountains, bodies of water, and a plethora of outdoor activities- Chattanooga was a perfect match. I was additionally thrilled to come to UTCOM Chattanooga for Peds residency because of the opportunities unique to a smaller program- attendings love to teach and show a genuine interest in us as individuals and my co-residents are my family!

 

Kathryn Oelsner

Kathryn Oelsner, MD

PGY-1

Medical School:  Medical University of South Carolina

 

I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. I went to Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where I met my husbad (who is currently a General Surgery resident at Erlaner). We got married 2 weeks before starting medical school at the Medical Universtiy of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and went through the experience together. We had our son, William, there in Charleston. We discvoered Chattanooga first during medical school and fell in love with the city. It's not only a beautiful place to live, it's a great place to raise a family and you will never get bored with all the activities available ( from hiking, paddle-boarding to restaurants and the aquarium downtown). In our spare time, we like to hike, explore the parks and walks downtown, race around the house with my son's toy firetruck, or grab a cup of coffee at Milk and Honey.

 

 

palmieri

Michael Palmieri, MD

PGY-1

Cooper Medical School:  Rowan University, NJ

   
   
Second Year  

Michael Facciolo, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

 

I was born and raised in Columbus, GA. I graduated from Columbus State University with degree in Psychology. I first visited UTCOM-Chattanooga for a junior internship as a 4th year medical student, and I was sold. I was really impressed with how much time the attendings spent teaching, how tight-knit the residents were, and how helpful and supportive the other staff were. Now that I'm on the other side, I'm happy to say those things still hold true. Since moving here, I've loved discovering the great trails, parks, activities, music, and restaurants Chattanooga has to offer!

 

 

Jordan Foutch, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: University of Tennessee

 

 

William Gaylord, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean

 

I grew up in Indiana and attended undergrad at Indiana University before going to the Caribbean for medical school.  I rotated here during my fourth year and immediately knew that this would be a great place to train. I felt that the residents were enjoying their time here and that the attendings were all here to help make them better pediatricians. All impressions and expectations that I had for this program and Chattanooga have continued to be true as I have started my own training. I love the area and the many things that Chattanooga has to offer. I have been able to go hiking with my dog, visit many of the great restaurants here and slowly chip away at my list of things I want to see around Chattanooga! 


 

 

 

Faith Lindsay, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: East Tennessee State University

 

Hello, everyone! I am originally from Knoxville, TN and decided to move up to the Midwest for undergrad at Butler University. I enjoyed my time in Indiana, but decided to move to Spain for a bit and work as an Au pair for two wonderful Catalonian children. I made my way back home to TN for medical school at ETSU and residency here in Chattanooga! My boyfriend and I have been together since we met in anatomy lab at ETSU, and he is currently an internal resident at Chattanooga. We, along with our dog Sherlock and cat Mycroft, throughly enjoy Chattanooga and all the outdoor activities, events, and energy it has to offer. I couldn't ask for better co-residents and faculty here at Chattanooga and I am so excited to be a part of this city that continues to grow.

 

 

Parker Plant, DO

PGY-2

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT receiving a degree in Biology from the University of Utah.  Having originally fell in love with the Southeast during a two year LDS Mission to East Tennessee, I attended Medical School at VCOM in South Carolina.  During a 4th year rotation in Chattanooga, I enjoyed working with the residents and attendings and wanted to be a part of a great group of people.  My wife and children love it here in Chattanooga and we're very grateful to be in such a beautiful part of the country.  I often say I wasn't born in the South, but got here as soon as I could and Chattanooga has only strengthened that sentiment. 

 

 

Qureshi

Aslam Qureshi, MD

PGY-2

Fellowship:  Pediatric Nephrology, UT-Memphis

 

I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and graduated from Sindh Medical College. After graduation, I did my FCPS in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. I moved to Fremont, CA with my family in 2006 and worked in pharmaceutical research, clinic laboratory and imaging center. I completed the Fellowship in Neonatal and Infant feeding program at Columbus, OH, and the fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, UTHSC, where I had the opportunity to work with great mentors and colleagues. I am excited to work with this great team in the Pediatric Residency Program at Children's Hospital at Erlanger, Chattanooga. I enjoy exploring the scenic outdoors of Chattanooga with family and friends, playing keyboard, and cooking new foods.

 

 

Meredith Stroud, DO

PGY-2

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN

 

I was born and raised in Louisville, KY.  I attended Furman University in Greenville, SC and graduated with a degree in Biology.  I met my husband in college, and we got married the year prior to starting medical school.  We then moved to the Cumberland Gap, TN for medical school and then bounced around to Kingsport, then Bristol and now Chattanooga.  We have loved every place we've lived so far and are excited to explore all that Chattanooga has to offer.  I love spending time with my wonderful husband, adorable son, the rest of my loving family and our new awesome Chattanooga resident family.  I also enjoy photography, playing sports and pretty much anything that takes me outside.

 

 

 Ana Varela Windemuller, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: University of Tennessee

 

Hi! I am a graduate of UTHSC where I did my 3rd and 4th year in Chattanooga, TN after transferring from University of Illinois College of Medicine. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised mainly in Memphis, TN. I enjoy being with my 4 children (ages 3-11), traveling, spending time with friends, cooking and drinking a good glass of red wine (however any glass of wine is better than none).

 

Jack Whitehead, MD

PGY-2

Medical School: East Tennessee State University

 

I grew up outside of Nashville, TN, got my undergrad degree in biomedical engineering at UTK, and then went to medical school at ETSU in Johnson City. I have been all over Tennessee, and Chattanooga is making a strong case for favorite so far! It is surrounded by a great deal of natural beauty to explore and has many great events and amenities. I met my wife in the 5th grade, and we have been married for 2 years. We have a dog named Piper that we enjoy taking on the many walking/hiking trails and bridge around Chattanooga. I also enjoy pickup basketball at the ARC, intramural sports, spikeball, fantasy football, woodworking, magic tricks, and videogames.

 

 Third Year  
Adeyemo

Monsurat "Tayo" Adeyemo, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

 

I was born in Nashville, TN. I graduated from the illustrious Howard University with a degree in biology. During my clinical rotations, I was fortunate enough to do a rotation at UTCOM Chattanooga.  I immediately felt welcomed and was amazed by everyone's eagerness to teach and help me in any way. I'm happy to say that feeling remains the same as I begin my pediatrics residency. My current hobbies include long naps on my couch, contemplating working out, traveling, enjoying good food and spending time with my fellow interns!

 

Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: West Virginia University

 

I am from Oliver Springs, TN. I attended Maryville College and obtained a degree in Biochemistry.  I loved Maryville College.  I attended medical school at West Virginia University.  I enjoy being in Chattanooga. It feels like home. The people are friendly, and the city is fun. I enjoy movies, baking, and reading. I am a Tennessee Volunteers fan! I love being close to home and being able to spend time with my family and friends.

 

Dyess

Ryan Dyess, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

 

I am from Reno, NV, where I graduated with a computer science degree.  I was working building websites and iPhone applications prior to pursuing my medical degree. I have a strong interest in type I diabetes and have volunteered for many years at multiple diabetes camps. I enjoy hiking, biking, as well as playing and watching almost all sports. I have found Chattanooga is perfect for those leisure-time activities.

 

Keilman

Rachel Keilman, M.D.

PGY-3

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

 

I was raised in the most magical city on earth, Orlando, FL! I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Psychology. During my college summers, I worked for the Walt Disney World Company, so pediatrics came as a natural fit.  I first visited UTCOM-Chattanooga as a 4th year medical student during my PICU elective.  UTCOM-Chattanooga quickly became my top choice for residency.  The faculty, staff and residents provided an exceptional learning environment in which they were very welcoming and willing to teach. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, running along the riverfront and exploring the outdoors.

 

Loretta Parker

Loretta Parker, DO

PGY-3

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harroate, TN

 

Hi! I grew up in Jonesborough, TN. I attended college at Sewanee: The university of the South, which is about 45 minutes away. While there, I met my amazing husband, Zach! We both love the area with all our heart, and that is one reason why we wanted to come to Chattanooga--it just felt like home! After undergrad, I completed medical school at LMU-DCOM. I love yoga, baking, cooking and eating at all the amazing and unique restaurants in the area.

 

Joe Vukin

Joseph Vukin, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

 

I am originally from Dayton, OH.  I received my BS in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, OH.  I worked in Chicago for several years before earning a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.  With a burgeoning interest in health policy and medicine, I returned to academia to earn my MD.  I have always enjoyed working with children and was excited to come to Chattanooga for Pediatrics residency because of the opportunities unique to a smaller program, the dedicated faculty and the proximity to the mountains and rivers of the Southeastern United States.  My wife and I are thrilled to call Chattanooga home for the next several years and to share in the excitement and energy of this budding city.

 

Cole Webster

Nicholas "Cole" Webster, MD

PGY-3

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

 

Hi!  I was born in Tifton, a small town in South Georgia and moved to Atlanta, GA when I was twelve. I attended Florida State University for my underduate degree; this is where I met my beautiful wife, Chelsea.  I love spending time with my wife and son, Cayden (now 15 months), as well as the rest of my family. An avid sports fan, I love watching my Seminoles and Atlanta teams. I enjoy playing all sports, especially tennis, golf and basketball. We love being in Chattanooga because of the friendly people, the vas array of outdoor activities available and the fact that it's ranked #8 for best pizza cities.

 


 

 

   
 jeswin john

 

 Jeswin John, MD

 Instructor/Administrative Pediatrics Chief Resident

 Medical School: Ross University (West Indies)

 Residency:  UTCOM Chattanooga Pediatrics

 

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