Pediatrics Residents


First Year Residents      Second Year Residents     Third Year Residents

 Instructor/Adm. Chief Resident


First Year  

Michael Facciolo, MD


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


Medical School: University of Tennessee



William Gaylord, MD


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


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


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. 




Meredith Stroud, DO


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


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


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.


 Second Year  

Monsurat "Tayo" Adeyemo, MD


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


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.



Ryan Dyess, MD


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.



Rachel Keilman, M.D.


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


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


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


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.


 Third Year



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Ann Blake, MD


 Medical School: Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of

 Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology


Shalom! I hail from the far off isle of Manhattan. Despite being a native New Yorker, I never grew accustomed to the North East winters and thus went to medical school in Israel. When looking for a residency program, I knew needed to be in a place where the weather is warm and the people are friendly, and Chattanooga fit the bill perfectly!


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  Christie Cherian, MD


 Medical School: Ross University (West Indies)


Born in Oklahoma City, raised in Dallas, Texas where I attended University of Texas at Dallas for my undergraduate studies. Afterwards I attended Ross University School of Medicine to pursue my medical degree. My hobbies and interests include spending time with family & close friends, singing Indian classical music, trying out new restaurants, international travel and anything beauty or fashion. There are multiple reasons I chose UT COM Chattanooga. With the camaraderie among residents, dedicated faculty and diverse pathology I knew this was a great place to train. Being born and raised in the South, I definitely felt right at home when I visited Chattanooga. In addition the scenic beauty and southern hospitality made it the perfect match for me. I am so honored to be a part of the UTCOM Chattanooga family.


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 Lauren Fox-Bergvin, DO


 Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk

 College of Osteopathic Medicine


My name is Lauren Fox-Bergvin, DO. I am a PGY-1 from Crossville, TN.  I completed a BA in Audiology from The University of Tennessee in 2011.  I am a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.  My husband, Erik, and I are thrilled about being in Chattanooga, as we are passionate about serving others in this area of TN.  My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, eating/cooking, anything University of TN athletics, water activities, theatre, church activities, traveling, and volunteering. 


 lourdes gonzalez


 Lourdes Gonzalez, MD


 Medical School: Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Médicas

 de Centro América


I was born in El Salvador and studied in Costa Rica, so when I came to Chattanooga it was a complete culture shock at first but that changed in a heartbeat. This city and especially the hospital is so open and exciting and friendly. I personally am a huge fan of running and outdoor activity so this place is perfect. It an amazing place to start your career as a future pediatrician!


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  Jeswin John, MD


 Medical School: Ross University (West Indies)


Jeswin was born in Kerala, India and moved to Michigan with her family while in high school.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She moved to Dominica to attend Ross University School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, traveling, and exploring nature. Jeswin visited Chattanooga in 2013 and returned in 2014 to do a 4th year elective.  Apart from the desire to escape the subzero Michigan winters, the supportive faculty and the resident team at UTCOM attracted her back to Chattanooga. She is pleased with the wide variety of patient population and is looking forward to spending her three years in the beautiful city of Chattanooga.



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 Jared Onley, MD


 Medical School:  University of Tennessee


Jared is a graduate from UTHSC, where he did his 3rd and 4th year in Knoxville TN after transferring from University of Kentucky COM.  He is originally from Washington state, where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Whitworth University in Spokane WA. His wife is a PhD candidate at UT Knoxville. In his spare time he enjoys piano and is an avid LEGO collector.


  Elizabeth Bernard Peeler, DO


 Medical School:  University of North Texas Health Science

 Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


"I am originally from Southlake, Texas and completed medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. I recieved my B.S. degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and my M.S. from the University of North Texas in Fort Worth, Texas.  I couple's matched with my fiance, who is a familly medicine resident, and we both couldn't be any happier! I enjoy running, shopping, and spending time with my family."


Amit Shah


 Amit Shah, MD


Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine



Chief Resident


Julia Katsuura, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident

Medical School: Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University (NY)

Residency: UT Chattanooga Pediatrics

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