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Our Trainees Past and Present
 

Our current pediatric surgery residents

Van ArendonkKyle Van Arendonk, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow
2016-2018

Kyle is a clinical fellow in pediatric surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.  He completed his General Surgery residency training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Margaret Gallagher, M.D. Margaret Gallagher, M.D.
Clinical Fellow
2017-2019

Maggie is a clinical fellow in pediatric surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences F. Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda Maryland. She completed her General Surgery residence training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Graduates

Name Year Practice
Adam S. Brinkman 2017 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Syamal D. Bhattacharya 2016 T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
Brian T. Bucher 2015 University of Utah Primary Children’s Hospital
Melissa E. Danko 2014 Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nathan M. Novotny 2013 Beaumont Children’s Hospital
Colin A. Martin 2012 University of Alabama School of Medicine
Thomas P. Rauth 2011 Centennial Medical Center
Joshua B. Glenn 2010 Pediatric Surgical Associates, Navicent Health
Barry R. Berch 2009 University of Mississippi Medical Center

Our history

The origins of Pediatric Surgery at Vanderbilt date back to 1925, when the first patient evaluated in the new Vanderbilt University Hospital emergency department was a child presenting with an acute abdomen. From this point forward, many of the giants of American surgery made original and significant contributions to Pediatric Surgery while on staff at Vanderbilt.

Dr. H. William Scott made many contributions to pediatric surgery, including the first total repair of tetralogy of Fallot in 1955. During the World War II era, it was Dr. Scott who launched pediatric surgery at Vanderbilt. While pursuing his core general surgery training in Boston, Dr. Scott had the unique opportunity to gain three years of pediatric surgery experience under Drs. Ladd and Gross at Boston Children's Hospital, giving him an enormous exposure to the field. As a result of Dr. Scott's pediatric surgery experiences and tremendous influence, many of the current leaders in pediatric surgery nationally, including Vanderbilt's own Drs. O'Neill and Neblett, have developed a strong interest and legacy in the training of both general and pediatric surgeons.

Along with the collaboration of Dr. George Holcomb, Jr., Drs. O'Neill and Neblett are largely responsible for the development and growth of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Vanderbilt as we know it today. As a testament to that growth and its commitment to continue to educate future pediatric surgeons to the highest level, in July of 2007, the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Vanderbilt began its fully accredited residency training program in Pediatric Surgery.


Last Edited: December 18, 2017
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