Kecia N. Carroll, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, VUMC
Dr. Carroll completed her undergraduate medical training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Pediatric Residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, and a General Academic Pediatrics Research Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In hopes of preventing illness and improving the health of children, Dr. Carroll’s research emphasis includes investigating modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for asthma in children, including factors such as familial asthma and atopy, maternal exposures during pregnancy, and viral exposures during infancy. Dr. Carroll is a recipient of the Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program in Pulmonary Medicine and her current work investigating maternal dietary exposures during pregnancy and the development of early childhood asthma and atopy is funded by the NIH.
Ashley D. Chadha, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary Clinical Fellow, Second Year
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, VUMC
Stacy L. Dorris, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Dorris received her MD degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency and then her Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Vanderbilt. She currently sees pediatric patients with atopic conditions such as eczema, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergies. She has a particular interest in eczema and environmental pollution with its subsequent effects on asthma and allergies. Dr. Dorris' recent research interests involve atopy and the genomics of wheezing after influenza vaccination and rhinovirus infection and the association of folate supplementation in pregnancy and bronchiolitis in infants. She has authored articles on wheezing and prostacyclin. Recently she presented a poster on the "Burden of Early childhood Asthma in Children Born Preterm or With a History of Chronic Lung Disease" at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conference.
Susan Eilermann, RN, MSN, CPN, AE-C
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Asthma Educator; Ped. Allergy and Immunology Clinic at One Hundred Oaks, VUMC
Susan Eilermann has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and the vast majority has been in pediatrics. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) and a certified Asthma Educator. Susan's patient care interests include asthma and allergy education.
Mohammad F. Fazili, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, VUMC
Director, Pediatric Bronchoscopy Program
Dr. Fazili is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan and completed his pediatric residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio. His interests are pediatric pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders in children. Dr. Fazili is board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Melissa Gervase, PharmD
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist; Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Melissa earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 and then completed residencies in Asheville, North Carolina and here at Children's Hospital . She left to practice at Duke University Hospital then returned in 2009 to MCJCHV. Melissa counsels children and families about asthma medications as well as assisting providers in optimizing and monitoring drug therapy and interpreting medical laboratory results.
Meghan J. Lemke, MD
Practicing pediatric allergist and immunologist, Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Dr. Lemke, a graduate of Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, completed her training in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric allergy and immunology at Vanderbilt. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Her research interests are the effects of secondhand smoke exposure and maternal atopy on infant bronchiolitis severity. Prior to accepting her current position in Alabama last year, Dr. Lemke was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Brandi McClain, PNP-BC
Advanced Practice Nurse, Monroe J. Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Brandi is the Pediatric Sickle Cell and Asthma Nurse Practitioner for Vanderbilt-Meharry-Matthew Walker Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease. She has eight years' experience with pediatric emergency medicine and has served as the Resuscitation Program coordinator for Children's Hospital. Ms. McClain is also an adjunct faculty member for Tennessee State University's School of Nursing Program.
Natasha McClure, MSN, PNP-BC
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Ms. McClure received her MSN from Vanderbilt and is board certified as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner. She has worked as a staff nurse in a rural emergency department, the Vanderbilt University Hospital Burn Center and the Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. She has been a nursing instructor at Western Kentucky University and Belmont University and is now a faculty member at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing where she teaches clinical courses as well as community health nursing. Ms. McClure is working with Ellen O'Kelley to develop an innovative model for transitional care for patients to decrease ED utilization through interventions done by nursing students in the home setting. She begins the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rush University in 2014 and will continue to develop this project as a doctoral student.
Paul E. Moore, MD
Director, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology; Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Moore is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School. He completed training in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonary medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston, where he served on the faculty prior to joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2001. Dr. Moore's long-standing research interests have focused on genetics and asthma.
Ellen O'Kelley, PNP-BC, AE-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Asthma Educator
Assistant, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine; Dept of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center
Ellen, a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1979, has worked in pediatric and family primary care and in the specialties of dermatology, HIV/AIDS, and pulmonology. She is certified as an Asthma Educator and is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Asthma Educators. Ellen is a medical provider in the Children's Lung Center of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and her special interests include working with children with asthma and cystic fibrosis.
Sande Okelo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA
Dr. Okelo is the Director of the UCLA Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence (PACE) and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics at UCLA. He has been the recipient of many research grants and fellowships, including awards from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on the 'Development of a Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument' and 'Interventions to modify adherence to asthma guidelines'. Dr. Okelo is a national and international speaker on childhood asthma and is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.
Mark T. Peters, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, VUMC
Dr. Peters received his undergraduate medical training at Ohio State University, completed his Pediatric Residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital, and his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Pulmonology. He practices at Saint Thomas Hospital (in-patient and out-patient) and in the Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Out-Patient Clinic, both in Nashville. His interests include asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Jennifer Soares, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary Clinical Fellow, Third Year
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, VUMC
Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Maternal & Child Health, Tennessee Dept of Health
Dr. Warren is a graduate from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He then completed his Pediatrics residency, Chief Residency, and fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Vanderbilt School of Medicine where he also obtained a Master's in Public Health. Dr. Warren oversees child and family services in all 95 counties in TN including Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, Children's Special Services, and Asthma. Before joining the TDOH Dr. Warren served as an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt and as Medical Director in the Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination. In 2010 he was recognized as the Nashville Emerging Leader in the area of Health and Medical Services.
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