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Chattanooga Pediatrics Residents

 

PL-1 Residents

 

Danielle Allen, MD, 1st Yr Resident

Danielle Allen, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  St. George's University School of Medicine

Cole Atkins, MD.

Cole Atkins, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine

I grew up in middle Tennessee, but fell in love with the Chattanooga area when I came here for undergrad. I knew I eventually wanted to make my way back to this area, but the strengths of this program, including brand new outpatient clinic, expanding PICU, high volume ED, and great attendings that love to teach made this my number one choice for residency. Ultimately I felt that this program was the best place for my training and I get the added benefits of living in a city with plenty of outdoor activities to participate in!

Daniel Hughes, MD

Daniel Hughes  MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia

Brittney Johnston, DO, PL-1 Resident

Brittney Johnston, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  Lincolon Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Katelyn Sturdivant O'Brien, MD

Katelyn Sturdivant O'Brien, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  Mercer University School of Medicine

James Keelan Passmore, MD, PL-1 Resident

James Keelan Passmore, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  Medical College of Georgia

Hey everyone! Before residency, I had spent my entire life in Georgia. I was born and raised in Gainesville, went to college in Demorest, and then attended medical school in Augusta and Rome. Naturally, my first venture outside the state is just right over the border in the beautiful city of Chattanooga. The people, scenery, and vibe are truly unique.  It already feels like home in so many ways, and I have so much left to explore and discover. Outside of the medical world I enjoy basketball, board games, eating food, and listening to my fiancée play the piano.

Daniel Pham, DO, PL-1 Resident

Dan Pham, DO
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born in California but grew up in Arkansas where I met my wonderful wife in high school. I attended the University of Arkansas for my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and medical school in Jonesboro, AR. My wife and I absolutely love Chattanooga and I feel extremely thankful to be able to train here and be a part of such an awesome program. In my free time I like to spend time with my wife and our dog, watch sports, and play video and board games.

Alexander Pope, MD, PL-1 Resident

Alexander Pope, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Hey! I was born in a small town in Middle Tennessee called Shelbyville. From there I went on to attend high school in Murfreesboro, college in Knoxville, then medical school in Memphis, and finally I'm here in Chattanooga for residency. That being said, I've lived all over the state, but I'm so happy to finally be living in my favorite city, Chattanooga. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, reading, and hanging out poolside.

Pahola Rodriguez, MD, PL-1 Resident

Pahola Rodriguez, MD
PL-1 Resident
Medical School:  Morehouse School of Medicine

PL-2 Residents

Joshua Bland, MD, PL-2 Resident 

Joshua Bland, MD
PL-2

Medical School: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Tanner Cabbage, DO, PL-2 Resident 

Tanner Cabbage, DO
PL-2
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Jenna Dedeker, MD, PL-2 Resident

Jenna Dedeker, MD
PL-2

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Hello! I was born and raised here in Chattanooga. I attended a small college just outside of Chattanooga, where I met my husband. We both went out to Southern California for graduate school, but the south was always calling me back. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to train here where I am close to family and in a program I love. During my spare time I like to hike with my husband and dogs, camp, watch football and spend time with my family.

 

Kathleen DeMars, MD, PL-2 Resident

Katie DeMars, MD
PL-2
Medical School: East Tennessee State University

Hey guys! I was born and raised in Chattanooga. I went to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for undergrad, after spending a year at UT-Knoxville. Following a gap year, I went up to the mountains of Johnson City, TN for med school at East Tennessee State University. I love my hometown and knew I wanted to explore our program. I did an inpatient away rotation here and I loved it! Our attendings and residents are very close knit. I felt like a part of the family early on, and knew I wanted to call Erlanger home. Chattanooga is an awesome city and has something for everyone. In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants, spending time with my family and significant other, and grabbing a craft beer with friends.

 

Merla Hubler, MD, PL-2 Resident

Merla Hubler, MD, PhD
PL-2
Medical School: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

I was born in Germany and grew up in central Illinois. I did my undergrad at the University of Illinois, then moved down to Tennessee for grad school. I completed the medical scientist training program at Vanderbilt University. I am now so happy to be a part of the UT Chattanooga Pediatrics Program! Since starting in the program, it has felt like home. Not only do all the residents support each other, but we have uniquely close relationships with the attendings. I have also fallen in love with Chattanooga for many reasons - the outdoor activities, cool breweries and restaurants, and the comfortable size of the city. Chattanooga and this program are hidden gems. I wouldn't rather be anywhere else!

Daniel Mathis, MD, PL-2 Resident

Daniel Mathis, MD
PL-2
Medical School: East Tennessee State University

I was born and raised in Mt. Juliet, TN. I went to Union University in west Tennessee to complete my undergraduate degree in biochemistry, where I also put a ring on my high school sweetheart's finger. We then traveled up I-40 to the other side of the state for medical school at East Tennessee State University. Chattanooga was a fun place I would visit growing up, but I really fell in love with the city and the people when I did a rotation here as a medical student. Within the program, I sensed a sincere desire to invest in me as an individual and as part of a close-knit family. I feel very blessed to be here for my training! When outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and Siberian Husky, taking in the outdoors, checking out new food and coffee scenes, being involved in a local church community, and following my favorite sports teams (Go Vols!).

Nikita Patil, DO, PL-2 Resident

Nikita Patil, DO
PL-2
Medical School: William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi everyone! My name is Nikita Patil. I'm originally from Los Angeles, CA, and I've been in Houston, TX for the last couple years. I went to Marist College in upstate New York to get my bachelors in Biomedical Sciences. I then moved down to Hattiesburg, MS for medical school. I've been all over! During my 4th year of medical school, I did an away rotation in the Children's Emergency Department here and I immediately knew that this was the program and town for me. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive and friendly group of people. I enjoy hiking and being outdoors, and thankfully there's a ton to do around here. I also enjoy baking, reading, and can't wait to try all the restaurants Chattanooga has to offer! I'm so excited to train here, alongside all the amazing faculty and residents.  

David Sheron II, MD

David Sheron, II, MD
PL-2
Medical School: American University of the Carribean

PL-3 Residents

Jarod Amos, MD 

Jared Amos, MD
PL-3 Resident

Medical School:  Loma Linda University

Hi, all, my name is Jared Amos.  I'm originally from New Hampshire, but moved to Kettering Ohio to pursue a degree in Human Biology.  I then went to Loma Linda Universy in Loma Linda, California for medical school. I consider Chattanooga to be my second home, because it's where I met and married my wife. I am greatly honored that I had the opportunity to move my family back here and pursue a residency in pediatrics at UTCOM. I look forward to learning to be the best pediatrician I can be.

Jeremiah Arnold, DO 

Jeremiah Arnold, DO
PL-3 Resident
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi all! Jeremiah here. Here’s a little bit about me. I was born in Memphis, moved to Mississippi, back to Tennessee, then left for Georgia. I went to culinary school near Atlanta, got my undergraduate degree at Georgia State, then moseyed my way to Suwanee, GA for medical school. Interesting fact, I ended up changing to a plant-based diet the first semester of medical school (insert protein deficiency comment here). Rest assured, I’m doing alright. I have a cat, not so ironically named Cheddar, a fiancé, and recently purchased a home! I did a rotation here during my 4th year of medical school and loved it! Everyone genuinely wants to help and teaching is through inspiration, not intimidation. The city is warm and inviting, the views are awe-inspiring, and the food is scrumdiddlyumptious! If you see me around say, “Hi!”

Elizabeth Brooke, MD, PL-3 Resident

Elizabeth "Beth" Seagroves Brooke, MD
PL-3

Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine (KY)

Marlie Campbell Patel, DO, PL-3 Resident

Marlie Patel Campbell, DO
PL-3
Medical School:Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine 

I‘m from East Lansing, MI and attended Michigan State University (go green!) for undergrad. At MSU I met my fiancé, Nick Campbell, who is currently an IM resident here at Erlanger! We went to Campbell University for medical school down in North Carolina. We loved southern weather so much, we decided to stay for residency! We love to be outside- hiking, running, kayaking and can’t wait to spend more time in Chattanooga!

Caroline Hawes, MD, PL-3 Resident

Caroline Hawes, MD
PL-3
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

I'm a "not all who wander are lost" kind of person :) I was born in Cleveland, OH, but grew up in Cleveland, England, and Chicago. I went to undergrad at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. During college years I split time between Indiana, Montana, Mexico, and New York City. I moved to Manhattan and then Astoria in NYC after college before taking a leap down to Houston, TX for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Carlos, my partner, and I met in NYC, and we picked up 2 rescue dogs while in Houston. I completed a 5 year medical school program, with one of those years being in Maseru, Lesotho and South Africa. The past several years now have seen me living in Michigan, Mexico, and ultimately CHATTANOOGA! Welcome to our pediatric residency program and our city!

Sarah Rodriguez-Sawao, DO

Sarah Rodriguez-Sawao, DO
PL-3
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

E. Jacob White, MD

E. Jacob White, MD
PL-3
Medical School: University of Virginia

My name is Jacob, and I am thrilled to be training here at UTCOM! I grew up not to far from Chattanooga in the rural town of Hammondville, Alabama. From there, I went on to study Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, then Medicine at the University of Virginia. I love the rich natural beauty of the Tennessee Valley, and am happy to return to serve the communities in and around Chattanooga!  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, eating great food, gardening, exercising, listening to podcasts, and occasionally reading or playing music.

Perrin Windham, MD

Perrin Windham, MD
PL-3
Medical School: University of South Alabama 

I am originally from Daphne, AL near Mobile and spent the first 18 years of my life there. I went to the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL for undergrad where I majored in Biology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry and quickly found it was my home away from home. After graduating, I was fortunate to be able to head back home to Mobile for medical school at the University of South Alabama. When faced with the possibility of moving from home again for residency, I was excited for a new adventure but hoped I could be as lucky to find a place where I felt at home like I did in Montevallo. After I interviewed at UTC and spent some time in Chattanooga, I realized this would be the best place for me and even though it was 6 hours from Daphne, I felt like this could be my new home. I'm so excited to be in Chattanooga and look forward to learning and growing as a physician!

Chief Resident/Faculty

 
Kathryn Oelsner, MD

Kathryn Oelsner, MD
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: UTCOM Chattanooga Pediatrics, Class of 2021

 

Last Published: Sep 8, 2021