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Pediatric Teaching Program Faculty and Staff

Cone Health has eight Pediatrics faculty and four Pediatric Intensivists who supervise family medicine residents on required rotations, as well as Pediatric residents and students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Pediatrics Faculty

E. Kaye Gable, MD - Program Director Pediatric Teaching Service; Professor of Pediatrics, UNC; Associate Program Director for the UNC Pediatric Residency and Program Director of the Primary Care Pediatric Residency

Faculty at Cone Health since 1988. Dr. Gable completed her residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Her clinical interests include: care of the newborn, breastfeeding, child abuse, failure to thrive, and quality improvement in the newborn nursery.  Dr. Gable was on the Steering Committee for Women’s Hospital’s Baby Friendly Initiative.
Ola Akintemi

Ola Akintemi, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since 1988. Dr. Akintemi completed his residency at Cone Health. He completed his Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. His clinical interests include: inpatient pediatrics, ambulatory general pediatrics, sickle cell disease, diagnostic dilemmas in medicine, and evidence-based medicine.

Angela Hartsell

Angela Hartsell, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since 2009. Dr. Hartsell completed her residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical interests include: healthcare of vulnerable populations, inpatient medicine, quality improvement, and medical education.

Emily McCormick

Emily McCormick, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since 2009. Dr. McCormick completed her residency at the combined Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center primary care track program. Her clinical interests include: the patient-centered medical home, environmental health, and child advocacy.

Suresh Nagappan

Suresh Nagappan, MD, MSPH - Medical Director, Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since 2004. Dr. Nagappan completed his residency at Kaiser Permanente/Oakland Children’s Hospital and also served as Chief Resident. His clinical interests include: inpatient medicine, medical education, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Nagappan is an award-winning clinician educator recognized statewide for expertise in medical education

Margaret Hall

Margaret Hall, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since July 2014. Dr. Hall completed her residency with UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 where she also served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Hall’s clinical interests include inpatient medicine and medical education.  Dr. Hall also coordinates the weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture series.

Pam Reitnauer

Pam Reitnauer, MD, PhD - Medical Director, Acute Care Nursery, Women's Hospital. Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since 1997. Dr. Reitnauer completed her residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also served as Chief Resident. She received her PhD in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with fellowship training in Medical Genetics at UNC. She is the Medical Director of the UNC-Greensboro Genetic Counseling Training Program. Her clinical interests include: care of children with special health care needs and transitions of care.

Nicole Chandler

Nicole Chandler, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since January 2012. Dr. Chandler completed her residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also served as Chief Resident. Her clinical interests include: inpatient pediatric care, care of the medically complex child, quality improvement, safety and pediatric sedation.

Kathryn WyattKathryn Wyatt, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Faculty at Cone Health since 1991. Dr. Wyatt received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed her internship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical interests include: children with chronic medical conditions and treatment compliance.

Pediatric Intensivists

Michael Simmons

Michael A. Simmons, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, UNC

Simmons received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed a fellowship in Perinatal Medicine at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and was Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, 1994-1996.

Mark Uhl

Mark Uhl, MD, Program Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services (PICU) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UNC and Duke

Faculty at Cone Health since 2006. Dr. Uhl completed his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with expertise in traumatic brain injury. He is an instructor of Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support and is interested in medical simulation training for nurses, medical students and resident physicians.

David Williams

David Williams, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC and Assistant Consulting Professor, Duke.

Faculty at Cone Health since 2003. Dr. Williams completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco/Children's Hospital of Oakland. His clinical interests include: diabetic ketoacidosis and pediatric sedation.

Vin Gupta

Vin Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC

Dr. Gupta completed his medical degree and pediatric residency training at the Medical College of Ohio followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Center/Duke Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gupta is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. His clinical interests include conventional and non-conventional mechanical ventilation, procedural sedation, resident education, and medical simulator education.