Melissa Smith-Parrish, MD, MS

Melissa
N.
Smith-Parrish
MD, MS
Medical Director
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Critical Care Medicine
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5121
Nashville
Tennessee
37232
melissa.smith-parrish@vumc.org

Outcomes in neonates following cardiac surgery
Quality improvement in pediatric cardiac critical care, specifically identification and implementation of best practice in postoperative care following pediatric cardiac surgery

M.D.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2007)
M.S.
Health Care Quality and Patient Safety - Northwestern University (2018)
Residency
Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2010)
Fellowships
Pediatric Cardiology - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan (2013)
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan (2015)

Rachel Rannefors, MD

Rachel
Rannefors
MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Outreach Medicine
Delivery Address
2141 Blakemore Ave
Nashville
Tennessee
37212-3505
rachel.rannefors@vumc.org

Pediatric Primary Care

M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency
Pediatrics - University of Michigan, Mott Children's Hospital

Performance-based and questionnaire measures of executive function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

The purpose of the current study was to examine executive function (EF) in adolescents with type 1 diabetes using both performance-based and questionnaire measures in relation to diabetes indicators. Adolescents age 13-17 completed performance-based measures of EF and measures of adherence. Adolescents' parents reported on adolescents' EF and adherence. HbA1c and frequency of blood glucose monitoring (glucometer data) were obtained from adolescents' medical records. None of the performance-based measures of EF were significantly associated with adherence or with HbA1c.

Molly Wright, MD, MSEd

Molly
Wright
MD, MSEd
1st Year Fellow
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Molly is from Minneapolis, MN. She received her B.A. in sociology from Boston College while skiing on the varsity downhill ski team. She then spent four years teaching preschool and kindergarten in Chicago, IL with Teach for America. She attended Bryn Mawr College for her post baccalaureate pre-medical education and attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine for medical school. She left Illinois for her residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Molly enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son and 2 dogs. She also enjoys being active, baking, and exploring new restaurants.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11111
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9545

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Claudia Ocampo-Chih, MD

Claudia
Ocampo-Chih
MD
1st Year Fellow
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Claudia was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba and moved to the US in 2006. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Johns Hopkins University and went to Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida for Medical School. She then moved to Atlanta, Georgia to complete her residency at Emory University in Pediatrics and is very excited to start her journey at Vanderbilt University as a future Neonatologist. Claudia's main research interest is in nutrition and the gut microbiome and its effect on necrotizing enterocolitis. She is a wellness enthusiast and enjoys all sorts of exercise and nature. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling, exploring different cuisines and cooking.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11111
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9545

Residency: Emory University
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Annica Alwine, MD

Annica
Alwine
MD
1st Year Fellow
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Annie grew up outside of Minneapolis, MN. She obtained her B.A. in Biology and Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College in MN. She received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota before moving to Milwaukee, WI to complete her pediatric residency.

Her research interests include congenital heart disease and bioethics. Outside of work, she enjoys visiting her family back in MN and spending time with her nieces. She likes to run, hike, and explore Tennessee.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11111
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9545

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Gloria Akuamoah-Boateng, MBChB

Gloria
Akuamoah-Boateng
MBChB
1st Year Fellow
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Gloria grew up in a small town in Ghana called Cape Coast with her parents and older sister. Her passion for working with children has evolved over the years. It started with her work as a pre-school teacher prior to medical school. After medical school, she worked as a general practitioner for a year prior to coming to the United States for residency training. Throughout residency training, she was always drawn to the most vulnerable populations among our pediatric patients of which our neonates are highest on the list.

Her research interests include neonatal global health and health equity.

Outside work, she enjoys crocheting, knitting and listening to music.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11111
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9545

Residency: Mayo Clinic
Medical School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medical Sciences

Katherine Carr, MD

Katherine
Carr
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Pulmonology

Katherine is originally from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, a small town near Milwaukee. She is a true Wisconsinite and loves everything cheese, bratwurst, the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers. She completed her undergraduate education at The University of Wisconsin, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Katherine stayed in Wisconsin to complete medical school at The Medical College of Wisconsin. She next migrated south to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to complete her Pediatrics residency and is excited to be staying in Nashville as a pulmonary fellow.

Katherine enjoys listening to live country music, golfing, cooking, cheering on her favorite sports teams and spending time outdoors. She particularly loves boating, fishing and swimming with her fiancé and their sweet Sheepadoodle named MacInnis.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11215
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9500

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kristen Uhland, MD

Kristen
Uhland
MD
1st Year Fellow
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Dr. Uhland is interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and co-morbid mental health disorders.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11101
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9003

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Loyola University
Residency: Advocate Lutheran General