Julie E. Stark, MD

Julie
E.
Stark
MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5121
Nashville
Tennessee
37232
julie.stark@vumc.org

Specialty
Critical Care, Pediatric
M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Residency
IU Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowships
Critical Care - Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Cardiac Critical Care - Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Margaret E. Free, MD

Margaret
E.
Free
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue S
Room / Suite
D-7235
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-2585

Undergraduate: College of Saint Benedict, B.A. History
Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Residency: Blank Children's Hospital UnityPoint Health, Pediatrics

Alexandra Muhar, MD

Alexandra
Muhar
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Alexandra is from Grand Rapids, MN. She received her B.A. in cinematic arts from The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Following her graduation from USC, she spent several years working in film and television production. She obtained her M.D. from The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN and then stayed in the Twin Cities to complete her residency in Pediatrics at The University of Minnesota.

Her current research interests are in health disparities and medical education. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, going to concerts, and spending as much time as possible outside.

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

Residency: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Benjamin Crawford, MD

Benjamin
Crawford
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Ben grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After receiving his BA in Neuroscience from Vassar College, he worked at MIT investigating mouse models of neuropsychiatric disease before obtaining his medical degree at UMass Medical School. Ben completed his pediatrics residency at Mass General in Boston.

Ben plans to build upon his prior experience in basic-translational research during fellowship with a focus on neonatal lung disease. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathryn, daughter, Maddie, and big fuzzy dog, Hudson. He enjoys brewing his own beer, running, and exploring Nashville's awesome restaurants.

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

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Current Research Project: Mesenchymal Inflammation Alters Saccular Stage Development in the Murine Lung

Stephen C. Gradwohl II, MD, MSCI

Stephen
C.
Gradwohl II
MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Emergency Medicine
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
1025
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9001
stephen.gradwohl@vumc.org

Clinical Decision Support

Specialty
Emergency Medicine, Pediatric
M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2014)
M.S.C.I
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2014)
Residency
Pediatric Residency - St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2017)
Fellowship
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship - Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO (2020)

Sandra Kikano, MD

Sandra
Kikano
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests: General Pediatric Cardiology, cardiogenetics
Current Research Endeavors: TBD
Personal Interests: Hiking, tennis, skiing, travel

Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5230
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9119

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Alex Foy, MD

Alex
Foy
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests: General cardiology, fetal echo
Current Research Endeavors: Post-operative Glenn management, fetal echo outcomes
Personal Interests: Home/garden DIY, outdoors, family

Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5230
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9119

Hometown: Ponca City, OK
Medical School: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Residency: UT Southwestern

Doel Dhar, MD

Doel
Dhar
MD
Clinical Fellow
Pediatric Rheumatology

Doel is originally from Herndon, Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary, and earned a Masters in Neuroscience and her Doctorate in Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. She then completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, where she also held a faculty educator position. She moved to Nashville, TN in 2020 to purse a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology. In her spare time, Doel is both a Marvel and DC comics fan and is enjoying exploring the Nashville area.

Delivery Address
2141 Blakemore Ave
Room / Suite
1506
Nashville
Tennessee
37212

Residency: Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary

Megan Shea, MD

Megan
Shea
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Pediatric Critical Care
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5121
Nashville
Tennessee
37236

Medical School: Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Academic Interests: Enhancing bedside and "just-in-time" teaching for residents and fellows; High-fidelity simulation; Palliative care

Andy Liu, MD

Andy
Liu
MD
2nd Year Fellow
Pediatric Critical Care
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5121
Nashville
Tennessee
37236

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Children's Hospital
Academic Interests: Palliative and supportive care; Decision guidance; Ethics in the pediatric intensive care unit