Lauren E. Swanson, DO

Lauren
E.
Swanson
DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Neonatology
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11111
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9544
lauren.e.swanson@vumc.org

Neonatal Simulation, Medical Education

Specialty
Neonatology
D.O.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
Residency
Pediatrics - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Fellowship
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Jerry Chih, MD

Jerry
Chih
MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Outreach Medicine
2141 Blakemore Ave
Nashville
Tennessee
37212-3505
jerry.chih@vumc.org

M.D.
Florida International University
Residency
Pediatrics - Emory University

Kristin R. Veneman, DO

Kristin
R.
Veneman
DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology
NICU Medical Director
Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville
Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11111
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9545

Dr. Veneman is interested in active parenting in the NICU.

kristin.veneman@vumc.org

Bonding/attachment, parental participation

Specialty
Neonatology
D.O.
Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Residency
Pediatrics - Greenville Children's Hospital, Greenville, SC
Fellowship
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA

Jay Petosa, MD

Jay
Petosa
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Jay received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from St. Lawrence University, where he also played college football, and then went on to complete his medical degree at USF Health College of Medicine. During his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's, he examined the use of residency sensitive quality measures informing Entrustable Professional Activities for better resident evaluations and preparation for independent practice.

Jay is an avid sports fan and follows all college football. In his love of the Green Bay Packers, he is an official "owner" of the team.

Delivery Address
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
1025
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9001

Residency: Cincinnati Children's
Medical School: USF Health College of Medicine
Undergraduate: St. Lawrence University, B.S. Neuroscience

Tom Gilmartin, MD

Tom
Gilmartin
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Tom attended undergrad at University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he studied biomedical engineering and then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He completed his pediatric residency at Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas.

During residency, he participated in research projects looking at the need for ophthalmologic exam in children presenting with intracranial hemorrhages as well as using POCUS to determine the physiologic quantity of intraperitoneal free fluid in health children. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, canoeing and running.

Delivery Address
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
1025
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9001

Residency: Dell Medical School
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee - Knoxville, B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Kelli Davis, DO

Kelli
Davis
DO
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Endocrinology

Kelli was born in Birmingham, Alabama but grew up primarily in Franklin, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. degree in Biology before attending Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her pediatric residency at University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina before joining the pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Vanderbilt. Kelli has not decided on a research focus but has specific interest in thyroid disease including thyroid cancer. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, 2-year-old son, and 2 dogs. She also enjoys watching sports (Roll Tide!) and being creative via painting or home DIY projects.

Delivery Address
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Ave S
Room / Suite
1514
Nashville
Tennessee
37212-8285

Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of South Carolina, Pediatrics

Abhi Ganesh, DO

Abhi
Ganesh
DO
PGY-1
Child Neurology Residency Program

Abhi grew up in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Under the Health Science Scholars Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin, she received her B.S.A. degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Ethics in Healthcare. She first discovered her passion for working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities early in high school, and further developed this interest at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned her D.O. degree. It didn’t take long for her to realize that Child Neurology was the right path for her to continue growing this passion. As a former team captain, Abhi loves choreographing and dancing bhangra in her free time. She can also be found watching Paw Patrol with her niece and nephew on the weekends. She is excited to Anchor Down and make Nashville her new home!

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11210A
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9559

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of North Texas at Fort Worth

Miles Fisher, DO

Miles
Fisher
DO
PGY-1
Child Neurology Residency Program

Although born in Chicago, Miles moved to Plano, Texas at the age of 7. He graduated from Plano Senior High School, and then attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas for college. From Dallas, he moved to nearby Fort Worth to attend medical school at The University of North Texas Health Science Center. While in medical school, he became interested in pediatric neurology after spending time in a pediatric stroke clinic. Outside of medicine, he is a classical music fanatic, especially the music of Mahler, Bruckner, and Bach. He also holds the honor of being the world's most mediocre tuba player. He is an enthusiast of sourdough baking and is looking forward to exploring the food in Nashville.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11210A
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9559

Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
Medical School: University of North Texas at Fort Worth

Eric Dornoff, MD

Eric
Dornoff
MD
PGY-1
Child Neurology Residency Program

Eric is a born and raised Cincinnatian and Bearcat fan. His interest in pediatric neurology was discovered during his medical school rotations in third year. He specifically is interested in neuro critical care and all that falls into that umbrella. He enjoys rock climbing, running and biking in his free time and is looking forward to continuing those hobbies, as well as discovering new ones, while at Vanderbilt!

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11210A
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9559

Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati
Medical School: University of Cincinnati

Djamila Ghafuri, MD, MPH

Djamila
Ghafuri
MD, MPH
PGY-1
Child Neurology Residency Program

Djamila was born in Afghanistan and lived in Pakistan for a couple of years before moving to the Netherlands with her family at the age of 10 as refugees. After learning Dutch as a third language, she completed high school, college preparatory school and medical school at the University of Amsterdam. Her interest in clinical research began during an international research elective as medical student here at Vanderbilt, where she also obtained her MPH. Her research was primarily focused on the complications of sickle cell disease, including the neurological sequelae of sickle cell disease. During this time, she discovered her passion for child neurology.

Djamila is married to Matin who she met in Nashville, and they have a son (Noah) together. They are also proud cat and dog parents of Keanu and Harley. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, eating, hiking, and waterfall hunting. She is very excited to be staying in Nashville and joining the child neurology residency program at Vanderbilt.

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11210A
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9559

Medical School: University of Amsterdam
Graduate School: Vanderbilt University