Eric Schneider, MD

Eric
Schneider
MD
PGY 1

Eric was born and raised in Edgewood, Kentucky with his younger brother and sister. Much of his childhood consisted of time spent at baseball fields and frequent trips across the river with his Dad to watch the Cincinnati Reds. He owes a great deal of his interest in healthcare to his Mom, a lifelong nurse who specializes in empathizing with her patients. Eric ventured to the University of Dayton to study pre-medicine and ultimately made his way back to Kentucky to study at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he found his passion for pediatrics. Outside of medicine, Eric enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking and camping, discovering music and curating Spotify playlists, reading historical fiction novels, and exploring local breweries and coffeehouses. Eric is honored to serve the children of Nashville as a member of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics community and is very excited to discover what the city has to offer.

Medical School: University of Louisville
College: University of Dayton
Hometown: Edgewood, Kentucky

Alyssa Schlotman, MD

Alyssa
Schlotman
MD
PGY 1

Alyssa grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Florence, Kentucky always dreaming of someday becoming a pediatrician. She studied neuroscience at the University of Notre Dame, then moved to Nashville for medical school at Vanderbilt. Alyssa is an avid fan of Fighting Irish football and Reds baseball, and she loves running, swimming, baking, listening to live music, and spending as much time as possible with her niece and nephews. She is thrilled to spend three more years in Nashville and be part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics family.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
College: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Florence, Kentucky

Cleo Rochat, MD

Cleo
Rochat
MD
PGY 1

Cleo was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and travelled two miles across town to attend Emory University where she graduated with a degree in neuroscience. After taking two gap years between college and medical school, Cleo moved to Rhode Island to attend the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In medical school, Cleo developed strong interests in medical education, podcasting, and (of course!) pediatrics. Outside of medicine, she loves spending time with family and friends, running, playing board games, exploring new coffee shops, and listening to podcasts and Broadway musical soundtracks. She is excited and honored to move back south to Nashville and join the Pediatric Residency Program at Vanderbilt.

Medical School: Brown University
College: Emory University
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Rebecca Roberts, MD

Rebecca
Roberts
MD
PGY 1

Rebecca grew up just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she studied nutrition and developed a passion for community service. During her time in Knoxville, she had the opportunity to volunteer with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knox County Health Department, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Through serving these organizations, Rebecca found her passion and life's calling in pediatric medicine. After a short year back home in middle Tennessee serving as a medical scribe, Rebecca found herself returning to east Tennessee where she attended medical school at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Rebecca enjoys practicing yoga, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, traveling to new cities, and spending time outside with her husband, Wesley, and their two energetic dogs, Chloe and Jenna. She also collects Hatch Show prints from Nashville concerts and events! After many years away, she is excited to be back home in Nashville to continue her medical training at Vanderbilt. Rebecca is interested in pursuing a career in hospital medicine but is eager to explore the entire field of pediatrics during residency.

Medical School: East Tennessee State University
College: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Lindsay Riordan, MD

Lindsay
Riordan
MD
PGY 1

Lindsay grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia before moving to Charlottesville to attend the University of Virginia. She studied ethics and health policy, completing her thesis on telehealth services in the U.S. and Scotland. Lindsay attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where she learned to embrace cold weather and a slower pace of life. She loves playing pickleball, cheering on the ‘Hoos, grocery shopping, and hosting dinner parties. She is excited to be part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics residency program and to make a home in Nashville.

Medical School: Mayo Clinic
College: University of Virginia
Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

Lindsay Podraza, MD

Lindsay
Podraza
MD
PGY 1

Lindsay was born and raised in Carol Stream, Illinois, a suburb an hour from downtown Chicago. Due to her love of the city, she attended Loyola University Chicago for college, where she majored in Biology. While at Loyola, she volunteered as a tutor at a children's hospital, which made her realize that pediatrics was her calling. After graduation, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to pursue her medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine. During medical school, she developed interests in medical education, immunization advocacy, and mentorship. Outside of medicine, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, playing with her mini cockapoo (Finn), exploring new restaurants, and reading psychological thrillers. She also loves going to concerts and live shows, so she is very excited to now live in “Music City.” Lindsay is honored to be a part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics family and can't wait to experience all that Nashville has to offer.

Medical School: Creighton University
College: Loyola University-Chicago
Hometown: Carol Stream, Illinois

Mark Naguib, MD

Mark
Naguib
MD
PGY 1

Mark was born in Assuit, Egypt, but had the wonderful opportunity to move with his parents and siblings to the States in 2009. He has called Nashville home ever since. During his college years, Mark studied philosophy and molecular biology at Lipscomb University and began developing his passion for mentorship. Four years later, he moved right down the road to start medical school at Vanderbilt, where he had some of the best years of his life. Not only did he make lifelong friends, but during his fourth year, he finally convinced his middle school crush to say yes!  Mark and his fiancé are super excited to be staying at Vanderbilt. At this point, Mark considers himself as much of a Nashvillian as he is an Egyptian. Over the years, he has grown to be a die-hard Titans fan. In his free time, if he is not watching the Titans, he can be found running, playing Settlers of Catan, or catching up with good friends.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
College: Lipscomb University
Hometown: Assuit, Egypt

Jennifer Milsten, MD

Jennifer
Milsten
MD
PGY 1

Jennifer is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the oldest of three girls, Jennifer was always ‘doing the most’, paving new trails and guiding those around her to beautiful and fun places. Her determination, passion, and love of country music led her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned her BA in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and met her fiancé. After experiencing the excitement of the honky-tonks on Broadway, indulging in impressive amounts of Jenny’s ice cream, and unconditionally supporting her Commodores, Jennifer decided to move closer to home to attend medical school at the University of Oklahoma. Did someone say Boomer Sooner?!? In her free time, Jennifer can be found laughing endlessly with her friends and family, pursuing an informal degree in interior design (thanks to HGTV marathons), exercising at Orange Theory Fitness, ordering sushi on Postmates, and shamelessly staying up to date on all things pop-culture. Jennifer is completely overjoyed to be back in Nashville and to join the Vanderbilt Pediatrics team. She is honored to have the opportunity to do what she loves in the community that has always felt like home.

Medical School: University of Oklahoma
College: Vanderbilt University
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Allyson "Ally" Metro, MD

Allyson
"Ally"
Metro
MD
PGY 1

Ally was born and raised in the New Jersey suburbs and studied behavioral neuroscience at Quinnipiac University. After graduation, she spent two years doing e-cigarette research at Virginia Commonwealth University and then continued her southward migration to Nashville, where she attended medical school at Vanderbilt University (detouring only to spend a few months in Zambia as an M3). She loved Nashville and Vandy so much that she simply couldn't imagine completing her pediatrics training anywhere else. Outside of the hospital, Ally can usually be found spending time at local parks, weightlifting, camping, watching the Bachelor, or checking out new eateries and cocktail lounges. She and her husband Will (an Army officer stationed at Fort Campbell) are thrilled to be new homeowners in East Nash so that their English Mastiff, Gryf, can finally have the yard he deserves.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
College: Quinnipiac University
Hometown: Denville, New Jersey

Daniel Lubarsky, MD

Daniel
Lubarsky
MD
PGY 1

Danny was born in Jerusalem, Israel and moved to Cleveland, OH with his family at the age of 10. He attended Brandeis University outside of Boston for college where he majored in Biology and Psychology and was a member of the varsity tennis team all four years. He spent a gap year as a clinical research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital before attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences for medical school. In his free time, Danny is still an avid tennis player, loves working out, playing video games, reading fantasy novels, and is both a massive foodie and Browns fan. He is excited to be part of the pediatrics community at Vanderbilt and explore everything that Nashville has to offer.

Medical School: University of Toledo
College: Brandeis University
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio