Sean Livingston, MD

Sean
Livingston
MD
PGY 1

Sean was born and raised in Crystal River, Florida, a small coastal town known for its fishing, natural springs, and swimming with the manatee. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where he majored in Biochemistry and minored in Health Disparities. Throughout his undergraduate education, Sean volunteered on a mobile clinic that provided healthcare to underserved communities which inspired him to pursue medicine. He could not get enough of the University of Florida and received a Master of Public Health and attended medical school at the institution, making him a triple Gator! Sean loves the outdoors, and in his free time enjoys hiking, volleyball, gardening, and playing with his dog, Alligator. This is Sean’s first time living outside of Florida, and he is excited to live to Nashville and be a part of the Vandy family.

Medical School: University of Florida
College: University of Florida
Hometown: Crystal River, Florida

Kyle Langford, MD

Kyle
Langford
MD
PGY 1

Kyle is a native of the great state of Indiana, but still has mixed feelings about being identified by the term “hoosier” (Yes, Hoosiers is a great movie. Yes, he’s proud of his roots. But he is a life-long Purdue fan, so why does he have to be associated with his rival’s mascot?). Kyle moved to Nashville in 2013 to study Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt (Go Dores!). After earning his bachelor’s degree, he attended the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and spent four more years in the Honky Tonk capital of the world (but let’s be honest, he stayed so that he could keep attending Vanderbilt sporting events). After all of that time in Nashville, Kyle and his wife, Shelby, decided that it had become their second home and they just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving behind their friends, church family, and mentors - so they went for the hat trick! Kyle is overjoyed to become a Triple Dore and join the Vanderbilt Pediatrics Family. His hobbies include playing golf (although not particularly well most of the time), playing / watching / talking about sports (as if that wasn’t already clear), playing board / card games (even though Shelby always seems to win), and playing guitar or piano. He is not exactly sure what direction his career will go from here, but he is excited to serve his patients and their families along the way.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
College: Vanderbilt University
Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana

Brian Ketterman, MD

Brian
Ketterman
MD
PGY 1

Brian was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended the University of Denver (go Pioneers!), where he earned degrees in biology and psychology, as well as a minor in leadership studies. He then spent a year working as a scribe for an ophthalmologist in private practice before moving to Durham, North Carolina to attend Duke University School of Medicine. At Duke, Brian learned how much he truly enjoyed taking care of pediatric patients and their families – and additionally found a love for North Carolina barbeque and rooting for the Blue Devils. In his free time, Brian likes to make bread, hike (in an attempt to offset the baking), take road trips, and is an avid “Jeopardy!” watcher. He is very excited to make Nashville his new home.

Medical School: Duke University
College: University of Denver
Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

Holly Harper, MD

Holly
Harper
MD
PGY 1

Holly was born in New Orleans, but soon moved to Austin, Texas where she grew up with her parents, younger brother, and beloved dogs. She fell in love with the sport of volleyball in third grade and never looked back. She continued her journey from Texas to New Hampshire, where she played collegiate volleyball and earned a degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College. After college, she started coaching volleyball and realized her love of working with children. Following in the family footsteps, Holly then ventured to Tennessee for medical school at Vanderbilt where she has loved becoming part of the Nashville community. Outside of medicine, Holly loves to cook and host dinner for friends, travel, read, spend time outdoors, watch (too many) sports, and try new workout classes. She is a long time Texas Longhorn and New Orleans Saints fan, and she cannot spend enough time with her two adorable dogs, Annabelle and Rico. She is so humbled and excited to be a “Double ‘Dore” and continue her training at the wonderful Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
College: Dartmouth College
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Meghan Ghanayem, MD

Meghan
Ghanayem
MD
PGY 1

Meghan grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas and studied anthropology while completing her pre-med studies at the University of Texas in Austin (Hook’Em!). As an avid lover of travel, she worked as an au pair in Spain, participated in an archaeological dig in Portugal, and has hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu among other travels with plenty more to come on her travel wish list! Entering medical school in the beach town of Galveston, Texas she knew after years of working with children that she wanted to be a pediatrician. While working through her medical studies, she met her now husband who successfully converted her into a cat lady. They are both so excited to live in Nashville with their two cats in tow. Outside of medicine and traveling, Meghan loves watching true crime documentaries, running, and cheering on her forever beloved LSU tigers (Geaux Tigers!!) Meghan is incredibly honored and grateful for the opportunity to achieve her dream of becoming a pediatrician at Vanderbilt.

Medical School: University of Texas-Galveston
College: University of Texas-Austin
Hometown: Cypress, Texas

Logan Garfield, MD

Logan
Garfield
MD
PGY 1

A true Florida girl, Logan grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, where she first fell in love with all things outdoors, including but not limited to playing soccer, going to the beach, and bearing through Miami Dolphins games (her loyalty is finally starting to reap fruit). A diehard Gators fan since birth, she attended college at the University of Florida, where she majored in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. She then moved back down to South Florida for medical school at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami. In her free time, Logan enjoys running, playing soccer, cooking, and finding new restaurants/bars/breweries/coffee shops/farmers markets/friends to bake her cookies. While she will certainly miss being able to lie on the beach in mid-January, Logan is excited for her next chapter at Vanderbilt and is eager to serve the children of Nashville and join its vibrant community.

Medical School: Florida International University
College: University of Florida
Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida

Laurel Gaffin, MD

Laurel
Gaffin
MD
PGY 1

Growing up in a small town in Vermont, Laurel split her time between skiing in the winter, trail running in the summer, and eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream all year round. Her cross country running led her further north to Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she ran on the Varsity Cross Country team and studied environmental science. After a short stint back home working as a medical assistant, she moved from her hometown of 5,000 people to a city of 8.4 million for medical school at Columbia University. At Columbia, she was part of the Columbia-Bassett program which allowed her to spend time in Cooperstown, New York for a longitudinal clerkship year that was filled with plenty of ice cream, running, and maple syrup – she felt right at home! Although she never made it to The Baseball Hall of Fame, while in Cooperstown she fell in love with pediatrics through working with children and their families at Cooperstown’s clinics and school-based health programs. Outside of medicine, Laurel can be found putting maple syrup on everything, playing fetch with her dog, or trying out new vegetarian recipes. Laurel is excited to be part of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Residency Program and enjoy the warmer weather and live music in Nashville with her husband, Brad, and their rescue dog, Winni (the only one in the family that has ever lived south of NYC)!

Medical School: Columbia University
College: Colby College
Hometown: Waterbury, Vermont

Abby Fahnestock, MD

Abby
Fahnestock
MD
PGY 1

A native to nowhere, Abby spent her years growing up in Michigan and Virginia, making her way to Texas for undergrad at Baylor University (sic 'em bears!). She studied classical literature and philosophy, then went to Johns Hopkins for medical school. She enjoys anything related to being outside, home-grown food and drink, games (watch out if you play Codenames with her), and books!! She is excited about the transition to Nashville as she hears the road-biking is amazing and the music scene is close to perfection. Abby is thankful to be a part of the Vanderbilt pediatrics family.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins
College: Baylor University
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan

Nicole Chambers, MD

Nicole
Chambers
MD
PGY 1

Though born on Long Island, Nicole grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb just south of Nashville. She learned to blend her Southern environment of barbeque and "y'all" with her parents' New Yorker-style driving and accents. She attended the University of Alabama, where she naturally fell in love with college football. After graduating with a degree in Chemistry, she headed up "north" to attend the University of Virginia for medical school. Outside of medicine, she enjoys the restaurant scene, outdoor lounging at wineries and breweries, casual walks through parks, and finding the perfect coffee and croissant combo. Nicole is thrilled to return home for her pediatric residency training and experience the city of Nashville.

Medical School: University of Virginia
College: University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Catherine "Cat" Ahern, MD

Catherine
"Cat"
Ahern
MD
PGY 1

Cat grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (Wis-KAHN-sin), a small town one hour north of Milwaukee. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergrad where she majored in Nutritional Sciences and Global Health. Following undergrad, Cat worked as an Emergency Department Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics before moving to Chicago to work as a clinical research coordinator at Rush in the Department of Orthopedics. She was able to return back to Madison for medical school, spending four more years going to the Madison farmer’s market, cheering on the Badgers at Camp Randall, and exploring the amazing restaurant scene in Madison. Cat enjoys spending time outside biking, golfing, or grabbing a drink on a patio, and is always looking for friends to watch Packer games with her! Cat is excited to live in Nashville with her husband and high school sweetheart, Brendan, and is honored to be a part of the Vanderbilt family.

Medical School: University of Wisconsin
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin