Ellen McMahon, MD

Ellen
McMahon
MD
1st Year Fellow
Academic General Pediatrics

Areas of Interest: Health behavior interventions, Child development, Underserved populations
Hobbies: Reading (all genres), playing with my Bernese mountain dog and baby, trying new foods

Delivery Address
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
8232
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9225

Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency: Mayo Clinic

Stephen Hudson, MD

Stephen
Hudson
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests: Electrophysiology
Current Research Endeavors: Cardiopulmonary bypass, post-operative renal function, TBD
Personal Interests: Running, community volunteering/church

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

Hometown: Seneca, SC
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Residency: University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB)

Christina Dillon, MD

Christina
Dillon
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Imaging
Current Research Endeavors: TBD
Personal Interests: Hiking, baking, Boston sports

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

Hometown: Holliston, MA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Andres Contreras Vega, MD

Andres
Contreras
Vega
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests: Cardiac Hospitalist, Imaging
Current Research Endeavors: TBD
Personal Interests: Rock climbing, soccer, board games

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

Hometown: Irmo, SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Brittany Lehrer, MD

Brittany
Lehrer
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Brittany was born and raised in Hortonville, WI. She grew up thinking she wanted to be a teacher or actuary, but quickly realized she was not as enthused about statistics as she was biology and sports. As such, she spent much of her undergraduate career researching the clotting cascade of squirrels and helping to coach the Special Olympics swim team. In medical school, she expanded on her love of travel and ultimately visited Rwanda, Africa for 7 weeks. She moved back to Wisconsin for residency, and it was here where she realized her zeal for infectious diseases, and more specifically, vaccines. Outside of work, she enjoys playing competitive volleyball, camping, traveling, and biking.

Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue S
Room / Suite
D-7235
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-2585

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, B.S. Biology with Biomedical Concentration
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Cara Charnogursky, MD

Cara
Charnogursky
MD
1st Year Fellow
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Cara was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Bioethics at Loyola University of Chicago. She then moved to Detroit, MI to complete medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine. After completing her medical degree, Cara moved to Indianapolis, IN where she completed a residency in Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. During residency, she also completed a certificate program in Global Health. Upon graduation, she moved back to Chicago and spent 3 years working as a hospitalist caring for children on the inpatient wards and in the urgent care setting. She is excited to be in Nashville for her Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship. Cara is an avid traveler, outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys long hikes with her two dogs.

Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue S
Room / Suite
D-7235
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-2585

Undergraduate: Loyola University of Chicago
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine

Abby M. Araya, PsyD

Abby
M.
Araya
PsyD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatric Psychology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Delivery Address
1500 21st Ave S
Room / Suite
1514
Nashville
Tennessee
37212
abby.araya@vumc.org

Pediatric psychology; pediatric solid organ transplant behavioral health

M.S.
Clinical Psychology - Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
Psy.D.
Clinical Psychology - Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Pediatric Psychology - Stanford University School of Medicine/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, CA

Chelsea J. Lauderdale, DNP, MPH, APRN, CPNP-PC

Chelsea
J.
Lauderdale
DNP, MPH, APRN, CPNP-PC
Nurse Practitioner
Genetics
Medical Center North
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Room / Suite
DD-2205
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-2579
chelsea.j.lauderdale@vumc.org

Newborn Screening; Diagnosis and management of developmental delays