Alison Herndon, MD, MSPH

Alison Herndon, MD, MSPH

Assistant Residency Director
Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical Director
Hospital Medicine
Medical Director
Pediatric Medicine & Acute Care Unit
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Hospital Medicine
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11108B
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9000

Specialty
General Pediatrics
M.S.P.H.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2007
M.D.
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2011
Residencies
Pediatric Residency -University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Pediatric Chief Resident-University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Herndon completed medical school at the University of Colorado, followed by residency and a year as chief resident at the University of North Carolina. She moved to Nashville, joining the Vanderbilt faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2015. Her clinical interests include caring for children in the inpatient setting and coordinating care for children with complex medical problems. Dr. Herndon has been interested in resident education since her chief year and enjoys her time as the core faculty director for the general inpatient wards rotation. Areas of interest include fostering resident autonomy and ownership on the inpatient teams and novel approaches for remediation.

In her spare time, Dr. Herndon enjoys spending time with her two rescue pups, exploring the awesome music scene, and finding the best tater tots in town.