About Our Program Director

Dr. Kenya McNeal-Trice received a BS in Biology from Spelman College before entering medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She completed pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina and then was a Pediatric Chief Resident at WakeMed Hospital, one of UNC's affiliated training sites.  She remained on faculty at WakeMed until 2007 when she returned to the UNC School of Medicine to assume a leadership role in medical student education as a member of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.   In 2010, she became the Director of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics.  As a student educator, Dr. McNeal-Trice was an innovator, creating the nationally recognized and award winning Transition to Pediatrics Internship course; an outstanding teacher, receiving the The Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Clinical Sciences from the UNC SOM Class of 2013; and a tremendous student advocate, serving as an advisor in the Larry Keith Advisory Colleges and as a mentor in the UNC Carolina Covenant Program.  She was recently named as a Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor for her demonstrated excellence and leadership in medical education, as well as, innovative teaching techniques.  Her clinical work focuses on pediatric hospital medicine and child maltreatment.

Dr. McNeal-Trice was named Pediatric Residency Program Director in December 2013.  We are thrilled with the educational expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity that she brings to our residency program.