Program Leadership and Faculty

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

Wesley Burks, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

In addition to Department Chair, Dr. Burks is a member of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases at UNC.  He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas and completed residency training at the Arkansas Children's Hospital.  Prior to coming to UNC, he was a member of the Duke University faculty.

Julie S. Byerley, MD, MPH
Program Director

Dr. Byerley, a general pediatrician, received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine.  She completed residency training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also served as a Chief Resident.  After residency, she joined the UNC faculty.  From 2002-2010, Dr. Byerley was the Director of Medical Student Education for Pediatrics.

Kaye Gable, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Gable is a general pediatrician and the Program Director for the Pediatric Teaching Program of the Moses Cone Health System. She received her MD degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  Dr. Gable served as Medical Director of the newborn nursery until 2009 when she became Program Director at MCHS.

Harvey J. Hamrick, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Hamrick is a general pediatrician at UNC.  He received his MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed residency training and served as a Chief Resident.  Dr. Hamrick served as Program Director of the Residency Program from 1987-2010.

Diane Howell, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Howell is a member of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at UNC and she also serves as Director of the Resident Continuity Clinic.  She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed residency training at UNC.  She also served a UNC Pediatric Chief Resident.

Benny Joyner, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director

Dr. Joyner is a pediatric critical care physician at UNC.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  He completed residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also served as a Chief Resident.  Dr. Joyner completed fellowship training at UNC.

Stephen Leinenweber, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Leinenweber is pediatric critical care specialist and Associate Director of Pediatrics at WakeMed. He completed his medical school and pediatric residency in Chicago at Rush University and Cook County Hospital, respectively. After residency, he completed his fellowship training in critical care medicine at Duke University. In 2003, he joined the UNC faculty.

Michael Steiner, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Steiner is Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine, he joined the UNC Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program.  Dr. Steiner served as a UNC Pediatric Chief Resident.

Brad Barnes, MD
Co-Chief Resident
Dr. Barnes joined the UNC Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program after receiving his medical degree from West Virginia Univeristy.

Maggie Hall, MD
Co-Chief Resident

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Hall joined the UNC Pediatric Residency Training Program.

Nick Potisek, MD
Co-Chief Resident

Dr. Potisek is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed residency training in Pediatrics at UNC.

PROGRAM EDUCATORS

Our residents have the opportunity to work with exceptional faculty at three locations:

  • North Carolina Children's Hospital
  • WakeMed
  • Moses Cone Health System

North Carolina Children's Hospital Faculty

Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Wesley Burks, MD; Michelle Hernandez, MD; David Peden, MD; and Leonard Stein, MD

Cardiology
Scott Buck, MD; John Cotton, MD; Elman Frantz, MD; and Blair Robinson, MD

Critical Care
Jenny Boyd, MD; Katherine Clement, MD; Cheri Hanson, MD; Benny Joyner, MD, MPH; Keith Kocis, MD; Peggy McNaull, MD; Afsaneh Pirzadeh, MD; and Tina Willis, MD

Developmental and Behavior
Lynn Wegner, MD

Emergency Medicine
Doug Holtzman, MD; Cheryl Jackson, MD; Amy Levine, MD; Dan Macklin, MD; Mandisa McIver, MD; and William Mills, MD, MPH

Endocrinology
Ali Calikoglu, MD; Marsha Davenport, MD; Nina Jain, MD; Shipra Patel, MD; Mala Puri, MD; Anna Spagnoli, MD; and Maureen Su, MD

Gastroenterology
Katherine Freeman, MD; Ajay Gulati, MD; Mike Kappelman, MD; and Steve Lichtman, MD

General Pediatrics
Molly Berkoff, MD, MPH; Julie Byerley, MD, MPH; Kathy Bradford, MD; Wally Brown, MD; Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH; Harvey Hamrick, MD; Diane Howell, MD; Jake Lohr, MD; Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD; Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH; Greg Randolph, MD, MPH; Carl Seashore, MD; and Mike Steiner, MD

Genetics and Metabolism
Art Aylsworth, MD; Muge Calikoglu, MD, MPH; Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD; and Cindy Powell, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Julie Blatt, MD; Ian Davis, MD, PhD; Stuart Gold, MD; John Hipps, MD; Kimberly Kasow, DO; Paul Monahan, MD; Rupa Redding-Lallinger, MD; Phillip Roehrs, MD; and Brent Weston, MD

Infectious Disease
Tom Belhorn, MD, PhD; Albert Collier, MD; Frederick Henderson, MD; and Ravi Jhaveri MD

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Sofia Aliaga, MD; Carl Bose, MD; Cyril Engman, MD; Matt Laughon, MD, MPH; Diane Marshall, MD, MPH; Martin McCaffrey, MD; Wayne Price, MD; Alan Stiles, MD; and Karen Wood, MD

Nephrology
Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD; Keisha Gibson, MD; and William Primack, MD

Pulmonology
Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH; Chuck Esther, MD, PhD; Marianna Henry, MD, MPH; Margaret Leigh, MD; Ceila Loughlin, MD; Marianne Muhlebach, MD; Terry Noah, MD; Jessica Pittman, MD, MPH; and George Retsch-Bogart, MD

WakeMed Faculty

Inpatient
Ben Alexander, MD; Karen Chilton, MD; Bridget Donell, MD; Travis Honeycutt, MD; Stephen Leinenweber, MD; Mark Piehl, MD; and Ivy Pointer, MD

Clinic
Carrie Dow-Smith, MD; Dave Ingram, MD; Mythili Rajan, MD; Susan Sinden, MD; and Betty Witman, MD

Moses Cone Health System

Ola Akintemi, MD; Nicole Chandler, MD; Kaye Gable, MD; Angie Hartsell, MD; Emily McCormick, MD; Suresh Nagappan, MD; Lisa Parnell, MD; Pamela Reitnauer, MD, PhD; Kathryn Wyatt, PhD; Michael Simmons, MD; Mark Uhl, MD; David Williams, MD; and Rebecca Smith, MD