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Department of Pediatrics Welcomes 3 New Faculty Members in August 2020

Jessica Schmitt, M.D.Assistant Professor in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Schmitt completed her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She started her pediatric endocrinology and diabetes fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and completed her fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her clinical and research interests include quality improvement, specifically assessing process changes to improve management of and outcomes for youth with diabetes.

Nora Switchenko, M.D., Assistant Professor in Neonatology, earned her medical degree at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore. Dr. Switchenko completed her pediatric residency and her neonatology fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her clinical and research interests include improving care for sick neonates in resource limited areas of the world with a particular focus on respiratory support for small and premature infants.

Carmelle Wallace, M.D., MPH, DTMH, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Wallace completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern in Dallas, Texas and completed her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and global health fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pa. Her clinical and research interests include international pediatric emergency medicine capacity building, child human rights and international and domestic child trafficking and abuse. She has worked in Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Africa, India and Laos.

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