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Faculty

Pediatric Residency Program

Program Leadership

Vasudha Bhavaraju, MD
Program Director

  • Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
  • Undergraduate: B.A. in Music, Minor in Chemistry - Franklin and Marshall College; Lancaster, PA
  • Medical school: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Hershey, PA
  • Training: Pediatrics Residency at Phoenix Children’s/Maricopa Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ
  • Professional interests: Breastfeeding medicine (certified through IBCLC), resident assessment and humanism in medicine
  • Personal interests: Family, long-distance running, reflective writing, 1980's Pop Culture

Donna Holland, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Director, Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Hometown: Vernon, TX
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology, Minor in Biochemistry - West Texas State University
  • Medical school: University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine; Houston, TX
  • Training: Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Program at the University of Arizona; Phoenix, AZ
  • Professional interests: Integrative medicine, teaching proficiency and physician well-being
  • Personal interests:  Yoga, meditation, horseback riding, gardening

Soumya Panchanathan, MD, MS
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Hometown: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology, University of Windsor
  • Medical school: University of Western Ontario; London, Canada
  • Training: Pediatrics Residency at University of Ottawa and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Ottawa, Canada
    • MSc Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, 2009; Boarded in Clinical Informatics Fellowship 2014
  • Professional interests: Medical education and development of clinical reasoning, mindfulness in medicine, clinical informatics and improving outcomes in pediatrics through population health
  • Personal interests: Music, hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends

Jon F. McGreevy, MD, MSPH
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology - University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ
  • Medical school: Creighton University School of Medicine; Omaha, NE
  • Training: Pediatrics Residency at University of Texas Southwestern, Children's Medical Center; Dallas, TX
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis Children's Hospital; St. Louis, MO 
    • Master's in Science and Public Health, St. Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice; St. Louis, MO
  • Professional interests: Medical education, mentoring toward fellowship, advancing scholarly production in trainees, procedural instruction, training and competency, media relations and pediatric simulation
  • Personal interests: Outdoor activities and spending time with family

Kristen Samaddar, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Hometown: Plainfield, IN
  • Undergraduate: B.A. in English, Minor in Biology - Gustavus Adolphus College; St. Peter, MN
  • Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN
  • Training: Pediatrics Residency Program at University of Michigan, C.S. Motts Childrens Hospital; Ann Arbor, MI
  • Professional interests: Process and quality improvement, healthy lifestyle, advocacy and Spanish-speaking populations
  • Personal interests: Running, hiking, traveling and spending time with family

Michael Dobbs, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology - University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ
  • Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine; Tucson, AZ
  • Training: Pediatrics Residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Cincinnati, OH
    • Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Professional interests: General adolescent healthcare with a focus on healthy decision-making and reproductive health and education of residents in adolescent health
  • Personal interests: Overly complex board games, spending time with my kittens and Blizzard computer games 

Dorothee Newbern, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Hometown: Figaec, France
  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology - Duke University; Durham, NC
  • Medical school: Wake Forest School of Medicine; Winston-Salem, NC
  • Training: Pediatric Residency at Duke University; Durham, NC
    • Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University; Durham, NC
  • Professional interests: Obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Personal interests: Cooking, jogging, traveling and taking care of her two daughters

Chief Residents

Adam Frischknecht

Lauren Naile

Rachel Neville

Romy Shane

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