Pediatrics Residency Program

Subspecialty Faculty

The Pediatric Residency Department also works in specialty partnerships within the community for the following clinical areas: Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Neonatology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Radiology, and Community Pediatricians.

Child Abuse & Neglect

Yameika Head, MD

Yameika Head, MD

  • Medical Director
    Crescent House
  • Director
    Pediatric Residency Program
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Forensic Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics

Developmental-Behavioral Medicine

Elizabeth Young, MD

Elizabeth Young, MD

  • Medical Director
    Autism & Developmental Center
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
  • Residency: Med-Peds Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio; Pediatrics Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
  • Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, Marcus Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Nancy Sokkary, MD

Nancy Sokkary, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente
  • Fellowship: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Shelley Callender, MD

Shelley Callender, MD

  • Medical Director
    Sports Medicine & Concussion
  • Associate Professor of IM/Ped/FM
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
  • Residency: Med- Peds - Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine -Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Internal Medicine; Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Lowell Clark, MD

Lowell Clark, MD

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Sedation Service
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Medical Center of Central Georgia; Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine University Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Jean Dozier, MD

Jean Dozier, MD

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
  • Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Umesh Narsinghani, MD

Umesh Narsinghani, MD

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Critical Care
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Panjabrao Alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh Memorial Medical College
  • Residency: Dr. B Nanavati Hospital, Bombay, India; Brooklyn Hospital Center/NY University
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Arkansas; Children's Hospital, Little Rock Arkansas
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Marel Patel, MD

Marel Patel, MD

  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Stephen Tomek, MD

Stephen Tomek, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University Syracuse, New York
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center / Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center; Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Tarek Bisat, MD

Tarek Bisat, MD

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: John Hopkins Hospital
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Endocrinology

Farah Khatoon, DO

Farah Khatoon, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia
  • Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Noel Israel, MD

Noel Israel, MD

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Philippines College of Medicine, Philippines
  • Residency: Brenner Children's Hospital Winston- Salem, NC
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Sushmita Nair, MD

Sushmita Nair, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Residency: Miami Children`s Hospital Miami, Florida
  • Fellowship: University of Florida/ Shands Hospital Gainesville, Florida
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Maxwell Nhlane, MD

Maxwell Nhlane, MD

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of St. Andrews University College of London & University of Malawi College of Medicine
  • Residency: Brook dale University Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Vishwas Sakhalkar, MD

Vishwas Sakhalkar, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: G.S. Medical College, Bombay University, India
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Fellowship: Peds Hematology/Oncology State University of NY at Brooklyn, NY; Bone Marrow Transplant Strong Memorial Hospital, SUNY Rochester, NY
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics; Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery

Eric Lincoln, DO

Eric Lincoln, DO

  • Medical Director
    Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Fellowship: Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Joshua Glenn, MD

Joshua Glenn, MD

  • Director of Pediatric Surgery
    Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Monroe Carell, Jr. Hospital, Vanderbilt University
  • Specialty: Board Certified in General Surgery

Roger Pitt, MD

Roger Pitt, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of South Alabama Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Specialty: Board Certified in General Surgery, Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery

Issam Shaker, MD

Issam Shaker, MD

  • Professor of Pediatric Surgery
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of California San Francisco College of Medicine
  • Residency: Pediatric Surgery, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University affiliated hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Research Fellowship: Transplantation Biology, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Specialty: Board Certified in General Surgery