Pediatrics Residency Program

Subspecialty Faculty

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Elizabeth Young, MD

Medical School: The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, WinstonSalem, 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

Years @ Navicent Health: 13

Neonatology

Mitch Rodriguez, MD

Title:

  • Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Regional Neonatal Grant Director for the Macon Peri-Natal Region

Medical School:  Centro de Estudios Tecnicos, Universidad Nordestana, Dominican Republic

Residency: Medical College of Georgia

Business School:  Kennesaw State University, MBA

Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia

Specialty: Neonatology

Years @ Navicent Health: 14 years

Edward Conner, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.

Residency:
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.

Fellowship: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Specialty:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine





Schuyler Mims, MD

Undergraduate: BS degree in Nursing at the University of South
Carolina

Medical School: University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Residency: University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Fellowship: Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical
Center/St. Louis University

Speciality:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Years At Navicent Health: 5 years

Andrew Bowe, DO

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency:
Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center
University of South Carolina, Greenville, SC Med-Pediatric Residency

Fellowship: University of Virginia Children's Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Speciality:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Pediatric Cardiology

Sibly Heart Center
1062 Forsyth Street 3A
Macon, Georgia 31201
478-743-4622

Brian Cardis, MD

Medical Degree: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, 1999

Residency: Pediatrics, University of South Carolina, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC, 2002

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2002-2005

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty

Specialty:

  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Complex congenital heart disease

Wesley Blackwood, MD

Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2003

Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2004-2006

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2006-2009

  • General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty: Fetal echocardiography and hemodynamics

William Ham, MD

Medical Degree: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, 1981

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1985-1987

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1987-1990

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty: Echocardiography

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Anthony Pearson-Shaver, MD

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency:  Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron,

Akron, Ohio

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Specialty: 

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Years @ Navicent Health: 2 years

Jean Dozier, MD

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

Years @ Navicent Health: 6 years

Lowell Clark, MD

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

Specialties:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Years @ Navicent Health: 33

Umesh Narsinghani, MD

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

Specialties:

  • Pediatrics – Board Certified,
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – Board Certified

Years @ Navicent Health: 13 years

Stephen Tomek, MD

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

Farah Khatoon, DO

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

Years @ Navicent Health: 5 years

Tarek Bisat, MD

Medical Degree: Graduated in 1981, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine

Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Fellowship: John Hopkins Hospital

Specialties:

  • Pediatrics – Board Certified
  • Pediatric Endocrinology – Board Certified

Years @ Navicent Health: 26 years

Pediatric Gastroenterology

744 First Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
478-633-7330

Noel Israel, MD

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

Years @ Navicent Health: 19

Walia Ritu, MD

Medical School: Dr. Dy Patil Medical College, India

Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Buffalo Children's Hospital Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

Specialty:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Maxwell Nhlane, MD

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

Years @ Navicent Health: 3 years

Vishwas Sakhalkar, MD

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

Specialties:

  • Board Certified Pediatrics
  • Board Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Years @ Navicent Health: 3

Sushmita Nair, MD

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

Specialties:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics

Years @ Navicent Health: 3

Pediatric Neurology

Joseph Trasmonte, MD

Medical School: Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Residency: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine: Atlanta, Georgia

Specialty:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Neurology

Years @ Navicent Health: 7 years

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Eric Lincoln, DO

840 Pine Street, Suite 5oo

Macon, Georgia 31201

478-633-8060

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

Years @ Navicent Health: 3 years

Pediatric Pulmonology

1062 Forsyth Street
Suite 2C
Macon , Georgia 31201
478-755-0036

James Logan, MD

Residency: University of Alabama

Fellowship: University of Alabama

Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics, Board Certified in Pulmonology

Years @ Navicent Health: 18

Pediatric Rheumatology

Bridget Wright, MD

Mercer University School of Medicine, 2000

Specialties:

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Rheumatology

Practice Address
1502 Forsyth Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
478-330-5034

Community Pediatricians

Central Georgia Pediatrics, INC

844 2nd St
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 746-6662

Obioho “Louis” Okoro, MD

Medical School: University of Jos Medical School, Nigeria, Africa

Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York

Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Years@ Navicent Health: 17

Middle Georgia Pediatrics, LLC

1508 B Hardeman Avenue
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 741-7337

Seth Bush, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Residency: Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas

Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Years at Navicent Health: 12 years

Pediatric Care of Macon, LLC

3951 Ridge Ave Suite A Macon, GA 31210

Minor Vernon, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Medical School

Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Years @ Navicent Health: 16

Molly Sims, MD

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia

Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Years @ Navicent Health: 6

Primary Pediatrics

550 Professional Drive Macon, Georgia 31201 478-741-3007

Christopher Cawley, MD

Undergraduate degree: Georgia College and State University

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia

Donna Payne, MD

Medical School: Mercer University

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia

Gabriella R. Kacsoh, MD

Medical School: Semmelweis University School of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA

Jason Smith, MD

Undergraduate degree: Mercer University

Medical School: Mercer University

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Jessica Ford, MD

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia

Specialty: General Pediatric

Years @ Navicent Health: 5

Jill Waters, MD

Undergraduate degree: Covenant College in Lookout Mountain Georgia

Medical School: Mercer University

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Lance Slade, MD

Undergraduate degree: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: Mercer University

Lindsay Kinnebrew, MD

Undergraduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: Mercer University

Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia

Robert Ford, MD

Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Residency: Medical center of Central Georgia

William Tift, MD

Founder of Primary Pediatrics

Undergraduate degree: Yale University

Medical School: John Hopkins University

Residency:

  • 2 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 1 year at Hospital for Sick Children in London, England

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Pediatric ER

Rogelio dela Cruz, MD

Medical School: De La Salle University College of Medicine, Philippines

Residency:

  • De La Salle University College of Medicine, Philippines
  • Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph, Paterson, NJ

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Specialties:

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Years @ Navicent Health: 10 years

Pediatric Surgery

Issam Shaker, MD

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 Fellow: Transplantation Biology, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

Years @ Navicent Health: 7

Joshua Glenn, MD

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

Years @ Navicent Health: 7