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 DirectorCrescent House
  • DirectorPediatric Residency Program
  • Associate Professor of PediatricsMercer 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 DirectorAutism & Developmental Center
  • Assistant Professor of PediatricsMercer 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 PediatricsMercer University School of Medicine
  • Associate DirectorOB/GYN Residency Program
  • 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 DirectorSports Medicine & Concussion
  • Associate Professor of IM/Ped/FMMercer 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

Jean Dozier, MD

Jean Dozier, MD

  • Medical DirectorPediatric Palliative Care
  • Assistant Professor of PediatricsMercer 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; Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Board Certified in Hospice Palliative Medicine

Umesh Narsinghani, MD

Umesh Narsinghani, MD

  • Medical DirectorPediatric Critical Care
  • Professor of PediatricsMercer 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; Board Certified in Hospice Palliative Medicine

Meral Patel, MD

Meral Patel, MD

  • Assistant Professor of PediatricsMercer University School of Medicine
  • 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 PediatricsMercer 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

Lauren Villo, MD

Lauren Villo, MD

  • Assistant Professor of PediatricsMercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio
  • Residency: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Pediatric Endocrinology

Tarek Bisat, MD

Tarek Bisat, MD

  • Medical DirectorPediatric Endocrinology
  • Professor of PediatricsMercer 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

Jessica Hutchins, MD

Jessica Hutchins, MD

  • Assistant Professor of PediatricsMercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
  • Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Specialty: Board Certified in Pediatrics, Board Certified in Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Noel Israel, MD

Noel Israel, MD

  • Medical DirectorPediatric Gastroenterology
  • Assistant Professor of PediatricsMercer 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 PediatricsMercer 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

Vishwas Sakhalkar, MD

Vishwas Sakhalkar, MD

  • Professor of PediatricsMercer 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 Surgery

Joshua Glenn, MD

Joshua Glenn, MD

  • Director of Pediatric SurgeryBeverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric SurgeryMercer 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 SurgeryMercer 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 SurgeryMercer 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

Charles Gomez, MD

Charles Gomez, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric SurgeryMercer University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
  • Resiency: Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio