Department of Pediatrics
Committed to high quality care for the children in our community
Welcome! We are a dynamic and growing Department of Pediatrics, with 37 fulltime faculty. The mission of the ETSU Department of Pediatrics is to help the children in our region achieve optimal health through providing excellent medical care, educating the next generation, conducting innovative research, and partnering with families and communities.
Please explore our website to see how we are meeting our mission.
Warmest kindest regards,
Dawn S. Tuell, MD
Professor and ChairETSU Department of Pediatrics
A Message from Our Chair
The Department of Pediatrics, at Quillen College of Medicine, is dedicated to improving healthcare for children in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian Region. Our commitment extends to providing excellent education to our residents as well as medical students. The department consists of 37 full-time faculty, numerous adjunct clinical faculty, several staff and support personnel. The Quillen Pediatric Department offers a three year, fully accredited pediatric residency program. In addition to training our own residents, we also provide pediatric training for Quillen Family Medicine residents. For more information visit the Pediatric Residency Program.
The Hematology/Oncology Division is an affiliate of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. This specialty division provides the latest cancer treatment based on clinical research studies from St. Jude. The In-patient hospital care is provided at Niswonger Children's Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center/Mountain States Health Alliance for pediatric emergency room, in-hospital, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and St. Jude hematology/oncology rotations. Other outpatient/ambulatory care includes the adjacent ETSU HealthPL Robinson Clinical Education Building with a pediatric floor encompassing 36 clinic rooms for general ambulatory and specialty pediatric care.
The Newborn Division is the nucleus of Northeast Tennessee's Regional Perinatal Center. We service high risk pregnancies and offer premature newborn care for eight counties in Upper East Tennessee, as well as ten counties in Southwest Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.