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Mary Catherine Brake Turner

Mary Catherine Brake Turner, MD, FACP, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Director, Transitional Care
brakem@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board of Pediatrics
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Lacy Hobgood

Lacy Hobgood, MD, FACP, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Adult and Pediatric Health Care
Division Chief, Medicine-Pediatrics
hobgoodl@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency: Christiana Care Health Systems
Medical School: University North Carolina School of Medicine
Graduate School: North Carolina State University, Master of Zoology

Stevie Carraro

Stevie Carraro, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine Hospitalist with ECU Physicians
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
carraros@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board of Pediatrics
Residency: Vidant Medical Center/Brody School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Maureen Despres

Maureen Despres, MD, FAAP

Clinical Assistant Professor
despresm@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, and Vidant Medical Center (Formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital)
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate School: MS, Physical Therapy

Amber Lehmann

Amber Lehmann, DO, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor
lehmanna@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center (Formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital)
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health
Clinical Interests: Diagnostic Reasoning, Patient-Provider Communication; Medical Ethics, and Medical Education

Angie Mathai

Angie Mathai, MD, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor
mathaia@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Michigan State University: Primary Care
Residency: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, and Vidant Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indes
Research Interests: Inpatient quality improvement related to early recognition of sick patients, medication reconciliation, early mobility

Dale Newton

Dale Newton, MD, FAAP

Professor Emeritus
Director of the PA Program at ECU
newtond@ecu.edu

Jessica Guillemette

Jessica Guillemette

Program Administrator
carlylej@ecu.edu


Med-Peds Subspecialists

Matt Ledoux

Matt Ledoux, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
Co-Medical Director, Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center
Medical Director, ECMO
Director, Sedation
Vice Chair, Inpatient Medicine
ledouxm@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certifications: Board Eligible, Pediatric Critical Care; American Board of Pediatrics; Board Eligible, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Residency: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center (Formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital)
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hsiao Lai

Hsiao Lai, MD

Assistant Professor
laih@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Nephrology, Internal Medicine
Board Certifications: Nephrology; American Board of Internal Medicine Pediatric Nephrology; American Board of Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowships: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; University Hospital / VAMC of University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Lebonheur Children's Hospital and Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Affilliations: American Society of Nephrology; American Society of Pediatric Nephrology; National Kidney Foundation; American Heart Association; American Society of Internal Medicine; American Academy of Pediatricians

Suzanne Lazorick

Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Professor
lazoricks@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine, Eligible in Preventive Medicine
Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research and Preventive Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Graduate School: University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Research Interests: Obesity prevention and treatment, quality improvement, changing physician behavior, medical student education in preventive medicine and population health

Andrea Whitfield

Andrea Whitfield, DO

Assistant Professor
whitfieldan16@ecu.edu

Primary Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Board Certifications: Board Eligible, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Board Eligible, American Board of Pediatrics; Board Eligible, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center (Formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital)
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate School: MAC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill