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Monday, November 18, 2013

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Five pediatric specialists have joined the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and its group medical practice, ECU Physicians.

Dr. Uduak S. Akpan has joined the Department of Pediatrics’ neonatology division as an assistant professor. She has a medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in Nigeria and completed residency training in pediatrics at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York and completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y.

Akpan’s research interests are survival and outcomes of extremely low-birth-weight neonates and medical ethics. She is board-certified in pediatrics.

She sees patients in the neonatal intensive care unit at Vidant Medical Center.

Dr. Robert J. Hartman, a pediatric cardiologist, joined the department as a clinical assistant professor. He has a medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed residency training in pediatrics at Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital University Medical Center.

Hartman also completed a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

His research interests are exercise stress testing, congenital heart disease and echocardiography. He is board-certified in pediatrics. He sees patients at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU at 115 Heart Drive in Greenville. Appointments are available by calling 744-5601.

Dr. Leonard C. Hymes, a pediatric kidney specialist, joined ECU as a clinical professor. He comes to Greenville from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he was a faculty member.

Hymes has a medical degree from New York University and completed residency training in pediatrics at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Emory. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology.

Hymes’ research interests are renal transplant medication protocols, adherence with medications and post-transplant viral infections.

Hymes sees patients at ECU Pediatric Specialty Care. Appointments are available by calling 744-4965.

Dr. William Wooten III joined the Department of Pediatrics’ pulmonology division as an assistant professor. He has a medical degree from ECU and completed residency training in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va. Wooten also completed fellowships in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wooten’s research interests are childhood sleep disorders, pulmonary function testing and cystic fibrosis. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.

Wooten sees patients at ECU Pediatric Specialty Care at 2150 Herbert Court in Greenville. Appointments are available by calling 744-8285.

Dr. Beatrice Zepeda, a critical care specialist, has joined the department as a clinical assistant professor. She has a medical degree from ECU and completed residency training in pediatrics at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital/Michigan State University. She also completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Zepeda’s research interests include mechanical ventilation and care for medically complex children. She sees patients in the pediatric intensive care unit at Vidant Medical Center.

via The Daily Reflector.

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