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Residency leadership 2017


Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCPThis is a phenomenal time to become a pediatrician. We stand at the threshold of advances that will improve the lives of children throughout the world. Our commitment to this goal is built on providing residents with challenging clinical and research experiences under the guidance of renowned faculty.

Our residents work together and learn together in a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment. We have a thriving Children's Hospital with an established commitment to the Pediatric Residency Program.

Travel and Leisure ranked Nashville first in their list of America’s best cities for music. The New York Times calls Nashville “One of the Top Place that Young College Graduates are Choosing to Live” and Zagat named us “One of America’s Next Hot Food Cities.”

We have a long and established tradition of academic excellence, and we invite you to learn more about our program and our city. Most importantly, we invite you to visit and meet our residents, faculty, and staff who are the heart and soul of this program.

Steve Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Rebecca Swan, M.D.

Residency Program Director

Rebecca Swan, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education 

Dr. Swan completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and went on to residency training, followed by a year as chief resident, at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. She spent three years in a community practice in Phoenix before moving to Nashville in 1997 to pursue a career in academic pediatrics. She was named the Associate Residency Program Director in 2000 and took over the helm in 2002.

In addition to her role as residency program director, Dr. Swan serves as an attending on the inpatient general pediatric service and preceptor in the General Pediatric Primary Care clinic. She is active in childhood literacy, founding the local chapter of Reach Out and Read at the Vanderbilt outpatient clinic. She also serves on the International Leadership Committee, reflecting her interest in global health and helping residents pursuing overseas electives. As an Assistant Dean, Dr. Swan chairs the Graduate Medical Education Committee and oversees faculty development for graduate medical education across the institution. Dr. Swan is married to Dr. Michael Swan, an urogynecologist and has two children, Noah and Ella.


Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.

Associate Residency Director

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., MHPE
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development
Director, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program 

Dr. Reimschisel completed medical school at Rush Medical College and residencies in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Genetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His primary clinical interests include mitochondrial disease and the diagnosis of genetic conditions that cause neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as global developmental delay, intellectual disability, and autism. Dr. Reimschisel is also interested in genetics and neurodevelopmental disabilities education for medical students, residents, and other healthcare professionals. He became the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program in 2009. He is a member of the Society for Inborn Metabolic Diseases, the American Society of Human Genetics, the Child Neurology Society, and the American Academy of Neurology.


Whitney Browning, M.D.Associate Residency Director

Whitney Browning, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hospital Medicine 

After completing undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Browning moved to Nashville for pediatric residency at Vanderbilt where she also served as chief resident. Following training, Dr. Browning stayed at Vanderbilt as faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Her clinical interests include caring for children with a wide variety of inpatient pediatric conditions and exploring ways to ensure quality, evidence-based care through quality improvement initiatives such as development of clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Browning has always had a great interest in resident education, especially in the clinical setting, and was excited to take on the role of Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program in the fall of 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys Nashville's amazing food and music scenes, outdoor activities, and SEC sporting events.

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