Karishma Datye, M.D.
Karishma was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico. She studied neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine, then completed medical school in her hometown of Albuquerque, at the University of New Mexico. Karishma decided to move to the South for pediatric residency and completed her pediatric residency at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in the summer of 2013. During residency she became interested in pediatric endocrinology, and is thrilled to be starting fellowship at Vanderbilt in 2013. Karishma is interested in both diabetes and endocrinology. She is excited to have the opportunity to further explore her research interests during fellowship.
Melissa Garganta, M.D.
Melissa was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, and now calls Greenville, South Carolina home. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for undergraduate studies, University of South Carolina for medical school, and completed her residency in Greenville. She was also chief resident for a year after graduation. Melissa developed an interested in endocrinology while growing up with a mom with Type 1 diabetes. She has a strong interest in global health shaped by mission trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua. Her research interests include glucose control during exercise in adolescents and hormone deficiencies in cancer survivors.
Jamie Felton, M.D.
Jamie grew up outside of Denver, Colorado. After high school, she headed south to Davidson College where was introduced to sweet tea and humidity. Jamie graduated from Davidson with a degree in French. From there, she moved to Seattle to be closer to family and to work in autoimmunity and diabetes research at the University of Washington. She attended medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio before returning to North Carolina for pediatric residency at UNC. She is excited to be in Nashville for fellowship at Vanderbilt. Her interests include immunology and type 1 diabetes, medical education and good margaritas.
Interview dates for our next fellowship season will be posted once ERAS opens.