Amos Christie Pediatric Alumni Society
The Christie Society fosters ongoing connection, interaction and fellowship among pediatricians who trained, served or worked at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital and the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics at some point in their career. The society's name honors Amos Christie, M.D., who chaired the Department from 1943 until 1968. Dr. Christie's profound impact on those who worked closely with him continues to exert an effect still felt at Vanderbilt.
The Department has subsequently been ably led by David Karzon, M.D., Ian Burr, M.D., Arnold Strauss, M.D. and Jonathan Gitlin, M.D. Each of these leaders trained cohorts of residents and served as an encouraging mentor and inspiration in the challenging days of pediatric residency. The Christie Society is a venue for ongoing camaraderie among all those who learned to be pediatricians here or furthered their pediatric skills at Children's Hospital.