Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Roselyn was born in Accra, Ghana, but lived outside the capital city in Koforidua for 15 years before moving back to the city. She attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. She moved to New York after graduation, where she worked at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Bureau of Immunization. She subsequently attended Duke University School of Medicine where she developed an interest in pediatrics and global health research. Roselyn enjoys traveling, writing, trying new food recipes and attempting creative do-it-yourself projects. She is excited to be part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics community.
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Margaret grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia, where she majored in Neuroscience and Psychology. After graduation, she spent a year in Charlotte, North Carolina working as a nurse assistant on a labor and delivery floor. There she realized she loved working with families. Margaret was very lucky to be able to return to her hometown for medical school. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, dancing, playing tennis and listening to live music. Margaret is extremely excited to be starting a new chapter in Nashville and pursuing pediatric training at Vanderbilt.
Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Glory was born and raised in Nashville. She attended Sewanee University where she studied American History and Literature and was a full-time volunteer firefighter. After graduating with a degree in American Studies, she spent the summer with college friends working at a whitewater company in Wyoming. She then moved back to Nashville to apply to medical school and work at a psychiatric hospital. She had the opportunity to move to Memphis to attend medical school at the University of Tennessee. While she loved her time in Memphis, she is thrilled to be back home for residency.
She finds joy in playing tennis, FaceTiming with her niece, Maddy, running in the Warner Parks or on greenways in Nashville, going on road trips and trying new restaurants with friends. Glory is excited about her pediatric training and couldn't think of a better community to join than Vanderbilt.
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Jordan was born in Huntsville, Alabama and raised in Madison, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) where he earned a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. After college, he spent one year working for Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville as a payloads coordinator for the International Space Station. He then moved to Birmingham to attend medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. He is currently interested in a career in Pediatric Gastroenterology.
In addition to his love of pediatrics, Jordan also enjoys running, podcasts, golf, fantasy football, Netflix and keeping up with his favorite sports teams, Alabama football and the Atlanta Braves. He is excited about his new adventure in Nashville.
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Katherine grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, located halfway between Milwaukee and Madison, with one younger sister. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a degree in Kinesiology and a certificate in Global Health. She remained in Wisconsin for medical school, moving 80 miles east to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Katherine considers herself a true “Sconnie” and loves all things Badger sports, cheese, bratwurst and the Green Bay Packers.
In her free time she can be found exploring the outdoors, seeking out the nearest body of water for swimming and boating, listening to live country music and delving into the local food scene. Katherine is ecstatic to call Nashville home and be a part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics community.
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Katie grew up in Miami, Florida with her parents and older sister. She attended the University of Florida and earned her Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She has always been passionate about giving back to the community and has developed her passion for pediatrics through volunteer work with children.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys being outside, exercising, trying new coffee shops, restaurants, and craft beers and singing along to great music. She is excited to venture out of her home state of Florida and explore Nashville.
Andres Contreras Vega
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Andres is a first-generation American of Peruvian descent who was born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Irmo, South Carolina. He attended Emory University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and met his fiancée, Caitlin. Together, they moved to Charleston, South Carolina where Andres attended the Medical University of South Carolina and cultivated his interest in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.
Outside of medicine, Andres is passionate about soccer and is a die-hard Barcelona fan. In his free time, he can be found playing soccer, tennis or acoustic guitar. Andres is proud to be part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics family and excited to explore the amazing food and music scene in Nashville.
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Emily grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia where she majored in Psychology and embarrassed her brother by not attending a single Cavalier basketball game as a student. She has since come to her senses and become a dedicated Hoos fan. After graduating, she spent a year working at a free clinic in her hometown before heading to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for medical school.
Emily enjoys running, drawing, snowboarding, cooking, exploring craft breweries and farmers markets, chatting with friends over coffee and a great biscuit and doing anything outdoors with her beloved schnauzer pup, Monty. Emily is excited to be part of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Residency Program and make Nashville her home.
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Christina was born and raised in Holliston, Massachusetts along with her three sisters and two brothers. She attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), earning a degree in Movement Science. She then returned home to Massachusetts where she earned a Master's degree in Medical Sciences from Boston University. She moved south to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she spent most of her free time at the beach or hiking in Shenandoah Valley.
Christina is an avid fan of all Boston sports teams and enjoys doing outdoor activities in her free time. She is excited to move to Nashville and explore all that the city has to offer.
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Christopher was born and raised in the small town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. Christopher stayed in his home state for medical school, attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
Outside of medicine, Christopher enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking traditional Cajun recipes and exploring new cuisines, listening to live music and staying active. Christopher could not be more excited to be training in Vanderbilt’s pediatric residency program. He looks forward to exploring the natural beauty, food culture and live music scene of Nashville in his free time.
Katie Lee Ford
Medical School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Katie was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She stayed in town for her undergraduate years at Vanderbilt University where she studied Medicine, Health and Society. During that time, she also met Reggie, the love of her life. After graduating from college, Katie worked as an ED scribe before moving to East Tennessee for medical school.
She loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing sports, reading, watching Netflix, trying new restaurants and cheering on the ‘Dores. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown for her pediatric residency training at Vanderbilt.
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
William (Will) was born in St. Louis, Missouri where he was raised in the suburb of Kirkwood as the younger of two children. After graduating from Saint Louis University High School, Will attended Marquette University where he majored in Biomedical Sciences and minored in Marketing. Will subsequently attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, also in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In his free time, Will enjoys all types of fishing, country music, ice hockey and hoping the Blues will win the Stanley Cup. After traveling to Nashville multiple times as a kid for hockey tournaments, Will is honored to do his pediatric residency training at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Jenn was born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, but grew up in Dayton, Ohio as an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. She attended The Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. While at OSU, she met her husband, Luke, who happened to be an even bigger Buckeye fan. She left Columbus to attend medical school at St. Louis University.
In her free time, Jenn enjoys watching OSU football among other sports, running, hiking and cooking. She is thrilled to move to Nashville with her husband, an Internal Medicine resident at Vanderbilt. She is also excited to learn to love country music and hot chicken. Jenn is interested in Neonatology or Cardiology.
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Victoria was born in Brooklyn, New York, but also lived in Florida and Tennessee during her childhood. She is Haitian-American and is the oldest of three children. Victoria chose to attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama for her undergraduate education, where she earned a degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. She then moved across the country to attend Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California.
Victoria loves anything associated with music, whether attending concerts, playing the violin and piano or singing. She loves to travel, hike, cook and bake, eat, read and spend quality time with her family and friends. After the cold, snowy winters of New York, the tropical storms and hurricanes of Florida and the earthquakes of California, Victoria decided to return to the breathtaking humidity of the South. She is so excited for the next phase of her life in Nashville as a pediatric resident at Vanderbilt.
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Anna was born and raised in the lovely city of Knoxville, Tennessee. While attending seventh grade there, she befriended Andrew, who would eventually become her wonderful husband. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, she and Andrew moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. There, she attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Medical School: University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine
Jessica grew up in Huntsville, Alabama with one older sister. She attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide!) where she majored in Biology. After college, she joined Teach for America, which took her to Houston, Texas where she taught high school Chemistry. After teaching for three years, Jessica returned to Alabama to attend medical school at UAB.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with her boyfriend and their two adorable dogs. She visited Nashville often to see her sister and brother-in-law who are real estate agents in the area. She couldn’t be more excited to move to Nashville and is looking forward to training at Vanderbilt.
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Kristen was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She attended the University of Mississippi (Go Rebels!) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. After graduation, she moved home to attend the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where she solidified her love for pediatrics.
Outside of medicine, Kristen’s interests include traveling (especially to the beach), reading, cooking and trying new restaurants, yoga and being active outdoors with her black lab, Samson. In October 2017, Kristen married her high school sweetheart, Nick, who is an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. They look forward to starting the next chapter of their life in Nashville and are excited to be a part of the Vanderbilt Pediatrics family.
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Matt was born in Omaha, Nebraska and spent most of his childhood in the western town of Cody, Wyoming. He then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he went to college at the University of Minnesota. In between college and medical school, he worked as a mentor to first-generation college students and as a researcher for HCMV vaccine development.
Matt’s hobbies include spending time with his wiener dogs, watching musical theater, fishing and even competitive international board gaming tournaments. Matt couldn’t be more enthusiastic about exploring the culture of Nashville and the incredible educational opportunities at Vanderbilt.
Medical School: University of Virginia
Stephanie was born in Queens, New York and raised on Long Island in New Hyde Park. About halfway through her childhood, she migrated – like many New Yorkers – to South Florida with her family. Stephanie returned to the northeast to study Human Biology at Brown University. She describes her concentration as a cross between Anthropology and Biology, with a focus on the cultural and social factors that affect healthcare experiences. She met her husband, Brandon, at Brown, and they were married in 2013. Before medical school, Stephanie worked in inner-city Baltimore with Americorps, and later followed her marine husband back to the mid-Atlantic for medical school at UVA.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys working out, being outside, reading, sketching, “Netflixing” and spending time with friends and family. She is interested in general pediatrics and primary care with an emphasis on community outreach. Stephanie and her husband are both over the moon to be joining the Vanderbilt Pediatrics family.
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso
Natalia was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. A dual US-Canadian citizen, she attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she majored in Cell Biology and Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She then continued her education in New Orleans and received a Master's degree in Human Genetics from Tulane. Wanting to return to the Southwest, Natalia attended medical school in her hometown, where she developed an interest in working with underserved populations and children with developmental disabilities.
Natalia enjoys spending her free time with her family. Her twin sister is a Family Medicine resident in Minneapolis, and she has an older brother with cerebral palsy. She also enjoys hiking with her pup, yoga, traveling, going to concerts and baking. Natalia is thrilled to train in pediatrics at Vanderbilt and is excited to call Nashville home for the next few years.
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Nick was born and raised in Wabash, Indiana along with his brother and sister. He attended Purdue University at Fort Wayne for his undergraduate degree in Biology. He then spent two years working for a forensic toxicology lab before attending Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) for his Master of Science in Immunology. He continued at IUSM for his medical education and found passions in Pediatrics, Global Health and Wellness.
Outside of medicine, Nick enjoys hiking, bike rides, cooking, board games, concerts and foosball. Nick is overwhelmingly excited to be in Nashville and proud to be a part of Vanderbilt Pediatrics.
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Claci grew up an hour north of Nashville in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She then went to the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate education and continued her education at UK for medical school. Go Cats! During medical school she married her husband Drew, who was completing nursing school. Together they both have a passion to serve those around them and make an impact in the healthcare field.
Drew and Claci love to be at the lake, eat ice cream, hang out with friends and spend time with their yellow Lab puppy, Remy. Claci is honored to be a pediatric resident at Vanderbilt and looks forward to learning more about pediatric medicine. She and Drew are excited to explore the city of Nashville, try new places to eat, listen to live music, become Predators fans and find fun places to take their dog.
Medical School: University of Virginia
Allison grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved north to Chicago for undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, where she majored in Biochemistry and minored in Religious Studies. She then made a big move south for medical school at the University of Virginia, where she was able to continue pursuing her interest in global health, with a summer in West Africa and time in Guatemala. She liked the South so much (so much more sunshine!) that she decided to stay for residency and come to Vanderbilt.
In her free time, Allison enjoys baking, running, reading, drinking too much coffee and spending time outdoors with her friends. She is thrilled to be at Vanderbilt for her training in pediatrics and enjoying everything that Nashville has to offer.
Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Molly was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Boston College, where she studied Sociology and was a member of the downhill ski team. After graduating she moved to Chicago and spent four years teaching preschool and Kindergarten. The impact chronic health issues had on her students inspired her career change from teaching to medicine. She moved to Philadelphia to complete a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bryn Mawr College, after which she returned to the Windy City for medical school at the University of Chicago.
Molly enjoys spending her time away from work with her husband and their two dogs. She is an avid reader, and her favorite books to this day are the Harry Potter series. Molly was a lifelong competitive skier, but these days she usually sticks to the bunny slopes with her husband.
Last Edited: May 20, 2019