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Department of Pediatrics

Quillen College of Medicine

Residency Program Leadership


Dr. Dawn Tuell 

Dr. Dawn Tuell is the Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and is responsible for making sure that you get a sound pediatric education. Dr. Tuell will interview you during your visit and inform you of recent or future changes to the program. She may be reached at (423) 439-8766 or by email at  and will be glad to talk with you about the residency program. 



Dr. Gayatri Jaishankar
Dr. Gayatri Jaishankar is Associate Program Director. She and Dr. Tuell will work together to enhance your experience as a pediatric resident. Dr. Jaishankar will be glad to talk with you anytime or to answer any questions you  may have regarding the residency program. She may be reached by telephone at (423) 463-6767 or by email at


Caitlin Bailey Smith
Caitlin Bailey Smith is the Graduate Medical Education Coordinator for the Pediatric Residency Program and provides day-to-day administrative management. She processes all applications that are received through the Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS. She may be reached at (423) 439-6763 or by email at and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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