Dr. Lauren Swift is the Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Swift grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Kilgore College where she was a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette and transferred to the University of Oklahoma to complete her degree in Zoology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and went on to complete her pediatric residency training at the University of Louisville. She served as a chief resident at the University of Louisville and then joined the Department of Pediatrics Hospital Medicine Division at East Tennessee State University. She is in her fourth year as Pediatric Program Director and works as a pediatric hospitalist at Niswonger Children’s Hospital. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their three dogs, playing disc golf, and collecting vinyl records. In their free time they enjoy all outdoor activities and trying new restaurants and breweries around town. She may be reached at (423) 439-8766 or by email at SWIFTLN@etsu.edu and will be glad to talk with you about our residency program.
Dr. Rachel Lindsey is an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. She grew up in Southwest Virginia and moved to Johnson City to attend ETSU Quillen College of Medicine where she received her MD degree. Dr. Lindsey stayed with ETSU for pediatric residency, during which time she served as chief resident. Upon graduation from residency, she stayed with ETSU and joined the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine as Assistant Professor. Her professional interests include breastfeeding, allergic disorders, and global health. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and two rambunctious boys and can probably be found at Walt Disney World on a long weekend off from work. Dr. Lindsey can be reached at email@example.com would love to discuss the residency program and life in Johnson City!
Dr. Jodi Gage is an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. She attended East Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in three years. She earned her medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and went on to complete her pediatric residency training - also at ETSU. So, her blood really does bleed blue and gold! Dr. Gage grew up a little bit of everywhere…her Dad was a career Army Officer and she moved every three to four years growing up. (So, she really doesn’t have a “hometown.”) However, she apparently loved Northeast Tennessee so much that she never left! After completing her Pediatric training she remained in Johnson City where she was in private practice for over seventeen years. In 2018, she came back to where it all started and joined the Department of Pediatrics at ETSU working in the General Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic. And, she loved working with the residents so much that she became the co-Associate Program Director in 2020! She married her college sweetheart (a native of Johnson City) during medical school and they have three children all very active in sports. She has a special place in her heart for children with special needs and she loves working with them and their special families to make sure they have every opportunity available to them so they can reach their fullest potential. You can reach Dr. Gage at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the program.
Priya Jain, MD
Dr. Priya Jain is an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Jain grew
up in New Jersey and attended NYU, where she majored in Psychology and was captain
of the fencing team. Dr. Jain received her MD at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
She completed her Pediatric residency and chief residency at Children’s National Medical
Center in Washington, DC. After working as a hospitalist in San Diego and New York
City, she moved to Johnson City and joined the faculty at East Tennessee State University.
She serves as the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division Chief and Medical Director
of Quality for Niswonger children's hospital. In her free time, she enjoys spending
time with her husband and two young children, trying new foods/restaurants, and taking
advantage of the beautiful outdoors. Dr Jain may be reached by email at email@example.com and will be glad to talk with you about our residency program.