Education and Training
MD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Pediatrics - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Essaid, L, Strassle, P., Jernigan, E., Nelson, J. (2018). Regional Differences in Cost and Length of Stay Among Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology.
Sundaram, S., Le, T. L., Essaid, L., Freemerman, A. J., Huang, M. J., Galanko, J. A., ... Makowski, L. (2014). Weight loss reversed obesity-induced HGF/c-met pathway and Basal-Like breast cancer progression. Frontiers in Oncology.
Asrani, S., Essaid, L., .!er, B., & Santiago-Turla, M. (2014). Artifacts in spectral domain optical coherence tomography measurements in glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmology.
Awards and Honors
2021, The Alan Stiles Award for Best Resident
2020, Class of 2000 Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award
2018-present, Gold Humanism Honor Society
2017-present, Eugene S. Mayer Honor Society for Community Service
2017, William de Berniere MacNider Award
2015, Highest Honors, University of North Carolina
2011-2015, Honors Program, University of North Carolina
Patient Experience Ratings
About the Patient Experience Rating System
The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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