Education and Training
MD - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Pediatrics - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Pediatric Cardiology - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Bhagatwala J, Zhu H, Parikh S, Guo D, Kotak I, Huang Y, Havens R, Pham M, Afari E, Kim S, Cutler C, Pollock NK, Dong Y. (2015), Dose and time responses of vitamin D biomarkers to monthly vitamin D supplementation in overweight/obese African Americans with suboptimal vitamin D status: a placebo controlled randomized trial, BMC Obesity. 2015;2:27 doi:10.1186/s40608-015-0056-2. *Student investigator
Awards and Honors
2015, Medical College of Georgia SW Campus Dean’s Award
2007-2011, Magna cum laude, honors, University of Georgia
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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