The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:
Clinton M. Carroll, M.D.
Dr. Clinton Carroll, a former pediatric hematology-oncology fellow at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Carroll received a B.A. from Yale University in 2004 before earning an M.D. at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2008. He then completed a general pediatrics residency from 2008-10 and a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship from 2010-15 at the Monroe Carell Junior Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The first author of three manuscripts and coauthor of two additional manuscripts, Carroll has presented his work locally and internationally and is the recipient of both the Robert C. Boerth Award and the 39th annual Amos Christie Award in Pediatrics from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
His clinical and research interests revolve around the care and diagnosis of children with cancer predisposition syndromes. In 2015 he earned an M.S.C.I. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His research for this program focused on Schimke Immunoosseous Dysplasia, a rare cancer predisposition syndrome.
Denise C. Cornelius, Ph.D.
Dr. Denise C. Cornelius, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in emergency medicine.
After receiving the B.S. in biology summa cum laude from Howard University, Washington D.C., in 2006, Cornelius completed a cancer biology program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, in 2008. She earned the M.S. in biomedical sciences in 2010 and the Ph.D. in microbiology in 2012 at UMMC. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology and in pharmacology and toxicology in 2015.
An ad hoc reviewer for Hypertension, Cornelius is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association and the American Physiological Association. Recipient of the 2015 American Physiological Society Physiologists in Industry Committee Novel Disease Model Postdoctoral Award, she is the author or coauthor of 34 posters and presentations at national scientific meetings, 14 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and one book chapter.
Justin R. Davis, M.D.
Dr. Justin R. Davis, a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving the B.S. in biomedical engineering summa cum laude in 2001 from Texas A&M University, College Station, Davis earned the M.D. in 2006 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. He had categorical general surgery residency training from 2006-08 and a categorical pediatrics internship and residency training from 2008-11 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as chief resident and instructor of pediatrics at UAB from 2011-12 before completing his fellowship from 2012-15.
An active member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Davis has authored or coauthored two articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and has given several presentations nationally. His research interests include asthma education and caregiver education in the emergency department.
Brandon W. Dawson, M.D.
Dr. Brandon W. Dawson, an emergency medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of emergency medicine.
After receiving the B.S. in biology from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, in 2006, Dawson earned the M.D. in 2011 at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles. He completed residency training in 2015.
An active member of several professional organizations, including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Dawson's research interests include procedural safety by emergency physicians in emergency departments and the relationship between mentoring during medical school and residency match outcomes.