Surgery Fellowship Program

The pediatric surgery fellowship has a structured didactic curriculum for pediatric surgery training. Faculty are all American Board of Surgery certified in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Fellows are involved in multiple robust multidisciplinary collaborative programs, including an American College of Surgeons (ACS)-accredited level 1 pediatric trauma program, ECMO, children’s intestinal rehab center, the fetal center, healthy lifestyles clinic, vascular anomalies clinic and the multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic. Fellows will also have opportunities to partner with our teaching hospitals – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Regional One Health.

Research Interests

  • Chest wall anomalies and deformities
  • Colorectal conditions
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Trauma and burns
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia and ECMO
  • Intestinal rehabilitation and adaptation
  • Health disparities research
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Mucosal immune development
  • Minimally-invasive surgery

Program Staff: Surgery

Program Director

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Dr. Weatherall, a pediatric surgeon, is the surgical director of Le Bonheur’s Healthy Lifestyle Clinic. She completed her general surgery training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, and her pediatric surgery fellowship training at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Her clinical focus includes adolescent bariatric surgery, robotic surgery, and other complex pediatric and neonatal surgical processes.

Associate Program Director

Fellowship Coordinator

Shannae Staten