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News

Le Bonheur welcomes new specialists

Nour Akil, MD, joined Le Bonheur as a pulmonologist. She is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and attended medical school at the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She has also completed fellowships in pediatric pulmonology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Nomisha Amin, MD, recently joined Le Bonheur as a cardiologist and is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center. She attended medical school at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital in Mumbai, India. She completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and University Medical Center and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Ahsan Bashir, MD, joined Le Bonheur’s pulmonology and sleep medicine divisions. He received his medical education from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, and University of Health Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his residency in pediatrics from SUNY Health Science Center. In addition, he completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and in pediatric sleep medicine from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Pediatricians honored with awards from TNAAP

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP) has named two Le Bonheur pediatricians as honorees for the 2019 Excellence in Pediatrics Awards. Tim Gillespie, MD, FAAP, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Elisha McCoy, MD, will receive the AAP Special Achievement Award at the awards ceremony held in September. The annual TNAAP Excellence in Pediatrics Awards recognize and honor pediatricians and community members who have made exceptional contributions to children’s health advocacy inTennessee.

2nd annual FedExFamilyHouse 5K Run/Walk

On Sept. 21, FedExFamilyHouse will host a 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. on the Wolf River Greenway. Funds raised through this event will help provide families who travel long distances to Le Bonheur the much-needed comforts of home at no cost to them during their child’s stay. Visit www.fedexfamilyhouse.org/run to register.

Directory of Injury Prevention receives award from Safe Kids

Le Bonheur’s Director of Injury Prevention, Susan Helms was honored by Safe Kids Worldwide for her work developing Splash Mid-South, the community coalition that provides free or low-cost swim lessons for kids and CPR training in the community.