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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur welcomes new hospitalists

Le Bonheur Children’s has recently welcomed several new physicians to the Hospitalist team, including:
Ashley Shearman, MD, will serve as an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). She received her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and completed a pediatrics internship at residency at UTHSC.

LaPrecious Harrold, MD, comes to Memphis from Memorial Hospital Los Banos in California, where she worked as a pediatric hospitalist. She received a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and completed fellowship training at Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. She’ll serve as an assistant professor at UTHSC.

John Mullins, DO, worked most recently at Medical City Children’s Hospital Urgent Care in Dallas. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed a pediatric residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science/Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He will also work as an assistant professor at UTHSC.

Kerr joins Le Bonheur ophthalmology team

Pediatric Ophthalmologist Natalie Kerr, MD, has recently joined UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists. Kerr also works as a professor at UTHSC. ULPS’ three-physician team of pediatric ophthalmologists sees patients in Memphis, Cordova, Millington and Tupelo. To make an appointment, call Le Bonheur Connect at 866-870-5570.

Le Bonheur closes Cordova urgent care

Le Bonheur Urgent Care – Cordova, located at 8045 Club Parkway, will close Sept. 15. Le Bonheur will continue to offer urgent care services at 8071 Winchester Road (Hacks Cross location). For hours and location information, please visit

Germantown pediatric inpatient unit to open Sept. 15

Le Bonheur Children’s will open a 12-bed inpatient unit at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital on Sept. 15. The unit will be staffed by Le Bonheur nurses, child life therapists and pediatric hospitalists. Plans are underway to open an eight-bed pediatric emergency department in Germantown later this fall.

Le Bonheur hosts 2015 James H. Horner DVP Symposium

The 2015 James H. Horner, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professorship Symposium on "Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment of Obesity” is set for Friday, Sept. 18, at the Hamilton Eye Institute’s Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Ave. Jack A. Yanovski, MD,PhD, chief of the Section on Growth and Obesity from the PDEGEN Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will deliver the keynote presentation, “Obesity Prevention and Treatment.” To RSVP, please e-mail or call 448-5128 by Sept. 9.

Flu vaccines mandatory, offered Sept. 29-Oct. 31

The flu vaccines will again be mandatory for all Le Bonheur Associates, volunteers and physicians, as well as all University of Tennessee Health Science Center students, residents and fellows who practice at Le Boheur. Vaccines will be administered on Le Bonheur’s campus Sept. 29-Oct. 31 in various locations. If vaccinations are received off campus, documentation must be provided to Associate Health, located at 850 Poplar Ave.., Building 2.

Cormier named Plough Chair of Excellence

Le Bonheur asthma researcher Stephania Cormier, PhD, has been named the Plough Foundation Chair of Excellence. She’s also been named program director of the hospital’s Center for Asthma. Cormier has spent her career studying neonatal respiratory immunology, respiratory tract viral infections, inhalation exposures and host defense and genome-environment interactions in airways disease. Her National Institutes of Health-funded work has led to important discoveries in respiratory syncytial virus and asthma research.

Yaun, Frizzell recognized by TNAAP

Le Bonheur Pediatrician Kip Frizzell, MD, was recently named Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP). Frizzell started practice in 1981 as a faculty member in the University of Tennessee’s Department of Pediatrics. In 1991, he left UT to form Pediatric Consultants, P.C. Frizzell has remained active in the teaching program and serves as volunteer faculty in the Department of Pediatrics.

TNAAP also named Le Bonheur Pediatrician Jason Yaun, MD, Young Pediatrician of the Year. Yaun joined Le Bonheur in 2013 and also serves as an assistant professor for UTHSC.


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