Green Hills Office
Nashville, TN 37215
Our Physicians at Green Hills Office
Dr. Baggott was born in Houston and grew up outside of Chicago before moving to Germantown, Tennessee where she went to High School. Dr. Baggott attended Vanderbilt University and graduate Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Psychology/Neuroscience. She then moved to New Orleans where she graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.
She completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at LSU - New Orleans. Dr. Baggott and her husband relocated to Nashville where she had a solo practice for… Continue Reading
Dr. Sean Casey grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with honors with a degree in psychology. He then returned to Arkansas where he completed medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Casey completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in 2007. After spending several years as a staff physician at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, he started an Internal Medicine practice at our Green… Continue Reading
Dr. Thomas J. DiNella completed medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. DiNella is board certified in Internal Medicine. He enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling with his wife and three children.Continue Reading
Dr. Fentriss graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has practiced Internal Medicine in Nashville since 1997. She greatly enjoys the lifelong relationships she develops with her patients. Though highly trained and well experienced in diagnosing and treating complex medical disease processes, she also values and spends much time working on preventing disease and maintaining health. Every patient in her practice will meet with her for an annual Wellness Exam to establish a personalized plan for the upcoming year.… Continue Reading
Dr. Luis G. Fernandez completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Miami in Miami, Florida, graduating with an honors degree in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Exercise and Sports Science. He then earned his medical degree from The University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and completed his residency through the Jackson Health System in Miami-Dade County.
He moved to Nashville in 2002, with his wife as she entered into Pediatric Medicine specialty training at Vanderbilt. Dr. Fernandez and… Continue Reading
Dr. Foster earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine in North Carolina. She then completed her residency in Psychiatry at John Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.Continue Reading
Shalene Grinder earned her MSSW from the University of Tennessee and is licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Clinical Social Worker. Shalene has over 20 years experience in the field of psychotherapy. Specializing in the areas of individual and family counseling, she has had the chance to work with clients to improve their mood or to change their coping skills so they can manage their lives more effectively.
Her experience has lead to opportunities to present workshops at… Continue Reading
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Hardin grew up on military bases in the US and Germany. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally choosing emergency medicine as his specialty, Dr. Hardin completed an emergency medicine residency and a chief resident year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After practicing adult and pediatric… Continue Reading
A native of St. Charles, Missouri, Dr. Jones has many interests, most of which he shares with his wife and twin sons. An enthusiastic traveler, his preferred style of activity is definitely in the open air. He is an avid hiker who has trekked in many places both in the United States and abroad. This includes many trails in the Appalachian Mountains, both the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon, and sections of the AT, Mt. Rainer, Kalalau… Continue Reading
Dr. Larry Klinsky received his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois before attending Vanderbilt University for medical school. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He started a private practice in Nashville shortly thereafter before joining Heritage Medical Associates in 1997. He has been in Green Hills since he started the pediatrics department of Heritage Medical Associates with Dr. Robert Mallard and has seen it grow from just two to eight pediatricians. He lives with his wife… Continue Reading
Dr. Mallard and his wife Marcia have 2 children. He enjoys fitness activities daily. Dr. Mallard is dedicated to teaching medical students and residents at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and is involved in a community effort to improve the quality of healthcare to children in our region.Continue Reading
Dr. Mukundan has practiced Pediatrics in Nashville since 1997. He married his wife, Celeste, in 1994 and has three children, Chathan, Chloe, and Luke. In his free time, Dr. Mukundan enjoys playing tennis and golf, travel, reading, and cooking. He received the James C. Overall Award from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in 2011. Dr. Mukundan is the President of the Board of Heritage Medical Associates.Continue Reading
Dr. Emily Shekarabi attended the University of Georgia in Athens where she earned degrees in Chemistry and French. She then attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her pediatric residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Emily is deeply invested in her family and her church. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Eric, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs football team,… Continue Reading
Dr. Smithson joined Heritage Medical Associates in the summer of 2006. He received his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Richmond. Afterwards, he served on the faculty of Brentwood Academy for two years. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and completed the internal medicine internship and residency program through the University of Tennessee at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
Dr. Smithson is a diplomate of the American Board ofInternal Medicine,… Continue Reading
A Nashville native and gradudate of Hume-Fogg High School, Dr. Austin Whitaker is excited to be practicing pediatrics in his hometown. After graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Dr. Whitaker received his medical degree from the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his pediatrics residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In… Continue Reading