Raleigh Children and Adolescents Medicine began in 1966 when Robert Fleming, MD hung his shingle and began a solo practice near Cameron Village. He was later joined by Stephen Edwards, MD and Alan Goldman, MD.
Those three now enjoy retirement after a combined 98 years of service. As founders, they established a pattern of practice that we try to preserve today: patient-centered care based on the best available science and a work experience that is balanced and meaningful.
A native North Carolinian, Dr. Carr has been quite loyal to UNC-CH – where she received undergraduate and medical school degrees and where she attended pediatric residency.
Dr. Lehan was raised in Hickory, N.C. She worked as a psychiatric social worker at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, N.C. before attending UNC-Chapel Hill and receiving her medical degree.
Dr. Sena is from upstate New York. He played rugby while earning his medical degree at Albany Medical College. He left the chill of the North for pediatric residency at Duke where he met his wife.
Almost a native of Raleigh, Dr. Harris escaped to Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. for college where he enjoyed regular attendance in Rupp Arena for Kentucky basketball games.
Dr. Gessner is a true Raleigh native who achieved the rank of Lt. Commander as an officer in the US Navy prior to coming to our office. He served four years after earning a Biology degree at UNC-CH.
Yet another native North Carolinian who went to UNC-CH but here’s a twist: Dr. Meares’ undergrad degree was in Business and he worked for a bank before returning to Chapel Hill for his medical degree.
Dr. Fletcher also hails from the City of Oaks. She attended Duke University as an undergraduate where she competed in the high jump as a member of the track team.
Dr. Owrey is not from North Carolina – she is from a small town in Northern Michigan. She studied Biology and Chemistry at Albion College.
Dr. Long grew up in Greensboro, NC. Though her academic career included significant time in Chapel Hill, she is clear that her heart remains with her undergraduate school, North Carolina State University.
Not only is Dr. Lily Harris another Raleigh native, she is also a native of Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine – she is our first pediatrician who as a child was also a patient in our practice.
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