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Meet our future pediatricians and pediatric specialists

Published by , on Oct 24, 2017

Our clinical team has the privilege of helping to train promising future pediatricians and specialists. These residents and fellows come from near and far for comprehensive, hands-on education at CHoR. Get to know them in this spotlight series over the next several months.


Ashley Sullivan, MD
Pediatrics Resident, PGY 3

I am from Memphis, TN, but completed college and medical school in Mississippi. I love the tandem block schedule at VCU. Not only does it prevent burnout and promote mental agility, it allows me to spend more time with my wonderful co-residents and my husband Sam, who is an internal medicine resident.

I’m interested in primary care pediatrics and hope to stay in Richmond long term. For fun, I enjoy planning parties, watching college football, running on the riverfront and trying out all the delicious restaurants in Richmond.

Aaron Heaberlin, MD
Pediatrics Resident, PGY 1

I’m originally from the Huntington, WV area and went to undergraduate and medical school at Marshall University. I chose VCU for residency because it offers a wide variety of subspecialties and we take care of everything in-house without the need to transfer to a different facility. This was what I was looking for so I could gain the broadest knowledge possible during my training. One of the biggest factors when choosing VCU was seeing the camaraderie among the current residents. During my interview they all seemed close and genuinely happy. The atmosphere created here is one of learning, team work and encouragement. To sum up VCU Pediatrics in one line: Our program is large enough to support all the subspecialties, but not so large that it is impersonal.

My wife and I enjoy hiking, taking our dog, Sidney, for walks, kayaking and skiing.

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