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The Pediatric Office of the Chair, under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Atz and led by Suzanne Scott, provides services to departmental faculty, staff and students in the following areas:

Department of Pediatrics Administration Teams and Functions


Suzanne Scott

Suzanne Scott
Vice Chair for Finance and Administration
Philippe Gresle
Director of Growth, Planning and Development

Robin Rose
Director of Resources and Grant Management
Melanie Townsend 
Melanie Townsend
Director of Business Operations
Holland Williams
Director of Clinical Operations



Linda Howard
Executive Assistant to Chairman

*indicates manager of each team


The Finance Team provides general accounting services, and each accountant is assigned between 2 and 5 divisions depending on size and workload of the division. The scope of our services include processing and managing all procurement, travel, recruitment reimbursements, all non-grant payroll and incentives, education and fellowship purchases, and all internal awards.

Melanie Townsend*

 Trey Hiott
 Holly Johns
 Bruno Rotondo

Rudnicki, Stephanie Stephanie Rudnicki
 Kimberly West


Grant and Contract Management

The Grants and Contract Management Team is here to provide services to assist faculty with grant submissions and grant management. This team manages grants pre and post award.

Robin Rose*

 Patricia Myrick
 Mary Staggers
 Jeff Taylor
 Romeka Washington


Human Resources

The Human Resources Team is here to provide services to assist employees and hiring managers on matters related to recruitment, faculty contracts, faculty and staff leave, SuccessFactors and other issues concerning employment. Employee relations issues are managed by the Director of Resources and Grant Management.

Robin Rose*

 Srilatha Bandalamuri
 Sharon Kest

Facilities Management

The resource/facilities coordinators manage all facilities related issues for Pediatrics, along with other major functions such as asset management, space management, surplus property, movement of personnel and property within the department, storage of property and records, and other miscellaneous tasks. Facilities management includes custodial services, building repairs, painting, HVAC, door signs, telephone services, copier services, and key issue and or replacement.

Robin Rose*

 Richard Anderson, Resource Coordinator

Melvin Tatum, Program Coordinator


Education Coordinators

As coordinators for the residency programs within the Department of Pediatrics our primary responsibility is to assist our Program Directors to oversee and manage all residency programs.  Our daily activities include: recruitment of new interns, ensuring our residency programs are working within both the GME and ACGME program requirements, tracking resident schedules, reporting to local, state and national bodies, event planning, curriculum planning and management, and more.

Becky Hasegawa Rebecca Hasegawa
 Krista Mysock
 Melinda Slider


Practice Plan Management

Holland Williams*


Clinical Trials Team

Patricia Infinger*

Hiba Al Gadban

Layla Al Sarrat

Dana Brinkley

Shameeka Bowman

Kaylan Chundru

Christine Rosa


Information Technology Team

The Pediatric Information Technology Team is here to provide the technology required for the fulfillment of the department's mission in an efficient and effective manner. The Team assists in the procurement, installation, implementation, operation and support of all Pediatric computing needs.

 Lori Upshur*
 Michael Carnell
 Chris Carr
 Anthony Nelson






Named Best Children's Hospital

The U.S. News & World Report rankings place the MUSC Children’s Hospital heart program among the top 20 in the country. Six MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions are honored in the rankings:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery



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