Dr. Gary S. Stewart

Gary is a native of Towson, MD, who joined F. Read Hopkins in 1986. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his Masters degree in Health Services Administration from John Hopkins University. His medical degree and internship were completed at the Medical College of Georgia, and his residency in Pediatrics was performed at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Stewart also worked in health care planning and administrative policies for three years as Director of Health Care Planning for East Central Georgia and Aiken, SC. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. An active sports enthusiast, Dr. Stewart was captain of the University of Georgia lacrosse team. He and his wife, who is a local obstetrician/gynecologist, have two children.
   

Dr. Robert A. Sullivan, Jr.

Robert is a native of Vienna, VA, but grew up in Atlanta, GA. He attended the Honors College and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. His medical degree was earned at USC School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. Dr. Sullivan then completed an internship in General Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sullivan enjoys alpine mountaineering, climbing, hiking, bird hunting, fishing, and Revolutionary War history. He is married to Dr. Stephanie Sullivan. They have two children.
   

Dr. Stephanie K. Sullivan

Stephanie grew up in Camden, SC, and received her undergraduate degree from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina. She then received her medical degree from USC School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. Her pediatric training was completed at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to joining F. Read Hopkins, Dr. Sullivan served as a Clinical Staff Physician in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sullivan enjoys gardening and traveling. She is married to Dr. Robert Sullivan, Jr. and has two children.
   

Dr. R. Skyler McCurley

Skyler was raised in Dallas, TX. He received his undergraduate degree with highest honors and highest distinction from the University of North Carolina. He participated in research in molecular biology at the University of Texas, supported by the National Science Foundation. His medical degree was awarded with distinction from the University of North Carolina. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He joined our practice in 1999 and was recognized in 2004 as Lynchburg’s “Top Doc” in Pediatrics. Dr. McCurley is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He competes in Ironman triathlons and runs ultra-marathons. He has three children who, he says, have taught him more about pediatrics than any book or hospital.
   

Dr. Justin A. Mutch

Justin is a native of Madison, NC, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His medical degree was earned at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and he completed his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, TN. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was honored to be presented the “Best Bedside Manner” award in Pediatrics for Central Virginia in 2008. Dr. Mutch and his wife, Lucy, are the parents of three children, Jackson, Annie Boyd and Loulee. Dr. Mutch enjoys sports and spending time with his family.
   

Dr. Rachel E. Gagen

Rachel grew up in Richmond VA.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature at Yale University and attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Medical Center at the Medical College of Georgia, where she was honored with an Educator of the Year award as an intern. She stayed on as Chief Resident for one year- teaching residents and students and working in the diabetes clinic. In 2007, she was delighted to join F. Read Hopkins and move back to the Blue Ridge Mountains. She and her husband love listening to music and chasing their two young children and Fox Red Labrador outdoors. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as a member of the AAP sections on Breastfeeding and Obesity. She is a passionate advocate for breastfeeding mothers and babies, and was certified as an IBCLC (lactation consultant) in 2010.  She is a founding member of Live Healthy Lynchburg, our community health initiative.
   

Dr. Katherine V. Nichols

Katherine grew up in Waynesboro, Virginia and graduated from the University of Kentucky, with honors. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, and then completed her training in Pediatrics as well as her fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.   She also has an additional degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Nichols is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Nichols has lived with her family in Lynchburg since 1996, when she first moved to the area to join Neonatal Services of Lynchburg. She served as the Director of the Central Virginia Health District of the Virginia Department of Health from 2004 until 2008 when she joined F. Read Hopkins. Her professional interests include follow-up care of NICU graduates and early childhood health and development. As an active member of the community, Dr. Nichols has served on a variety of boards and advisory groups concerned with the health and well-being of children. She enjoys travel and reading and is an avid supporter of Glass Theater. She has two sons, Benjamin and Jeffrey.
   

Dr. Laura M. Brooks

Laura is originally from Frederick, MD. She attended Haverford College for her undergraduate studies, followed by the University of Virginia, where she earned her medical degree. Dr. Brooks completed her pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. While in Durham, she was an Associate in Pediatrics at Duke Children’s Primary Care. In addition, she was a medical editor for the American Board of Pediatrics. Since moving to Lynchburg, she has continued to work for the American Board of Pediatrics on the Maintenance of Certification Committee and has recently been appointed to their Board of Directors. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her interests include tennis, hiking, reading and collecting antiques. She and her husband Dr. Joseph Khoury, who practices with Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates, Inc., are the parents of one son.
 
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