Staff

All our professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Stephanie K. Sullivan, MD

    Stephanie is a native of Camden, SC, and attended Emory University and received her BS degree from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina. She received her MD from USC School of Medicine 1993. She did her pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to joining our practice, 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. She is married to Robert Sullivan, Jr. and has two children. She enjoys gardening, travel, and caring for her farm animals.

  • Dr.
    Skyler McCurley, MD

    Skyler grew up in Dallas, Texas. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He joined our practice in 1999 and has been recognized with several awards for “Best Bedside Manner.” 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, runs ultra-marathons, and likes to spend time cooking and reading. He has four children who, he says, have taught him more about pediatrics than any book or hospital.

  • Dr.
    Justin A. Mutch, MD

    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 and 2010. 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,
    IBCLC, MD

    Rachel spent her childhood in Richmond VA, where her father practiced as a general surgeon and inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She received a BA in Literature at Yale University, then spent a year teaching preschool in Colorado before returning east for medical school at UVA. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Medical Center at the Medical College of Georgia. She was Chief Resident for one year, teaching residents and students, before moving back to the Blue Ridge Mountains to join F. Read Hopkins Pediatrics in 2007. She enjoys being outdoors with her husband, their two children and two dogs. Dr. Gagen 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 section on Breastfeeding. She is a passionate advocate for breastfeeding mothers and babies, and was certified as an IBCLC (lactation consultant) in 2010. She is the webmaster and a founding member of Live Healthy Lynchburg and serves on the Lynchburg City Schools Health Advisory Board as well as the Endstation Theatre Board.

  • Dr.
    Laura M. Brooks, MD

    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 multiple committees and their Board of Directors, where she served as Chair. 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 traveling. She and her husband Dr. Joseph Khoury, who practices with Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates, Inc., are the parents of one son.

  • Dr.
    Denise Fenton, MD

    Denise is originally from Worcester, Pennsylvania, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fenton is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Fenton has practiced general pediatrics her entire career with F. Read Hopkins. After taking time off in 2014 and 2015 to travel the world with her husband and children, Dr. Fenton is excited to return to Hopkins Pediatrics. Her interests include spending time with her family, running, reading, hiking and travel.

  • Dr. Charles Q. Pace,
    MD

    Charles grew up on a family farm in southeastern Kentucky. He earned a BS degree in Mathematics from Georgetown College in 2002. After a brief stint as a math and science teacher, he decided to pursue a career in medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2009, graduating with honors. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for 10 years, completing an integrated civilian/military residency training program in Pediatrics at Wright State University School of Medicine and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Pace served as Medical Director for the Pediatrics clinic at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. He enjoys running, fishing, playing games and spending time with his wife and two children.

  • Dr. Erica Schmidt,
    MD

    Erica was born and raised in a small town outside New York City. She received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her medical degree at Hofstra-NSLIJ School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her pediatric residency at UVA and is excited to be working here in Lynchburg. She and her husband like to spend their free time outside hiking and exploring.

  • Amy Morse,
    CPNP

    Amy is originally from Hendersonville, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina and studied abroad at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where she studied pre-medicine for her undergraduate studies. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing with highest honors from the University of Tennessee and graduate degree in nursing with highest honors from the University of Texas. While in Texas she worked in school based clinics to promote health within an under-served population. Since moving to Lynchburg in 2011, she continued her work with community health centers at Johnson Health Center where she was the team leader for the patient center medical home project. In 2015 Amy joined the team at FRH. She is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Amy enjoys teaching and is adjunct clinic instructor for University of Virginia graduate nursing school. When she is not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children.

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  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 434-237-8886
  • Fax: 434-239-6807
  • Billing: 455-5286
  • Toll-Free: 800-245-7011
  • Address: 1212 McConville Road Lynchburg, VA 24502

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