Meet Our Team 

Melissa Brinn, M.D.

Dr. Brinn joined our program in 2015. She provides care and teaches residents in the outpatient setting. She previously was the director of the pediatric continuity clinic and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at East Carolina University. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, she did a pediatric residency at East Carolina University/Pitt County Memorial Hospital and then served as chief pediatric resident for East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine. 

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Heinz Chavez, M.D.

Dr. Chavez joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s and the general pediatrics program in 2006. He received his medical degree from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, Guatemala and completed his pediatric training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark.  Dr. Chavez also was an associate researcher for the World Health Organization’s Epidemiological Research Center in Reproductive Health and studied pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in Germany at University Children’s Hospital, Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Tuebingen. He speaks English, Spanish and German.

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Rachel Dawkins, MD

Rachel Dawkins, M.D.

Rachel Dawkins, MD has joined our practice as medical director and director of Clinical Experiences for Physicians in Training. Originally from the St. Petersburg/ Clearwater area, Dr. Dawkins completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Miami. She moved to New Orleans for residency at Louisiana State University, where she also completed a year as chief resident. As a faculty member at LSU, Dr. Dawkins spent six years as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program. Dr. Dawkins is immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Young Physicians. Dr. Dawkins' research and interests are in advocacy, resident education and childhood obesity.

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Raquel Hernandez, MD

Raquel G. Hernandez, M.D., MPH

Raquel G. Hernandez MD, MPH is assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her medical school, residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She additionally completed a Master in Public Health with an emphasis on nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during her fellowship in general academic pediatrics. Her research currently focuses on identifying factors that enhance obesity prevention and treatment efforts in within the pediatric primary care setting. Dr. Hernandez is also currently working on a grant-funded project to delineate socio-ecologic factors that may promote return to healthy weight in a national sample of school age children.

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Raquel Hernandez, MD

Jane Sando, M.D.

Dr. Sando joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she was an attending Kids Care physician and provided pimary preceptorship, clinical education and supervision for pediatric residents on second-year rotations. After completing a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she provided clinical care and resident education in The Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric emergency department and at Howard County General Hospital (emergency room and inpatient). She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 
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Christine Moore, ARNP, PNP-C

Christine Moore, ARNP, PNP-C

Christine Moore ARNP, PNP-C is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner that joined Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in July 2013. She has over 7 years of clinical experience in pediatric care and has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over three years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in 2006. In 2009, she received her Master of Science to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with recognition as a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has been board certified with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

 


Resident Providers

We are committed to training the next generation of pediatricians. Our pediatric residency program brings some of the brightest young doctors from around the world to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital where our faculty physicians, staff and patients work together to provide excellent training for our resident physicians. As a teaching hospital and teaching clinic, we are as committed to their education as we are to providing excellent clinical care and advancing the field of pediatrics. As clinic providers, our residents care for your child in coordination with our faculty physicians. By working with our residents, families not only benefit from our coordinated clinical care but also participate in the development of our future pediatricians.