I take pride in my work.
Especially patient communication and clinical education.


From an undergraduate in computer engineering to residency in Med-Peds.

Work and Other Activities

Although just starting my career as a physician, I have learned much from previous experiences.


Browse my publication and presentation history, and view my Google Scholar profile.

Honors and Awards

See some of my proudest accomplishments.

Personal Life

A brief autobiographical profile.

Printable Resume


Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center

Internal Medicine / Pediatrics Residency
Maps Greenville, NC

Trained in an 860-bed teaching hospital providing tertiary coverage for over 2-million patients.


James H. Quillen COM

Maps Johnson City, TN

Completed Rural Primary Care Track, counseled high school and undergraduate rural medicine programs.



Maps Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Postbaccalaureate work to complete prerequisites for medical school and career change.

Vanderbilt University

B.E. in Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Maps Nashville, TN

Researched robotics, worked as resident advisor, participated in numerous educational leadership activities.

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Work and Other Activities

Co-Chief Resident

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maps ECU, Greenville, NC

Coordinated weekly meetings, presented clinical education, recruited candidates, organized social events.

Rural Track Graduate

Quillen College of Medicine
Maps Rogersville, TN

Attended weekly teaching sessions and four month clerkship in Rogersville. Conducted community research project.

Math Teacher

McGavock High School
Maps Nashville, TN

Taught calculus, precal, geometry. Founded academic bowl team, which remains active.

Laboratory Manager

Center for Intelligent Systems
Maps Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Managed robotic laboratory equipment including five mobile and one humanoid robot. Coordinated digital media.

Other Activities

2012: National Med Peds Resident Association (NMPRA) Southeast Regional Conference
Wrote and designed website, coordinated technological support and venue, and assisted in speaker, food, and volunteer organization.

2008: Rural Medical Outreach Opportunities
Counselor and Tutor
Counselor for high school medical interest camp for high school students from lower Appalachia. Lived in dorm and supervised students. Tutor and counselor for MCAT study course for disadvantaged premedical students.

2005-2006: Vanderbilt Athletics Department
Tutored SEC athletes in mathematics.

2004: IEEE RO-MAN International Workshop on Human Robot Communication
Worked on organizational committee and coordinated electronic media for international engineering conference.

2001-2003: Vanderbilt Office of Housing and Student Education
Resident Advisor
Supervised hall in freshman dormatory.

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Forte, B., Dodd, W., Jose, F. Eosinophilic Gastritis with Marked Gastric Thickening Initially Concerning for Cancer. Poster presented at: GME Research Day; 2014; East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Jain, S., Zargham, S., Dodd, W. Apnea, Bradycardia, and Desaturations in a Teenager. Poster presented at: North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting; 2014; Myrtle Beach, SC. (png)

Dodd, W. Robotic Recall: Designing Cognitive Robotic Systems Using Working Memory. VDM Verlag. Reprinted Masters Thesis in book form. 2007. (amazon) (pdf)

Ratanaswasd, P., Gordon, S., & Dodd, W. Cognitive control for robot task execution. In IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). 2005: 440-445. (pdf)

Dodd, W., & Gutierrez, R. The role of episodic memory and emotion in a cognitive robot. In IEEE International Workshop on Robots and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). 2005: 692-697. (pdf)

Ratanaswasd, P., Dodd, W., Kawamura, K., & Noelle, D. C. Modular behavior control for a cognitive robot. In Advanced Robotics '05 (ICAR). 2005: 713-718. (pdf)

Kawamura, K., Dodd, W., Ratanaswasd, P., & Gutierrez, R. A. Development of a robot with a sense of self. In Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation '05 (CIRA). 2005: 211-217. (pdf)

Kawamura, K., Dodd, W., & Ratanaswasd, P. Robotic body-mind integration: next grand challenge in robotics. In IEEE International Workshop on Robots and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). 2004. (pdf)

View my Google Scholar profile.

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Honors and Awards

John H. Kornegay Award for Outstanding Med-Peds Resident
Awarded to Med-Peds resident best exemplifying leadership and compassion.

Outstanding Resident Award for Pediatrics
Peer selected award for the pediatric resident demonstrating best patient care and teaching.

MICU Intern of the Year

Selected by pulmonology / critical care fellows as best intern in MICU.

Biostatistics Award

Earned top score in biostatistics class in medical school.

Eagle Scout

Renovated elementary school basketball court and erected fence around court for eagle scout project.

North Carolina

American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association


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Personal Life


Maps Lynnville, TN

I grew up in rural Middle Tennessee, exploring the creeks and valleys around my house. I still love walking and cycling in the countryside there.


I married my amazing wife Julia in 2012. She is in training to be a clinical health psychologist and always makes delicious food which is bad for my waistline (especially in residency).


I love going for walks with my dog and riding a bike around the neighborhood. I also enjoy working with computers and fiddling with graphic/web design.

Other Accomplishments

I am a huge Vanderbilt Basketball fan and once won an ugly Christmas sweater contest at a ballgame. It was truly spectacular.

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