From left, Drs. Sara Franzen, BJ Lanser, and Natasha Hanners are the Co-Chief Residents for the UT Southwestern Pediatrics Residency Training Program at Children’s Medical Center. They will serve in this role until June, 2013. As designated co-chiefs, the trio works to enhance patient care as well as resident life and education for residents.
|Sara Franzen, M.D.||BJ Lanser, M.D.||Natasha Hanners, M.D.|
Drs. Franzen, Hanners and Lanser are accountable for the daily schedules of all pediatric residents and various outside rotating residents. They also coordinate teaching conferences for residents and assists in the education of third and fourth year medical students.
The chiefs serve as liaisons between the residents and attending physicians, non-physician members of the care team and hospital administration and work closely with the program's leadership including Drs. Perez-Fontan and McKinney. In addition, chiefs have clinical faculty responsibilities including accepting appropriate transport admissions to the general pediatric service throughout the year, attending one month on the general pediatric service and attending in the Crystal Charity Ball Continuity of Care Clinic.