August 31, 2018

Dr. Jill Fussell Named Chief of Developmental Pediatrics

Jill FussellJill Fussell, M.D., a Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the James L. Dennis Developmental Center, has been appointed Chief of the Section of Developmental-Behavioral and Rehabilitative Pediatrics.

Dr. Fussell, a faculty member since 2002, began serving as Interim Chief following the unexpected death of Eldon Schulz, M.D., in early June. “I know her longtime career mentor and colleague Dr. Eldon Schulz would be proud to have her in his footsteps,” Pediatrics Chair Frederick “Rick” Barr, M.D., said in his announcement of Dr. Fussell’s appointment.

Dr. Fussell graduated from the College of Medicine in 1997. She completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has served in a variety of leadership roles in graduate medical education including Director of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship.

National leadership roles include her election to the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties (CoPS) Executive Committee in 2016 and her election this year as the committee’s Vice-Chair. Dr. Fussell has served as an investigator and co-investigator on multiple grants focused on neurodevelopmental disabilities and has published extensively.