Our Providers 

 

Nikki B. Zite, MD, FACOG

Residency Program Director

Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgery

  

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: Northwestern University Medical School
  • Internships: University of Tennessee
  • Residencies: University of Tennessee
  • Fellowships: Family Planning and Contraception, University of Illinois
  • Masters: Public Health, University of Illinois  

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • Society of Family Planning
  • Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine

 

Jaclyn B. van Nes, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

 

 

 

 

A native of Kentucky, Dr. van Nes completed her B.S. in Biology and M.D. from the University of Kentucky (go Wildcats!) She then moved to Knoxville and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, graduating with CREOG exam awards as well as the Chairman's award. After residency, she joined Women's Specialty Care in 2008 where she has been in practice since. In 2016, she obtained her M.B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee and is the Medical Director of Women's Specialty Care.

Dr. van Nes enjoys the challenge of being a specialist in general obstetrics and gynecology. Her primary interest is preventative care throughout a woman's life, including pregnancy and menopause. She also enjoys teaching future physicians and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of OB/GYN and is the Director of the OB/GYN Simulation program. She has presented in numerous national conferences about resident education.

In her spare time, Dr. van Nes enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as running half marathons and reading fiction.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Internships: University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Residencies: University of Tennessee Medical Center

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine
  • Society of Simulation in Healthcare

Natalie P. Blache’, MD, FACOG

Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Internships: University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Residencies: University of Tennessee Medical Center

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine

 

 Erinn R. Morgan, MD, FACOG




EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Schools: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Internships: Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Residencies: University of Tennessee Medical Center

 

Catherine H. Kingery, WHNP-BC

Women's Health Nurse Practioner 

 

 

 

 


Catherine Kingery, WHNP-BC, a southwest Virginia native, received a BSN from the University of Tennessee with a minor in psychology. Upon graduation, she worked in Labor and Delivery at UT Medical Center and completed a MSN from UT with a master's minor in nursing education. She has worked as a nurse practitioner at Women's Specialty Care for 10 years in December 2016. She is married and has two boys, Will and Grant (8yo and 4yo). She has a love for UT football while spending her time on the baseball field with her boys. Catherine is a barre enthusiast and loves to read.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: National Certifying Corporation
  • Schools: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Tennessee Nurses Association
    

Walter W. Schoutko, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology





 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: Ohio State College of Medicine 
  • Internships: The Metro Health Center 
  • Residencies: The Metro Health Center 

 

K. Paige Johnson, MD, FACOG

Clinical Assistant Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology 

 

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: West Virginia University School of Medicine  
  • Residencies: University of Tennessee Medical Center  

 

Shenika D. Welch-Charles, MD, FACOG

 

 

 

 

Dr. Welch-Charles, originally from Nashville,TN, has been at UT Medical Center since 2015. She graduated from Tennessee State University in 2011 magna cum laude prior to matriculation into medical school. She attended Meharry Medical College and graduated in 2011 with academic honors and was also the recipient of the Leonard B. Tow Humanism award. She remained at Meharry Medical College to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as chief resident during her last year.
Following residency, she moved to northern Virginia where she worked private practice. Her ultimate love and dedication to her roots, brought her back to Tennessee to be near her family. Dr. Welch-Charles is married and has one daughter. She enjoys crafting, dancing, and fitness. She is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: Meharry Medical College  
  • Residencies:  Meharry Medical College
 

Pyror Vestor Baird, WHNP-BC

Women's Health Nurse Practiononer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: National Certifying Corporation
  • Schools: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Tennessee Nurses Association

Stephanie B. Cross, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor  

 

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Schools: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Residencies: University of Tennessee Medical Center  

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