Corina as a Pediatrician

Dr. Carroll earned her board certification in Pediatrics in 1994 and began private practice in Winchester, Tennessee.  (Among her patients there was future star comedic actor, Brian Jordan Alvarez.)  In 1996 she joined Beacon Health Highland Pediatrics in Hixson, Tennessee.  For the next 15 years, she served thousands of Chattanooga-area patients and their families with warmth, sensitivity, deep caring and utter commitment.  She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where her partners have memorialized her with a brick inscribed:  "Corina Carroll MD - Champion For All Children".

She had first come to the United States upon marrying in July 1989.  Joining her husband in California, she assisted Dr. Seth Asser with a field research study on child abuse during 1990-91 at the University of California-San Diego.  She then moved to Florida to serve her Pediatrics residency at the University of Miami from 1991-1994.

Before marrying and moving to the USA, she had attended medical school at
the Universidad Central in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, where she grew up.  Upon graduating in 1988, Corina spent a year on the tropical island of Margarita, performing rural service in the remote fishing village of Boca de Rio.  She returned to Caracas in 1989 and took a rotating internship at the Hospital Clinicas Caracas, where she helped to tend to hundreds of people wounded by troops confronting nationwide riots that occurred in February 1989.

Dr. Carroll was a tremendously giving and caring person.  She was greatly loved by her patients, their parents, her many friends and neighbors.  You can read about how many of them felt about her by visiting this link:

Corina's memory may be honored by tax-deductible donations to the Chattanooga Pediatric Foundation, 910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403.  A 501(c)(3) charity, the CPF's mission is to support and advance the education of pediatric specialists and subspecialists, a growing need nationwide.  The CPF continues the work of the CFCF by honoring Dr. Carroll's memory with the Corina Field Carroll Annual Grand Rounds Series at Children's Hospital at Erlanger.  This program annually brings to Chattanooga a nationally known expert to educate local pediatricians, staff and others on child abuse prevention and protection topics.

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