Connecticut Children's Medical Center Welcomes Four New Physicians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 25, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:   Teresa Riccio, Communications Specialist
   (860) 837-6375; triccio01@connecticutchildrens.org

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is pleased to announce the recent appointment of four new physicians to its Divisions of Otolaryngology, Endocrinology and Emergency Medicine.

Valerie Cote, MD, FRCSC, has joined the Division of Otolaryngology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  Dr. Cote comes to Connecticut Children’s from Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she completed her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Cote received her medical degree and is obtaining her Master of Science both from McGill University, where prior to her fellowship, she served as Chief Resident for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Nancy Street Dunbar, MD, MPH, has joined the Division of Endocrinology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Dunbar comes to Connecticut Children’s from Baystate Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she was a pediatric endocrinologist and the Director of the Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic respectively. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Amherst College, and both her Medical and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Dunbar completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine and is board certified in pediatric endocrinology.

Christine Trapp, MD, has also joined the Division of Endocrinology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  Dr. Trapp comes to Connecticut Children’s from Columbia University Medical Center, where she completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross, and earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Trapp is board certified in pediatrics and certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. 

Dr. Sturm, MD, MPH, has joined the Division of Emergency Medicine at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Sturm comes to Connecticut Children’s from Emory University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Sturm received both his Bachelor of Science and medical degree from Duke University. He completed his Master in Public Health at the University of North Carolina and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Emory University. Dr. Sturm is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation for several of its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, Connecticut Children’s is the only free-standing children’s hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with five specialty care centers and 10 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children’s has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.

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