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Dr. Graham A. Barden, III, MD, FAAP
Dr. Graham A. Barden, III, MD, FAAP Dr. Graham A. Barden, III was born in New Bern, NC. He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and obtained his MD from Duke University Medical School in 1982. His internship and pediatric residency training was conducted at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN from 1982 until 1985. In July of 1985, he returned home to New Bern to join Coastal Children's Clinic with G.A. Barden Jr., MD and Hovey E. Aiken, Jr., MD. He and his wife, Nora, have two children, Chase and Emily. In addition to his children, his interests include snow and water skiing, boating, fishing and computers. Dr. Barden serves patients in our New Bern and Havelock offices.
Dr. Calvin G. Warren, Jr., MD, FAAP
Dr. Calvin G. Warren, Jr. was born in Elizabeth City, NC and grew up in Selma, NC. He attended North Carolina State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Zoology in 1982. He obtained his MD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 and performed his pediatric internship and residency at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama from 1986-1989, serving as Chief Resident for 1989-90. In July of 1990, Dr. Warren joined Coastal Children’s Clinic. He and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Adam and Alexandria. His interests include church, travel, golf and athletic events.
Dr. Gregory G. Gunsten, MD, FAAP
Dr. Gregory G. Gunsten was born in Hempstead, NY, and grew up in Commack, NY. In 1983, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. He earned his MD degree from the Robert Woods Johnson Medical School in 1987 and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in 1990. Dr. Gunsten practiced for three years with Pediatric Associates in a small coastal town in New Jersey prior to joining Coastal Children’s Clinic in 1994. He, his wife, Ginger, and their daughter, Tory, enjoy living in New Bern. He also enjoys biking, beaching and swimming. Dr. Gunsten serves patients in our New Bern and Maysville offices.
Dr. Lee Ann Skladan, MD, FAAP
Dr. Lee Ann Skladan was born in Knoxville, TN and grew up in Loudon, TN. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Honors Program. After earning her MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1998, she remained in Birmingham where she completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama in 2001. Dr. Skladan served as Chief Resident in her program from 2001-2002. In July of 2002, she joined Coastal Children’s Clinic. She lives in New Bern with her husband, Jason, and children, Abbie and Ryan. The Skladan family may be found at various athletic events or the beach. Dr. Skladan serves patients in our New Bern and Havelock offices.
Benjamin J. Copeland, MD, FAAP
Dr. Benjamin J. Copeland was born and raised in Beaufort, NC. After earning his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University, Dr. Copeland graduated from East Carolina University School of Medicine in May of 2001. He completed his residency in pediatrics in June of 2004 at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his wife, Michelle, two daughters, Charlotte and Meredith and son Prem. Dr Copeland serves patients in our Maysville and New Bern offices.
C. Marston Crawford, MD, FAAP
Dr. C. Marston Crawford grew up in Washington, DC and Chicago. He graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and went on to earn his MD from Rush Medical College in 1998. After an internship in Charleston, WV he completed a combined Medicine-Pediatrics residency at East Carolina University. In July 2003 he joined Coastal Children’s Clinic. Dr. Crawford with his wife, Allana Ross and daughter Audrey live in New Bern. Dr. Crawford is a very active member of the local Shrine Club. His other interests include kite flying, fly-fishing and Olympic fencing. Dr. Crawford serves patients in our Havelock and New Bern offices.
Lisa M. Kafer, MD, FAAP
Dr. Lisa M. Kafer was born and raised in New Bern. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. She remained in Winston-Salem where she earned her MD in 1999 from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Kafer completed her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2002, where she served as Chief Resident from 2002-2003. In December 2003, she returned home and joined Coastal Children’s Clinic. Dr. Kafer lives in New Bern with her husband, Stan Ezzell, and their children, Will, Alison, and David. Her hobbies include arts, crafts, boating and gardening. Dr. Kafer serves patients in our New Bern and Havelock offices.
David T. Tayloe, lll, MD, FAAP
Dr. David T. Tayloe, III was born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Tayloe spent six years as a middle school and high school science teacher in Goldsboro, NC and Bolivia. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2007, he completed his pediatric residency at the University of Colorado, Denver, CO. He lives in New Bern with his wife, Betsy, and their children, Thomas, Emily and Anna . His interests include reading, traveling, hiking, boating and most outdoor sports. Dr. Tayloe serves patients in our New Bern and Maysville offices.
Kelly R. Grove, DO, FAAP
Dr. Kelly Grove was born and raised in Voorhees, NJ. She attended the University of Delaware and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2002. She obtained her D.O. degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. After an internship in Newark, DE, she completed her residency in pediatrics at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Grove practiced for a year with Pediatric Associates in Newark, DE before joining Coastal Children’s Clinic in April 2013. She currently resides in New Bern with her husband Matthew, two daughters, Teagan and Tierney and son Landon. She enjoys the beach, traveling, athletic events, and time with her family.
Stanton W. Ezzell, CPNP
Stanton W. Ezzell was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Political Science. In 1999, he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC-Greensboro. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in 2001. He lives in New Bern with his wife, Dr. Lisa Kafer, and their children, Will, Alison, and David. He enjoys cooking and gardening. Stan enjoys serving patients in our Havelock and New Bern Offices.
Melissa Hollifield, MSN APRN FNP-C
Melissa was born and raised in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. As a member of the honors college, she graduated from Western Carolina University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked for several years in critical care as a Registered Nurse. She earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from Clemson University Nurse Practitioner Program in 2005. Upon graduation she worked as a Nurse Practitioner both in a pediatric clinic outside of Charleston, SC and in the surgical services department at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah before joining Costal Children's Clinic in 2012. She lives in Swansboro with her husband, David, and their children Parker, Patrick and Piper. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with family. Melissa serves patients in our Havelock and Maysville offices.
Christeanna Richardson, CPNP-PC
Christeanna Richardson was born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and later pursued her nursing degree at Wayne Community College. As a Registered Nurse, she worked in the Pediatric ICU at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. She then returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and there, as a member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau’s Honor Society of Nursing, she received her Masters of Science in Nursing through the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She lives in Morehead City with her husband, Steve, and their children, Winslow and Mattie. She enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and reading. She serves patients in our Havelock office.