Dr. Karen Dewling, director of the in-house pediatric program at Carroll County General Hospital, and three of her colleagues from the hospital-based pediatric staff -- Dr. Janelle Sandford, Dr. Jill Nichols and Dr. Margaret Flowers -- have been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Board certification in a medical specialty involves completing an approved residency program and passing a national exam.
Dr. Dewling, a summa cum laude graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and did her internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Sandford received an undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a master's of science in clinical nutrition from University of Maryland. She completed medical studies at University of Maryland School of Medicine and served her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, where she was chief resident in her third year of pediatric training.
Dr. Nichols received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and completed medical school at Southwestern Medical School at University of Texas. She served her residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Flowers received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her medical degree from University of Maryland. She also served her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.