Lindsey Bull, D.O.
My path into medicine and pediatrics was a unique one. I was raised in one of the most beautiful parts of Appalachia, which also happens to be one of the poorest. Resources and health care were limited. While I was in medical school, I had the extraordinary opportunity to take part in two medical mission trips to Haiti. I noticed similarities between the children there and those in my Appalachian community. Those trips motivated me to provide health care to children of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and socioeconomic situations.
My family’s roots in education run deep. My mother’s classroom was the first setting where I developed the desire to learn more about children, particularly those with special needs. That interest eventually led me to earn a Master’s degree in genetic counseling.
Dr. Bull on spending time outside with family
Mid-way through my graduate education, I saw that pediatrics allowed me to combine my interests in children with special needs, childhood development, and behavior. The birth of my own two sons has deepened both my passion for and understanding of children.
I love being able to have an early impact on the lives of children. I feel honored to be part of those very first days of life up to the moment when young adults leave home and make their own impact on the world. My job is amazing because I get to witness the resilience, innocence, honesty, creativity, trust and unconditional love of children.
- Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
- Graduate: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.
- Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Knoxville, Tenn.
- Residency: Niswonger Children’s Hospital, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn., Pediatrics
- Certifications & Memberships: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Medical Staff, Methodist Medical Center Medical Staff, Partners in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
I enjoy spending time with my two young sons and my husband outside, traveling and supporting the Virginia Tech Hokies.