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Dr. Tonja Wynn Hampton, MD

Tonja Wynn Hampton, MD is a Medical Editor for WebMD. Her responsibilities include selecting and editing consumer and physician news stories, identifying clinically appropriate graphics, and providing medical expertise for WebMD Health, particularly in the areas of pediatrics, allergy/asthma, and women's health.

A pediatrician, Dr. Hampton attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) as a John Motley Morehead Scholar and National Achievement Scholar. During her undergraduate years, she was very active in student government and choral music, and served as a teaching assistant in the chemistry department. She graduated in May 1985 with a BA in chemistry.

Having fallen in love with the Chapel Hill area, Dr. Hampton chose to attend UNC-CH School of Medicine, where she was active with the Student National Medical Association and worked as a research assistant for a project on the underuse of cervical screening in low-income black women. She earned her medical degree in May 1990, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta in June 1993.

Following residency, Dr. Hampton joined South Dekalb Pediatrics, PC in Decatur, GA, where she practiced general pediatrics for 2½ years. She later joined Children's Medicine, PC in Lawrenceville, where she practiced general pediatrics for 3½ years. As a general pediatrician, Hampton's special areas of interest included well-child care and teaching parenting skills.

Hampton has a great love for her husband, Louis, and daughters, Morgan and Janelle. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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