Physicians

Our physicians are Board Certified in Pediatrics, Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics and members of the Clinical Faculty at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and TriStar Centennial Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Elizabeth Triggs, M.D.

  • Undergraduate: Emory University and University of North Carolina
  • Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center / Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
Dr. Triggs joined Green Hills Pediatrics in 1985. She and her husband, Austin, have two grown children. She has spent most of her life in Nashville, but has lived in Pennsylvania, Jackson, MS, and Princeton, NJ. She is a Cumberland Pediatric Foundation board member and a member of Tennessee Women in Medicine. One of her favorite childhood memories is hiking the trails at Percy Warner Park with her family. She continued this tradition with her children and now enjoys hiking the trails with her dog. She enjoys movies, traveling and loves baseball. Special pediatric interests are asthma, adolescents, and behavioral pediatrics.

Michael D. Ladd, M.D.

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, magna cum laude
  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Ladd joined Green Hills Pediatric Associates in July of 1995. He and his wife have 3 sons, two in college and one in high school. He is a season ticket holder of the Nashville Predators and loves Duke Basketball. His favorite NBA player is Kyrie Irving who also attended Duke. He loves going to concerts. His current favorite songs are anything on his sons' Spotify playlists. (This is a great way to keep in touch with college kids.) He and his wife enjoy hiking with their dog, Leo.

Travis Walters M.D.

  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude
  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Walters was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where his roots as an avid Crimson Tide fan began. He joined Green Hills Pediatric Associates in 2002. Dr. Walters was chosen as one of Nashville Lifestyles' Top Doctors 2015 and 2016, Nashville Parent's Favorite Doctors 2013 and 2014, and Nashville Scene's Best Pediatrician in 2010, 2011, and 2012. As a strong advocate for the health and well-being of children in the Middle Tennessee community, he serves on several committees and boards working for their best interest. Outside of the office, Dr. Walters enjoys golfing, attending Predators games and being an active member of his church as a deacon, teacher and choir member. He and his wife Rebecca have three daughters. He relishes the time he spends with his girls watching them grow up.

James Godfrey, M.D.

  • Undergraduate: Univ. of Tennessee, Martin, summa cum laude
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Dr. Godfrey is a native of Middle Tennessee, growing up in nearby Smyrna. He joined Green Hills Pediatric Associates in 2004. He most enjoys the relationships he builds as a pediatrician, and he has special interests in the areas of allergy/immunology and dermatology. Dr. Godfrey and his wife, Kelley, stay busy with their four children when he is not in the office seeing patients. He is very active in his church, taking the opportunity to teach elementary school age children. Dr. Godfrey is an avid sports fan, frequenting Titans and Predators games as well as local high school sporting events. You might find him running in the park after work or on his day off, and he enjoys tinkering with computers and electronics.

Kimberly A. Buie, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Martin, magna cum laude
  • Graduate: Emory University
  • Medical School: University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: University of Tennessee, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dr. Buie joined Green Hills Pediatric Associates in 2010. Dr. Buie was born in St. Louis, MO but has lived in Brentwood for over twenty years. She is married with a 8 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. The Buies attend Brentwood United Methodist Church. Dr. Buie enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son play soccer and her daughter do gymnastics, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Predators.

Heather M. Barrow, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Graduate: East Tennessee State University
  • Medical School: East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Dr. Barrow was born in Nashville and grew up in Franklin. She went to Green Hills Pediatric Associates as a child and is proud to be the 1st former patient to come back and practice here. Dr. Barrow joined Green Hills Pediatrics in July 2011. Dr. Barrow is a member of Franklin First United Methodist Church. She is a second generation alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is proud to say that her family has had the same season box seats for three generations. Dr. Barrow tries to attend as many home games as possible to cheer on the Vols. She is also a Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans fan. Dr. Barrow considers herself to be a foodie who is always in search of new restaurants. She loves to cook and attend cooking classes. Dr. Barrow enjoys reading, attending local art events, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.