Meet Our Residents

Pediatric Chief Residents

Kelsey Berry
University of Mississippi

Hi everyone and welcome! We are so excited that you are interested in UVA Pediatrics. I am from Jackson, Mississippi and went to The University of Mississippi for both undergraduate and medical school (Hotty Toddy!). During residency, I had the opportunity to be involved in the UVA GME Global Health Leadership Track, which was one of the many things that drew me to UVA, and I traveled to Kenya for two international rotations. After chief year, I plan to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Charlottesville is an incredible place to live, and my husband and I have enjoyed all the fun hiking, outdoor events, and beautiful wineries with stunning views that Charlottesville has to offer. I hope you come to love Charlottesville as much as I do! The pediatricians at UVA are incredible educators, supportive mentors, and now great colleagues and friends. Good luck on the interview trail and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all. We look forward to meeting you!


Julia Sessions
Stanford University
Pronouns: She/Her

Hi and welcome to UVA pediatrics! I was born and raised in Palo Alto, California then went to the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) for my undergraduate degree. I took a research year during medical school (graduating in 5 years) during which I worked here at UVA and fell in love with the Pediatrics program. In addition to research, I am interested in global health, participated in the UVA GME Global Health Leadership Track and traveled to Ecuador for an international rotation. UVA has a great community, the pediatricians I’ve worked with are all amazing and have created a supportive and welcoming learning environment, especially for those of us who are far from home. Being from California, I grew up with and love outdoor activities and Charlottesville has so much to offer. My husband, daughter, dog and I enjoy spending our free time cooking, gardening, hiking, running, and doing yoga. After Chief year I plan to pursue fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology. I’m so glad you’re interested in UVA pediatrics, Charlottesville is a super fun place to live with lots of fun activities, community events, and great restaurants. I wish you the best of luck on your interview season and am excited you are considering UVA. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.