Raaj Amin, MD
Dr. Amin was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He first experienced North Carolina when he attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem for college. After graduating, he returned to Pennsylvania to attend medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. For his pediatric residency, he trained at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After a one year stint in Clemson, South Carolina, he moved to Wilmington in 2002 and has been practicing primary care pediatrics since that time. In Wilmington, he met his wife Andrea. They have 2 daughters, Lillian and Eliza.
Message from Dr. Amin:
I was born the youngest of 4 children (and the only son) to parents who were the first people in their families to live in the United States. My father moved to the US from India and worked as a chemical engineer. My mother moved to the US from the Philippines and worked as a nurse. The stories that my mother shared about providing medical care steered me towards a career in medicine. During medical school, I was drawn to pediatrics because it focused on providing patients and their parents the skills to promote a lifetime of healthier living. I look forward to fostering these abilities for the next generation of patients and parents.
Christina Carnelley, RN
Christina was born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She attended nursing school at Iowa Central Community College. After graduating, she and her husband, Joshua moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa to begin her nursing career at Allen Memorial Hospital. In Iowa, the majority of her nursing experience was as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. After spending a few summers vacationing in Wilmington, her family grew to love the area. In 2014, Christina, Joshua and their 2 children, Alexis and Jackson, decided to make the big move to Wilmington. Christina has been employed as a pediatric nurse in the Wilmington area since moving here.
Message from Christina
I was born into a huge family full of kids that I used to love to dote on. One of my oldest memories is being told to stop “lugging” the babies around that I would end up getting hurt as I wasn’t big enough to carry them. I have spent my whole life involved with kids from babysitting at young age, to being a nanny, to working at a daycare through nursing school. I have had not only the blessing of giving birth to my own 2 children, but have also had the honor of helping thousands of others have children as a labor and delivery nurse. Now as a pediatric nurse I get to see these sweet babies grow from infancy all the way to their teenage years and develop their own personalities. I look forward to meeting you and your little ones and helping guide you with your pediatric needs!
Jennifer Smith, LPN and Lactation Consultant
Jennifer was born and raised in Delco, North Carolina. She attended nursing school at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia, NC while working at night as a phlebotomist. Upon graduation, she started her nursing career at The Children’s Clinic in Wilmington, NC and part-time at an assisted living facility. During her work in pediatrics, she discovered a passion for teaching and encouraging new mothers to breastfeed. With this passion, she achieved the title of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) after countless hours working with mothers and babies in the office and as a volunteer on the Mother/Baby unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She lives in Delco, NC with her husband, Bradley, their 2 sons, Ashton and Easton and their little princess, Sadie Louise. She spends the majority of her time away from work cheering for her children at school and recreational sports.
Message from Jenn
When I was 10, my grandmother had a heart attack right in front of me and I didn’t know what to do for her. It broke my heart and I promised myself that I would not ever let it happen again. It became a passion and a drive for me to be a part of the healing process. I believe that nursing is simply to give tender loving care while applying it to the everyday concept of medical care. It’s not a job, it’s a calling!
April Jones – Medical Receptionist
April was born in Wilmington, NC and has stayed in the area her whole life. She graduated from Laney High School. After high school, she completed the Medical Administrative program at Miller Motte Business College. After working in dermatology and family medicine, she found her true passion in pediatrics. She loves being the friendly face who is the first and last person that you see in the office. April’s husband, Tommy is also a Wilmington native. She has three sons who keep her busy with soccer, football and Boy Scouts.