J. RENEE HIMMELBAUM, DO
Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Himmelbaum teaches clinical skills to first- and second-year medical students
part-time. She is also a practicing pediatrician.
A home-grown Gwinnettian, Himmelbaum had two children—ages eight and five—when she
began medical school at PCOM Georgia in 2009. Her children, she explained, always
went to a large pediatric practice and never saw the same provider twice. During her
residency, Himmelbaum experienced a different kind of pediatric practice—one that
influenced the way she practices today.
"When I moved to Augusta, Georgia for my residency, I enjoyed personal relationships
with my patients," she said. "We got to know each other and I loved it! I knew that
was the way I wanted to practice."
Himmelbaum decided parents in Gwinnett would also appreciate sharing a relationship
with their child's doctor. Himmelbaum's new practice in Sugar Hill—Suwanahoochee Pediatrics—is a budding "micropractice" that welcomes families to come together.
"We try everything to put a smile on kid's faces before they leave," she said.
Now that her own children are older and "busy all the time," Himmelbaum said she is
grateful to have plenty of patients and students in her life.
- Georgia Regents University, Pediatric Residency Program, July 2013 to June 2016
- Georgia Campus, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2009 to 2013
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Management, 1997
- Berkmar High School, 1992