Samantha G. Cappetto, MD
How long have you been a member of SPS?
Why did you choose the Pediatric Sedation field?
Procedures and advanced imaging can be painful and scary, thus many kids are afraid of even coming to the hospital or visiting their doctor. Procedural sedation can turn this negative experience into a positive one while allowing both parties, the patient and the physician, to meet their healthcare goals.
Please list a few of your most recent accomplishments:
Pediatric Residency, University of Kentucky, 2015-2018.
Pediatric Chief Resident, University of Kentucky, 2018-2019.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Board Certified Physician, October 2018.
Practiced with University of Kentucky Pediatric Hospitalist Department in 2018-2019 and have just taken a position at Levine Children's Hospital with the Pediatric Hospitalist Department in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Why did you join SPS?
I had the opportunity to work with several physicians in my training institution who practiced the art of sedation. Primarily, those individuals were found in the pediatric intensive critical care unit or pediatric emergency medicine department. I loved being a part of the process of pediatric procedural sedation in these venues because it was a means of helping a child be the best version of themselves in a scary or painful situation that was ultimately a vital stepping stone in their treatment pathway. Those experienced physicians that I worked closely with highly suggested that being a member of Society for Pediatric Sedation would benefit me as a growing young physician in the growing field of sedation. SPS offers networking, education, and access to multiple meetings and courses that will further help me develop my skills and knowledge in pediatric sedation.
My name is Samantha Cappetto, although, I most frequently answer to "Sammie." I was born in Anchorage, Alaska; raised in North Carolina; and spent my medical training days in West Virginia and Kentucky. I completed my pediatric residency at University of Kentucky and concluded my time there after a year serving as pediatric chief resident as well as a pediatric hospitalist. My career and professional interests include: pediatric inpatient medicine, resident and medical student education, procedural training, and simulation curriculum, in addition to other passions of pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine, critical care and rheumatology. Ultimately, my husband and I landed in Charlotte, North Carolina where I've joined the team of pediatric hospitalists at Levine Children's Hospital. We love to explore new cities, seek out new adventures, make new friends, and spoil our dog, Roxie, on a regular basis.