Dr. Self is originally from Hartsville, Tenn. She attended MTSU, and has a bachelor’s in both Biology and Psychology. She attended ETSU-Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tenn., and received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1991. She completed two internships, psychiatry and pediatrics, and her pediatric residency at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. Her special area of interest is neonatology. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is on active staff at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Dr. Self joined the Children's Clinic Professional Association in 1995.
She was named the Jackson Sun’s Readers Choice Best Pediatrician in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007.