Dr. Quimby is a Tarheel who has Midwestern roots.
Growing up in Iowa, Meredith Quimby could usually be found on the golf course. She became the Iowa High School State Champion and was recruited throughout the country to play top tier golf. Weather, academics and the chance to compete at the highest collegiate level made the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill the right fit. Dr. Quimby competed in numerous NCAA tournaments and national amateur events. She once dreamed of professional golf, but chose to combine her passion for science and outgoing personality towards another profession of precision and perfection - orthodontics.
Dr. Quimby graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Chemistry and returned to Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, she also worked in a craniofacial research lab studying the genetic causes of Cleft Lip and Palate as part of the Human Genome Project. She completed her orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University receiving a Masters of Science in orthodontics. Dr. Quimby continues to focus her science background with new technologies of Cone Beam CT, SureSmile, and the latest in orthodontic biomechanics. Her combined genetics and orthodontic background also makes her a valuable asset to our regional Cleft Lip and Palate team.
Family completes Dr. Quimby's life. She and her husband, Kevin Coppage have two children. They enjoy being active with bike rides, swimming, and playing sports. They attend Saint Matthew's Church and are active in their community. On a rainy day you will find the Quimby household playing card games, doing puzzles, or combing over a library book about a future travel destination.
Many people believe lessons learned in golf translate to other areas of life. Ask Dr. Quimby what this means to her and she might respond, "balance, patience, practice, and the pursuit of perfection."