Meet Our Team

Care Team

Our care team consists of

  • Pediatricians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Medical Office Assistants
  • Clerical Staff
  • Medical Students

Providers

Pediatric Residents

Attending Physicians

John S Andrake, MD
John S Andrake, MD
315 464-5753
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Janice E Bach, MD
Janice E Bach, MD
315 464-5831
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Immunization; Medical Care for Adolescents
Education: Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Clinical Interests:

Children in foster care

Global Health  - (Please checkout Dr Bach's Healthlink On Air segment on Upstate's endeavors in Haiti)

Child abuse

Associations/Memberships: Onondaga County Pediatric Society; American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Joyce S Baker, NP
Joyce S Baker, NP
315 464-7250
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics

Winter Berry, DO
Winter Berry, DO
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
Research Interests:

Care of the Underserved Child, The Effects of Poverty and Social Determinants on Child Health, Diaper Need, Clinical Efficacy of Primary Care Prevention Interventions.

Education Interests:

Pediatric Ambulatory Medical Education, The Role of Continuity Clinic Experience in Pediatric Resident Education

Clinical Interests:

Care of the Underserved Child, The Effects of Poverty and Social Determinants on Child Health, Diaper Need. 

Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics, Ny Chapter 1 Secretary, District Ii Assistant Representative For Section On Early Career Physicians

Steven D Blatt, MD
Steven D Blatt, MD
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:

Health care for children in foster care; Unmet legal needs of children and families

Clinical Interests: ENHANCE Services for Children in Foster Care; Syracuse Medical Legal Partnership (Law Clinic); Child Advocacy
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics

Wendy L Broton, FNP
Wendy L Broton, FNP
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Acute Illness & Injury Management; Well Child Care

Karen M Dygert, NP
Karen M Dygert, NP
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatric & Mental Health CNS; Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Acute Bronchitis; Asthma; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children; more
Research Interests:

systems of care

foster care

mental health care

 

Education Interests:

systems of care

mental health

Clinical Interests:

Foster care

child mental health/behavioral health

Associations/Memberships: American Nurses Association (ANA); Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI); Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State - Syracuse Chapter; National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

John A Friedman, MD
John A Friedman, MD
315 464-4357

Elizabeth Janet Hobson-Bolourchi, MD
Elizabeth Janet Hobson-Bolourchi, MD
315 464-5831
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nancy A Jones, RN MSN PNP-BC
Nancy A Jones, RN MSN PNP-BC
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
Clinical Interests:

General pediatrics


Susan R Mahar, MS, PNP
Susan R Mahar, MS, PNP
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
Clinical Interests:

Refugee Health Care


Nancy P Mitchell, RN, MS, PPCNP-BC
Nancy P Mitchell, RN, MS, PPCNP-BC
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Abuse & Neglect; Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation

Theresa J Morse, NP
Theresa J Morse, NP
315 464-7250
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients


Heather A Mullin, NP
Heather A Mullin, NP
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients

Elizabeth K Nelsen, MD
Elizabeth K Nelsen, MD
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics; Association of Pediatric Program Directors

Joseph W Nimeh, MD
Joseph W Nimeh, MD
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Research Interests:

Patient Safety, Treatment of Children with Medical Complexity and Fragility, Polypharmacy, Medical Communication

Clinical Interests:

Health Care Delivery for Children with Complex Medical Problems


Jenica A O
Jenica A O'Malley, DO
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Aggressive Behavior in Children; Asthma; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children; Common Cold; more
Clinical Interests:

Child development and supporting families to encourage a supportive environment that facilitates developmentally appropriate interactions.  I am also very interested in the treatment of ADHD, depression and anxiety.

Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Alicia R Pekarsky, MD
Alicia R Pekarsky, MD
315 701-2985
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Child Abuse Pediatrics; Child Abuse and Neglect; Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Child Abuse & Neglect
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Research Interests:

Forensic examination findings of sexually abused children; Pediatric patient assent/medical provider compliance with guidelines for HIV PEP for victims of sexual assault; Role of victim advocates

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sexual and physical abuse; child advocacy

Megan A Pinnamaneni, MD
Megan A Pinnamaneni, MD
315 464-5831
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Immunization; Well Child Care
Education: University of Missouri
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics

Kathryn E Scott, MD
Kathryn E Scott, MD
315 464-5294
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Bleeding Disorders; Childhood Cancers; Blood Transfusion; Bone Marrow Aspiration; Bone Marrow Biopsy; more

Andrea V Shaw, MD
Andrea V Shaw, MD
315 464-5831
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Internal Medicine
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Research Interests:

Population Health

Education Interests:

Refugee & Global Health

Clinical Interests:

Refugee Health

Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics; Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society; American College of Physicians (ACP)

Anne R Sveen, MD
Anne R Sveen, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Atopic Dermatitis; Skin Conditions; Well Child Care
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Clinical Interests: Heart Catheterization
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics, Faap

Karen Teelin, MD, MSEd
Karen Teelin, MD, MSEd
315 464-5831
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Adolescent Medicine; Abdominal Pain; Abnormal Uterine Bleeding; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Allergy; more
Education: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Research Interests:

HIV screening. Chlamydia screenig. LARC use in adolescents. Transgender healthcare. Access to care. Adolescent sexual and menstrual history.

Education Interests:

Medical student and resident education in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and adolescent gynecology

Clinical Interests:

General adolescent medicine consultations plus transgender care.  General Adolescent Medicine includes fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain, orthostatic hypotension, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and adolescent gynecology, including menstrual disorders and contraception.

 

Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics; North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG)

Howard L Weinberger, MD
Howard L Weinberger, MD
315 464-4357
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pediatrics; Lead Poisoning
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:

Lead poisoning in children

Clinical Interests:
  • Lead poisoning in children.
  • Medical Director of the Central/Eastern NY State Regional Lead Poisoning Resource Center, providing educational material and medical consultation to health providers across the eastern half of NY State.
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics

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