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Creating the basis for lifelong healthy habits

Edward Kavle, MD, FAAP

Education: B.S., Yale College (New Haven, CT); M.D., Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Residency: Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Chief Resident (Pittsburgh, PA)
Areas of Interest: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD); Learning Disabilities; Asthma and Allergies

Jason Perkel, MD, FAAP

Education: B.S., in Neuroscience at Brown University (Providence, RI); M.D., Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Residency: Tulane Hospital for Children/Ochsner Foundation (New Orleans, LA)
Areas of Interest: Obesity and Weight Reduction; Allergies; Growth and Development; Inpatient Pediatrics; Vaccines and Public Health

Timothy Grogean, MD, FAAP

Education: B.S., Rice University (Houston, TX); M.D., Tufts University (Boston, MA)
Residency: University of Connecticut (Hartford, CT); Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Hartford, CT)
Areas of Interest: Allergies; School Health; Sports Medicine

Sherry Blair, APRN

Education: B.A. in Biology, Lafayette College (Easton, PA); MSN, Yale School of Nursing (New Haven, CT)
Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care; Experience in Acute Care and Pediatric Surgery
Areas of Interest: Office Procedures; Infant Care; Breastfeeding; Obesity

Kate Pesce, APRN

Education: Duke University (Durham, NC); B.S. in Biology, Boston College (Boston, MA); MSN Connell School of Nursing
Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Areas of Interest: Adolescent Health and Gynecology

Stacey Langsam, DO

Education: B.A. in Biologic Sciences, University of Delaware (Newark, DE); DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, PA)
Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Residency: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Hartford, CT)
Areas of Interest: Asthma and Allergies; Breastfeeding; Adolescent Health

Kimberly Joerg, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Education: DNP, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT); M.S. in Nursing, Yale University (New Haven, CT); B.S. in Nursing, Saint Joseph College (West Hartford, CT)
Certification: Credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Pediatric Primary Care
Areas of Interest: Childhood Obesity; Breastfeeding; Immunizations

Sara Benjamin, APRN

Education: BSN, Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT); MSN, University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT)
Certification: Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Areas of Interest: Adolescent Health; Asthma

Alison Gilbert, PA-C

Education: Emmanuel College (Boston, MA); B.S. in Biology, University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT); MSPAS, USJ School of Physician Assistant Studies
Certification: Board Certified Physician Assistant
Areas of Interest: Obesity Prevention; Gynecology; Young Adult LGBTQ Support

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