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Pediatric Outpatient Clinic Both campuses
(860) 224-5261

Pediatrics New Britain General campus
Pediatrics Department
(860) 224-5691

New Britain General campus
Inpatient Unit
(860) 224-5215

Other info

Our physicians


Chief, Pediatrics
Nagwa Khadr, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pediatricians
Susan A Adeyinka, M.D.
Leslie P Beal, M.D.
Arthur T Blumer, M.D.
Tamika T Brierley, M.D.
William J Brownstein, M.D.
William J Currao, M.D.
Lynn M Czekai, M.D.
Sari K Friedman, M.D.
Holly A Frost, M.D.
Amy E. Garaffa, M.D.
Angela G Geddis, M.D.
Nancy B Holyst, M.D.
Saima N Jafri, D.O.
Norine T Kanter, M.D.
A. E. Hertzler Knox, M.D.
Brian A Lamoureux, M.D.
Ellen B Leonard, M.D.
Noelle M Leong, M.D.
Matteo LoPreiato, M.D.
Maureen N Onyirimba, M.D.
Alpa R Patel, M.D.
Mark Peterson, M.D.
Foster I Phillips, M.D.
Marc P Ramirez, M.D.
Jonathan R Reidel, M.D.
George E Skarvinko, M.D.
Evelyne Sousa, M.D.
Teresa M Szajda, M.D.
John B. G. Trouern-Trend, M.D.
Sara R Viteri, M.D.
Thomas G Ward, M.D.

Pediatric Hospitalists
Lauren E Melman, M.D., FAAP
Aliya Shamsi, M.D., FAAP




Nagwa Khadr, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Nagwa Khadr Education

Medical degree, Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; internship, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo; senior house officer (general medicine resident), Charing Cross Hospital, London. Pediatrics residency, Henry Ford Health System/Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.



General Info

Areas of interest include children’s welfare; general pediatrics problems and disorders from birth to age 21; infectious diseases; asthma and allergies; ear, nose and throat problems; attention deficit hyperactivity disorders; and preventive medicine and immunizations.


Primary Practice

Hospital of Central Connecticut Pediatrics: 860-224-5691




Susan A Adeyinka, M.D.

Susan Adeyinka General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Personal Care Pediatrics, 340 North Main St., Southington: (860) 628-5767

Leslie P Beal, M.D.

Leslie Beal Education

Medical degree, New York University School of Medicine; internship, Bronx Municipal Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

New Britain Pediatrics, 1095 West Main St.: (860) 223-7078

Arthur T Blumer, M.D.

Arthur Blumer Education

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; internship and residency, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Personal Care Pediatrics, 340 North Main St., Southington: (860) 628-5767

Tamika T Brierley, M.D.

Tamika Brierley Education

Medical degree, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

New Britain Pediatric Group, 1095 West Main St.: (860) 225-6064

William J Brownstein, M.D.

William Brownstein Education

Medical degree, New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.; residency, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Med Center.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Bristol Pediatric Center, 160 Wolcott St.: (860) 589-8872

William J Currao, M.D.

William Currao Education

Residency, pediatrics, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; fellowship in neonatology, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain: (860) 224-6282

Lynn M Czekai, M.D.

Lynn Czekai Education

Medical degree, Albany Medical College; internship and residency, Keesler Medical Center/U.S. Air Force.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

New Britain Pediatric Group, 1095 West Main St.: (860) 229-1778

Sari K Friedman, M.D.

Sari Friedman Education

Medical degree, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia; pediatrics internship and residency, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Holly A Frost, M.D.

Holly Frost Education

Medical degree, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia; pediatric residencies, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, Norfolk, VA, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain: (860) 224-6282

Amy E. Garaffa, M.D.

Amy Garaffa Education

Medical degree, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; pediatric residency, University of Connecticut School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford.

General Info

Pediatrics

Primary Practice

New Britain Pediatric Group, 1095 West Main St., New Britain: 860-826-5744

Angela G Geddis, M.D.

Angela Geddis General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Nancy B Holyst, M.D.

Nancy Holyst Education

Medical degree, New York Medical College; internship and residency, University of Connecticut/John Dempsey Hospital.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Tunxis Pediatric & Adolescent Medical Center, 21 Cooke Street, Plainville: (860) 747-9400

Saima N Jafri, D.O.

Saima Jafri General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 18 Cedar Street, Newington: (860) 666-5167

Norine T Kanter, M.D.

Norine Kanter Education

Medical degree, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate; internship and residency, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

New Britain Pediatric Group, 1095 West Main St.: (860) 832-9594

A. E. Hertzler Knox, M.D.

A. E. Hertzler Knox Education

Medical degree, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; residency, Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Bristol Pediatric Center, 160 Wolcott St.: (860) 589-8872

Brian A Lamoureux, M.D.

Brian Lamoureux Education

Medical degree, Hahnemann University School of Medicine; residency, University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children's Hospital.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

New Britain Pediatric Group, 1095 West Main St.: (860) 826-5430

Ellen B Leonard, M.D.

Ellen Leonard Education

Medical degree, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine; pediatric internship and residency and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Noelle M Leong, M.D.

Noelle Leong Education

Medical degree, University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; residency in pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Pediatric Clinic: (860) 224-5261

Matteo LoPreiato, M.D.

Matteo LoPreiato Education

Medical school, Tufts University School of Medicine; internship and residency, U of Rochester Golisano Children’s Hospital.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

742 Worthington Ridge, Berlin: (860) 829-7337

Maureen N Onyirimba, M.D.

Maureen Onyirimba Education

Medical degree, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital; residency and fellowship, University of Connecticut.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Lifespring Pediatrics, Bradley Medical Arts Bldg., Suite 3A, 55 Meriden Ave., Southington: (860) 426-9440

Alpa R Patel, M.D.

Alpa Patel General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

710 Main St. Suite Building 1, Plantsville: (860) 276-8453

Mark Peterson, M.D.

Mark Peterson Education

Medical degree, University of Cincinnati Medical School; internship and residency, University of Connecticut.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

143 North Main St., Southington: (860) 621-6764

Foster I Phillips, M.D.

Foster Phillips Education

Medical degree, University of Vermont College of Medicine; internship and residency, Brown University/RI Hospital; fellowship, University of Connecticut Health Center/Hartford Hospital.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

40 Hart St., building C, New Britain: (860) 225-1302

Marc P Ramirez, M.D.

Marc Ramirez Education

Medical school, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine; internship and residency, Tulane University Medical Center.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain: (860) 224-6282

Jonathan R Reidel, M.D.

Jonathan Reidel Education

Medical degree, New York Medical College; residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain: (860) 224-6282

George E Skarvinko, M.D.

George Skarvinko General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

Barnes Medical Building, 209 Main St., Suite 1-A, Southington: (860) 621-8331

Evelyne Sousa, M.D.

Evelyne Sousa Education

Medical degree, Federal University of Alagoas State, Brazil; internship, Federal University of the State of Alagoas; pediatric internship and residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine program, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, N.J.

General Info

Pediatrics

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain: 860-224-6282

Teresa M Szajda, M.D.

Teresa Szajda Education

Internship, St. Vincent Medical Center, Staten Island, NY.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

7 N. Washington St., Plainville: (860) 747-8118

John B. G. Trouern-Trend, M.D.

John B. G. Trouern-Trend Education

Medical degree, University of Cambridge School of Medicine; internship, United Oxford Hospitals; residency, American Hospital of Paris.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

40 Hart St., Suite Building D, New Britain: (860) 223-5396

Sara R Viteri, M.D.

Sara Viteri Education

Medical degree: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; master's degree in public health, maternal-child health, University of California, Berkley; internship and residency in pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.

General Info

Speaks Spanish.

Primary Practice

Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain: (860) 224-6282

Thomas G Ward, M.D.

Thomas Ward Education

Internship, Daytona Children's Medical Center.

General Info

Specializes in pediatrics

Primary Practice

160 Wolcott St., Bristol: (860) 589-8872




Lauren E Melman, M.D., FAAP

Lauren Melman Education

Medical degree, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internship and pediatrics residency, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

Primary Practice

The Hospital of Central Connecticut: (860) 224-5661 #3

Aliya Shamsi, M.D., FAAP

Aliya Shamsi Education

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, India; pediatric training, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom; categorical pediatrics residency, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.


General Info

She has been a clinical instructor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.


Primary Practice

The Hospital of Central Connecticut: (860) 224-5661 #3