Meet Blueberry's Pediatricians

Always speak with a world-class pediatrician

All of our pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and have years of experience in clinical practice.

Your pediatricians get to know your children's unique needs and medical history, so they can provide high-quality, personalized care for your family.

Dr. Lyndsey Garbi

Chief Medical Officer, Mother

Dr. Lyndsey Garbi graduated from Emory University and attended Sackler School of Medicine. She performed her residency at Cohen Children’s Hospital, and her fellowship at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Dr. Garbi is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology, with a speciality in both. She loves working in medicine, and enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her husband and her three children.

Dr. Jacqueline Zayas

Pediatrician

Dr. Jacqueline Zayas graduated from the University of Rochester and attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Zayas is board certified in Pediatrics, with a special interest in asthma and nutrition. In her free time she enjoys cooking, salsa dancing, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Sari Kay

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Sari Kay graduated from University of Wisconsin, Madison and attended Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Program. She performed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her fellowship at New York Presbyterian. Dr. Kay is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology, with specialities in Pediatric Gastroenterology as well. During her spare time she enjoys baking and spending time with her friends and family, including her beautiful new baby girl and their golden doodle puppy.

Dr. Karen Franco

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Karen Franco graduated from Boston University in Massachusetts and obtained her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx and her fellowship at Bellevue Hospital/New York University. Dr. Franco is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and has been practicing in pediatric emergency medicine for more than 13 years. She enjoys jogging, traveling and spending time with her husband and 3 wonderful children.

Dr. Kristen Borchetta

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Kristen Borchetta graduated from Barry University and attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton campus. She completed her residency at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, FL. Dr. Borchetta is board certified in Pediatrics, with special interest in feeding and sleep concerns. When she isn’t taking care of children, she enjoys reading, swimming, traveling home to the Bahamas, and spending time with friends and family, especially her husband, daughter and their dogs and cats.

Dr. Manual Castellanos

Pediatrician, Father

Dr. Manuel Castellanos comes from a family of Doctors, graduating Cum Laude from Universidad Iberoamericana, School of Medicine in Dominican Republic. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Program at Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, has a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary, with over 20 years of experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Castellanos is also fluent in Spanish and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He enjoys boating and spending time with his wife of 25 years, his two sons, and his German Shepherd Bruno.

Dr. Naiomi Cohen

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Naiomi Cohen graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa and obtained her medical degree the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL and is board certified in General Pediatrics. She recently completed her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Cohen is fluent in both English and Spanish. She loves running, crafting, making functional art out of resin and acrylic and most of all loves spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful boys.

Dr. Ana Ruiz-Castaneda

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Ana Ruiz-Castañeda graduated from the University of Florida. She obtained her medical degree from Ponce Health Sciences University, performed her pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in Miami, FL where she then served as chief resident. Dr. Ruiz-Castaneda is board-certified in pediatrics. She is fluent in Spanish. She loves spending time with her son, friends and family.

Dr. Jamilet Alegria

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Jamilet Alegria graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA, and earned her medical degree at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County in Orange, CA, followed by a year as Chief Resident. Dr. Alegria is board certified in Pediatrics, and has a special interest and experience in Holistic, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Alegria enjoys spending time with her husband of 21 years, their two children (a teen son and a school-aged daughter), and their lab-mix puppy. She loves serving at her church, walking her dog, and traveling with her family.

Dr. Audrey Jara

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Audrey Jara is a board certified pediatrician. She graduated from Emory University and attended medical school at Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico. She completed her residency in pediatrics at University of South Florida. Dr. Jara's clinical experience is vast, from working in emergency/urgent care centers to owning her own practice for over 10 years. She grew up in Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Jara enjoys traveling, being outdoors, spending time with her family and watching sporting events.

Dr. Amrit Bhardwaj

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Amrit Bhardwaj graduated from Syracuse University and attended St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine from Crozer Keystone Health system in Philadelphia. Dr. Bhardwaj is board certified in Pediatrics and Primary Care Sports Medicine. She works as a general outpatient pediatrician and enjoys guiding new parents on the journey of parenthood. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby boy, and their 2 small pet birds.

Dr. Michelle Blumstein

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Michelle Blumstein attended Tulane University for her undergraduate studies and got her medical degree at the University of Miami/Leonard Miller School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics training at Jackson Memorial Hospital and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Blumstein is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She has been practicing medicine for 15 years. When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, spending time outside and having fun with her husband, children and all their pets.

Dr. Jessica Madden

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Jessica Madden graduated from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Massachusetts and her fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Madden is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She is also an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Dr. Madden has four school-aged children and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling, dancing, reading, and doing puzzles.

Dr. Una Ramey

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Ramey attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She did a residency in pediatrics. She has worked as a board certified pediatrician in newborn nursery, ER, hospital and urgent care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughters, baking, hiking and kayaking.

Dr. Deborah Gage

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Deborah Gage graduated from University of Florida where she met her husband. She completed Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh and Pediatric Residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has practiced as a board-certified general pediatrician for 17 years and has a special interest in children with special needs. She has many real life stories about issues with her 3 kids (2 teenagers and one school aged) causing her to be a better pediatrician! In addition to caring for her family and 2 mastiffs, she enjoys camping, traveling, and crafting.

Dr. Cynthia Dean

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Cynthia M. Dean graduated from the University of Missouri and attended Kansas City University of Medicine and bioscience. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Dean is board certified in Pediatrics with special interest in pediatric dermatologic issues as well as child development. Dr. Dean has been happily married for 16 years and has 4 children, 3 boys, 1 girl and a miniature schnauzer puppy. In her personal time she keeps very busy running to soccer, basketball, ballet, and cheerleading events with her 4 kids.

Dr. Rachel Rodriguez

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Rachel M. Rodriguez graduated from Texas A&M University before completing a Master's in Medical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. She attended medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then completed her Pediatrics Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Dr. Rodriguez has a special interest in mental health and early childhood development and enjoys forming bonds with her patients and their families. She loves spending time with her two kiddos and husband and enjoys interesting podcasts, yoga and reading.

Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith is a Hispanic Physician who graduated from Cornell University with her Bachelor of Science in 1985 and with her Medical Doctorate in 1989. She has been a practicing pediatrician for over 25 years and has had the honor of caring for children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum, from the very poor in North Central rural Pennsylvania to the very rich of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the East End of Long Island in the Hamptons. She has a passion for making sure that all patients are able to access the highest quality care and understands the many factors involved in ensuring that care is safe, effective and affordable. In addition to working for Blueberry Pediatrics, Dr. Wust-Smith is the medical director for a small, catholic Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure, in Western New York.

Dr. Alisa Roysman

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Alisa Roysman graduated from Yeshiva University and attended Medical School at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. As a proud Mama of 3, she knows how challenging it can be when your little one is sick, has a bad diaper rash or just navigating daily life such as sleep issues, feeding issues and more. Children are not little adults and that's why, as a pediatrician, she is so happy to guide you through life's little (and BIG!) challenges.

Dr. Kendra Sirolly

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Kendra Sirolly graduated from Duke University and attended Tulane University School of Medicine, where she earned her MD and MPH. She completed her pediatric residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. She is board certified in pediatrics and has 16 years of experience as a general outpatient pediatrician. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, 3 children (including a set of twins), and 2 dogs. She also spends her free time training for and competing in triathlons, skiing, and traveling.

Dr. Jonathan Jassey

Pediatrician, Father

Dr. Jonathan Jassey has been a private pediatrician since 2007 and graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also completed his residency in pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Jassey takes a lot of pride in treating the "colicky" infant and getting a baby sleeping through the night at a young age. He is the co-author of "The Newborn Sleep Book", based on his tremendous success with his methods. As a reflection of his superior bedside manner and the impact he has made in the health of his patients, Dr. Jassey has received the Patients’ Choice Award for three consecutive years, which is given to practitioners who have gotten near perfect scores by votes from patients, as well as the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award. He is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Alison Faber

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Alison Faber graduated from Boston University and earned her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her Pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Faber is board certified in Pediatrics, with special interests in breastfeeding medicine and child development. She enjoys reading, drawing, skiing and spending time with her husband, three young children and two senior rescue terrier pups.

Dr. Vanessa Neal

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Vanessa Neal graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and obtained her medical degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency at INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children in Falls Church, VA. She is board certified in Pediatrics and has been practicing pediatrics for almost 15 years. She enjoys trying new recipes, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two wonderful children.

Dr. Amanda Harding

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Amanda L. Harding graduated from University of Saskatchewan and attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Harding is board certified in Pediatrics and has a special interest in asthma, allergy management and childhood obesity. Dr. Harding has been married for 15 years and has 2 daughters, Zaelyn & Zoie. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughters play competitive travel Fastpitch softball, running and playing hockey.

Dr. Trang Hoa

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Trang Hoa graduated from St. George’s University. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. She also completed her Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at The University of California, Irvine/Memorial Care Miller's Children & Women's Hospital in Long Beach, California. Dr. Hoa is board certified in Pediatrics, with a special interest in asthma and obesity. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, doing hot yoga, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Dr. Shakti Soni

Pediatrician

Dr. Shakti Soni is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was born and raised in South Africa where she obtained her medical degree from Walter Sisulu University. She has over 20 years of medical experience including working as a military physician for the South African National Defense force where she helped start the nations first multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS clinics. Shakti completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Southern California Medical Center. Shakti has a strong interest in complementary medicine and spiritual wellness and she is an advocate of a comprehensive and holistic approach to care.

Dr. Mia Armstrong

Pediatrician

Dr. Mia Armstrong is a board-certified Pediatrician who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and completed residency training at the University of Mississippi. She provides quality care for children of all ages, but has a special interest in newborns and offers breastfeeding support as a Certified Lactation Counselor. She is passionate about educating others on topics such as asthma management, and she also teaches English as a second language (ESL). Dr. Armstrong speaks Spanish, loves traveling, and has served on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Honduras. She enjoys writing and dreams of publishing children’s books one day.

Dr. Sarah Atunah-Jay

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Sarah J. Atunah-Jay graduated from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and performed her residency at the University of Minnesota. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and has practiced for over 10 years. Dr. Atunah-Jay enjoys swimming, yoga, cross-country skiing, and spending time with her husband, children, family & friends.

Dr. Stacey Monaco

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Stacey Monaco graduated from St. Louis University and then went on to attend St. Louis University School of Medicine as well. She completed her residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia, the oldest military hospital in the country, then served another three years in the US Navy. Dr Monaco is board certified in Pediatrics, and has spent the last 16 years working as a pediatric hospitalist, taking care of critically ill children. She enjoys reading, traveling, swimming, hiking, and spending time with her two children and three cats.

Dr. Erin Lindholm

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Lindholm is a graduate from Fresno Pacific University and Ross University School of Medicine. She completed residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Chrisi Texas. Dr. Lindholm is a Board-Certified in Pediatrics. She is a mother of two beautiful girls and wife. She love to scrapbook, cycle, acrylic paint and help others establish healthy living.

Dr. Igor Shumskiy

Pediatrician

Dr. Igor Shumskiy graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed a Harvard Medical School affiliated residency at Boston Children's Hospital. He is board certified in Pediatrics, with a special interest in home visits, foster care, and parental mental health. Dr. Igor loves playing a role in helping caregivers decide what's best for their family. Dr. Igor has spent multiple years working in a Pediatric Emergency Room, has volunteered as a General Pediatrician in various under-resourced communities, and now practices full-time as a Pediatric Hospitalist helping deliver and care for newborns as well as hospitalized children. Outside of pediatrics, he enjoys spending time with his partner, their Bernese Mountain Dog and being a foster father to a wild toddler!

Dr. Claire Najim

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Claire Najim graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and attended medical school at the University of Chicago. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Dr. Najim has worked as a Neonatal hospitalist and has had years of hands-on experience taking care of her three daughters, aged 14, 12, and 10. Dr. Najim loves reading, cooking, traveling with her family, and hiking with her four dogs.

Dr. Makia Powers

Pediatrician, Mother

Dr. Makia Powers graduated from Spelman College and attended Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Childrens’ Hospital/Boston Medical Center). Following residency, she completed a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Masters in Clinical Research from Morehouse School of Medicine. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and has a special interest in adolescent medicine.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and goldendoodle puppy. In her spare time, she loves knitting, listening to Audible books, yoga, and indoor cycling.

Dr. Hira Ahmed

Pediatrician, Mother

I graduated from New York Instutite of Technology and was part of the BS/D.O program. I completed my medical training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed my pediatrics training at Maimonides Infants and Childrens Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I enjoy newborn care and love meeting first time parents and spending time answering their questions and teaching them about their newborns. I was born and raised in NYC but have since moved to Ohio. I have been married for 8 years and have 2 rambunctious boys who are 8 and 3 years old. In my spare time, I like to visit my parents back in NYC and have a goal of trying to visit all 50 states!

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