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Sunnie Skiles

SUNNIE SKILES

Starting out as an art major at Santa Barbara City College, Sunnie Skiles, MD, FAAP, eventually transitioned to environmental studies before joining the University of California Santa Barbara. During this time, she held various jobs and was encouraged by an adviser to apply to medical school because of her exceptional grades and the fact that she already had work experience. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in physiology, pathology and related sciences in 1982, she completed her Doctor of Medicine at the School of Medicine of the University of California Davis in 1987, where her first two years were didactic and the second two years were hands-on at the UC Davis Medical Center. Dr. Skiles concluded her formal studies with

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Joyce Grossman

JOYCE R. GROSSMAN

Joyce R. Grossman knew from a young age that she was going to be a doctor and spent many early childhood days playing doctor in her backyard by helping injured grasshoppers. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College and a Master of Science in microbiology and chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington, she joined Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University, where she obtained a Master of Science in genetics in 1980, and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, ultimately achieving her Doctor of Medicine in 1986. After completing residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Grossman began her career as an adjunct professor for the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn in 1994, a position

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Lynette Jattan-Cunningham

LYNETTE S. JATTAN-CUNNINGHAM

A pediatrician with over 30 years of professional experience, Lynette S. Jattan-Cunningham, MD, FAAP, first developed her natural ability to nurture and care for children as the second child of nine, who was consistently tasked with watching her younger siblings. Initially considering becoming a teacher, she was greatly impacted by her experience falling ill from tetanus when she was 17. Becoming so sick that she needed to relearn how to walk, she gained a new appreciation for good health care, which led to her determination to do her best as a pediatrician. Enrolling at Concordia University in Montreal to study medical sciences, because those were the courses of study that were open at the time, she graduated with Bachelor of

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Mikayla Treynor

MIKAYLA JANE TREYNOR

Mikayla Jane Treynor is a rehabilitative speech language pathologist specializing in treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Currently, Ms. Treynor works in a variety of hospital and skilled nursing facilities including Genesis Rehab, Select Rehab and Health Call, and she has spent much of the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic helping rehabilitate patients following breathing intubation. Her interest in a health care career began at the age of 17, after her grandmother suffered a stroke. Her experience in the hospital and seeing the care provided to her grandmother inspired her to want to work with stroke survivors, and after an educational counselor suggested speech pathology as a complementary path, Ms. Treynor enrolled at Grand Valley State University, where she

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Sabrina-Lynn McDow

SABRINA S. MCDOW

Since 2010, Sabrina-Lynn McDow, LMSW, has been the chief executive officer of the Children’s Health Center of Columbus, Inc., a full-service emergency and preventive medicine clinic providing children and families in the Columbus area with compassionate and cutting-edge care since 1984. Established by Ms. McDow’s father, the Children’s Health Center of Columbus grew from a simple pediatric clinic to include an in-house laboratory and radiology department, allergy and ADHD diagnostics, and an urgent care department capable of treating injuries and routine outpatient procedures. For more than 35 years, the Children’s Health Center of Columbus has been a cornerstone of the community, providing parents and families with a range of health care options and support for managing long-term childhood conditions without

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Judith Hall

JUDITH G. HALL

Judith G. Hall, MD, is an esteemed clinical geneticist and professor emerita of pediatrics and medical genetics at the University of British Columbia. With more than 50 years in the medical field, she is celebrated as an expert in rare genetic diseases, a trailblazer for women in science and a leader in her field. One of Dr. Hall’s earliest inspirations was her mother, who completed college and graduate school in an era when it was virtually unheard of for a woman to do so. She maintained her passion for academia even after marrying and raising children, and a young Dr. Hall and her three siblings grew up in an environment full of opportunities to explore and experiment, and strong encouragement

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LUZ ANGELA LOPEZ

Luz Angela Lopez, MD, is a board-certified family medicine practitioner seeing patients at Ohana Kids and Family Kare since 2019. Becoming a doctor was Dr. Lopez’ lifelong goal: she remembers playing doctor and trying to “fix” small injuries as a child, and by the age of ten, she knew she wanted to study medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in 1992 at Montemorelos University and began her career the following year in a small family medicine clinic in Mexico. Dr. Lopez continued to practice in Mexico until 2001, when she relocated to Arizona and opened Kids Kare Pediatrics and Family Kare, PC, an independent practice where she continued to focus on family medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Lopez pursued continuing

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Miriam Levitt

MIRIAM LEVITT

Attributing much of her success to her parents and her upbringing, Miriam Levitt, MD, FAAP, excels as a pediatrician in her private office of Miriam Levitt, MD, and has additionally been the medical director of the Bronxville Union Free School District since 2003. In these roles, she provides medical care to infants, children and adolescents, and supervises policy for public health and infectious disease issues. Since 2007, she has also been a member of the medical executive committee of Montefiore Medical Center, where she previously served as an attending pediatrician in 1975. Prior to her current work, Dr. Levitt spent over 25 years with Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. First joining the hospital as a member of the medical

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Linda Myers

LINDA KAY MYERS

Holding considerable expertise in pediatric rheumatology, Dr. Linda Kay Myers was inspired to a career in medicine by her father, who was an internist. She first obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and pre-med, magna cum laude, at Furman University in 1975, before joining the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1978. Licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee in 1979, she completed a pediatrics residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis from 1979 to 1982. She concluded her formal studies with a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 1982 to 1985, and was licensed to practice medicine in Texas

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