Arthur Giuliano, MD, FAAP
Dr. Giuliano is the founder of Pediatric Specialists (see History of
Practice). Dr. Giuliano originally comes from Orange, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey as a Biological
Science major and graduated with highest honors in 1969. He was named to the
Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Dr. Giuliano attended medical school at New York
University School of Medicine and graduated in 1973. He was named to the
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in 1972. He did his pediatric training from
1973-1976 at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Hospital (now the
NYU Langone Medical Center) in New York City. In July of 1976 he opened a new pediatric practice in Foxborough, Massachusetts which subsequently became Pediatric Specialists of Foxborough and Wrentham. Dr. Giuliano has been a staff member of Norwood Hospital since that time and has served on numerous committees and served as chief of pediatrics for four years. Dr. Giuliano also serves as school physician for the Foxborough and Wrentham
School Systems and the Foxborough Regional Charter School. Dr. Giuliano is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is also the practice representative to Affiliated Pediatric Practices.
Dr. Giuliano practices general pediatrics and has special interests in learning disabilities, autism, adolescence, ADD and enuresis. He participates in the Boston University School of Medicine training program for third year medical students by teaching within the office setting at Pediatric
Recreationally Dr. Giuliano, the unofficial art director in residence at Pediatric Specialists, enjoys photography, painting, chess, music, hiking, piano, guitar, reading and cooking. He is also proudly owned by a Bernese Mountain dog and a Golden Retriever.
Dr. Giuliano is married and has three sons and at last count five grandchildren.
Robert Henry, MD, FAAP
Dr. Henry has been with Pediatric Specialists since 1986. Born in Atchison, Kansas, Dr. Henry attended Harvard College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1978 and attended the University of Kansas Medical School and received his MD in 1982. Dr. Henry did his pediatric residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. Following his completion of his training program he worked for one year as a staff physician for Harvard Community Health.
Since 1986 Dr. Henry has brought his considerable knowledge and talents to Pediatric Specialists. Besides his obvious professional interests in medicine and general pediatrics, Dr. Henry is an accomplished pianist and sings professionally with the Schola Cantorum of St. Stephen's Church in Providence as well as the Cantata Singers. In 1998 Dr. Henry sang with the Tanglewood Chorus at the United Nations as part of the opening ceremony for the Nagano Winter Olympics. Dr. Henry also enjoys travel, gourmet food and cooking, and gardening.
Dooley Y.S. Chen, MD, FAAP
Dr. Chen joined the staff of Pediatric Specialists in 1988 coming from his position as a staff physician at the Connecticut Pediatric Group Practice. Dr. Chen was born in Taiwan and attended a combined seven year college and medical school program at the Kaohsiung Medical College. He graduated in 1978. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Affiliated Program at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Marshfield Clinic. Pediatric Specialists has been fortunate to have Dr. Chen as part of the practice since 1988 where he continues to provide gentle, knowledgeable and compassionate care for his patients.
Besides his interests in general pediatrics, Dr. Chen enjoys music, reading and travel. He is very active in his church group and served an elected term as elder.
Leah Spitzer, MD, FAAP
Dr. Spitzer has been an important part of Pediatric Specialists since 1989. Born in New York City, Dr. Spitzer attended Brown University in
Providence, Rhode Island and graduated in 1981. She then attended Boston University School of Medicine from 1981-1985 at which time she received her MD degree.
She trained in pediatrics at the Boston City Hospital program from 1985 -1988.
Within the field of pediatrics, Dr. Spitzer has special interests in breastfeeding counseling and adolescent issues. She participates in Boston University School of Medicine student training program by teaching medical students within the office setting at Pediatric Specialists. At home her hobbies include vegan cooking and jewelry making.
Dianne Pacheco, MD, FAAP
Dr. Pacheco was born and raised in Franklin, Massachusetts and attended the Franklin Public Schools. She is a 1987 graduate of Boston University. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and received her MD in 1991. She was honored while at the medical school by being named to the AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Pacheco did her pediatric training at the Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University Program from 1991-1994. She joined Pediatric Specialists in 1994 and brought a wealth of current knowledge and caring expertise to her patients. She has interests in the wide scope of general pediatrics. Dr. Pacheco has also taken a special interest and has developed an extensive knowledge base in autism spectrum disorders.
Away from the office, Dr. Pacheco enjoys sewing and gardening.
Christopher Giuliano, MD, FAAP
Dr. Giuliano received his A.B. in Biochemistry from Vassar College and then attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he received his MD and one of two Class of 2000 Awards in Pediatrics. He completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts and served as Chief Resident in 2003-2004. In 2002, while completing his residency, Dr. Giuliano began his practice at Pediatric Specialists of Foxboro and Wrentham where he has been a partner and full-time physician since 2004. He also worked at UMass Memorial Healthcare, providing pediatric urgent care in the emergency department and covering the pediatric hospitalist service from 2003-2008. He has continued to teach medical students and residents from the University of Massachusetts, where he has been appointed Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, as well as medical students from Boston University. He is board certified in pediatrics, a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is school physician for the Plainville Public Schools. He has special interests in respiratory diseases, sports medicine, and behavioral pediatrics. He has a staff appointments at Steward Norwood Hospital.
In 2005, Dr. Giuliano became a member of the Board of Directors of Affiliated Pediatric Practices (APP). He has also been a member of the APP Strategic Planning and Finance Committees. In 2011, he became Medical Director and Vice President of APP, a role he continues in at the present time. He participated in and completed the Partners Community HealthCare, Inc (PCHI) Leadership Program in 2006 and the Blue Cross Blue Shield AQC Leadership Program in 2012-13.
Dr. Giuliano lives locally with his wife, Kristina, and 3 children, Spencer, Clara, and Sabrina. He enjoys playing, coaching, and watching sports, as well as music, food, and travel. He offers to try and cure Yankees and Jets fans on a regular basis. And during summer months in the office, he can most often be found wearing one of a variety of bright Hawaiian shirts.
Olivia Kim, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kim joined Pediatric Specialists in 2005. She completed her residency and medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and her Bachelors of Science at Yale University.
When not in the office, Dr. Kim is a minivan driving soccer mom with 3 children, Alex, Chase and Chloe.
Monika Page, MD
Dr. Page joined Pediatric Specialist in July 2013. Prior to coming to the practice she worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Milford Regional Medical Center caring for a range of patients from newborns to teenagers.
Dr. Page received her undergraduate training at the College of the
Holy Cross in Worcester. After college, she went onto Georgetown
University where she attended medical school. Following her years in
Washington, DC she moved back to this area to complete her residency training at Brown University and Hasbro Children's Hospital.
Dr. Page now lives in the area with her husband and two children,
Oliver and Harrison. She enjoys playing basketball and dominates the competition in her driveway!
Judith Shea-Vaillancourt, MSN BC, C-FNP
Of the eight nurse practitioners employed by Pediatric Specialists Judith Shea-Vaillancourt has been with the practice the longest, starting in June of 1985. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Judi attended Fitchburg State College where she was one of the founding students of the Nursing Honor Society. She held the office of the first recording secretary of the Honor Society, which later was accepted as a chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Upon graduating magna cum laude in June 1978 Judi interned in the medical intensive care unit at St. Vincent's Hospital. Later she joined the cardio-thoracic trauma intensive care staff at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She continued her education in Primary Health Care as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Lowell Massachusetts 1982- 1985 where she was again recognized for honors studies and maintains dual membership in Sigma Theta Tau. Since 1985 she has been a valued member of the provider team at Pediatric Specialists and has added many of her skills to the practice.
Along with general interest in optimal primary health care, Judi has special interests in lactation support, asthma management, adolescent health, and contemporary health care. Judi has extensive training and expertise in the area of asthma management. She is currently coordinating the practice's Asthma Management. ?Judi has lectured and taught asthma management in numerous venues. Away from the practice Judi has lectured locally and nationally ?on primary care topics such as antibiotic overuse and resistance, and has been ?an adjunct professor in the graduate nursing programs at Boston College, Northeastern and U Mass Boston. She was elected to represent the Nurse Practitioners of Massachusetts to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and served for 16 years representing Massachusetts and then New England NP's at the Academy. On a lighter side when she is not teaching you might find Judi staking out the best photo, chasing her grandson, or doing one of a myriad of hobbies and projects. These include cake decorating, organic gardening, quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving and raising cocker spaniels just to name a few.
Regina Muccio, MS, RN, CPNP
Gina is a pediatric nurse practitioner with over 37 years of pediatric nursing experience. Gina joined the Pediatric Specialists family in 2000 after working here as student NP during graduate school. .
Gina received her nursing diploma from Boston Children's Hospital and dedicated the first 24 years of her career to children of all ages in the acute care setting of hospitals both in Massachusetts and New York. Returning to school as an adult learner (and with four children!), she graduated from the RN to BS program at University of Massachusetts-Amherst and continued on to complete her Master of Science degree at the same university. She is licensed as an advanced practice nurse in Massachusetts and is certified by the nationally recognized Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Gina is a preceptor in our clinical setting for nurse practitioner students from Boston College and Regis College. She teaches several senior students each academic year providing role support, supervision and extensive hands-on learning experience in pediatric primary care.
Regina lives in Northborough, Massachusetts with her husband Angelo. They have four children and one grandchild.
Jennifer Whitehead, MS, CPNP
Jennifer Whitehead, PNP has been working at Pediatric Specialists since 2009. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor's of Science and went on to get her Master's of Science from Boston College.
Michelle Strynar, MS, FNP
Michelle graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in May, 2005 with certification as Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked in family practice for 3 years before changing to pediatrics and has been in pediatrics since that time. Michelle came to Pediatric Specialists in 2008.
Kevin Giuliano, MS, CPNP, MBA
Kevin Giuliano serves as a nurse practitioner as well as an office manager at Pediatric Specialists. With his unique set of credentials, Kevin brings many talents and skills to the Practice.
After completing his undergraduate degree in psychology, Kevin worked for six years in a residential/group home services and behavioral health. He continues to have an interest in mental health, behavioral disorders, autoimmune disorders, bullying and bullying prevention as well as parental advocacy/education. As one of the office managers at Pediatric Specialists Kevin is tasked the oversight of the Nursing department as well as the Human Resources and Information Technology areas of the practice, among other things.
On a personal level Kevin enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, video / computer games and playing / writing music.
Pediatric Specialists of Foxboro and Wrentham is excited to welcome James Kennedy, MD to our staff. Dr. Kennedy completed medical school and his pediatric training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He has also worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy is currently accepting new patients and will be working at both of Foxboro and Wrentham sites.
Carrie Essex, MSN, CPNP
Born in Boston and raised locally, Carrie Essex returned to the Foxboro area andd the team at Pediatric Specialists in January 2001. After graduating from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Carrie attended the University of Chicago and received a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, she was a Pre-IRTA fellow at the National Institutes of Health, working in the Department of Child Health and Human Development. Carrie continued her education at Yale University, earning an MSN with honors in 2000. At Yale her coursework included specialized training in child development, school based health care, and day care consulting; she completed her graduate thesis on depression in children ages 9-12 years. Carrie was awarded the Sylvia Palmer Bellos Lecture prize for her community service, and was accepted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society of Nursing. Before coming to Pediatric Specialists Carrie worked in southern Africa, at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gabarone, Botswana. Sponsored by the Harvard AIDS Institute, she worked on the pediatric wards with the resident pediatricians and completed a survey on maternal awareness of HIV status.
Within the field of pediatrics, Carrie has special interest in dermatology and first aid. She also enjoys teaching, and precepts nurse practitioner students for Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing. Carrie lives locally with her husband and two daughters. When not working she enjoys yoga and pilates, kayaking during the summer, and when able, traveling.