Dr. Drew FillipoDrew Fillipo, MD, FAAP

Drew grew up in Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate degree at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he received a BS with honors in Biology. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1989. His Pediatric Residency was completed at the University of Washington in 1992. He has been board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1992.

Drew spent several months during the last twelve years volunteering as a pediatrician and teacher in hospitals in Swaziland and Kenya. He is a pediatric faculty member at Valley Medical Center in Renton where he has taught residents in family practice since 1997. Drew has worked as a pediatrician for Valley Children’s Clinic in Renton, Pac Med in Seattle, and here at North Seattle Pediatrics.

Drew is a Master Gardener, loves to travel, bike, and spend as much time as possible with his wife, Susan, and daughters, Anna and Isabell.


 

Dr. Cheryl BrattCheryl L Bratt, MD, FAAP

Cheryl grew up in Seattle with close ties to North Seattle Pediatrics; she is Dr. Alberda’s daughter! Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a degree in Sociology/Social Work.

After working in medical social work, she decided to pursue a medical career. She completed her medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, where she spent time working in and helping to coordinate a volunteer inner-city medical clinic. Cheryl completed her pediatric residency at DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cheryl is board certified with the American board of Pediatrics since 2001. She joined North Seattle Pediatrics September 1, 2000.

She and her husband, Joel, have two sons, Nicholas and Aaron. They enjoy cooking, music, reading and theater.


 

Terri Graham, MD, FAAP

Terri grew up in Montana. She completed her BS, cum laude from the University of Montana in microbiology and biochemistry. She worked in the psychology department in child psychology studying how well peer aged gifted children could teach Down’s and autistic children. She continued her graduate education in Immunology and Infectious Disease researching vaccine development.

Terri graduated with her medical doctorate from University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 1993. During her training she did Pediatric Infectious Disease research, critical care transport and was an Airlift Northwest flight physician. She did an additional year as a Critical Care Physician in the ICU and ER. Terri did a pediatric Advocacy Project and was State Director for “Quit Smoking around the Kids” and was on the state AAP committee for several years. Terri is the former medical director for the Seattle Children’s Hospital After Hours Clinics, now the Urgent Care Centers. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1994.

Terri has been active with Global Medicine and has traveled multiple times to Nicaragua on a local health committee. She enjoys all aspects of pediatrics and Adolescent medicine striving to think with the mind of a scientist and the heart of a mother. Her family lives on Bainbridge Island and enjoys traveling, white water rafting, sailing, and skiing. In her quiet time, Terri relaxes with yoga and guitar.

 

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LOCUM TENENS:

Annika Sutton-Wolf, MD

Dr. Sutton-Wolf

Annika grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Her family moved to Colorado for several years before she left for Massachusetts to complete her undergraduate degree in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also played soccer.

She graduated from University of California at Davis School of Medicine. She then completed her pediatric training at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 2007. Annika has an interest in family dynamics affecting health and preventive medicine.

Annika has been a locum tenens physician at North Seattle Pediatrics since 2015. She enjoys spending free time with husband, two children and her friends.  Her personal interests are soccer, camping, and cooking.

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Catherine Staunton, MD 

Dr. Staunton

Catherine grew up in Upstate New York. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bates College in Maine, where she received a BS with honors in Biology. She graduated from Cornell University School of Medicine in 1991. Her Pediatric Residency was completed at the University of Washington in 1994. She has been board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1994.

She has worked in a number of pediatric clinics most recently the Seattle/King County Department of Health. She has also conducted field research on infant mortality in West Africa and lab research on parasite infections. She completed a fellowship at the CDC in pediatric injury prevention. And then worked at the CDC studying the relationship between community design and health.

Catherine and her husband Jai have three children, Alan, Elli, and Kiran. They enjoy swimming, hiking and camping as well as baking birthday cakes, visiting the ‘grandmas’, movies, and tide pools.

 

Dr. Linda GrimLinda Grim, MD, FAAP

Linda grew up in Alabama. She attended Birmingham Southern College and completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She spent time in Zimbabwe studying AIDS prevention efforts.

Linda completed her pediatric training at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1999. Linda has been in practice at North Seattle Pediatrics since September 1999.

Linda enjoys speaking on “Facilitating Your Child’s Sleep” with local PEPS groups.

She and her husband, Jon, have two daughters: Clara and Lucy. They enjoy hiking, traveling and family time.


Dr. Gail Kelso Gail Kelso, MD, FAAP

Gail grew up on Mercer Island, Washington. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma where she received a BA in Biology. She spent a year living in Bolivia working with under-served daycares, a government medical lab, and a rural hospital.

She earned her medical degree in Seattle at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2001. Gail then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to complete her pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 2004 and worked as a pediatrician in a private practice in Philadelphia.

Gail joined North Seattle Pediatrics in September 2005. She enjoys sailing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and knitting, as well as spending time with her husband, Ken, step-daughter, Maya, daughter, Adalyn and son, Eli.


Dr. Vinita Seru Vinita Seru, MD, FAAP

Vinita grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her family moved to California, where she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley.

She pursued post-graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she obtained a Masters Degree in Physiology. She graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Vinita complemented her educational experiences with research activities. She then completed her pediatric training at UCLA Children’s Hospital. She continued as a chief resident at UCLA, teaching medical students and residents, and attending the under-served clinics in Los Angeles County. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1998.Vinita has a great interest in preventive medicine.

Vinita has been in practice at North Seattle Pediatrics since August 1999. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends.  Her personal interests are traveling, cooking and yoga. She speaks Hindi and Kashmiri.


 Bill M. Fournarakis, MD, FAAP

Dr. Bill

Dr. Bill Fournarakis (“Dr. Bill”) was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and grew up in the Seattle area since the age of three. He completed his BS degree with College Honors and Cum Laude in Biochemistry with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Washington in 1996.  While there he did research in the thalassemia therapy in the Medical Genetics department that resulted in several publications.  After graduation, he also did research for a year in the Human Immunogenetics department at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he worked on improving unrelated donor-patient bone marrow transplant matching.  After entering medical school, he did additional research in melanoma therapy within the Medical Oncology department.

Dr. Bill completed his MD at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 2001. He then moved to Tucson, where he completed his pediatric residency at the University of Arizona in 2004.  While there, he was involved in a monthly clinical outreach program in Nogales, Arizona, treating underserved Mexicans brought across the border for medical attention.  He has remained board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 2004.

He moved back to Seattle and began working as a Pediatric Hospitalist in the fall of 2004, caring for pediatric inpatients at Swedish Medical Center on First Hill in Seattle and Valley Medical Center in Renton while also teaching and supervising Family Practice residents at both hospitals. He also did medical mission work in Uganda and Guatemala in 2006.  After five years of pediatric hospital medicine, he moved to outpatient pediatrics.  He initially worked part-time for two years at both North Seattle Pediatrics and Pediatric Associates.  He then took a full-time position at Pediatric Associates in 2012.  He came back to North Seattle Pediatrics in the fall of 2015, becoming full-time with the clinic expansion in September of 2016.

In addition to his love of pediatrics, Dr. Bill is also devoted to his family and Greek community. He has a strong fondness of Byzantine chant, which he has been studying since 2007.  He has served as a chanter, instructor and assistant choir director since 2011.  His other interests include travelling (especially to Greece), reading, and exercising.  He is fluent in Greek and Spanish.