Bernard J Alberda, MD, FAAP
Bernard grew up in Montana. He completed his undergraduate degree at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he received a BS cum laude.
His Doctor of Medicine degree was earned at the University of Utah. His Pediatric Residency was completed at the University of Washington. He also served as Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Pediatrics with the U.S. Public Health Service in Tuba City, Arizona. In 1970 he became a partner with Dr. Herbert Hilgers in starting the pediatric practice now called North Seattle Pediatrics. Bernard is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1969.
He and his wife, Verna, have three sons; Dale, Randall and Ron, and one daughter, Cheryl, who is also a pediatrician at North Seattle Pediatrics. They also have seven grandchildren. Bernard enjoys his grandchildren, Legos, trains, golf and socializing.
Cheryl 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.
Drew 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.
Linda 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.
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 and daughter, Adalyn.
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.