Nicole Connolly, MD, FAAP
Dr. Connolly joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in July, 2000. She completed her pediatric specialty training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, and attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Connolly is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. A New York native, she moved to Virginia to join her husband, Dr. Chris Connolly in 2000. They live in Leesburg with their son and twin daughters. Dr. Connolly enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.
Joel Madrid, MD, FAAP
Dr. Madrid has been practicing pediatrics in Loudoun County since 2000. He joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in September 2002. He attended the University of the Philippines in Manila for both his undergraduate and medical education. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Dr. Madrid’s interests include traveling with his family, movies, and singing with his karaoke machine.
Anya Roychoudhury, MD, FAAP
Dr. Anya is a graduate of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Residency Program in Phoenix, AZ, where she completed her pediatric training and served as Chief Resident. She attended the University of Virginia for both her undergraduate and medical education. She is Board-Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in July 2006. Her professional interests include newborn care and anticipatory guidance on healthy living. Dr. Roychoudhury lives in the area with her husband and two daughters.
Max Lins, MD, FAAP
Dr. Lins joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in August 2008, after practicing pediatrics for four years in Yuba City, CA. He completed his pediatric residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he also served as Chief Resident. He obtained his medical degree in 2000 from St. George University School of Medicine in Grenada/New York, and Lander University in South Carolina for his undergraduate studies. He is Board-Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was born in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and conversational Spanish. His professional interests include medical and patient education. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and likes watching and playing soccer and golf.
Lisa M. Hutchinson, MD, FAAP
Dr. Hutchinson has been practicing pediatrics in Loudoun County since 2005. She joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in October 2010. She obtained her medical degree from Duke University and undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary. She completed her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. She is Board-Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is from Richmond, VA. Her professional interests include infectious diseases and medical education. Her personal interests include kickboxing, traveling, sketching, and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Pepper.
Keriya Adem, MD, FAAP
Dr. Adem joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in October 2008, after completing her pediatric residency at the University of Maryland. Prior to that she did a one-year pathology residency at George Washington University, where she gained experience on the diagnostic aspect of medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine in 2004. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Adem is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her professional interests include asthma and patient and parent education. She lives in the Leesburg area with her husband and daughters. She enjoys walking and spending time with her family.
Dr. Roberson joined LPA in July of 2012 after relocating from Orlando, FL. She grew up in Winchester, VA. After her undergraduate years at the College of William and Mary, she earned her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency training at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in 2005, and subsequently completed subspecialty training in pediatric hematology and oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After several years of subspecialty practice, she decided to return to her roots as a general pediatrician back home in Virginia. Her medical interests are diverse and include lactation medicine and newborn care, adoption medicine, and the general pediatric care of children with benign hematologic disorders, hemangiomas, and survivors of pediatric malignancy. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, quilting, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and two young children here in Loudoun County.
Jennifer L. Maguire, MD FAAP
Dr. Maguire grew up in Youngstown, New York where she graduated from Niagara University with Honors. She attended St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency in Paterson, New Jersey. There she was honored to receive the “Joaquin C. Miranda, MD Neonatology” award and “Teacher of the Year” award. Dr. Maguire is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been practicing Pediatrics in Northern Virginia since 2001. She joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in 2015. Dr. Maguire loves being a Pediatrician and developing relationships with families as children grow. The majority of her time and interest outside of the office includes spending time with her husband, John and their four daughters.
Amber Gaither, MD
Dr. Gaither is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she graduated with a degree in Biology. Dr. Gaither attended Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and completed her Pediatric Residency in Falls Church, Virginia at Inova Children’s Hospital. There she was honored to receive the “Resident of the Year” award. Dr. Gaither joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in Fall 2015. Dr. Gaither enjoys general pediatrics and the continuity of care that she develops with her patients and their families. Dr. Gaither enjoys cooking in her spare time, modern dance, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sharon Corriveau, DNP, RN, CFNP, IBCLC
Sharon joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates as a Nurse Practitioner in February 2001. She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Georgetown University, earning her Master of Science degree, and received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Sharon completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Virginia in 2012. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has worked at Georgetown University’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the INOVA Fairfax Emergency Department. She is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Her professional interests include newborn care, breastfeeding, childhood nutrition, and adolescent healthcare. Sharon lives in Reston with her husband and daughter. Her personal interests include gardening, yoga, cooking and family activities.
Marion Shortman, MSN, RN, CPNP
Marion joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates in May 2009, after relocating from Buffalo, NY. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Niagara University in Niagara Falls and became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1992 after earning her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She worked for Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in their pediatric clinics where she trained Nurse Practitioners, medical students and Pediatric Residents. She also has experience in School Nursing, Community Health Nursing, HIV/Cocaine exposed children, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Newborn Nursery. She is Board- Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has two sons, a daughter-in -law, and grandchildren in Western New York, as well as two daughters who live in the area. Her personal interests include marathons, half marathons, local 5K races, traveling, reading and exploring the Washington, D.C. area.
Lisa Cook, PA-C, MPAS
Lisa joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates as a Certified Physician Assistant in March 2008, after relocating from her hometown of Beckley, WV. She completed the Physician Assistant Program at Mountain State University, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree. She completed further studies at University of Nebraska Medical Center, earning her Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree. She received her undergraduate degree from High Point University, NC. Her experiences include involvement in the SLR Program where she worked in an underserved community in rural West Virginia, and Surgical Physician Assistant at University Hospitals in Ohio. She is Board-Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Lisa lives in the Herndon area. Her personal interests include Muay Thai kickboxing, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Lauren Bland, RN, MSN, CFNP, IBCLC
Lauren joined Loudoun Pediatric Associates as a Family Nurse Practitioner in November 2009. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in 1981. In 1983, she completed further studies at Georgetown University to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2009. Her experiences include work in the Neonatal ICU at Georgetown University Hospital, the Neonatal ICU at King Fahad Hospital in Saudi Arabia, and work as a Lamaze instructor at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Her professional interests include newborn care, breastfeeding, and patient and parent education. Her personal interests include spending time with her husband, her two sons, exercising, gardening and reading.
Leah Howell, CFNP
Leah joined LPA in March 2014. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Shepherd University and her Family Nurse Practioner education from Shenandoah University. Before becoming a provider Leah worked as a labor and delivery nurse for over 7 years at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She lives in Charles Town, WV with her husband and 3 children. Her personal interests includes running, participating in charity races, and kayaking.
Dawn Giglio, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Dawn joined LPA as a Registered Nurse in 2009. Dawn earned her BS degree in Biology from Roanoke College in 1994 and her BS in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1996. She was a patient educator specializing in childbirth, newborn care and breastfeeding for eight years while raising her two children. She transitioned from floor nursing to Lactation Services with LPA in June of 2010 and is now working full time as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Her professional interests include breastfeeding, parent and patient education, and postpartum support. Dawn is a native of Loudoun County with her husband Pat and her two children Megan and Cameron. In her personal time, she enjoys yoga, reading and cooking.
Mid-Level Providers (Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners)
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses (RNs) who are prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. Physician Assistants (PAs) are advanced practice clinicians licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician. Most NPs and PAs complete graduate-level education preparation that leads to a master’s degree.
NPs and PAs take health histories and provide complete physical examinations; diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems; interpret laboratory results and X-rays; prescribe and manage medications and other therapies; provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and refer patients to other health professionals as needed. NPs and PAs are authorized to practice across the nation and have prescriptive privileges, of varying degrees, in all 50 states.
If you are wondering what any of the acronyms used in this section refer to, the following list should help:
NP – Nurse Practitioner
RN – Registered Nurse
RD – Registered Dietician
BSN – Bachelor of Science, Nursing
PA-C – Certified Physician Assistant
MSN – Master of Science, Nursing
CFNP – Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
IBCLC – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant