Meet our Providers

When it comes to a child’s medical care, experience, education and training matter. At Kennesaw Pediatrics you can have peace of mind knowing that your child will always be seen by the best and most qualified providers. Our providers have strong and varied educational backgrounds, and their education and training is ongoing.

Dr. Sarah Yount
Dr. Sarah Yount
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Sarah Yount was born and raised in Greer, South Carolina, a suburb of Greenville. She attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC followed...
Traci Perry, PNP-C
Traci Perry, PNP-C
Board Certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Affiliate of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioner Traci grew up just up the road, in Ringgold. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University and...
Carrie Tyner, FNP-C
Carrie Tyner, FNP-C
Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Nurse Practitioner Carrie moved to Atlanta with her family in July 2017.  She earned her BSN at Baker University...
Dr. Lisa Winters-Smith
Dr. Lisa Winters-Smith
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Lisa Winters-Smith was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Children’s National Medical Center in...
Dr. Maria Axelrod
Dr. Maria Axelrod
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Maria Axelrod was born and raised in Port Chester, NY. She attended Fordham University followed by medical school at SUNY Upstate. She...
Dr. John Pitts
Dr. John Pitts
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. John Pitts was born in a little town called Toccoa in the North Georgia mountains and has lived in Georgia all of his life. He attended Emory...
Dr. Murali Vathada
Dr. Murali Vathada
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
After completing medical school in India, Dr. Vathada worked for 8 years in Trinidad, West Indies, where he fell in love with pediatrics.  After...
Dr. Peter Strauss
Dr. Peter Strauss
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Peter Strauss was raised in Livingston, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate degree at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he...
Dr. Elizabeth McKinnon
Dr. Elizabeth McKinnon
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr Elizabeth McKinnon was born and raised in Spring, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University creating her own major in...
Dr. Mark A Long
Dr. Mark A Long
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Long was born and raised in a small farming community in rural Tennessee. He learned the value of hard work, integrity and compassion from his...
Dr. Briana Brugner
Dr. Briana Brugner
Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Briana Brugner was raised in Clearwater, Florida, but has spent over a decade in Tennessee and Georgia for her education and training. Her...