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.

Abby Scanlan, PNP-C
Abby Scanlan, PNP-C
Board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Abby came to Georgia to attend UGA where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  She attended...
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...
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. 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. 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. 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...
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. Zanna Reid
Dr. Zanna Reid
Board Certified Pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
An Atlanta native, Dr. Reid graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven.  She attended medical school in sunny...
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. 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...