About Us

Kennesaw Pediatrics Newborn Center is devoted exclusively to the care of our youngest patients; a special place where every detail is centered on your new baby and family. Our board certified pediatricians and staff specialize in newborn health and especially love taking care of the needs of your unique family.

At the Newborn Center, each visit is focused on you and your baby. Our staff take the time to ensure that you feel fully informed and ready for each stage of your baby’s first year while making sure that your baby receives the latest and best in medical care.

You’ll find well baby checks, sick care, lactation support, labs, and more in one comfortable, convenient location. From the design of the exam rooms to our 7-day-a-week hours, to our expert staff, Kennesaw Pediatrics has thought of everything to make your visits as easy and worry free as possible.

The very best in family centered care….just for you and your baby.

Meet Our Providers

When it comes to a child’s medical care, experience, education and training matter. At Kennesaw Pediatrics Newborn Center,  you can have peace of mind knowing that your child will always be seen by the best and most qualified providers. Our providers have str...
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. ...
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, FL, and received her education and training in Tennessee and Georgia. Her education began ...
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, TX. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, creating ...
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 the little town of Toccoa in the North Georgia mountains and has lived in Georgia all of his life. He attended ...
Dr. TaShawna Stokes

Dr. TaShawna Stokes

Board Certified Pediatrician by The American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Originally from Montgomery, AL, Dr. Stokes received her training at South Alabama University and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, be...
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, NJ. He completed his undergraduate degree at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he ...
Dr. Lisa Winters – Smith

Dr. Lisa Winters – Smith

5Board 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, WI. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Children’s National Medical Ce...
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, SC, 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.Nurse Practitioner Traci grew up just up the road, in Ringgold. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University and her Master of Science in Nursing at the...

Who We Are

Kennesaw Pediatrics Newborn Center is devoted exclusively to the care of our youngest patients; a special place where every detail is centered on your new baby and family. Our board certified pediatricians and staff specialize in newborn health and especially...

Meet our Lactation Consultants

Our Board Certified Lactation Consultants are highly trained and experienced with a variety of feeding methods and special situations.  They are here to help you meet your personal feeding needs and goals through individual consultations, in our office or ...
Nancy Ilgenfritz;  CPNP,  IBCLC

Nancy Ilgenfritz; CPNP, IBCLC

Board Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.Nancy has been supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University ...
Molly Parker, IBCLC

Molly Parker, IBCLC

Board Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.Molly has been supporting breastfeeding families in the Atlanta area as a community-based counselor since 2007. She certified as an International Board Certified Lactation ...
Kathy Sasser, IBCLC

Kathy Sasser, IBCLC

Board Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.Kathy Sasser has been supporting mothers since 2006, initially as a community based counselor, then as an IBCLC after earning board certification in 2010. Before entering...
Maggie Million, LPN

Maggie Million, LPN

Nursing supervisor.  Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Maggie moved to Marietta with her family when she was 9 years old.  After attending Kennesaw State University, she returned to Louisiana where she completed nursing school at Louisiana T...
Shelly Walter

Shelly Walter

Patient Advocate, Patient and Business Relations.As Patient Advocate, Shelly Walter fosters communication between our patients, parents and staff with the goal of enhancing the overall patient experience. She monitors wait times, works with front a...