(*denotes a doctor who works at both locations)
Dr. Theresa Bartholomew
Michele Burget, MD, FAAP*
James River Pediatrics
Dr. Burget received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at The Medical College of Virginia. She joined James River Pediatrics in 2003. When she isn’t spending quality time with her patients, she enjoys being outdoors, skiing, traveling, spending time with her family and volunteering at her children’s schools.
Beth Cullen, MD, FAAP
Dr. Cullen graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where she served as the vice president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cullen joined Huguenot Pediatrics in 1997 and has been happily providing care to her patients since that time. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending free time with her husband and two children.
Philip Dawson, MD, FAAP*
West End Pediatrics
Why a Doctor?
think I wanted to be a doctor from about the age of ten. I liked science, and as I grew and matured became more and more interested in personal interactions, relationships, and what makes people healthy in all aspects. When I finally got to medical school, I was fascinated by how the human body works and knew I was in the right place.
Why a Pediatrician?
There was that pivotal moment in medical school when I got a hug from Juliette, a sweet three-year-old French Canadian girl recovering from pneumonia, but it is more than that. Pediatricians are fun. Kids are fun. You get to smile every day. And it's really true, kids do say the "darndest" things and it's usually hilarious.
Doing what fascinates you, doing what you're good at, laughing while you do it....doesn't get much better than that!
Scott Iwashyna, MD, FAAP*
West End Pediatrics
Dr. Iwashyna is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received his doctorate from the University of Virginia. It was there that he discovered his love of pediatrics. After completing his internship at the University of Virginia, he completed his residency at VCU’s Department of Pediatrics. Board certified, he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received special recognition for the General Scholars Program: Recipient of the Medical Student Teaching Award.
A husband and father of three, Dr. Iwashyna still loves holding babies.
Indra Kancitis, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kancitis holds a Bachelor of Science from The College of William and Mary, a Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her Residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident of Ambulatory Pediatrics. Dr. Kancitis came to Huguenot Pediatrics after nearly 10 years as a faculty member at the VCU Children's Hospital of Richmond.
Dr. Kancitis enjoys the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Jill Ryland, MD, FAAP*
Dr. Ryland has been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years. Since acquiring her medical degree from VCU’s Medical College of Virginia, she has been included in America’s Top Pediatricians and is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa (a national honorary society) and Alpha Omega Alpha (a medical honorary society). She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her passion for pediatrics includes newborn and well child care, asthma, ADHD, depression/ anxiety and autism. A mother of three, she enjoys biking, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Martha Saunders, MD, FAAP
Dr. Saunders attended the University of Richmond, received her Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia, and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina. She also completed a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatric Care at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), and was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MCV prior to becoming a founder of Huguenot Pediatrics in 1990. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Saunders enjoys reading, visiting the beach, and spending time with her family and three children.
John Zachary, MD, FAAP*
James River Pediatrics
Dr. Zachary founded James River Pediatrics over two decades ago. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Notre Dame and medical degree from The University of Loyola, Chicago. A father of four and grandfather to nine, he helps to foster active lifestyles in all of his patients.