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Welcome to the Pediatric Group

It's the people at the Pediatric Group that really set us apart.

A warm, caring and compassionate team of professionals dedicated to providing your family with the best care possible. At the Pediatric Group, our pediatricians are Board-certified. With over 35 years of caring for kids, we'd love to introduce you to our wonderful and experienced providers today!

Robert G. Graw, Jr.,  M.D.

College: Pomona College in California
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Residency: Los Angeles Children's Hospital
Clinical Specialties: General Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology
Personal: Dr. Graw has been providing care for children as a trusted pediatrician for more than 35 years. He is active in various medical and research organizations at the local, state, and national level, and is involved in various civic organizations. Dr. Graw has 4 grown children.
Other: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Office: Davidsonville


Farhad Aliabadi, M.D.

Medical School: University of Iran
Residency: St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, NJ
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Diseases, General Childhood Growth and Development
Personal: Dr. Aliabadi was in private practice in the Severna Park area for six years before joining the Pediatric Group in 1990. He is Board-certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Bethesda with his wife and is an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast.
Office: Crofton


Kevin Clark, M.D.

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Disorders and Well Infant Care
Personal: Dr. Clark lives in Piney Orchard with his wife. He is a fan of local sports including the Orioles, Ravens and Navy Football!
Office: Davidsonville




Medical School: Howard University School of Medicine
Residency: Howard University School of Medicine
Clinical Specialties: Childhood Obesity, ADD/ADHD
Personal: Dr. Davis is happily married and has 2 sons. Dr. Davis enjoys music, bowling, chess and cooking.
Office: Crofton


Deborah Gage, M.D.

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Clinical Specialties: Feeding Disorders, Special Needs Children and Medically Complex Children
Personal: Dr. Gage is married with 3 children. She enjoys outside activities like swimming, biking and camping.
Office: Crofton


Robert Gibson, M.D.

Medical School: RW Johnson (Rutgers) Medical School
Residency: University of Maryland
Clinical Specialties: Primary Care Pediatrics
Personal: For more than 20 years, Dr. Robert Gibson has provided care, guidance, and education to his patients. He is married with 4 children. Dr. Gibson enjoys gardening, reading, golfing and providing community service with the Knights of Columbus.
Office: Severna Park


Jackie Gilliard, M.D.

Medical School: Howard University
Residency: St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore
Clinical Specialties: General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases
Personal: Dr. Gilliard is happily married. He is the proud father of two children. He is a member of the Tutoring Team of Pointer Ridge Elementary School, helping students in reading, writing and mathematics. He enjoys biking, bowling, and playing basketball.
Office: Crofton




Medical School: University of Zimbabwe
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital
Fellowship:University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Clinical Specialties: General Pediatrics
Personal: Dr. Mupanomunda has worked in academics and private practice, he is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is married with two children. Dr. M enjoys soccer, basketball, and traveling.
Office: Davidsonville


Proinnsias O'Croinin, M.D.

Medical School: National University of Dublin, Ireland
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Specialties: Oncology and hematology
Personal: Prior to joining the Pediatric Group in 1994, Dr. O'Cronin served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army in Japan and graduated from the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas. Dr. O’Croinin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is Board-certified in Pediatrics. He is married and has two children, and lives with his wife in Annapolis.
Office: Davidsonville


Carol Forsyth, C.R.N.P.

Education: Bachelors Degree - Mary Baldwin College, Roanoke, VA - Biology and Chemistry, Bachelors Degree - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - Nursing, Masters Degree - Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Specialties: Childhood Obesity, Nutrition, Lactation Specialist
Personal: Carol Forsyth joined the Pediatric Group in 2004 and has extensive experience in many areas of pediatrics including newborns, health maintenance and acute care. Carol Forsyth is married with 3 children and enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, especially biking and hiking.
Office: Severna Park




Education: Bachelors Degree - Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY - Neuroscience, Bachelors Degree - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - Nursing, Masters Degree - Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Specialties: Newborns, Lactation Support, Nutrition and Childhood Obesity, Asthma, Development, Behavioral, and Mental Health
Personal: Emily Johansson joined the Pediatric Group in November 2012 and is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Emily lives in Washington, D.C. and spends her free time playing tennis, hiking, traveling, and watching football!
Other: Speaks some spanish
Office: Crofton


Kathryn Lanciano, C.R.N.P.

Education: Undergraduate - Villanova University, Graduate - University of Maryland
Clinical Specialties: Development and Adolescent Gynecology
Personal: Kathryn Lanciano is married with 1 daughter. She enjoys traveling, photography, reading and cooking.
Office: Davidsonville




Education: Bachelors & Masters Degree – University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Specialties: Newborns, NICU Graduates, Child Development, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies
Personal: Joan Leahy joined the practice in July 2012. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Married with three daughters, Joan enjoys reading, sailing, traveling and spending time with her family.
Office: Davidsonville




Education: Bachelors Degree - The University of Texas, Arlington - Nursing, Masters Degree - The University of Texas Medical Branch - Pediatric Nurse Practicioner, University of Alabama - Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Clinical Specialties: Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Early Childhood Feeding, Asthma and Eczema Care, Obesity Prevention
Personal: Cassie Roberts joined the Pediatric group in June 2013. She enjoys spending time with her husband Brandon, and their 10 month old daughter Ana. She spends her free time running with her dogs, flying with her husband, and reading with her daughter.
Other: Speaks some spanish and french
Office: Davidsonville



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We have three convenient locations with hours that fit your schedule, including Saturday mornings.

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We are initiating the CHADIS program at the Pediatric Group to improve developmental screening services. Developmental screenings enable pediatricians to assess your child’s development in many important areas.
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