Providers

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 more than 40 years of caring for kids, we'd love to introduce you to our wonderful and experienced providers today!

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

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 four grown children and six grandchildren.
Other: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Office: Davidsonville

Farhad Aliabadi, M.D.

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

 

 

Craytonia L. Davis, M.D.

Craytonia L. Davis, M.D.

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 two sons. He enjoys music, bowling, chess, and cooking.
Office: Crofton

Robert Gibson, M.D.

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.

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

 

 

Razia P. Syed, M.D.

Razia P. Syed, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of Silesia, Poland
Residency: Nassau University Medical Center, New York
Clinical Specialties: General Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, and Child Abuse Certification
Personal: Razia Syed joined the Pediatric Group in August 2015. She is Board-certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Syed is married with three children and is an avid runner.
Office: Davidsonville

 

 

Carol Forsyth, C.R.N.P.

Carol Forsyth, C.R.N.P.

Education: Bachelors Degree (Biology and Chemistry) - Mary Baldwin College, Roanoke, VA; Bachelors Degree (Nursing) - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Masters Degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) - Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 
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

 

 

Kathryn Lanciano, C.R.N.P.

Kathryn Lanciano, C.R.N.P.

Education: Bachelors Degree - Villanova University; Masters Degree (Nurse Practitioner) - 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

 

 

Erin Lytle, C.R.N.P.

Erin Lytle, C.R.N.P.

Education: Bachelors Degree (Nursing) - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Masters Degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Clinical Specialties: 
Early Childhood Development, Nutrition, Obesity Prevention and Management, and ADHD and Mental Health
Personal: Erin Lytle practiced pediatric primary care for 8 years in Pasadena, Maryland prior to joining the Pediatric Group in 2017. She and her husband are blessed with two lovely, and fiery, daughters. Erin is also a certified yoga instructor; and certified in pre- and postnatal yoga; mindfulness and meditation.
Office: Davidsonville

Betsy Smith, C.P.N.P.

Lauren Palmer, C.P.N.P., I.B.C.L.C

Education: Bachelors Degree (Nursing) - University of Maryland, Baltimore; Masters Degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) - University of Maryland, Baltimore
Specialty: General pediatrics, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), adolescent health
Personal: Personal: Lauren joined the Pediatric Group in 2017 after practicing in Montgomery County, Maryland. Lauren has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2012 and she is very passionate about supporting breastfeeding goals. She is board-certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and cooking. Lauren is happily married with one daughter.
Offices: Crofton and Severna Park     

Cassie Roberts, D.N.P., C.P.N.P., I.B.C.L.C.

Cassie Roberts, D.N.P., C.P.N.P., I.B.C.L.C.

Education: Bachelors Degree (Nursing) - The University of Texas, Arlington; Masters Degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) - The University of Texas Medical Branch; Doctorate Degree (Nursing Practice) - University of Alabama
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 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

 

 

Brooke Slater, C.P.N.P.

Brooke Slater, C.P.N.P.

Education: Bachelors Degree (Nursing) - University of Southern California; Masters Degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) - Vanderbilt University
Clinical Specialties: Early Childhood Development, ADD/ADHD, Nutrition and Obesity Management
Personal: Brooke Slater joined the Pediatric Group in 2017. Originally from California, she is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, biking and skiing. Brooke is board certified though the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Office: Crofton

Betsy Smith, C.P.N.P.

Betsy Smith, C.P.N.P.

Education: Bachelors Degree (Nursing) - Villanova University; Masters Degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) - Villanova University
Clinical Specialties: Early Childhood Development, Gastrointestinal Issues
Personal: Betsy Smith joined the Pediatric group in 2017. She is returning to Davidsonville after spending her childhood as a patient here. She is a Maryland local and plans on growing old in our community. She enjoys horseback riding, learning to sail, and cheering on her Villanova Wildcats.
Office: Davidsonville