About

Our practice consists of five pediatricians certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and one Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  In addition to general pediatric training, we have expertise in neonatal critical care, adolescent health, and staff the Unity Hospital Newborn Special Care nursery.    We hold teaching appointments in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the St. John Fisher School of Nursing.  We teach medical students, future nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

You can be confident your children are in good hands with our physicians.  Our physicians have additional training and credentialing including Adolescent Health, Lactation Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.

Dr. Gretchen Smith-Burke is the Medical Director of the Unity Hospital Family Birth Place Nursery.

We admit patients to, and attend to patients at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Rochester General Hospital, Highland Hospital, and Unity Hospital.

Our Doctors

Gretchen Smith-Burke, M.D.

Dr Gretchen Smith-Burke | Pediatrician Rochester NY
Dr. Smith-Burke is a graduate of The University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is the Medical Director of the Unity Hospital Newborn Nursery. Dr. Smith-Burke is Board Certified in Pediatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of The University of Virginia.

Cheryl Kame, M.D.

Dr Cheryl Kame | Pediatrician Rochester NY
Dr. Kame graduated from New York Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Board Certified in Pediatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kame is a certified lactation specialist. She is a graduate of Colgate University.

Timothy Hessert, M.D.

Dr Timothy Hessert | Pediatrician Rochester NY
Dr. Hessert graduated from Penn State University Medical School and completed his residency at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital and the Geisinger Medical Center. He completed a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, is Board Certified in Pediatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hessert is also trained in emergency medicine.

Barbara Wedig, M.D.

Dr Barbara Wedig | Pediatrician Rochester NY
Dr. Wedig graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Wedig is Board Certified in Pediatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

Tracy Maier, D.O.

Dr Tracy Maier | Pediatrician Rochester NY
Dr. Maier is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Western Reserve Care System, Tod Children's Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Maier graduated from St. John Fisher College and is a Greece native! She is Board Certified in Pediatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Carla Romeis, P.N.P.

Carla is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with her Master's degree in nursing from the University of Rochester. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Carla is a member of The Society of Pediatric Nurses, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the Emergency Nurses Association. She practices at the Unity Hospital Newborn Nursery and Golisano Children's Hospital. Carla is a graduate of the University of Rochester.

Each of our physicians is accepting new patients. You can meet them, and see our facility, at one of our Open Houses!