Sylvia Parks, MD
I grew up in Italy with an American father and Italian mother. I only have a twin sister and growing up we were inseparable. We moved together to California for undergrad and I received my Bachelor's in Biology with minor in Chemistry from the California State University, Long Beach in 2007. I then went to medical school at Ross University and obtained my M.D. degree in 2012. Residency brought me to Dayton and I completed my Pediatric residency at Wright State/Dayton children's in 2015. My husband and I fell in love with how family friendly Dayton is and we decided to stay after residency and I joined South Dayton Pediatrics in 2015. I become a mother before I became a doctor which consolidated my interest in Pediatrics. I decided against specialization, despite my interest in Developmental conditions like Autism and ADHD, because I didn't want to be confined to one set of problems or one specific age group. Pediatrics is a diverse and exciting field and primary care is where it all starts. Dr. Sorauf was an amazing mentor and the way he designed this practice as a caring, family centered one where our patients are always our priority enforced my feeling that I had found what I was looking for. I am married and have three children, two boys and a girl, they keep us on our toes and remind me daily of just how hard it is to be a parent!
Suzanne Williams, MD
Diplomate of American Academy of Pediatrics. Attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine with residency at
St John’s Hospital Detroit. Dr. Williams and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
¨ Naval Aviation Med. Officer Training
¨ Special interest in Development
Jessica Sanchez , APRN
I was born and raised in the Dayton area where I attended Beavercreek schools and Carroll High School. I received my undergraduate degree in Biology and played on the women's soccer team at Marshall University in West Virginia. I then moved to Cincinnati to obtain my master's degree in nursing from Xavier University and then my Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati. Always having had a passion for wanting to work in pediatrics, I began my career as a registered nurse at Cincinnati Children's Hospital on the bone marrow transplant unit where I worked for 6 years. When it came time to pursue my nurse practitioner career, I knew I wanted to continue in pediatrics and move back to raise my family in Dayton, which led me to joining South Dayton Pediatrics as a nurse practitioner in 2018. Personal interests in my spare time include cooking and baking, traveling, running marathons, and spending time with my family which consists of my husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.
We thank Dr. Thomas Sorauf, our founder, who passed away in 2021 and Dr. Azar Kardan who retired in 2019.
Our goal is to provide long term personal, individualized care for each child throughout their growth and to support their families in that process. We provide acute and routine care with development screening, immunizations, allergy testing and anticipatory guidance.
The practice has a particular interest in children with special needs. This includes physical limitations and behavioral issues in the setting of general pediatric care. South Dayton Pediatrics has a particular interest in children with special needs this includes, physical limitations and behavioral issues. A full range of general pediatric care including well child visits, immunizations; developmental assessments, and allergy care are provided.
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