Our Staff

Always ready to help.

The Doctors:

Steve M. Frank, MD, FAAP

Dr. Frank grew up in Queens, New York. He attended college at the City University of New York and medical school at New York Medical College.  After a three year Pediatric Residency, he moved to Connecticut to practice at a Yale-associated ambulatory care clinic.  He then formed Pediatric Medicine of Wallingford. Over the years, the practice has grown to five pediatricians with an emphasis on high-quality of patient care.

Dr. Frank has been happily married for over four decades and has two daughters and three grandchildren.  He loves spending any free moments with his grandkids. He has always enjoyed sports, especially swimming, bike riding, and tennis. Dr. Frank is also a lifelong Met fan, having rooted for them since their inception in 1962.

Miriam Cohen , MD, FAAP, UHM

Dr. Cohen has moved around a bit, but grew up mostly in New Jersey. She attended Cornell University, where she majored in Biology, before attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She spent a year doing genetics research at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington before coming to Yale to complete her pediatric residency training. She is also a veteran of the US Navy, touring in Southeast Asia and working as a Diving Medical Officer in Groton before retiring with a rank of Lieutenant Commander. She joined Pediatric Medicine of Wallingford in 2008 and holds Board Certifications in both Pediatrics and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Cohen is the proud mother of twins. She loves hiking and skiing and hockey. She is an adventurous chef and, in her free time, she has been known to race the occasional triathlon.

Kathy Pae, MD, FAAP

Dr. Pae has Connecticut in her bones. She grew up in the Nutmeg State and attended college at University of Connecticut, majoring in Chemistry. She stayed at UConn for medical school before completing her pediatric residency at Yale. She joined Pediatric Medicine of Wallingford in 1994. Her areas of interest include General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Dr. Pae loves being outdoors with her family; hiking, skiing, and traveling whenever she has the opportunity. She is the proud parent of 1 child and 2 fish.

Allison J. Beitel, MD, FAAP

Dr. Beitel is a real local. Growing up in Cheshire and going to college at Yale, she finally stepped outside the Nutmeg State to attend Cornell Medical School in New York. She completed her pediatric residency at Cornell and moved on to do a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She returned to join Pediatric Medicine of Wallingford in 2004. She has broad medical interests, although lately she has been particularly focused on picky eating behaviors in children.

Dr. Beitel has 3 girls and one dog. She enjoys tennis and ballroom dancing, winning the local Quinnipiac University “Dancing with the Stars” charity event on two occasions. Whenever she has a quiet moment, she continues her own relentless pursuit of the Great American Novel.

Jeffrey C. Jennings, MD, PhD, FAAP

Dr. Jennings grew up in New Jersey and he lived there until graduating from Princeton University, studying Molecular Biology and the Ethics of Emerging Genetic Technologies. He received his MD from Albert Einstein in New York and a PhD in Ethics from Georgetown University. He came to Connecticut to do his pediatric residency training at Yale, and has stayed on ever since. He joined Pediatric Medicine of Wallingford in 2000. His clinical interests include asthma and concussion management.

Dr. Jennings is the proud father of twins. When time allows, the family loves to travel and they are avid hikers. He enjoys music and theater, and may boast the largest collection of pediatric neck ties in the state!

The Practice Staff:

Our experienced team of office and nursing staff is here to help with scheduling and insurance questions, medical concerns, as well as the occasional band-aid.

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