Our Staff

Always ready to help.


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!


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.

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.

Meredith Hinds, MD, FAAP

Dr. Hinds was born in Texas but lived in multiple countries growing up. She attended college at Texas A&M University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She received her MD at The University of Texas at Houston – McGovern Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency at Yale. She has broad medical interests in the area of General Pediatrics.

Dr. Hinds enjoys reading fiction novels, cooking new recipes, and hiking with her husband.

Steve M. Frank, MD, FAAP

Dr. Frank founded our practice in 1978. He retired in 2021 after 42+ years of service to our community.

Julianne Mastroe, APR

Julianne grew up in Metrowest Massachusetts and earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics and chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross. Following college, she pursued her passion for pediatrics, studying at the William F. Connell Graduate School of Nursing at Boston College where she received her Master of Science degree.  Julianne spent nearly a decade as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Natick, Massachusetts before relocating to Connecticut with her family in 2021.

When not treating patients, Julianne loves spending time with her husband, son, and hound dog.  She enjoys figure skating, swimming, and all things Disney.  As a bit of a train enthusiast, she had traveled to 30 of the 48 continental states via train.


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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