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Meet our Staff
All our physicians are certified by the Board of American Academy of Pediatrics.

Fadel Sakkal, M.D.

Dr Sakkal has been working with infants, children and adolescents in the community for over 25 years. Besides doing his general pediatric residency, he has completed one year of pediatric cardiology at the U of M Hospital and three years of pediatric emergency medicine at St Paul Children's Hospital. He has won a Patients' Choice Award in 2011 and Top Doctor Award for Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. In 2016. Dr. Sakkal was honored to be awarded the William J. Carr Award for providing years of exemplary pediatric care for the local community. He has also been awarded Patient's Choice, Vitals Top 10 Doctor by State, 2011 Compassionate Doctor, On-Time Physician Award, America's Most Honored Professionals. Dr Sakkal is married and has three children.

 

John Hollerud, M.D.

Dr Hollerud is a Minnesota native who went to the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Dr Hollerud is married and has two children.

Jill Simons, M.D.

Dr Simons grew up in the Twin Cities area, the youngest in a family of nine girls.  She earned her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Dr. Simons has earned a Top Doctor Award for Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. She is married and has twins.

Stephen Sitrin, M.D.

Dr Sitrin has been in pediatric practice since 2001. He graduated and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr Sitrin is married and has twins.

Mary Pohl, M.D.

Dr Pohl grew up in St Paul and has been working with children in the Twin Cities for more than 25 years. She earned her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota.  She went on to earn her Master's in Public Health, and has worked at St Mary's Health Clinic, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, and at the Minnesota Department of Health Services.

Jennifer Rousseau, M.D.

Dr Rousseau grew up in Michigan and earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed her residency at the University of Texas, Galveston.  Dr Rousseau won the 2017 Rising Star Award in Pediatrics. She is married and has two children.

Elizabeth Placzek M.D.

Dr. Placzek grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Loyola University Chicago. She then received her medical degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Arizona. She enjoys traveling, knitting, and spending time outdoors.

Jennifer Benton, C.P.N.P.

Jennifer grew up in Nevada and has been living in the Twin Cities since 2001. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in nursing. She has worked in pediatrics for over ten years and has been a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the last five years. Jennifer is married and has 3 children.

Alexandra Staum, C.P.N.P.

Alexandra is a native of southeastern South Dakota. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Nursing from Augustana University, and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Alex is certified as a nurse practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. In her free time, Alex enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

All our Nurse Practitioners are certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
 

 



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