Our pediatric care team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nurse technicians, child life specialists and social workers. We work together to oversee your child’s care. A health care provider is always in the hospital available to you and your child.
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Diane Amin, PA-C
Diane Amin, PA-C, earned an undergraduate degree in psychology in 1983. She began her career at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center just after completing physician assistant training in 1987. She feels that her colleagues are an extended family. "We have shared our lives together, good and bad."
Kristin Emanuelson, PA-C
Kristin Emanuelson, PA-C, earned a physician assistant degree at King’s College in 2009. Before starting at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 2012, she worked in outpatient pediatrics. She likes the hands-on procedures the ER offers and the collaboration of care between the physicians, PAs and nurses.
Jennifer Kennedy, PA-C, MS
A native to Baltimore, Maryland, Jennifer Kennedy, PA-C, MS, earned an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She then went on to graduate with a master's in physician assistant sciences from the Towson/Essex PA Program in 2009. She joined the Johns Hopkins Bayview pediatric hospitalist group in 2010.
Jennifer works in the newborn nursery, pediatric inpatient floor and pediatric emergency department. In 2012, she received several awards for notifying the Baltimore City Health Department about an unapproved/unregulated medication that several of her patients were using, called Baczol. This medication was being sold in several of the local hispanic convenience stores, and was being marketed as an over-the-counter cold medicine for children. In regard to her work on this, she received a Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce Hometown Hero Award, an FDA Department of Health and Human Services Leveraging/Collaboration Award, a Johns Hopkins Bayview Patient Safety Star Award and a personal letter of recognition from Governor Martin O'Malley.
Amber Watters, PA-C, MMS
Amber Watters, PA-C, MMS, completed physician assistant training and earned a master's in medical science in 2006. It was then that she began her career at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. “I love working with the staff. We are one big happy family. The patients are refreshing, and it's nice to able to help children (and their parents) feel better.”
Cheryl Harrow, CRNP
Cheryl Harrow, CRNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She earned a master's degree and a doctorate in nursing practice at the University of Maryland. Cheryl began her nursing career at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (then Baltimore City Hospitals) over 30 years ago in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has worked in all areas of maternal child health and is an internationally board-certifed lactation consultant, certified in low-risk neonatal nursing. She also is a CPR Instructor.
Cheryl serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Frontier Nursing University.
Lisa McHargue, CRNP
Lisa McHargue, CRNP, began nursing in high school as a licensed practical nurse. She earned a nursing degree, as well as neonatal nurse practitioner certification at Georgetown University. She completed a master's degree at University of Maryland in 1998.
Lisa has worked with neonates since 1986. She began working in the NICU at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 1989, and transferred to the newborn nursery in 2006. She is fascinated by the science of human physiology, especially the prenatal and early postnatal development of the body. She believes prevention and holistic approach to health are paramount to well-being. She enjoys Johns Hopkins Bayview because of the people she works with. "They're like family to me."
Mary (Ceal) Curry
Child Life Specialist