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Our Team

Dr. William J. Baier M.D.

Dr. William J. Baier M.D.

Dr. William J. Baier M.D. founded Lockport Pediatrics in 1981. A Western New York native, Dr. Baier completed his medical training at the University of Brussels, Belgium and the autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Prior to his medical training, he graduated from St. John Fisher College, followed by postgraduate studies in Physical Chemistry at the University of Miami.

Dr. Baier then returned to Buffalo, New York to complete his pediatric internship and residency at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. During his final year he served as Chief Pediatric Resident.

In 2007, Dr. Baier was chosen as one of America’s Best Pediatricians.

He and his wife Joan have a daughter Jesse and son-in-law Jason. They are also proud parents of their golden retriever Cooper.

Dr. Melissa N. Sciolino M.D.

Dr. Melissa N. Sciolino M.D.

Dr. Melissa N. Sciolino M.D. is a board certified pediatrician and Western New York native who completed her undergraduate studies at Canisius College. She was accepted through the Early Assurance program to SUNY at Syracuse College of Medicine. She returned home to complete her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. After completion of her residency in June 2001, she joined Lockport Pediatrics. When she isn’t working, Dr. Sciolino enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and daughters Victoria and Alexandria. She also likes reading, sewing and scrapbooking.

Debora Sippel P.N.P.

Debora Sippel P.N.P

Debora Sippel P.N.P. is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been with Lockport Pediatrics for more than seventeen years. Debbie received both her Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of New York at Buffalo. Before coming to Lockport Pediatrics, Debbie worked for ten years at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Her time at the hospital was spent working in the infectious disease unit, and her final five years were spent specializing in adolescent medicine. She is currently pursuing becoming a certified lactation consultant.

Vanessa Marthia FNP

Vanessa Marthia FNP joined Lockport Pediatrics in 2010 after earning her FNP designation from D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. While a student, she completed her internship Lockport Pediatrics working under Maxine Kidder, P.NP. Prior to joining the practice, Vanessa worked as a RN at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo after obtaining her RN in 2006. Vanessa shares her broad knowledge base as a clinical instructor for both the University at Buffalo and Niagara County Community College.

Kaitlyn Wojewoda FNP

Kaitlyn Wojewoda FNP

Kaitlyn Wojewoda is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Lockport Pediatrics in September 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University at Buffalo, and worked as a Registered Nurse in both pediatric and adult settings in Emergency Care while earning her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from D’Youville College in 2013. Kaitlyn has worked as a registered nurse at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, United Healthcare and at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.

Chelsea L. McKenna

Chelsea McKenna

Lockport native Chelsea McKenna is a Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Lockport Pediatrics in June of 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Daemen College, and worked as a Registered Nurse at Mount St. Mary’s hospital in the cardiac unit and Premier Family Physicians while earning her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from D’Youville College. As a student, she completed her pediatric internship at Lockport Pediatrics working under the tutelage of Dr. Baier. She has spent many summers supervising children as a certified lifeguard and is a CrossFit enthusiast in her spare time.

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