Meet Our Clinicians

Helping You Raise Really Great Kids

Allison Cohen, MD

Allison Cohen, MD

Allison Cohen joined Pediatrics Plus in 2004 and is board certified in pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. She returned to her home city, New York,for residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital and stayed there in private practice until joining Pediatrics Plus. Her interests include skiing, traveling, the applied arts, and spending time with her two daughters. Her husband is an orthopedic surgeon based in New Haven.

Zen Scates, MD

Zena Scates, MD

Zena Scates has been a co-owner of Pediatrics Plus since 2015. She received her B.A. in psychology from Washington University in Saint Louis and her M.D. from Saint Louis University. She completed her pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then joined Pediatrics Plus in 2009. She is board certified in pediatrics, and is especially interested in nutrition and obesity management. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, three children, and dog.

Stephanie Slattery, MD

Stephanie Slattery, MD

Stephanie Slattery joined Pediatrics Plus in 2005 and is board certified in pediatrics. She majored in English at Williams College, and then went to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She completed residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In her spare time, she loves to weave and is a member of the Handweavers' Guild of CT. She also knits (well) and sews (badly). She loves to bake, which her husband and teenager generally appreciate, even if she sometimes tries weird recipes learned from The Great British Baking Show. She is an avid reader and theatergoer and likes to travel.

Dr. Scholhamer

Ashley Scholhamer, MD

Dr. Scholhamer is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree, where she graduated with honors in neuroscience with a second major in philosophy. She earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and then went on to complete her residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital. She worked in Fairfield County before coming to join Pediatrics Plus in 2022. Dr. Scholhamer grew up in Connecticut and feels privileged to take care of the children of this community. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family, brunch, and reading a good book.

Stefania Pellegrino, CFNP

Stefania Pellegrino, APRN

Stefania Pellegrino received her M.S.N. as a family nurse practitioner from Quinnipiac University in 2011. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stefania joined Pediatrics Plus as a nurse practitioner in 2011. Prior to that, she worked at Pediatrics Plus as a receptionist and then as a nurse. She is a board certified asthma educator and is also trained in administering allergy skin testing. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, music and spending time with her husband and family.


Katherine Thomas, APRN

Katherine Thomas joined Pediatrics Plus in 2020. She received her B.S.N. from Fairfield University in 2016 and her M.S.N from Sacred Heart University in 2020. Prior to joining Pediatrics Plus, she worked for four years as a registered nurse at the Yale Pediatric Emergency Department and also spent the last semester of her family nurse practitioner program as a student at Pediatrics Plus. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and labradoodle puppy, as well as exploring Connecticut’s restaurants.


Clara Bowron, APRN

Clara Bowron joined Pediatrics Plus in August 2021. She graduated from law school and spent years working in the legal field. She desired to work more directly with children and their families, so she changed careers to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Clara graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 2020 and is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner as well as a certified lacta-tion counselor. Clara and her husband have six young adult children between them as well as two obstreperous Labrador retrievers. She enjoys hiking, playing tennis, traveling, and reading novels.


Jennifer Carlson, APRN

Jennifer Carlson joined Pediatrics Plus in 2022. Jennifer is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner who has more than 20 years of experience working in pediatric primary care. She graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in psychology and a concentration in health care and then received her MSN degree from Yale University. Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and dog. Her interests include reading, puzzles, travel, and telling bad jokes.

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