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Meet Us

For over 50 years, Dundalk Pediatric Associates has been dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare in a friendly and nurturing environment for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Our providers will see patients from birth through 21 years of age. We offer well child care, sick child care (scheduled and walk-in appointments), and chronic care management visits for children with special healthcare needs.

We have intentionally assembled a comprehensive care team that includes pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, a pediatric nurse, a certified nutritionist, certified medical assistants, and parent partners who support families in connecting with important resources in the community.

Our office staff is trained to assist you with scheduling, referrals, insurance/billing inquiries, medical record requests, and other questions that arise. We also have two Spanish speaking providers and access to an interpreter phone service to facilitate conversations with non-English speaking families and patients.

Our ultimate goal is to partner with you, your family, and your child (children) so that we can provide the highest quality of healthcare possible.




Dr. Diana Fertsch (Partner)

Dr. Fertsch was born in New York, but she has spent most of her adult life in Baltimore. She received her undergraduate education at UMBC. Dr. Fertsch earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology and her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She did her pediatric training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Emily Burr, CPNP

Emily received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida. She received her Master's of Science in Nursing and Master's of Public Health degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. Emily grew up in northwest Florida and now resides in Parkville, Maryland with her husband and infant son, Alex. She is fluent in Spanish.


Anna DeRoose (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

A Baltimore native, Anna received her undergraduate education and Nursing degree from University of Maryland at Baltimore. She was a senior clinical nurse at Hopkins neonatal intensive care unit for 14 years. She earned her nurse practitioner certification from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.


Dr. Rachel Dodge

Dr. Dodge and her family live in Sparrows Point and are very active in supporting the local community. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.


Glinda Florendo (Physician Assistant)

Glinda grew up in Southern Maryland. She received her undergraduate education at Towson University. She did her medical training in the Physician Assistant Program at Essex Community College.


Nicole Maffia (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)
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Raised in the Chicago area, Nicole earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate nursing degree and Masters of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner certification from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She worked in the NICU, Full Term Nursery, and Labor and Delivery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for 8 years.


Cara Reske (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Cara grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. Master's degree in special education from Vanderbilt University. She worked as an early childhood special education teacher for 6 years. She received her bachelor's and master's in nursing from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and worked as an RN at Hopkins with adult transplant patients.


Kara Stripling (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Kara grew up in Dundalk and received her undergraduate education in Biology from UMBC. She received her undergraduate nursing and nurse practitioner certification at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She also completed a Master's of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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(Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

AnnaRuth received her bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Master's of Science in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University.She is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner who has worked in the Baltimore area since 2008.



Updated 8/23/2018